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Making Bison History 1 Million Miles at a Time

It’s a feat like nobody has ever achieved at Bison Transport. Roger Maltman has accumulated 3.25 million safe driving miles. Maltman sat down for a chat with our corporate marketing team hours before he received the honour in November at the company's Annual Dinner & Awards celebration in Winnipeg.

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What Makes a Driver Happy?

Recently, we received a call from an experienced Canada/U.S. driver who asked about our Grass is Greener campaign. He works for a good company and has good pay but the campaign piqued his interest and he wanted to see what Bison could offer him.

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16 Ways to Reduce Shipping Costs

Freight transport is complicated at the best of times, so it’s easy for shippers to stick with what has worked for them in the past. The importance of regularly reviewing cargo transport methods, however, shouldn’t be understated. Costs creep up, methods change and technology advances rapidly, so it’s crucial that shippers regularly review their methods if they want to get the best value for their shipping dollar. Although this is far from a complete list. The following 16 tips could help shippers significantly reduce their total freight costs.

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How Much Does a Truck Driver Make?

The trucking industry has faced persistent driver and capacity shortages for many years. The easy answer to a capacity shortage is to put more trucks on the road, but with nobody to drive them, that solution falls short. This is good news for professional drivers or those considering a career as a professional driver, as there is a lot of opportunity for them in today’s job market.

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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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8 Tips for Choosing the Right Shipping Carrier

Choosing a carrier to ship with can be a challenging decision with lasting implications. A shipping partner will have a considerable impact on the day-to-day operations of your business. With so much at stake, it’s important you take the time to analyze and evaluate each of your options and select the carrier that will best fulfil your organization’s capacity requirements and supply chain needs.

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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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Stay Safe by Staying Fit

Not many people enjoy being cramped in an airplane – barely able to move for hours while impatiently waiting to land at their destination. The situation is little different for drivers since there is more room to move around in your seat but long hours of sitting can take their toll on your patience and your body.

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