Bison Transport is North America's Safest Fleet and one of the largest carriers in Canada today. We provide our customers with reliable and value creating supply chain solutions. Explore our expansive portfolio of services within our Truckload, Intermodal, Logistics and Special Services divisions.
Our flagship division is unmatched in its reputation for safety, reliability and exceptional service.
Bison Transport's Truckload division delivers the knowledge and opportunity to optimize every mile on every lane. With terminal locations throughout Canada, our service area is wide and complete, covering all of North America. Let our full service Truckload division provide more options to manage costs, while keeping your business and your freight moving forward!
Bison offers the following Truckload services:
We are one of Canada's largest Long-haul Truckload carriers, and we just keep getting better.
Bison Transport has run long-haul and irregular routes throughout North America since 1981. Despite industry challenges to fill trucks with irregular route drivers, Bison's industry leading Driver retention has allowed to us to keep full truckload freight moving from one end of North America to the other.
We have the capacity and flexibility to cover any distance, cross every U.S./Canada border, and the resources that allow us to optimize all areas of your supply chain. No one sets the standard higher than us in delivering freight efficiently and on time.
We've assembled a strong team of professional Drivers and a vast fleet of equipment operating in strategic regions across Canada.
Bison Transport has extensive experience in providing regional transportation services in key Canadian markets such as Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. One call to Bison and you'll have local Drivers and market-specific customer service representatives who are experts in their region working for you.
Call today to enjoy the benefits of a large carrier focused solely on your regional business:
We'll make sure your Dry Van freight rolls safely and smoothly from departure to destination.
We offer our customers reliable and efficient Dry Van services, including both Truckload (TL) and Less Than Load (LTL) shipments. Bison's network of trucks, trailers, Drivers, and operating centers provides our customers delivery coverage that spans across North America. We can move your freight safely and reliably - time and time again.
If you are in need of Dry Van freight shipping services, look no further. Our experienced office staff will recommend the precise type of truck and service that will meet your particular freight shipping needs.
Keeping your freight warm and cozy, even in the harshest of winter conditions.
Heated trailers are commonly required for packaged food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, and various other consumer products. Bison operates one of the largest fleets of heated trailers in North America, and our service is available for Long-haul, Regional and Expedited services. The majority of our Dry Van trailer fleet is equipped with the latest Thermo King heater units, and all of our heated trailers maintain specific temperatures to protect products from freezing, even in the harshest of winter conditions.
We have a cool solution that's right for your business and the transport of your perishable and refrigerated truckload freight.
Bison guarantees your time sensitive freight will be delivered on-time all while being maintained at the proper temperature range. With our fleet of Thermo King Reefer trailers we can handle your frozen and refrigerated truckloads at whatever temperature you need!
Bison goes the distance to deliver time sensitive freight securely and on time, every time.
Using a large fleet of Team Drivers, as well as scheduled relays across the country, Bison moves freight quickly and securely to meet your Expedited transportation needs. Our team of transportation professionals works around the clock to ensure contingency plans are established and implemented whenever and wherever they're required.
Improve your bottom line and guarantee capacity, without committing capital.
Bison Transport specializes in the design, development and execution of supply chain solutions. Capitalizing on advanced systems and technologies, we offer customized transportation solutions to meet the most complex dedicated trucking challenges.
Let Bison create value for your business by utilizing a wide range of equipment and expertise that will satisfy your specific needs. Bison Transport assumes the asset investment, while you enjoy the benefits of committed capacity.
Bison offers true multimodal service options and finds the best cost alternatives based on your transit schedule needs.
Our portfolio of Intermodal services offers cost-effective and streamlined options that provide the flexibility to control and manage your goods and improve your bottom line. Our strategic relationships with North America's Tier 1 railways are your connection to the best transportation solutions available today.
Bison's Intermodal service offers reliable door to door delivery with the added benefit of reduced fuel consumption and less Green House Gas. With Bison's company owned container equipment, Bison provides ease of business, resulting in simplified load processes from pick-up to delivery.
Bison offers the following Intermodal services:
Combining the best in trucking with the best in rail equals unparalleled service performance.
Our Domestic Intermodal service operates across Canada and is the ideal complement to our Truckload Division because it utilizes more cost effective rail transportation for all, or portions, of your business. Using a system of clearly defined, tightly managed railway networks throughout the Canada, our strong relationships with these providers allows us to offer more regular routes and exceptionally high levels of service.
When it comes to intermodal shipping in Canada, Bison provides a winning combination of cost-effectiveness, fuel-efficiency and reliability.
Combining the best in trucking with the best in rail equals unparalleled service performance.
From east to west and north to south, Bison moves your freight cost effectively and efficiently.
Cross-border rail offers effective time and price options for moving shipments across North America, saving you on the line-haul rate and fuel surcharge.
Take full advantage of the tremendous fuel-efficiency of rail transportation with Bison's Transcontinental Rail Services. By running freight across the continent on a network of power lanes, Bison can help avoid surprises, and give tighter control over your supply chain no matter how far the distance.
Trailer On Flat Car (TOFC) is another tool in our toolbox to produce capacity where you need it most.
Bison has access to all of the Tier 1 railroads, which gives our customers access to some of the most efficient means of moving freight across North America. Utilizing Bison trailers, as well as other transport company's trailers for repositioning, our TOFC service moves freight on varied lanes across North America, including both trans-border and domestic U.S. freight movements. Mode selection is the key to providing capacity and service at a price that is competitive while adding value in your network.
Entrust your valued freight to Bison's TOFC service.
Bison Transport offers creative and innovative logistics solutions that improve your supply chain profitability and visibility.
Bison's Asset Based Logistics (ABL) Services manages strategic relationships with other transportation providers, ensuring those carriers provide the same high quality of service our clients have come to expect from Bison Transport. From single transaction shipments to complete supply chain management, Bison ABL delivers high value, expanded capacity and service transportation solutions.
Bison offers the following Logistics services:
Let us take the wheel and get your business where it needs to be.
Bison's Asset Based Logistics (ABL) Services has a reputation for excellence which is founded on the strong client partnerships we've developed and maintained. Take advantage of our reliable network offerings and the let us take care of your supply chain needs from pick-up to delivery, giving you the freedom to focus on the core capabilities of your business.
Bison ABL offers complete solutions and can track and manage every aspect of the end delivery, including routing and mapping.
Capacity where you need it, when you need it.
We help move our customer's freight more cost effectively and that's the reason why Bison's Asset Based Logistics (ABL) has become one of the industry's top brokers. We bring the stability of 40+ years in transportation and an unbeatable carrier base. We deliver the tools you need to get your business moving in the right direction.
You save cost by taking advantage of our purchasing power
One call gets you where you need to go, when you need to get there
Rest easy knowing we have your freight covered by the best of the best
Submit a rate inquiry and see for yourself how much time, hassle and money you can save!
Bison offers reliable and flexible third party distribution service.
Bison's Warehousing & Distribution services provide shippers with an extension of our transportation services. Bison supports your entire supply chain with warehousing and distribution and reverse logistics programs for your products.
Bison's proven track record gives you confidence that your entire supply chain is in good hands.
Transportation solutions that use the right mode, at the right time, every time.
Mode selection matters when you need a reliable and flexible transportation solution that can flex when you need it to flex.
Bison has connections to road and rail services that work together to support your unique transportation needs. Benefit from our expertise in streamlining the logistics process to better manage your transportation, warehousing and logistics needs.
Wherever your freight is moving, it needs to arrive on time and on budget, every time.
In addition to Bison's Truckload, Logistics and Intermodal offerings, we also provide a selection of Special Services. Our cost effective solutions are tailored to your specific capacity and service needs. Enjoy peace of mind that comes from Bison's award winning reputation.
Bison offers the following Special Services:
Bison Transport delivers big results with your smaller shipments.
Take the complexity out of your Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipments with Bison's LTL road and rail service throughout North America. Our LTL division designs flexible custom shipping programs specific to your operational needs. Whether it's the demands of the day or a long-term planning change, Bison offers creative solutions to meet the challenges of your network.
Bison's LTL division offers the following advantages:
Certified Drivers and secure equipment are ready to service your sensitive freight needs.
While many transportation companies are avoiding hazardous material and chemical shipments because of regulation and increased risk, Bison has chosen to specialize in Hazardous Materials (HazMat) transportation. We are committed to employing and training the best Drivers in the business who are FAST and HazMat certified, and ready to move your sensitive HazMat shipments.
If you are moving chemicals or hazardous materials, you know how difficult it can be to find qualified chemical HazMat carriers to move your shipments. Identifying the right carrier who has the skills, the personnel, and the licensing and insurance necessary for the type of HazMat transportation you need is a huge concern. Rest easy and let Bison Transport take care of your HazMat shipments.
Bison's Yard Management service brings order to your yard.
At Bison, we offer dedicated on-site Shunt and Shuttle services to meet your facility requirements. Keeping your Distribution Center (DC) running and operating with high efficiency is critical, and timely arrival and departure of trailers at your dock doors can make all the difference in making a DC function well. Bison has years of experience managing multiple facilities in various parts of our Canadian network.
Bison moves your time sensitive air cargo needs fast, and with ease.
Bison has a fleet of trailers equipped with roller-bed technology to expedite the loading and unloading of your time sensitive, high value freight. Designed specifically for the unique needs of courier and expedited transportation providers, Bison combines specialized equipment with single, team, and scheduled relay transit service to ensure your shipment arrives on time, every time.
Food delivered at the right temperature, on time, every time.
With Bison's state of the art multi-temp refrigerated trailer equipment, we are ready to serve your diverse needs for temperature control transportation.
Bison guarantees your time sensitive deliveries will be delivered on time while being maintained within the proper temperature range. Our fleet of Thermo King Reefer trailers can handle all your frozen and refrigerated truckloads.
Bison Transport was incorporated in 1969 by owner Duncan M. Jessiman, who continues to provide leadership to the Company as Chairman and sole shareholder. Utilizing specialized equipment, Bison began providing local cartage services to the construction industry and was then awarded the catalogue business first for Eaton's and then Sears.
Bison has grown from just 18 tractors and 32 employees to over 1400 tractors and approximately 2600 employees.
One of the largest carriers in Canada today, Bison Transport serves Canada and the 48 nearby states. As a high-service, dependable and value creating supply chain partner, Bison Transport offers full truckload service, full service logistics, dedicated fleet operations, yard management and Warehousing & Distribution.
We empower our people to put safety first.
We foster a spirit of family, fun, and giving back.
We provide exceptional service to our customers and each other.
We promote creativity and innovation to drive a sustainable business.
We cultivate a habit of winning and the aggressive pursuit of success.
As a leader in the transportation industry, we have made significant strides towards excellence in many important areas of our business. Find out more about how Bison Transport has been recognized for its commitment to safety, leadership, and initiative. (Read More)
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Whether it is through our idle reduction technologies, recycling programs, efficient routing practices, or newer equipment, Bison looks to provide environmentally conscious freight transportation services. (Read More)