Winnipeg, MB, Tuesday January 4, 2011 – Bison Transport announces the arrival of 200 new 53' heated Trailers set to arrive in early January 2011. The addition of these new units will represent new capacity to the market, and adds to Bison's 3000 plus fleet of dry, heated, refrigerated and multi-temp trailers. All of the new heated trailers will be the ultimate in environmental stewardship, outfitted with aerodynamic trailer fairings and pintle hooks for Bison's Long Combination Vehicle's (LCV) operation.
In addition to the trailer growth, Bison Transport also recently announced replacements of approximately 300 of its tractors in 2011 with brand new tractor equipment that will enhance the fuel efficiency and "greening" of the company's tractor fleet.
Don Streuber, President & CEO states "We've seen an increasing demand across our network for temperature controlled trailer equipment, and the addition of 200 heated trailers will ensure we are well positioned to serve our customer's needs today and in the future. The tractor acquisitions are an upgrading of our existing company tractor fleet and the best example of over-the-road environmental responsibility in the market today. We remain committed to doing what is right in all facets of our business. This includes how we treat our people, how we serve our customers, our approach to safety, and our responsibility to environmental sustainability."
Bison currently runs the most extensive LCV fleet in North America. In 2010 Bison's LCVs traveled over 17 million miles resulting in a reduction of 8.1 million litres in fuel consumption and a reduction of 22 million Kgs of GHG's (Greenhouse Gases). Bison Transport also participates in the Ontario LCV pilot project, and has recently acquired and is developing a 13 acre property in Comber ON (East of Windsor ON) to complement and support that part of their operation.
About Bison Transport
Bison Transport is one of the largest Truckload Carriers in Canada today, offering award winning transportation solutions to the industry for over 41 years. Recognized by the TCA (Truckload Carrier's Association) as North America's Safest Fleet, Bison is a high-service, dependable and value creating supply chain partner. Bison offers full truckload service, full service logistics, Intermodal, dedicated fleet operations, yard management and warehousing & distribution. Bison is an active member of Natural Resources Canada's FleetSmart Program as well as a SmartWay Transport Partner, a national and voluntary partnership of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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