Conference Publications

2020 to 2023 Papers are available in the members website for current members only.
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54th Annual Conference – 2019 
53rd Annual Conference – 2018
52nd Annual Conference – 2017
51st Annual Conference – 2016
50th Annual Conference – 2015
49th Annual Conference – 2014

48th Annual Conference – 2013
47th Annual Conference – 2012
46th Annual Conference – 2011
45th Annual Conference – 2010
44th Annual Conference – 2009
43rd Annual Conference – 2008
42nd Annual Conference – 2007
41st Annual Conference – 2006

2015 to 2021 Proceedings are also listed in the TAC Library Catalogue and the International TRID Database. The 2022 and 2023 papers are in the process of being added.

Bison Transport Debate

The Bison Transport Debate is one of the most enjoyable and popular events at our Annual Conference. Conducting a debate in conjunction with the 1996 CTRF Conference was the brainchild of Dr. Barry Prentice. Barry deserves full marks for arranging the sponsorship of Bison Transport including the provision of the unique trophy. Barry has presided at all but four of the annual debates to date. Twice Barry vacated the chair in deference to John Robinson of St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg. Barry has debated on two occasions. His record is 1 lucky win and 1 decisive loss.

Ingredients of the Debate include; a sponsor, two 2-member teams, a thesis (hypothesis, premise, resolution), rules of engagement, a moderator, a timekeeper, an audience jury, and beverage alcohol.

The Bison Transport Debate is purported to be a formal Oxford-style debate based on the British Parliamentary system. You’re invited to be one of the judges.

Bison Transport’s continuing sponsorship of this CTRF Conference highlight is acknowledged and appreciated. CTRF is pleased to be affiliated with Bison Transport in this endeavour. Bison Transport has received awards for Fleet Safety, Outstanding Innovation, Environmental Excellence, Energy Efficiency, and Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability, as well as being named Shipper’s Choice and one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, more than once. Bison has been named North America’s Safest Fleet for five consecutive years.

For a history of the debates including participants and themes – click on the link below.

Bison Transport Debate History