Bison Transport's Focus on Safety expands into a new Program for Mechanics
Thursday Nov 26, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009 – This week Bison Transport introduced a new Mechanic Safety Award Program (MSAP); designed to promote, improve and reward Bison's Mechanics for their outstanding performance and commitment to Bison's high standards of safety.

Similar to Bison Transport's Safe Driving Reward Program (SDRP), where Drivers are recognized for their continued contributions to safety, Mechanics are also recognized for their contributions to not only a safe workplace, but for their dedication to upholding Bison's reputation of being the safest fleet in North America.

The MSAP quarterly and annually recognizes those Mechanics who attain safe consecutive working hours while exposed to a high risk working environment. The goal is to reduce injuries and damage to equipment.

"At Bison, Safety is our top priority. The very best training & equipment would be meaningless if we did not empower our people to make those decisions that impact safety." says Don Streuber, President & CEO.

Bison's superior preventative maintenance program minimizes downtime on the road, keeping drivers rolling and customer's freight delivered on time. Many of Bison's mechanics will be awarded for their contributions to safety this year at Bison's annual regional award ceremonies.

About Bison Transport

Bison Transport is one of the largest Truckload Carriers in Canada today, offering award winning transportation solutions to the industry for 40 years. As a high-service, dependable and value creating supply chain partner, Bison offers truckload transportation service, including Dry Van, Heated, Refrigerated, Multi-temp and Intermodal. In addition, Bison also provides full service logistics through Bison ABL (Asset Based Logistics), Dedicated Fleet operations, Yard Management and Warehousing & Distribution. With terminals located across Canada, Bison operates over 1050 power units and 3000 trailers, and is supported by a solid team of 1600 professional drivers and transportation experts.

For more information please contact one of the following:

Itamar Levine
Director, Maintenance
T. 204.833.0360
Linda Young
VP, HR & People Development
T. 204.833.0280