Following an “unconventional” dream

Here at Bison we celebrate diversity. Last month, we held Diversity Week across our terminals: a week of learning and recognition of the many diverse employees in the Bison Family. We don’t just embrace diversity during this one week; we take pride in being a diverse company every day of the year.

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Billie-Jo Laird is a Level 1 Tracor Apprentice at Bison’s Winnipeg Maintenance Shop

Billie-Jo Laird is making big strides in a largely male dominated profession. She is a Level 1 Tractor Apprentice in the Bison Maintenance Shop. Bison has seen an increased interest from women looking to get into this profession.  Read more ›

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Bison teams ‘bring it’ for charity

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Blazing Bison team members paddle their hearts out at the FMG Dragon Boat Festival

Spirit and service are two of Bison Transport’s integral core values. Bison employees sure know how to show spirit and this past weekend was a perfect example of both our spirit and our service, as Bison teams brought their best at three charitable events.

The Blazing Bison Dragon Boat rowers paddled their hearts out at the FMG Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival in the qualifying round on Friday, and the finals on Sunday and took home first place in the third division – the best the Bison paddlers have ever done! In addition to their big win, the team collectively raised upwards of $8,000 for CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Bison Transport participated in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Manitoba. Out of the 192 trucks involved in the event, Bison Transport accounted for 29, and took home the trophy for the most trucks involved! The event raised more than $60,000 for Special Olympics Manitoba. And, Bison Drivers in Ontario also took part in the GTA’s inaugural event, with 29 trucks in total, raising more than $20,000 for Special Olympics Ontario.

Bison Transport Trucks at Manitoba's World's Largest Truck Convoy

Bison Transport Trucks at Manitoba’s World’s Largest Truck Convoy

While our charitable contributions are extremely important, what’s also important is seeing the smiles on the faces of the Special Olympics athletes who are able to participate because of the help of generous donations. Bison Driver Rob Glesby was accompanied by Special Olympics athlete Miles Moffitt in his tractor trailer during the convoy. Miles had such a great day and he and his family passed along the following note to Rob and to Bison: 

“Rob, thank you to yourself and to Bison Transport for doing this for Special Olympics! We make sure Miles can attend but so many can’t afford to participate without the help from you and companies like Bison! Keep up the great work – Pat, Rick & Miles Moffitt.”

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A note from Miles to Bison Driver, Rob Glesby.

Bison Transport also participated in the Manitoba Trucking Association’s Truck Pull for United Way Winnipeg. Bison and took home third place. Bison employees held their own competition to determine who would represent our company at the MTA event. Team members who entered had to donate to Bison’s semi-annual Bison Cares campaign in order to enter the competition. The winning team went on to the MTA competition.

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Bison Team members at the MTA Truck Pull

Thanks to everyone who donated, supported, and cheered on our Bison teams at these events this weekend! We couldn’t have done it without you.



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Are YOU Ready to Rock?

The Four Disciplines of Execution campaign (4DX) allows our organization to come together and agree on a gap we see in the business, and then work together to close the gap.

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4DX 3.0 kicks off in Winnipeg!

While the first 4DX was about “more” (increasing revenue) and 4DX 2.0 focused on “better” (driving efficiencies), our third 4DX campaign and most ambitious yet, focuses on both “more” and “better”.  Read more ›

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Bison sets new grads up for success

Scott Greenhalgh started in Bison’s New Grad Program

At Bison, one of our core values is success. We cultivate the aggressive pursuit of success in all of our employees and Drivers, from senior management right down to those who join us as students.

Take Scott Greenhalgh for example. Scott started at Bison in December 2009 as a University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business Co-operative Education student. The Co-op program combines traditional classroom education with placements in practical work environments. Students, like Scott, are able to develop both theoretical knowledge and practical skills throughout the pursuit of their degree and make a smooth transition into the workforce after graduation. Read more ›

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

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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. Read more ›

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