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Drivers of the Year

Posted by Stephanie Fensom, Manager, Safety on Sep 7, 2021 12:00:00 PM

In Drivers, People

The Professional Driver of the Year Awards recognizes Drivers who exemplify professionalism within our business, our customers, the community and the industry. The recipient is someone who shows outstanding performance as a Driver, dedication, commitment and a strong safety track record.

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The following people were nominated for Driver of The Month and are now eligible for the Driver of the Year award program:

WAQAR ABDULLAH

NEILL AGUILAR

SIDDIQ AKBAR

BOBBY BAHIA

GURPREET SINGH BAINS

GURJEET BAL

MUNINDER SINGH BALI

ISTVAN BALLA

LAKHBIR BANDALA

ARMANDO JOSE BARBOSA DA SILVA

GURJAPAL BATH

PARMINER SINGH BHANGU

HUSNAIN BHATTI

DALJIT SINGH BILLEN

TONY BOURGOIN

ANTAL BUDAI

LUIS CASTRO FELIX

BHUPINDER CHEEMA

KHUSHIWINDER CHOONG

ANDREI CHUGUEV

BONNIE COOPER

BRUNO DA COSTA RAPOSO

PARGAT SINGH DHALIWAL

YADVINDER DHANJU

BRIAN DODD

JOHN DOMINIC

THOMAS DOOLEY

NEILL DOWSON

PETER DOYLE

PATRICK DUGGAN

ABDUL GHAFOUR EL SAADI

ZULIFIQAR FARRUKH

JOSEF FEICHTINGER

KELVIN FISHLEY

VADIM FREYDLIN

TASHAUN  SHAKIEL GAIRY

MARCEL GARNHAM

HARDEEP SINGH GHUMANN

ABHIJEET GILL

LAKHWINDER SINGH GILL

MANJINDER GILL

NATHAN GLASS

ROGELIO GOMEZ LOPEZ

SUKHPAL GREWAL

EFREIM HAILE

KULJIT HANSRA

TOM HARRISON

RICHARD HOWELL

LILY HYNES

NIKOLAI ILLARIONOV

TERRY  JOHNSTON

BARTLOMIEJ KACZMARCZYK

WALTER KAPLAR

GORDON KRAUSE

WAYNE KRAUSE

VITALY KULNEV

ROHIN KUMAR

SATWINDER SINGH KUNNER

LUKE LABONTE

JEAN-FRANCOIS LAMONT

LEAH LAYDEN

HARINDER JIT SINGH LEHAL

BILL LEICHERT

JOE LENSSEN

JASON LOWRY

GRAHAM MACMURPHY

NORM MACNEISH

RAJPAL MAHAL

KHALID MAHMOOD

TERRY MAINES

ROGER MALTMAN

PRITPAL MANGAT

MANPREET SINGH MANN

JAGJEET MANN

MURRAY MANULIAK

DON MATTHEWS

ANDRE-LEE MCCORMICK

BENAMEUR MESSAHEL

WARD MILLER

JASPINDER S MINHAS

 

WADE MORTENSON

SODHI SINGH NANDA

HARMEET NIJHER

DONALD PARK

FLORIN PELTEA

PETRE PETROV

RANA QAMAR

MILAN RADMANOVIC

MARCO RICCI

DAVID RIEK

IEVGEN ROGOZIANSKYI

RAJINDERSING SAINI

JASWINDER SANDHU

NAVDEEP SANDHU

KULJINDER SINGH SARAN

DANIEL SCHNEIDER

MAXIM SHCHERBAKOV

APRIM SHEMOUN

SHIVA

BALJIT SIDHU

DHARMINDER S SIDHU

RAVINDER SIDHU

MARIO SIEBERT

AVNINDER SINGH

GURPREET SINGH

JOVANDEEP SINGH

MANPREET  SINGH

MONEY SINGH

RANJODH SINGH

SUKHJINDER SINGH

SHEKH SOHAIL

JOHN THIESSEN

JEFFERY THIESSEN

LEIGHTON THOMAS

DAVE TRAOUDA

ELDON VAIL

WERNER VAN NIEKERK

CHARLES VOS

MANPREET SINGH ZAILDAR

HARMUT ZIRKELBACH

 

The Nominee(s) must:
Performance/Professionalism:

  • Be an employee in good standing with a minimum of one (1) year of service with Bison Transport.
  • Demonstrate professionalism within their peer group or on behalf of the business and industry. Example:
    • Recognized by peer group as Safety Ambassador or demonstrates OneBison.
  • Provided assistance to a peer/Bison in areas such as; load legalization, staging, equipment repair, education, load exchange, trip planning advice, accident assistance, etc
  • Reputation for a high level of integrity, ethical behavior, positive influence and professionalism in the trucking industry as a whole.
  • Has consistency in overall performance which includes driving skill, attitude and contribution to industry improvement.
  • Represents an OneBison mentality – works with the Bison Team to overcome issues to achieve the common goal of exemplary customer service. Maintains productive and professional relationships with all members of the Operations, Customs, Safety and Driver Services Teams.
  • General Operational Performance (Utilization, on time service). Regularly utilizes the tools and resources available to maximize performance (Driver Performance Scorecard, Fuel Advice, etc.).
  • Demonstrates Community and Industry involvement.
  • Consistently demonstrates all of Bison’s core values (Safety, Spirit, Success, Sustainability, Service).
  • Fosters continued learning and development within their occupation and shares knowledge with others. May assist in the training or orientation of new Drivers.

Customer Service:

  • Consistently deals with customers with courtesy and willingness to serve. May have received commendations from customers.
  • Actively solves problems to avoid negative customer outcomes.
  • Communicates with all members of the team regarding solutions to problems and/or communicates, as required, directly with the customer regarding changes to delivery times.
  • Actively works to overcome situations which may give rise to service interruptions, late loads or service failures.
  • Has limited “service failures” and on-time performance is above average.

Safety:

  • No preventable accidents.
  • No freight claims.
  • No more than two (2) moving violations within the last 24 months.
  • May have received positive Driver Checks within the last 12 months.
  • The Driver Safety Performance Score will be reviewed and must be in “low” risk.

Dedication/Commitment to Industry:

  • Participates in industry and/or Bison Transport events.
  • Actively contributes to our Driver recruiting efforts.
  • Demonstrates strong advocacy for the Transportation industry and Bison Transport.
  • A strong interest in furthering the professional image of the industry, as demonstrated by their actions and interests.
  • Outstanding acts of courtesy, courage and/or assistance to fellow motorists on the highway.
  • May participate in Driver Advisory Board (DAB) and/or other pilot projects. Actively participate and/or provide feedback.

Owner Operator Criteria – same criteria as above in addition to:

  • Preventative equipment reliability.
  • If Multi owner, must demonstrate effective employee management.

 

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