Bison, CPKC Sign Multimodal Service Agreement

Jan 31, 2024
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Bison Transport Inc. has signed an agreement with Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) to enhance North America’s Trusted Supply Chain Solution Provider with continuous cross-border intermodal service through Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. 

Bison Signs Landmark Agreement With Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC)

Access to CPKC’s Class-1 railways running along their North-South corridor will enable secure supply chain access for industries across North America. Bison and CPKC share a strong sense of alignment on sustainability, security, and facilitating nearshoring manufacturing growth in Mexico. Read Bison’s press release in full below.

Press Release, January 22nd, 2024:

Bison Transport Inc. today announced a new agreement with Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) to provide intermodal transportation services on CPKC’s north-south corridor, connecting Canada, the United States, and Mexico. 

“Our relationship with CPKC positions Bison to be the leading multimodal freight solutions provider that can service Canada, the United States, and Mexico,” said Rob Penner, Bison Transport President and CEO. 

“With our established, and growing, supply-chain network throughout North America, Bison customers will have even greater access to industry leading freight solutions that meet their business needs and exceed service expectations.” 

Bison Transport’s growing customer base will immediately have access to cross-border multimodal solutions, utilizing the CPKC rail corridors, while leveraging the reliability and dependability of both organizations. 

“Bison Transport and CPKC have a long history of successfully serving, and rapidly growing, our customer base in Canada – we look forward to expanding that intermodal growth in the United States and Mexico under this new agreement. With Bison’s established operations in Mexico and our commitment to growth of cross-border freight services in that market, the timing of this agreement is ideal,” Penner added. 

“This agreement between CPKC and Bison Transport will generate multiple synergies for customers as they benefit from reliable capacity and industry leading service,” said Jonathan Wahba, CPKC SVP Sales & Marketing, Bulk & Intermodal. “At CPKC, we connect North American markets with single-line, expedited intermodal freight transportation.” 

Bison Transport and CPKC are closely aligned today, and positioned for further alignment in the future, with parallel sustainable practices and long-term objectives in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

With the growth of nearshoring manufacturing in Mexico, Bison customers can now more easily capitalize on the associated cross-border business opportunities. 

About Bison Transport

Bison Transport is a privately held, professionally managed transportation company, established in 1969. With a network throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, Bison is a leading asset-based freight solutions provider that employs over 4,000 professional Drivers and staff. We proudly deliver award-winning transportation services to our valued clients throughout North America. We operate one of the largest, safest, and most modern fleets on the road today. Our investments in tractor, trailer and container equipment are a testament to the commitment we’ve made to our customers, staff, and the industry.

Our growing asset-based fleet boasts 3,000 tractors and 10,000 trailers and containers operating throughout North America. Beyond this, we have access to thousands of trucks through our Logistics Operations, along with container cube and priority access on rail networks across North America.

About CPKC 

With its global headquarters in Calgary, Alta., Canada, CPKC is the first and only single-line transnational railway linking Canada, the United States and México, with unrivalled access to major ports from Vancouver to Atlantic Canada to the Gulf of México to Lázaro Cárdenas, México. Stretching approximately 20,000 route miles and employing 20,000 railroaders, CPKC provides North American customers unparalleled rail service and network reach to key markets across the continent. CPKC is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit to learn more about the rail advantages of CPKC. 


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