Winnipeg, MB, Monday, January 10, 2011 - Laird Copeland, an Owner Operator with Bison Transport has reached a major driving milestone in his career with Bison, achieving 2 million accident free consecutive safe driving miles. Laird has been with Bison since 1996 and says the key to his success is simple, "take precautions, observe all possibilities of danger and avoid them."
"Safety is a top priority at Bison Transport and it is with professional drivers like Laird that Bison has been named by the Truckload Carriers Association for the fifth consecutive year as having the lowest DOT (Department of Transportation) reportable accident rate in over the 100 million mile carrier category. We are proud to recognize Laird for his commitment to safety," states Garth Pitzel, Director of Safety and Driver Development.
Laird will be formally recognized at Bison Transport's annual awards banquet held in Calgary on January 14.
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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