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Drivers of the Year

Posted by Stephanie Fensom, Manager, Safety on Dec 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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

WASEEM AHMAD

ALEXANDER ALLEN

ALEXANDER ALTMAN

KELVIN ARENDT

ARMANDO  ASWIT

MICHAEL AXTMANN

FAN BAI

ISTVAN BALLA

ARMANDO JOSE BARBOSA DA SILVA

REJ BEAUDOIN

CAITLYN BETCHER

JAGROOP BHULLAR

DALJIT SINGH BILLEN

SELINA BISHOP

BRYNE BLONSKI

MAIK BLUHM

MAURICE BOEY

CLAUDE BONNETEAU

VLADIMIR BRAGINSKY

SATWINDER BRAR

DALJEET BRAR

MARCO BRETON

RICK BURTON

CARRIN CABRAL

ANTARDEEP CHAHAL

DALJEET CHEEMA

SERGIY CHERNENKO

LASHMAN SINGH CHOONGH

SEREN CHRIST

GEORGE CIOBANU

DAVID CLAYTON

JAMES CLELLAND

LAURIE CLIFFORD

JIM COLEMAN

BRUNO FILIPE DA COSTA RAPOSO

EMMANUEL DECHAGAI

GURMIT DHALIWAL

SATNAM DHANJU

TANPREET DHANOA

SUKHBIR DHILLON

JAIME DIAZ

BILL DRESSER

PETER DUNDYS

BRIAN DURKEE

ALEJANDRO ESQUIVEL GARCIA

KELVIN FISHLEY

JOHN FORBES

VADIM FREYDLIN

TASHAUN SHAKIEL GAIRY

CARL GAUTHIER

ANJA ELISABETH GERTENAAR

KYLIE GIBBARD

MANJINDER GILL

SHAMSHER GILL

DARRIN GILLMORE

SUKHWINDER GOSAL

KEVIN GOTHARD

ALEX GRENIER

HARJINDER GREWAL

ABINISH GREWAL

TERRY GRIFFITH

 

WAYNE HIRSCHFIELD

ALAN HORA

SANDRA HOUWELING

IBRAHIM HRNCIC

JASON HRYCYK

SAJID HUSSAIN

VAL ILCHENKO

JASBIR SINGH JASWAL

JULIE JENSEN

HARWINDER SINGH JOHAL

TERRY JOHNSTON

ISTVAN KADA

RAJINDER KALER

BALWINDER KALER

BRUCE KAPLAR

MANMEET KARIR

RAJASEKAR KAVANUR RAJENDRAN

JASMEET SINGH KHARYAL

TAJINDERPAL  KHEHRA

DMITRIY KIM

STEPHEN KLASSEN

OPHER KOLATKAR

FRANK KORNELSEN

VITALY KULNEV

TRENT KUTSAK

PATRICE LABEAUME

KARAMVEER LAL

JEAN-FRANOIS LAMONT

DENIS LEEDAHL

SERGEY LI

MARKKU MAKKONEN

GURJOT MANDAIR

RAMESHWAR MANGAT

DANIEL MARCHAND

CHRISTOPHER MARCKX

TAWANDA MAVIKO

RANDY MENDEL

THOMAS MESSNER

AHARON MILITAR

CHRISTOPHER MILLAR

JOHN MITCHELL

DILBAGH MOHAAR

VALENTIN MOLNER

SIMON MOORE

GLEN  MURRAY

RAJESH NAGPAL

BHAJWANT(NICK) NAGRA

SODHI SINGH NANDA

DOUGLAS NEWBURY

HARMEET NIJHER

HARRISON OKOLI

ASHISH PATEL

JAN-ERIK PETAJA

PETER PETROV

DAVID PIGEAU

VIACHESLAV POBIROHIN

VIACHESLAV PRONIN

VICK RAMOOWALIA

GURPREET RANDHAWA

LUIS RAPOSO

JULIE REID

MARCO RICCI

 

STEWART ROSS

HARISH SAINI

MANINDER SANDHU

NAVALPREET SINGH SANDHU

KULJINDER SINGH SARAN

YVON SAUCIER

DANIEL SCHNEIDER

YONG JIAN SHEN

RANPREET SHOKAR

DHARMINDER S  SIDHU

KULWINDER SINGH SIDHU

JAI SINGH SIDHU

SIMRANPAL SINGH SIDHU

BALJEET SINGH

GURCHARAN SINGH

GURPREET SINGH

HARJIT SINGH

HARPREET SINGH

JASPREET SINGH

JATINDER SINGH

KARAMJIT SINGH

MONEY SINGH

PIARA SINGH

SUDHAGAR  SINGH

ANGELA SKINNER

PATRICK SKINNER

DAVE SMITH

ELLEN SMITH

ADAM SOLVEY

SUN JAE SONG

DAVID SOROKA

DARREL STRATTON

KALPINDER TATLA

RICHARD TAYLOR

DAVID TEEUWEN

HARPREET THIND

DOUGLAS THOMPSON

PRABHDEEP TOOR

IGOR TSYGANKOV

PAUL TURNER

DON UNSWORTH

GAURAV VAID

GEORGE VAN CAEYZEELE

TONY VAN EVERDINK

GREG VANDAL

VIKAS VERMA

DARRIN WARD

ROB WELLS

DANIEL WESTERVELT

JEFFREY W  WIGGINS

BARRY WILCOX

MAURICE WOOD

TREVOR YAGELNISKI

MAKSYM ZAPOROZHETS

JEFFERY ZEEB

LAWRENCE  ZULYNIAK

JERZY ZYDEK

 

 

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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