Bison Transport recently was presented with the 2010 Supply Chain & Logistics Green Supply Chain Award for the company’s ongoing commitment to reducing the amount of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide by continuing to improve upon the environmental performance of its freight operations. The award was presented to Don Streuber, president and chief executive officer, at the 43rd Annual Supply Chain and Logistics Conference in Woodbridge, Ontario.
Many of Bison’s fleet of 1,050 tractors and 3,000 trailers are equipped with fuel-efficient tires, transmissions and engines; trailer side fairings and auxiliary power units to reduce idling; and in-cab computers to monitor fuel economy. Bison also uses Long Combination Vehicles (LCVs), which have been shown to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent.
“As one of Canada’s largest transportation companies, we have a responsibility to our customers, and to the communities in which we operate, when it comes to delivering eco-friendly transportation solutions” Streuber says. “We do this by combining state-of-the-art technology with computer-based training to ensure that our fleet and our drivers are the most fuel-efficient on the road.”