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).
Train Trailer announces new Montreal facility
MISSISSAUGA, ON - Train Trailer has announced today they will be opening a new facility in Montreal on May 1, 2017. The facility provides the company with an extra-large yard that will feature a variety of later model trailer types including vans, reefers, chassis, flatbed equipment and shunt trucks.
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.
New Ferry Says Goodbye Diesel, Hello LNG
MONTREAL -- While some in trucking continue mulling over whether to switch at least a few of their trucks from diesel to natural gas, a little history was made Monday when first ferry to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in North America was commissioned in Canada.
Quebec Providing $1.5 Billion for Port Improvements
MONTREAL -- Quebec's government announced on Monday it will invest more than $1.5 billion in the province's ports over the next five years as part of what it calls its "Maritime Strategy," including money for improving roads to speed up cargo movement at the Port of Montreal.
Paccar, Peterbilt Put Out Medium-Duty Welcome Mat
SAINTE THERESE, QC --The truck and engine manufacturer Peterbilt and its parent company Paccar put on a show this week in Canada. They hosted dozens of medium-duty fleet owners and managers at the Paccar manufacturing facility in Sainte-Thérèse, QB, giving tours of the plant, educational seminars and test drives of the company's Class 6-7 lineup in various configurations.