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Panel to discuss mentoring during Trucking HR Canada’s Driver Connect and Share
OTTAWA, Ont. – A panel discussion on mentorship will be a focus
of Trucking HR Canada’s inaugural Driver Connect and Share event.
Being held Nov. 12 at the Sandman Signature Hotel in Toronto, Ont.
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the event will be monitored by Trucker Radio’s
Stan Campbell, with opening remarks from Highway Star of the Year Joanne
Millen-Mackenzie of Highland Transport.
Five new panelists have been added to the discussion: Bill Dejong, a
driver and mentor from J.G. Drapeau, who has been behind the wheel for
21 years; Lorraine Lewis, a recent graduate, driver and mentee at J.G.
Drapeau; Michele Joslin, a commercial driver trainer for more than 10
years from Humber College; heavy-haul driver and mentor from LCG
Equipment, David Henry, with over 30 in the trucking industry; and
Shelley Uvanile-Hesch, a commercial driver and mentor from Sharp
Transportation Systems, who also recently set up the Women’s Trucking
Federation of Canada to support women in the industry.
“This panel is a direct response to feedback we continue to receive
that drivers want something specific to their day-to-day concerns,”says
Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “Delegates wanted to learn
more from drivers; we are delivering on content attendees want to see.”
2 killed, 1 injured in Mississauga collision involving transport truck
Two people were killed and one was seriously injured in a collision involving a transport truck in Mississauga.
Two people are dead following a collision involving a transport truck near Hwy. 401 in Mississauga, Peel Regional Police say.
Officers responded to the crash near Dixie Road and Aerowood Drive shortly after 7:30 p.m.
Police say a 20-year-old woman who was in the back seat of the
vehicle that collided with the truck was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of that vehicle, a 22-year-old male, was
transported with vital signs absent and pronounced dead in hospital. A
third person, a male in the front passenger seat, was injured, but
conscious and breathing.
There's no word on the condition of the transport truck driver.
Dixie Road is closed south of Hwy. 401 and north of Matheson Boulevard.
Great Dane commits to North American Commercial Vehicle Show
ATLANTA, Ga. – Great Dane has announced it will be exhibiting at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in 2017.
It will not be present at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Great Dane also said it is committing to the 2019 and 2021 NACV shows.
“We support the NACV show’s focus on creating an exhibition that
responds to the changing business environment and our customers’ needs.
We believe this show will encourage engaging displays of trailer and
truck body innovation,” said Dean Engelage, Great Dane’s president. “We
look forward to using the show to demonstrate how Great Dane offers
innovative business solutions that ensure safety and efficiency, two of
our core fundamentals.”
The NACV Show will bring together leading manufacturers of commercial and special vehicles, as well as parts and components.
“Great Dane welcomes the opportunity to participate in a show that is
devoted to supporting the transportation industry,” added Brandie
Fuller, Great Dane’s vice-president of marketing. “The NACV Show’s
commitment to fleets, suppliers and trade media was a major factor in
Great Dane’s decision to exhibit at this show. We look forward to
showcasing our full product line in Atlanta.”
Organized and produced jointly by Hanover Fairs USA and Newcom Media
USA, the NACV Show will be a premier destination for industry
participants to get a first look at new products, and to network and
form business partnerships.
Mentorship panel named for Trucking HR Canada event
OTTAWA, ON – Trucking HR Canada’s first-ever Driver Connect &
Share event will include a panel discussion with driver mentors and
proteges sharing personal insights on mentoring.
The event will be held on Saturday, November 12, from 9 am to 1 pm, at the Sandman Signature Hotel Toronto Airport.
morning opens with Highland Transport’s Joanne Millen-Mackenzie, our
reigning Highway Star of the Year, sharing her perspectives, knowledge
and learnings from close to 25 years behind the wheel. Participants in
the mentoring panel include:
a driver and mentor, at J.G Drapeau -- Dejong his driving career at 21
when he purchased his first straight truck. After obtaining his A
license, he started to haul tankers across Canada, and then served
clients with flatbed work. He has been running shorthaul runs for a
Lorraine Lewis, a recent graduate, driver, and
protege at J.G. Drapeau -- For as long as she could remember, Lewis’
dream has always been to become a transport driver.
Michele Joslin, a commercial driver trainer from
Humber College -- This former long-haul driver turned driver trainer
lists hobbies as trucks, trucks and other stuff you drive. Her
certifications include: Teacher/Trainer of Adults, defensive driving
techniques, and Toastmasters Competent Communicator.
David Henry, a heavy-haul company driver and mentor from LCG Equipment – This Today’s Trucking
contributor has more than 30 years’ experience in the trucking
industry, encompassing all aspects from a company driver, dispatcher and
owner-operator to company owner.
Shelley Uvanile-Hesch, a commercial driver and
mentor from Sharp Transportation Systems. Uvanile-Hesch has been driving
a rig for 17 years and recently set up the Women's Trucking Federation
of Canada to support and promote women in the trucking industry.
“This panel is a direct response to
feedback we continue to receive that drivers want something specific to
their day-to-day concerns,” says Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR
Canada. “Delegates wanted to learn more from drivers; we are delivering
on content attendees want to see.”
Moncton job fair for trucking companies tries to change industry image
The truck job fair in Moncton was set up because of a
number of vacant positions in the industry in New Brunswick. (CBC)
Job seekers lined up outside the door at the Crowne Plaza in Moncton on Wednesday to attend a trucking industry job fair.
The event was organized because the trucking industry has more jobs
than it can fill. That's despite the fact 10 per cent of
New Brunswickers are unemployed,
Drivers in short supply
Truck drivers are in short supply, according to Kelly Henderson of
Trucking Human Resources, but she's not sure what's keeping trucking
employers and job seekers from connecting.
"There's maybe an impression or perception of the industry that in my
opinion, I don't think is accurate," said Henderson. "It's a place
where people would want to be and should want to be and they can make a
good living with that."
The trucking industry has been working on diversity, and says more opportunities for women are opening up. (CBC)
Dale Ritchie, chair of the Southeast Industry Education Council, believes people don't know about the jobs available.
"I think it's just a matter of awareness and that's the purpose of
this job fair today," he said. "People maybe don't look at that as a
career, but the industry has changed."
One of those changes is in diversity, according to Henderson.
In Canada, women only make up three per cent of drivers and two per
cent of mechanics. "We're working on that, the industry is working on
that," Henderson said. "There's definitely opportunity to come in for
Ayman Kouk is a Syrian refugee who attended the fair in order to
resume work in the industry. Kouk worked as a truck driver in his native
Syria, in Lebanon, and in Turkey.
Syrian newcomer Ayman Kouk (right), here with
interpreter Moaud Farai, has passed the mechanical and written tests,
and only needs the road test to get his truck driver's license, a job he
did at home, and in Turkey and Lebanon. (CBC)
He's passed the mechanical test as well as his written exam, so all that's left is his road test.
Speaking through his interpreter Moaud Farai, Kouk said he's met some interested employers already.
"When I finish my road test I will contact them and start working in September, maybe."
Speaking about driving in Canadian winter conditions, Kouk said, "I
lived in Turkey before, the place I used to live had a lot of snow, so
Raymond James Financial Weighs in on Mullen Group Ltd.’s Q1 2017 Earnings
Research analysts at Raymond James Financial lifted their Q1 2017
earnings estimates for shares of Mullen Group in a research report
issued to clients and investors on Friday. Raymond James Financial
analyst A. Bradford now expects that the firm will earn $0.23 per share
for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.21. Raymond James
Financial currently has a “Market Perform” rating and a $16.50 target
price on the stock. Raymond James Financial also issued estimates for
Mullen Group’s Q1 2018 earnings at $0.31 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.26
EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.02 EPS.
Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports
about the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating
and issued a C$19.00 target price on shares of Mullen Group in a
research report on Friday, July 22nd. CIBC upped their target price on
shares of Mullen Group from C$17.00 to C$18.50 in a research report on
Friday, July 22nd. Scotiabank restated an “outperform” rating and issued
a C$16.00 target price on shares of Mullen Group in a research report
on Thursday, July 21st. RBC Capital Markets upped their target price on
shares of Mullen Group from C$19.00 to C$21.00 in a research report on
Friday, October 7th. Finally, TD Securities restated a “buy” rating and
issued a C$18.00 target price on shares of Mullen Group in a research
report on Thursday, July 21st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a
hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The
stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of
Mullen Group (TSE:MTL)
traded down 0.66% on Monday, reaching $16.59. The company’s stock had a
trading volume of 5,680 shares. The stock has a market capitalization
of $1.72 billion and a P/E ratio of 34.49. Mullen Group has a 52 week
low of $13.02 and a 52 week high of $19.29. The firm has a 50 day moving
average price of $16.15 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.03.
Mullen Group Company Profile
Mullen Group Ltd. is a supplier of trucking and logistics services in
Canada. The Company provides a range of specialized transportation and
related services to the oil and natural gas industry in western Canada.
The Company operates in two segments: Trucking/Logistics and Oilfield
Services. Its Trucking/Logistics segment offers a range of truckload
freight services to customers in Canada and the United States.
Petro-Canada’s Duron Lubricants Meet API CK-4, FA-4 Specs
Petro-Canada Lubricants, a Suncor business, has
revealed its API CK-4 and FA-4 product line, Duron next generation,
which will be available to the market on Dec. 1, 2016.
Duron next generation is Petro-Canada Lubricants’ most durable, high
performance line of heavy-duty diesel engine oils. Designed to surpass
the demands of API CK-4 and FA-4 (formerly known as PC-11A and PC-11B)
the product line will be available in four performance tiers. These
include Duron HP (High Performance); Duron SHP (Super High Performance);
Duron UHP (Ultra High Performance); and Duron Advanced (API FA-4).
Duron Advanced will stand as Petro-Canada Lubricants’ fully API FA-4
approved product and is specifically designed to maximize fuel economy
without sacrificing any engine protection.
Formulated using leading-edge lubricant technology to combine the
best additives with the purest base oils, Duron next generation has been
engineered to meet and exceed the advanced OEM engine performance
requirements for ultimate protection and fuel efficiency.
“We had a clear vision to create the world’s toughest heavy duty
diesel engine oils and with Duron next generation we have delivered on
that ambition,” commented Howard McIntyre, vice president of lubricants
for Suncor. “The product line has been built on our world class
technology and with an approach that doesn’t compromise durability,
strength and efficiency.”
Montreal bans heavy trucks from aging Champlain Bridge
Rendering of the new Champlain Bridge set to open in 2018. [Courtesy of NewChamplain.ca]
MONTREAL, QC — Heavy trucks carrying more than 66 tonnes have been banned from travelling
Montreal’s Champlain Bridge as the aging infrastructure’s durability
continues to be threatened by growing traffic volumes.
Trucks were banned from the bridge — or will now require a special
permit — as of Oct. 10, announced a statement from management at Ponts
Jacque Cartier+Champlain Bridges. The 54-year-old bridge — one of
Canada’s busiest and most studied — spans the Saint Lawrence River to
connect Montreal to boroughs on the South Shore.
Media reports have suggested Montreal's uptick in construction led to
the ban because of increased truck traffic carrying large loads.
"There are certainly more prefabricated pieces coming across the
bridge, but this is more of a preventative measure as the bridge nears
the end of its life," bridge corporation spokeswoman Julie Paquet told Today's Trucking.
Paquet added that each large load that crosses the Champlain Bridge
is about 40% more penal on the bridge's system than typical traffic.
“A display and communication plan will be rolled out in the coming
days to inform carriers of this new measure and facilitate the planning
of their trips,” bridge management announced in a statement translated
from French to English by Today’s Trucking.
There are few alternative route options for heavy trucks. With no
access to the Southbound Merier Bridge, drivers are likely to select the
La Fontaine Tunnel several kilometers away as a longer but guaranteed
way to travel.
A new Champlain Bridge
worth about $4.2 billion is expected to open in 2018. As it stands,
Quebec is spending some $100 million per year to maintain the current
Bridge management stated that the 5.3 million truck trips across the
bridge each year “repeatedly asks the bridge structure to work beyond
the loads for which it was designed,” according to Glen P. Carlin, CEO
of Ponts Jacque Cartier+Champlain Bridges.
For Class 5 or higher, it is now mandatory to obtain an excess load
special permit issued by the Insurance Company automobile du Québec
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – International Trucks unveiled its new LT Series
offering of Class 8 over-the-road trucks in Las Vegas Sept. 30, touting
the vehicle’s fuel efficiency, driver appeal and best-in-class uptime.
“We aren’t producing a truck for the sake of technology or
engineering,” said Bill Kozek, president of truck and parts for
Navistar, the holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce
the International brand. “We’re producing a truck that drivers want to
drive, keeps them safe, provides the benefits of remote diagnostics and
keeps them on the road the maximum uptime with real bottom line
During a time when fuel efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse
gas emissions are at the forefront, International’s new Class 8 truck
provides improved aerodynamics, and what the company says is a 7% fuel
efficiency improved compared to International’s most recent fuel economy
leader, the 2017 ProStar with the Cummins ISX15 engine.
“The new International LT Series reflects our vision for the future
of the trucking industry, with a host of advancements that support
improved driver safety and productivity, as well as fuel efficiency and
uptime,” said Kozek. “This new vehicle reflects our strong belief that
integrating the best technology will provide customers with a
significant operating advantage.”
International said it has always emphasized the importance of
‘industry-leading aerodynamics,’ and delivers on that emphasis with the
new LT Series, providing a 3% improvement in fuel efficiency with
improved aerodynamics alone.
“The advanced technologies and exceptional aerodynamics we are
offering in the LT Series will deliver an impressive improvement in fuel
economy, up to 7% over the 2017 ISX 15-liter engine,” said Jeff
Sass,senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Navistar. “Our
testing confirms this is the most aerodynamic truck we’ve ever made.”
The new LT Series truck has seen aerodynamic improvements such as an
aero-contoured hood, which is four inches lower than the previous model,
and fender, wheel opening and chassis skirts and an aero-enhanced
three-piece front bumper, with longer side extenders that shorten the
Sass said the LT Series Class 8 truck will be released with the new
Cummins 2017 X15 engine with ratings up to 500 horsepower on the
efficiency series and 565 on the performance series. The 2017 N13 engine
will also be available in the LT series at a later date, offering what
Sass said was ‘premium performance in an advanced 13-liter design.’
Driver appeal was also a primary point of focus for International when designing the new LT Series truck.
Sass said when designing the new LT Series truck, helping fleets attract and retain drivers was a primary focus.
“To ensure the new LT Series is the most driver-centric Class 8
vehicle we’ve ever built, we gave drivers a voice in its design,” said
Sass. “Many of our customers tell us that their number-one challenge is
attracting and retaining drivers, which is why we put so much effort
into understanding and responding to drivers’ needs. These improvements
also contribute to increased driver ease of use that will boost the
Bridgestone names new president, Commercial Truck & Bus Tire
Bridgestone Americas announced that Joseph Saoud has joined the company as president, truck and bus radial (TBR), Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO).
this role, Saoud will be responsible for leading the sales activities
for the U.S. and Canadian commercial truck and bus tire business, which
includes Bandag retreads, according to the company. He will drive the
business’ long-term growth strategy and ensure continued value for
customers, dealers and fleets, Bridgestone added.
is a strong leader who brings incredible business acumen and global
perspective to our team,” said Kurt Danielson, president, Bridgestone
Commercial Group, U.S. and Canada, BATO. “His insight, collaborative
mindset and commitment to innovation will help our team continue to
develop products and solutions that maximize uptime, improve efficiency
and deliver best-in-class performance for our customers.”
to the company, Saoud brings more than 20 years of leadership
experience. Most recently, he served as president, global construction,
agriculture and military for Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. (CVG), a
global supplier of a full range of cab and other vehicle related
products for the global commercial vehicle market. Prior to his role
with CVG, Saoud was president, filtration business unit, Cummins for the
last seven years, the global leader in the design, manufacture,
distribution and service of diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies.
Fastfrate investing millions into western Canadian expansion
WOODBRIDGE, Ont. – Consolidated Fastfrate is investing nearly
$20 million to purchase a new $10 million facility in Edmonton, a $1.5
million expansion in Winnipeg and $5.5 million to add 238 intermodal
chassis to its container transport operations.
“These are exciting times for our company,” said Fastfrate CEO Ron
Tepper. “We believe in our future and continue to invest in our
Canada-wide network of asset based LTL road and rail services. But more
than that, we are putting our considerable knowledge and experience into
creating ‘thinking solutions’ geared to our customers’ more
sophisticated transportation and distribution requirements.”
Fastfrate will also soon be announcing its expansion south of the border.
“No privately held transportation provider has our particular
combination of facilities, resources and talent,” Tepper said. “We are
truly a multi-faceted transportation and distribution network, coast to
coast in Canada.”
SURREY, B.C. – Plans for a new 77-acre truck park along the Little Campbell River in South Surrey could be in jeopardy.
Peace Arch News reported that proponents behind the plans have
withdrawn their rezoning application, and that the company that owns the
land is now looking at other uses for the site.
Environmental groups in the area voiced opposition to the plan for a
truck parking area, citing concerns for pollutants near the Little
Campbell River. Traffic issues and food security along 16 Ave. near 192
Street were also points of contention against the plan.
Langley Township council voted to delay making a decision on the project until they were presented with a more detailed plan.
Green Bay-based Schneider National Inc., one of the nation's
largest trucking companies, said Friday it plans to go public next
Privately held Schneider said in a statement it
intended to pursue an initial public offering of common stock in 2017,
subject to satisfactory market conditions.
said the goals of the IPO are "to facilitate continuity of controlling
ownership of Schneider by the future generations of the
Schneider family, while continuing forward with its long-standing,
independent and professional" corporate governance structure.
transaction will allow the company to continue its commitment to
Wisconsin and the community, and to maintain and further investments in
its long-term positioning," the company stated. "The Schneider family
and the board of directors believe the planned transaction is in the
best interests of Schneider, its associates, customers and
The company said it hasn't yet filed an IPO registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
which took in $4 billion in revenue last year, is known primarily as an
over-the-road carrier. The company has 11,560 company truck drivers and
2, 900 independent operators.
However, the firm also has
a large logistics business, runs 6.5 million square feet of warehouse
space, handles cross-border shipments to Canada and Mexico, brokers
freight and has operations in China.
Schneider National, recognized on the road by its
orange-colored trucks, was founded in 1935 by A.J. "Al" Schneider. By
1971, his son, Donald, was running the business and greatly expanded the
company. Donald died in 2012.
Chris Lofgren succeeded Schneider as president and CEO.
June, Schneider National announced its first acquisitions in 10 years,
purchasing two companies with experience in bringing bulk, heavy
products like furniture and kitchen appliances to consumers who order
The market for home delivery and setup of
heavy, over-sized consumer goods, along with delivery of medical
equipment to businesses, is worth about $10 billion, according to one
Earlier this week, Schneider was honored as a Wisconsin 75 company.
Mandatory electronic stability control (ESC) on newly built three-axle
truck tractors with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 11,793
kgs to begin in August 2017
Toronto, Ontario—It is estimated there are about 660 truck rollover incidents in Canada every year.
While this represents less
than five percent of all truck accidents, when a rollover does occur the
potential injuries, or worse, to both motorists and truck drivers can
be significant. Rollovers also result in lengthy traffic tie-ups, which
leads to lost economic productivity and efficiency.
Therefore, CTA is applauding
Transport Canada’s announcement in Gazette I calling for the mandatory
installation of electronic stability control (ESC) on newly built
three-axle truck tractors with a gross vehicle weight rating greater
than 11,793 kgs beginning in August 2017.
Over time, this regulation will dramatically reduce these types of incidents occurring on Canadian roadways, says CTA.
According to a 2012 analysis by the National
Highway Transportation Safety Administration, ESC is between 40 percent
to 56 percent effective in reducing roll-over incidents. In a separate
2012 analysis performed by American Transportation Research Institute,
of which CTA is a member, ESC was identified as 75 percent more
effective at jack-knife avoidance than trucks without the system.
It is estimated a rollover can
cost a motor carrier on average anywhere between $197,000 and over $1.1
million in repairs, insurance and other costs depending on the cargo
being carried and whether the crash results in a fatality.
A fleet operating at a five
percent margin would need to increase revenue by 20 times the cost of
these accident related losses. For example, a trucking company would
need to increase its revenue by $2 million to offset $100,000 in
The current purchase price of
electronic stability technology is in the $600-$1,200 range. And, it is
anticipated that this price will go down once a mandate is introduced.
“This measure introduced by
Transport Canada is not only going to improve highway safety and reduce
roadway safety incidents involving commercial vehicles, it is
inexpensive insurance for motor carriers,” said David Bradley, CEO of
regulation is set to come into force for new equipment only, starting
with three-axle truck tractors beginning August 1, 2017 and phasing in
all targeted truck tractors and motor coaches by August 1, 2019.
This Transport Canada rule
harmonizes the direction taken by the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA), which introduced a similar rule in mid-2015.
B.C. RCMP have arrested a man in Surrey, B.C. in connected
with a murder of a Brampton, Ont. man. The man under arrest will be
brought back to Toronto. He is wanted for second degree murder.
Toronto police have announced that a man wanted in connection with the Toronto parking lot shooting death of Maninder Singh Sandhu has been arrested in Surrey, B.C.
The man, 34, of Brampton, was arrested by RCMP on Friday.
Sandhu was shot last Friday in the parking lot where he kept his
truck on Humber College Boulevard at Finch Avenue West, police said. He
was discovered the next day by his family and was pronounced dead at the
Later, police said he died of multiple gunshot wounds to his torso.
The man in RCMP custody allegedly worked with Sandhu, 31, at BTI
Cartage, a Toronto trucking company. He will be brought back to the city
by Toronto police.
Mackie the Mover was started in 1928 by Ross’s parents Merle and
Amanda. In the early 1950s, Ross and his sister Marilyn became involved
in the business and were one of the original agents for North American
Van Lines Canada Ltd. Ross’s four boys later joined the company in the
early 1970s, and have all been actively involved in the business ever
Now, many of Ross’s 14 grandchildren are also working in various divisions of the Mackie Group.
Peter Balan started in the trucking industry the early 1960s as a
driver in northern Ontario. Over the years he has owned and managed
several companies serving various market segments. Peter’s son joined
him in the trucking business in the mid-1980s and they continue to work
Brampton driver sought in fellow trucker's shooting death
Police are searching for Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton.
BRAMPTON, ON — Toronto Police are seeking the public's assistance in
locating a Brampton-based truck driver accused of fatally shooting a
fellow driver at his Humber College Blvd. truck yard in Etobicoke.
When police arrived at BTI Cartage in Etobicoke, ON, at around 3 a.m.
on Oct. 1, they found the body of Maninder Singh Sandhu, 31, in the
truck yard’s parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.
Following an investigation that involved discussions with Sandhu’s
family and colleagues, police issued a second-degree murder warrant for
Pardeep Chouhan, 34, of Brampton. He is described as having a light
brown complexion, 6'0", 180 lbs., black straight hair and a scar beside
his right eye.
Police say Chouhan is believed to be armed and dangerous, and does
have access to firearms. Police are advising the public to not approach
him, immediately call 9-1-1 and report his location and description to
the police. He is believed to still be in the Greater Toronto Area.
Anyone with information on the murder or the whereabouts of Pardeep
Chouhan is asked to contact Toronto Police Homicide Squad at
416-808-7400, or Detective Sergeant Graham Gibson directly at
416-808-7400 ext. 77415, Detective Lioumanis at 416-808-7400 ext.
7-7287, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
MONTREAL, Que. — The province of Quebec announced recently that it
will be allocating $8.6 million to five companies dedicated to building
electric heavy vehicles.
The province is gathering the $8.6 million from its Green Fund, Quebec’s carbon cap and trade program.
The five companies participating in the project that is estimated to
costing $17.2 million are: Lion Bus, TM4, AddÉnergie Technologies,
Adetel Solution and Alcoa. The companies are to manufacture four 100%
electric prototypes — two buses and two trucks in just three years. In
total, 26 jobs will be created in partners during the implementation of
“We all know that Quebec has its own energy in large quantities and
at competitive cost. By focusing on the electrification of transport, we
want to become a forerunner in sustainable mobility and a leader in the
use of means of transport powered by electricity,” said the Quebec’s
Minister of Transport, Laurent Lessard.