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Bison Transport Employee Review

Low pay

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10 May 2020
Although they have performance Bonuses, they are just that bonuses. They will take it away if anything happens. And they are paid quarterly,
doesn't really help paying regular bills. That being said after 11 years we've had 2 base rate increases $0.02/mile in 2016 and a $0.01/per mile in 2018. In 11 years that works out to about an 8.1% increase, compared to a cost of living increase of about 17.5% for the same period. They wonder why it's hard to get drivers.
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Very nice presentation big words you think that`s it you will retire form Bison that`s only in the beginning they hire on peak season they will make more money than they will invest on you to hire you , low pay they won`t pay your extra work and delays and hook and drops they just forget. Pay for the effort you punting in is not worth it. When they are busy will force dispatch you even they see you don`t have the hours and when are slow will keep promising you loads and keep you on call. Tide dispatch poor planing and the company trucks are speed limited at 100 KM/H very dangerous if you need to pass and the passing lane finish .
I can`t understand how they can buy and keep parked the equipment (New trucks) They think that will reduce accidents but every month you see on the herd new accidents. Accident will be prevented hiring and paying DRIVERS not "steering holders" and "throttle pushers" as they have only automatics
Pros
none as you can pay the bills with words and promises
Cons
everything else
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Official response from Bison Transport
17 January 2020
Hi there. Thanks for taking some time to leave your feedback. Our team would be happy to discuss some of your concerns further, if you are able to speak with your Fleet Manager or other Leader in the business. Alternatively, you can give us a call 1-800-462-4766.
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12 May 2017
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Company Driver (Former Employee) - Calgary, AB
If you live out in the streets and have no home Bison is for you! Trust me you won't get much home time..its a joke. Dispatchers are all a bunch of college students who don't know jack about trucking. They don't give a darn about you and see you as a number...I mean literally. When you phone in they don't want your name but the truck number cause you get a diff dispatcher everytime who has no clue whats going on and who you are. And expect to make on average $3000 a month...terrible money for living out on road. And don't think you can get local work...they won't give it to you.
Pros
free lunches (but rare since your on the road all the time!)
Cons
low pay, treated as a nobody, bad home time
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PLANNER (Former Employee) - Winnipeg, MB
Great place to work, supportive managers. Always busy. Great training. Like the ride along. The building has lots of places to rest during your breaks.
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