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Lionel Johnston, Corporate Marketing Manager

Recent Posts

The Trump Effect on Trucking: 1 Year Later

With a new administration comes new questions about how various industries would be impacted. In 2017, we featured a video called The Trump Effect on Trucking. At the time President Trump just had his inauguration and we didn’t know how he would, if at all, affect trucking.

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Tagged with: Economic Outlook

Best Roads for Winter Driving

Road safety is important all year long but it is even more critical in the winter months when the weather can create treacherous conditions. We polled our Facebook friends and asked which are the best roads for winter driving. The responses took us literally all over the map. Here are the results.

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Commentary Driving: The best driver-training tool you've never heard of

In mid-2017, we published a post and video called So, You Think You Can Drive Distracted. They quickly became our most popular posts of the year.

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Top 10 Bison blogs of 2017

Sometimes we like to educate, sometimes we like to entertain. Our blog, The Transporter, is always informative and interactive. Check out these top 10 blog posts from 2017.

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Tagged with: Year in Review

Top 10 Videos of 2017!

We have officially said goodbye to 2017. As we bid a fond farewell to a year of industry changes and shakeups, we look back at our most popular videos to see what had you clicking and commenting.

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Top 5 Apps for Truck Drivers

Smartphones aren’t just for making calls anymore. You’ve probably heard the saying, “There’s an app for that.” Well, there usually is – for almost everything. Everything.

Technology is changing the way we drive. It has greatly improved safety and efficiency for professionals in our industry. But because there is an app for everything, which are the ones that make driving easier? Which are the ones that boost productivity and keep costs low.

Here is a list of our top 5 favourite apps for driving in North America. Check them out in the Google Play or Apple’s App Store.

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UPDATE: Bison celebrates the power of its people

UPDATED: Jan. 22, 9 a.m. CT with details from Langley and Edmonton events

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Calling All Veterans: We Salute You and Welcome You to the Bison Family

There is no greater and more respectable job than serving your country. It is a truly admirable devotion when people join the military. It is more than just a career – it is a lifestyle.

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Canada/U.S. Long-Haul Driving is a Bad Job = Fake News!

It’s a fact of life that people going to and from the United States by road, water or air could experience delays at the border. There is no avoiding it. It could mean minutes or even hours of a driver waiting to continue through to the final destination.

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Shifting to Automation: Discussing the impact of Truck Platooning & Autonomous trucks

Assuming you are in the trucking industry since you are reading this blog post, you likely have seen tons of articles and commentary on truck platooning, self-driving trucks and autonomous trucks. It often seems like these terms are used interchangeably, but there are quite big differences.

To clarify the different terms and describe their potential impact on Bison Transport and our industry as a whole, I dove into these topics with Trevor Fridfinnson, Bison's Chief Operating Officer.

We cover a lot of information, but we focus on these questions: 

  1. What is truck platooning?
  2. What is the difference between truck platooning and autonomous trucks?
  3. What are the 5 levels of autonomous trucks?
  4. How will truck platooning and autonomous trucks impact professional drivers?
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Tagged with: Truck Platooning, Autonomous Trucks, self-driving trucks

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