Bison Dry Bulk ?

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by uncleal13, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. Flint1

    Flint1 Medium Load Member

    329
    2,660
    Sep 4, 2019
    Alberta
    0
    There was a set in Bison's yard in sherwood park last week. Parked in the back. I could see em from the service rd off 16.
     
    uncleal13, Isafarmboy and AModelCat Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Dave124

    Dave124 Light Load Member

    54
    31
    Mar 11, 2019
    0
    Farmers don’t care who hauls as long as hopper is clean, slides are closed, and don’t overfill and spill grain. 90% of the transport is through brokers and their only goal is to get the cheapest trucking possible so they can make more money on the trade (and not pass the savings back to the farmer). If the broker starts getting complaints about the trucker from the farmers then that trucker is off the list, they don’t want to deal with that. No shortage of trucks and super Bs around, no barriers to entry. All the surplus frac sand haulers have switched to grain to keep trucks moving. Not sure I would be investing in 40 sets right now but I am sure they have done the economic justification for it.
     
    uncleal13 and Phantom Trucker Thank this.
  4. BigHossCummins

    BigHossCummins Heavy Load Member

    845
    1,106
    Dec 15, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta
    0
    I'm told most of the Bison customers for the hoppers, they already haul Dry and Reefer freight for them, So I would imagine this is like them adding Searcy (decks), they wanna be a "total transportation solution" for the big companies/contracts.
     
    Phantom Trucker Thanks this.
  5. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

    456
    490
    Oct 11, 2010
    South western Ontario
    0
    Or an attempt to stay one step ahead of the banker.
     
  6. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

    3,178
    4,646
    Apr 9, 2009
    Humboldt, Sk
    0
  7. BigHossCummins

    BigHossCummins Heavy Load Member

    845
    1,106
    Dec 15, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta
    0
    Wow, welcome to the corporate meat grinder 5000!
     
  8. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

    3,324
    5,060
    Jun 11, 2011
    st malo mb canada
    0
    Their will be a lot of angry drivers once the weak spec trucks start pulling full weight loads lol
     
  9. CraigInReston

    CraigInReston Light Load Member

    117
    119
    Apr 6, 2017
    0
    I've worked for Richardson in every commodity they ship, including crude oil. From my experience they pay average rates with fuel surcharges. Like anything, rates will change based upon demand and market value (unless signed onto contract work). But Richardson does not screw around when it comes to safety. Flip-flops and addidas track pants won't cut it for required PPE. Strong communication skills are considered essential for safety, especially in the oilfield. So if anything good comes from Richardson's buyout of Bison, they will require drivers to conform to strict safety measures. The bad side is... Richardson is creating a monopoly on transportation of goods. This will eventually impact the availability and rates to most 3rd party carriers, currently hauling for Pioneer terminals. The mega carrier/box-store mentality has finally arrived to the agricultural sector. Who knows... one day we might be hauling grain for Amazon, with an in-cab camera pointing at us while we drive.
     
  10. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

    3,324
    5,060
    Jun 11, 2011
    st malo mb canada
    0
    I have a few buddies that have been hauling out of a rolled oat plant for 2 decades even after Richardson bought it. They seem worried now which I fully understand .
     
  11. Ol'Shusquatch

    Ol'Shusquatch Light Load Member

    182
    1,447
    Jul 8, 2019
    BC Interior
    0
    Maybe they will get incentive to move on and run somewhere else, for more that 45 a mile or what ever it is at Bison.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted