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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

Less weight, more freight! Bison adds 40 new Freightliner tractors to fleet

 

Bison is adding 40 new Freightliner Ultralight tractors to our fleet, benefitting both our Drivers and our customers!

 At Bison Transport we constantly invest in our fleet to ensure that our Drivers and customers have access to the latest in equipment and technology. You may have already read a little bit about how sometimes this dedication earns us special rewards like testing Freightliner’s pre-series Cascadia. While we only received one of those to test – out of 12 in North America, we’re adding 40 new Ultralight Freightliner tractors to our fleet!

While it’s a benefit for our Drivers to be equipped with the latest in technology, it’s also a benefit for our customers – and they are a large reason why we’ve added these new Ultralight tractors to our fleet.  The tractors are used for single-haul (non-LCV) use and because of their lighter weight, can haul heavier shipments.

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Tagged with: Bison, Business, Freightliner, Culture, Bison driving, Bison Equipment, Drive with Bison, Freightliner Ultralight

Both sides of the coin: Denis Wallin's mentorship story

At Bison Transport, we strive to empower our people in many ways. One of these ways is encouraging a culture of mentorship – in both a formal and informal capacity.  You've already read about Dave Fulawka, and how he engages in mentorship in a variety of ways, both at work and in his personal life. In the Bison Transporter's second installment on mentorship, Denis Wallin shares some thoughts about his time in Bison's Driver Finishing Program and how it inspired him to become an In-cab Instructor

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Tagged with: Bison, Community, Driver Finishing Program, Bison Transport, Culture, Safety, Road Stories, Careers, Wellness, In-cab Instructor, Mentor, Mentorship

Freightliner pre-series Cascadia hits Bison’s fleet

Bison is testing out the new Freightliner Cascade pre-series, which will likely be released as a 2018 model.
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Tagged with: Bison, Business, Freightliner, Technology, Bison driving, Equipment, New Equipment

Bison teams 'bring it' for charity

 

Blazing Bison team members paddle their hearts out at the FMG Dragon Boat Festival
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Tagged with: Bison, Bison Cares, Community, Bison Transport, Culture, Wellness

Blazin' Paddlers rep Bison Transport at the Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival

Blazing Bison Dragon Boat team at the Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival

Each year CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba join forces with FMG Dragon Boat for the Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival.

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Tagged with: Bison, Bison Cares, Community, Bison Transport, Culture, CancerCare Manitoba, FMG Dragon Boat

'Cause we got a mighty convoy

Bison Transport Trucks at the 2015 World's Largest Truck Convoy

At Bison, we show our support and spirit for many different causes. Our participation in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy is a perfect example. For more than five years, Bison has participated in the Truck Convoy, and each year we partake, the number of Bison trucks involved grows. This year, there will be 30 Bison trucks in the Manitoba convoy!

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Tagged with: Bison, Community, Bison Transport, Culture, Special Olympics Manitoba, World's Largest Truck Convoy

Petra the Peterbilt: A Love Story

You've met Roger, a professional Company Driver with Bison, a few times already. Recently, Roger sent us an email sharing a story about his Peterbilt truck. We found it heartwarming so we thought we'd share it with you, too! Enjoy...

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“Wow, nice truck! I didn't know Bison had Peterbilts … " I hear this a lot, also .. "Now that is a nice company truck!"

I drive a 2016 Peterbilt 579. I've been driving it for seven months now and I absolutely love it. I'm often asked why, so I decided to write about my love affair with 'Petra'. Yes, I've named my truck, and sometimes I even talk to her.

 

Petra the Peterbilt

It all started about 30 years ago. As a young boy I got a toy truck for Christmas. "It's a transfer truck”, my mom proclaimed. It was a Peterbilt replica, with the big chrome stacks and Canadian Tire emblems on the box. I would zig-zag it across the floor, and forever dream of someday driving a big Pete of my own.

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Fast forward to 2008, I've just graduated from a Transport training academy and passed my class one. A small company with about a dozen trucks gives me my first ride. It was a Kenworth W900: a big truck with a Detroit engine and an 18-speed manual transmission. I spent my first two years running the BC Rockies. I was living the dream. But when the company started to have financial trouble during the recession in 2010, I began to look for more stability and better miles.

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Tagged with: Bison, Culture, Road Stories, Careers, Bison driving, Driver Stories, Truck stories

On the Road with @bluejaysroger: Unpacking the Speed 8 Bike!

If you’ve been following the Bison blog, you’ve probably already met Roger, a professional Company Driver with Bison. Outside of driving steady miles with Bison, Roger wanted to improve his health and fitness. That’s where DAHON came in.

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Tagged with: Bison, Culture, Road Stories, Wellness, Bison driving, DAHON Bikes

Bison & 4DX: Cutting Costs, Not People

After a successful inaugural campaign the bar was set high for 4DX 2.0, but this time we set our sights on a different goal.

Our initial 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) initiative, launched in 2014, focused on increasing revenue volume, revenue rates and trailer productivity, with the ultimate goal of increasing operational efficiency and profitability. The campaign was a great success, as we met our overall goal, but as we launched 4DX 2.0, we decided to take a different approach and focus on finding efficiencies throughout the business.

Using a fun Star Wars theme, we set out to find opportunities to create efficiencies company-wide, from the fuel department to human resources, with the goal of saving $10 million.

By creating efficiencies in our business, we could reinvest our savings in the professional development of our people and improve our business performance in the process.

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Tagged with: Bison, Business, 4DX, Bison Transport, Culture, Sustainability, Efficiency

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