About Us

Who We Are

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 1,700 tractors and approximately 2,900 employees.

One of the largest carriers in Canada today, Bison Transport serves Canada and 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 and distribution.

Our Mission & Core Values

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.

A Message From Rob Penner,
President & CEO

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Bison Transport. As you evaluate our services, you will find a unique and diverse skillset designed to meet all of your transportation needs.

Bison's success is built on our willingness to embrace change, leveraging our collective knowledge and experience in order to implement strategies that provide our customers and ourselves with a distinct competitive advantage in the marketplace. We have a high level of loyalty, competence and professionalism among our staff and Drivers. We have created an environment where our people take ownership and understand what is expected and we put safety at the forefront of everything that we do. We Empower our people to initiate change that will Enable our customers and Elevate our business. We live and breathe under the operating philosophy, Satisfied customers drive our success.

To our many valued customers, THANK YOU for your business. We deeply appreciate your patronage, and the relationships we share with you. On behalf of our entire team of Drivers, Technicians and staff, we look forward to serving you in the future.

Bison cares... because we're people driven!

Corporate Social Responsibility

Consumers are paying an increasing amount of attention to how companies they are engaging with are contributing to corporate social responsibility (CSR).
As a result, companies are increasingly incorporating CSR into their day-to-day business.

At Bison, we are committed to the betterment of our communities, as well as incorporating environmental sustainability into our day-to-day operations.
We are true to our core values and foster a spirit of giving back to our communities, and the creativity to drive a sustainable business.

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Bison Transport named "Best...
Feb 8, 2018

WINNIPEG - For the eighth year, Bison Transport has been recognized as one of the Best Fleets to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and driver training company, CarriersEdge.

Bison is among 20 for-hire trucking companies across North America that are being recognized for providing...

Bison Transport takes 1st place...
Nov 20, 2017

WINNIPEG - Bison Transport took first place at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) National Fleet Safety Awards in the large fleet division. This marks the 12th consecutive year Winnipeg-based Bison Transport received the distinction.

Bison's continued safety record as a transportation leader has...

Bison Transport wins Safe Fleet...
Nov 15, 2017

WINNIPEG - For the seventh consecutive year, Bison Transport came in first place in the National Truck Safety Contest. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) recognized Winnipeg-based Bison with the Safe Fleet Award on Nov. 14.

Bison has the lowest U.S. Department of Transportation recordable...

Updated: Bison Transport Named...
Oct 13, 2017

WINNIPEG - Bison Transport has been named 2017 Top Large Fleet and is recognized for its achievement of excellence, training and skills development by Trucking HR Canada.

Bison has been among the trucking industry workplaces named each year since the Top Fleet Employer program's inauguration in...

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