Bison Transport orders 200 new heated trailers

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Bison Transport announced the order of 200 new 53-foot heated trailers set to arrive early this month. Bison says the new units will represent new capacity to the market and add to its 3,000-plus fleet of dry, heated, refrigerated and multi-temp trailers. All of the new heated trailers will be outfitted with aerodynamic trailer fairings and pintle hooks for Bison’s Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) operations.

In addition to the trailer growth, Bison Transport also recently announced replacements of about 300 of its tractors in 2011 with new equipment that will enhance the fuel efficiency and “greening” of its fleet.

“We’ve seen an increasing demand across our network for temperature-controlled trailer equipment, and the addition of 200 heated trailers will ensure we are well positioned to serve our customers’ needs today and in the future,” says Don Streuber, president and chief executive officer of the Winnepeg, Manitoba-based company. “The tractor acquisitions are an upgrading of our existing company tractor fleet and the best example of over-the-road environmental responsibility in the market today. We remain committed to doing what is right in all facets of our business. This includes how we treat our people, how we serve our customers, our approach to safety and our responsibility to environmental sustainability.”