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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

Only Your People Can Take Your Organization from Good to Great!

We've updated this post from a previous version to reflect our 2017 Business Discussion Series. 

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Tagged with: Business, Business Discussion Series, 4DX, Bison Transport, Culture, Transportation, Sustainability, Communication

The Trump Effect on Trucking

I was in Boston, MA, during the recent U.S. election. As a Canadian, it was interesting to share such a cultural and political event with locals. On Wednesday morning, just hours after the polls closed, there was a lot of shock and despair but there were also many people who were relieved and excited to have a change in leadership. Regardless of which camp you see yourself in, new leadership in the White House is likely to create change.

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Tagged with: Business, Trucking, Bison Transport, Transportation

#TellBisonWhatDrivesYou: What We Learned

In 2013, our Corporate Marketing team launched a driver motivation survey at Bison. But our goal wasn’t to find out whether professional drivers were motivated or not, instead we wanted to find out specifically what motivated them and how they chose a carrier to drive with.

We have now surveyed over 1,000 drivers and learned some interesting things. For one, the majority of drivers chose their career path due to the earning potential. Secondly, we found that our safety programs, policies and reputation were among the top reasons Drivers chose Bison. That made a lot of sense since Bison is North America's Safest Fleet.

In an effort to extend our fact-finding mission beyond Bison, we created the #TellBisonWhatDrivesYou campaign on Facebook. This campaign would give professional Drivers – both with Bison and other fleets – the opportunity to share what drives them day in and day out.

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Tagged with: #TellBisonWhatDrivesYou, Career, Facebook, Bison, motivation, Business, what drives you, Bison Transport, Culture, Canada, Safety, Transportation, Road Stories

#TellBisonWhatDrivesYou: What We Learned

In 2013, our Corporate Marketing team launched a driver motivation survey at Bison. But our goal wasn’t to find out whether professional drivers were motivated or not, instead we wanted to find out specifically what motivated them and how they chose a carrier to drive with.

We have now surveyed over 1,000 drivers and learned some interesting things. For one, the majority of drivers chose their career path due to the earning potential. Secondly, we found that our safety programs, policies and reputation were among the top reasons Drivers chose Bison. That made a lot of sense since Bison is North America's Safest Fleet.

In an effort to extend our fact-finding mission beyond Bison, we created the #TellBisonWhatDrivesYou campaign on Facebook. This campaign would give professional Drivers – both with Bison and other fleets – the opportunity to share what drives them day in and day out.

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Tagged with: #TellBisonWhatDrivesYou, Career, Facebook, Bison, motivation, Business, what drives you, Bison Transport, Culture, Canada, Safety, Transportation, Road Stories

Roger Maltman Becomes First Bison Driver To Achieve 3 Million Consecutive Safe Miles

Bison Transport is excited to announce that Roger Maltman of Winnipeg has become its first driver to complete three million consecutive accident-free miles.

Roger has been a company driver at Bison since September 1994 and has explored many different lanes throughout his 21-year career with us. He reached the milestone on his way to Calgary on Tuesday.

“Ultimately it’s me behind the wheel, but there are a large group of people doing their jobs with expertise, which enables me to do mine at a high performance level,” Roger said. “We have the best equipment there is and a great operations staff.”

Roger has run 1.8 million of his safe miles as part of Bison’s long combination vehicle (LCV) network, hauling two 53-foot trailers simultaneously with a single tractor. Long combination vehicles are cost-effective, induce less stress on the highway system and are environmentally superior in terms of fuel consumption and Greenhouse gas emissions.

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Tagged with: Bison, Canadian Trucking, Trucking, Bison Transport, Culture, Safety, Transportation, Road Stories, Careers, LCV

CentrePort (Part III): Sustainability And The Community

 

Gray announces CentrePort's involvement in the "Trees for Tomorrow" initiative.
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Tagged with: CentrePort, Business, Logistics, Community, Transportation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Infrastructure, Job opportunities

CentrePort (Part II): Growth And The Economy

 

Gray and former Prime Minister Stephen Harper in China as first containers are received from CentrePort.

As Canada’s first tri-modal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone, CentrePort offers direct access to national and international rail, truck and air cargo operations.

More than just a trade centre, CentrePort expects to bring major change to the Winnipeg landscape, driving economic growth and adding value to the community.

We sat down with CentrePort President and CEO, Diane Gray, to learn more about North America’s largest inland port and the impact it could have on the local community and North America’s transportation industry. As a transportation leader, Bison Transport is heavily invested in the development of our industry and we are excited to partner with CentrePort as we continue to drive our economy.

This is the second installment in our four-part series:

Growing CentrePort’s Business

With support very high for CentrePort, Gray and her team are focused on accelerating growth as they continue to add to the 43 tenants they already have on the property.

The port has been working with real estate companies and other economic development agencies to identify companies who may be interested in coming to CentrePort and the result is a business plan that lists 71 prospects targeted over the next five years.

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Tagged with: CentrePort, Economy, Canadian Economy, Business, Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics, Agribusiness, Trade Centre, Community, Transportation

CentrePort (Part I): The Birth And The Future

 

As Canada’s first tri-modal inland port and Foreign Trade Zone, CentrePort offers direct access to national and international rail, truck and air cargo operations.

More than just a trade centre, CentrePort expects to bring major change to the Winnipeg landscape, driving economic growth and adding value to the community.

We sat down with CentrePort President and CEO, Diane Gray, to learn more about North America’s largest inland port and the impact it could have on the local community and North America’s transportation industry. As a transportation leader, Bison Transport is heavily invested in the development of our industry and we are excited to partner with CentrePort as we continue to drive our economy.

This is the first installment in our four-part series:

The Birth of CentrePort

What makes CentrePort unique is that the port was not simply a government initiative, but an idea that came from the local business community.

In trying to gain a better understanding of the feasibility of such a development, all levels of government brought together a cross section of organizations - from local businesses to post-secondary institutions and transportation associations to community leaders - and the results were astounding.

According to Gray, support for the new development was unanimous and CentrePort was born.

“The plan was initiated and implemented very quickly,” Gray said. “Maybe more quickly than any project in the history of Manitoba that had been germinated outside of government.”

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Tagged with: CentrePort, Foreign Trade Zone, Business, Logistics, rail park, Community, Winnipeg, Transportation

#TellBisonWhatDrivesYou

YOU COULD WIN

At Bison Transport, our people are at the centre of everything we do.

With that in mind, we asked a few of our Drivers to share one thing that drives them while they are behind the wheel!

Now, as part of our What Drives You campaign, we're running a Facebook contest to find out what motivates you in your everyday life!

To enter:

1) FOLLOW Bison Transport Recruiting

2) LIKE the contest post

3) COMMENT on the post, our wall or on your timeline and tell us what drives (motivates) you in your life! Feel free to share a photo as well. Make sure to always use the hashtag: #TellBisonWhatDrivesYou.

Contest ends 11:59 CST on January 31, 2016. A winner will be chosen at random and will receive a Bison diecast model truck. Please share with your friends! See rules and regulations below.

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Tagged with: Career, Facebook, Business, Community, Bison Transport, Culture, Canada, Safety, Transportation, Road Stories, Careers, Truckload Carriers Association

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