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Updated: Bison Transport Named One of Canada's 2017 Top Fleet Employers

Friday 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 2014.

As one of Canada’s Top Fleet Employers in the Large Fleet category, Bison is among 47 other workplaces in the Canadian trucking industry. The Top Fleet Employers program evaluates fleets on areas including recruitment and retention practices, workplace culture, compensation, training and skills development, and innovative HR practices.  

Bison received the highest score in the Training and Skills Development category for Top Fleet Employers. The category recognizes coaching and mentoring, performance management, expectation setting, availability or program for professional development offered to employees as well as workplace/on-the-job training.

"At Bison Transport we take great pride in being recognized as a Top Fleet Employer,” said Garth Pitzel, Director of Safety and Driver Development. “Our workplace culture centred around the best people in the trucking industry is what drives our success and makes us a much sought-after employer and carrier.”

Top Fleet Employers Canada is a distinctly Canadian program, publicly recognizing Canadian fleets that take extra steps to support employees and operators. The selection criteria is validated by trucking industry experts and is reviewed annually to ensure an accurate reflection of human resources issues, trends, and today’s working environments.

“We received a record number of applications this year,” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “These 48 fleets demonstrate a commitment to good people management and effective human resources approaches. We commend them for their leadership in showcasing the trucking industry as a great place to work.”

About Bison Transport

Bison Transport is one of the largest carriers in Canada, offering award-winning transportation solutions to the industry since 1969. Recognized by the TCA (Truckload Carriers 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, LTL, dedicated fleet operations, yard management, warehousing and distribution. Bison is an active member in 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.

For more information, please contact: 

Garth Pitzel - Director, Safety & Driver Development
T: 204-833-0240
E: gpitzel@bisontransport.com 

 


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