Teamsters congratulate new Quebec minister

Quebec City, QC - Quebec Member of the National Assembly (MNA) for Pontiac André Fortin is the new head of the department of transportation for the province, and the Teamsters are looking for a spot on his dance card. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard appointed Fortin to the post in Wednesday's cabinet shuffle, making him the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports (Minister of transportation, sustainable movement and electric transportation).

Are You Ready for Energotest?

MONTREAL - The engineering and research group for the North America trucking industry, FP Innovations and its Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) Group, will have its fall 2015 Energotest event Sept. 9-18. The event by the not-for-profit will be at the Transport Canada test track operated by PMG Technologies in Blainville, QC. So what is Energotest? "The biannual PIT Energotest has become the benchmark for precise, verified and unbiased data, both in Canada and the U.S., on the return on investment fleets can expect from green technologies," said Yves Provencher, director of the PIT Group. "Energotest provides independent verification of performance that gives technology immediate credibility and supports its implementation in fleets."

Kenworth Quebec Opens New Facility in Saint-Georges

SAINT-GEORGES, QC -- Kenworth Quebec recently celebrated the debut of its new 17,000-square-foot, full-service facility in Saint-Georges. The company invested nearly $4 million in the new dealership, which includes a 2,500-square-foot parts warehouse, a 1,500-square-foot parts display area, and a driver lounge with Wi-Fi access. "Kenworth Beauce is a major, new facility featuring state-of-the-art technology near a key truck route from southern Quebec into southern Maine," said Robert Cadrin, Kenworth Quebec general manager. Quebec Route 173 has a major point of entry on the U.S.-Canadian border between Quebec City and Augusta and Portland, Maine.