Who We Are
Bison Transport was incorporated in 1969 by owner Duncan M. Jessiman, who continues to provide leadership to the company as chairman and sole shareholder. Utilizing specialized equipment, Bison began providing local cartage services to the construction industry and was then awarded the catalogue business first for Eaton’s and then Sears.
Bison has grown from just 18 tractors and 32 employees to over 1,700 tractors and approximately 2,900 employees.
One of the largest carriers in Canada today, Bison Transport serves Canada and 48 nearby states. As a high-service, dependable and value-creating supply-chain partner, Bison Transport offers full truckload service, full-service logistics, dedicated fleet operations, yard management, and warehousing and distribution.
Why Bison Transport?
Your career is your choice. Why choose Bison Transport? What do we have to offer you? Our response is simple: great people and rewarding work. Bison Transport offers our employees opportunities for continued growth and personal development, a professional environment that fosters mutual respect and team building and challenging work mentored by industry leaders.
We continually seek customer-focused people with strong business acumen who are passionate about advancing their career. Bison Transport is an award-winning, world-class transportation company. We are a proud Platinum member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and were also named as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures!
We believe in the aggressive pursuit of success which is visible in our history and stability as an employer across Canada. We are committed to excellence and leadership in all our business practices and of our employees enjoy the security of working for a reliable company that continues to be an industry leader in an essential supply-chain service.
Wondering how rewarding a career in transportation can be?
Every Bison Transport employee is viewed as an important team member. Each person contributes in their own unique way to the success of our organization. To recognize this, Bison Transport hosts company events such as weekly barbecues throughout the summer, family day celebrations, as well as Christmas and awards evenings. Daily contributions are also celebrated through our employee recognition program called “Charging Ahead!” Our progressive culture earned us the Best Managed Companies – Platinum Award. This recognition is a testament to every employee’s effort and hard work, allowing Bison Transport to be recognized as one of the most successful businesses in Canada every year since 1994.
I’ve truly never seen a group of people work harder for the same goal than at Bison. It truly is a great place to be. I’ve worked at places where managers don’t look at you, don’t ask you how your day is. We’re talking about vice-presidents at Bison who know you by name. They know your kids’ names. You don’t dread waking up in the morning and coming to work, you actually look forward to it.
Employee Compensation and Benefits
Bison Transport invests in our people. We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive flexible benefits package that is regularly reviewed to ensure we attract and retain high-quality employees in a rapidly changing marketplace. Bison’s flexible benefits plan allows you to select health and dental coverage that best suits your individual and family needs. We support a learning environment and are committed to developing our people and equipping them with skills that have an immediate, practical application to our work environment.
Bison Transport offers a yearly profit-sharing plan where employees receive a percentage of Bison’s net profits in addition to their wages.
- Flexible health coverage
- Flexible dental plan
- Group life insurance and optional life insurance
- Group disability insurance
- Accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and optional AD&D
- Education reimbursement program
- On-site gym facility in Langley, Calgary, Winnipeg and Mississauga
- Group RRSP
- Profit sharing
- Referral bonus program
- Career development opportunities
- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
- Wellness program
- Corporate discount program
- Free weekly summer barbecues