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Stephanie Fensom, Manager, Safety

Recent Posts

Safe Driving Rewards Program Issues Over $27 Million To Drivers

As safety becomes increasingly prevalent in the transportation industry, safe driving rewards programs are becoming more and more common. With drivers looking for opportunities to increase their earnings, companies are offering significant financial rewards to drivers who have a proven track record of safety on the road.

As the industry leader in safety, Bison Transport's Safe Driving Rewards Program (SDRP) was one of the first of its kind and has proven to be one of the most successful rewards programs in the transportation space. Established in 2005, Bison's SDRP has issued over $27 million in financial rewards to its Drivers since its inception.

 

Roger has completed over 3.25 million consecutive safe driving miles.

"The Safe Driving Rewards Program gives us a monetary incentive to focus on safety, working our way up the bonus scale mile by mile, with a sense of pride," said Roger Maltman, a Bison Driver who is on pace to reach 3.5 million safe driving miles this year.

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Tagged with: Bison, Canadian Trucking, Trucking, Bison Transport, Safety, Transportation, Careers

Three's A Crowd: Bison Drivers Claim Provincial Driver Of The Year Awards

In addition to all three Bison companies – Bison Transport, Britton Transport and Searcy Trucking – winning the Volvo Safety Award, Bison has completed another Volvo safety trifecta, as three of our Drivers have been recognized as Volvo Canada’s Driver of the Year in their respective provinces this year.

Roger Maltman (Manitoba), Randy Kuryk (British Columbia) and Vern Stratton (Alberta) were each recognized as their provincial Volvo Trucks Canada Driver of the Year for 2016, a result of their exemplary professionalism both on and off the road.

Roger Maltman, who joined Bison in 1994, was selected by the Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA) from a pool of 10-15 drivers who “epitomize excellence in the trucking industry.”

“Roger has been a model of consistency in our organization,” said Garth Pitzel, Director of Safety and Driver Development. “He has represented Bison and the transportation industry with the utmost professionalism throughout his illustrious career.”

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Tagged with: Bison, Business, Bison Transport, Culture, Safety, Careers, Volvo Trucks, Driver of the Year, Volvo, Volvo Canada, Volvo Driver of the Year

What Drives You? A Guide To Choosing The Right Carrier

Choosing which carrier to drive for is a big decision for a Driver and it has lasting implications. It is costly and time consuming to change carriers, so doing a robust evaluation is critical. Comparing carriers can be dizzying since they offer different types of work (dry van, flat deck, and tanker, etc.), different lanes (city, regional, and long haul), Company and Owner Operator pay packages are different, and the list goes on.

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Tagged with: carrier, jobs, Career, truck driving, Business, Drive, Trucking, Bison Transport, Transporting, Safety, Transportation, Careers

Bison Invests in the Next Generation of Professional Drivers

There are many reasons to start your career in the transportation industry ... What's yours?

The transportation industry offers careers with stable employment options and excellent earning potential. As with most professional careers, gaining the needed experience to break into the industry can be a challenge.

The skills needed to be successful are only gained through proper training and mentorship, something not all carrier structures can support.

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Tagged with: Professional Driver, Career, Business, Driver Finishing Program, Trucking, Bison Transport, Safety, Transportation, Road Stories, Training

'Soldier for a Day’: A once in a lifetime experience for a civilian

 

I can’t believe it has been a year since I had the privilege of joining members of the Canadian Forces at the base in Petawawa, ON. I was invited to experience being a ‘Soldier for a Day’ by the good people of Canada Company , a non-profit organization that invests in developing relationships with the business community to increase employment opportunities for Military members transitioning to civilian life. The ‘Soldier for a Day’ program demonstrates the wide array of skills Military members have and how they can transition to their next career. Bison welcomes retiring Military because their skill sets meet our business needs. Growing our relationship with Canada Company and the Military allows us to highlight why Bison Transport is a great option for their next career.
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Tagged with: Military, PPCLI, Canada Company, Petawawa, Civilian, Community, Trucking, Technician, Canada, Transportation, Canadian Forces, Solider

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