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Groupe Morneau deploys Canada’s first Volvo VNR Electric in tandem configuration at its Quebec City terminal

Sur la photo: Paul Kudla, Directeur général Canada, Camions Volvo Canada// Marie-Claude Paré, Vice-Présidente et directrice Générale, Paré Centre du Camion// Catherine Morneau, VP exécutive et directrice Générale, Groupe Morneau// Alain Delisle, Gérant de Territoire Ventes Québec, Camions Volvo Canada// Denis Marcotte, Directeur des services techniques, Groupe Morneau// Sarah Paré, Vice-Présidente Opérations, Paré Centre du Camion// Steven De Sousa, Directeur Régional Service Canada, Camions Volvo Canada// Dany Turmel, Gérant de Territoire Service Québec, Camions Volvo Canada
Quebec City, January 27, 2022

Groupe Morneau took delivery of its first Volvo VNR Electric to operate on freight logistics routes in eastern Canada. The zero-tailpipe emission Class 8 truck was delivered to Groupe Morneau this week during a key handover event with the local Volvo Trucks dealership, Paré Centre du Camion. The Volvo VNR Electric is the first heavy-duty battery-electric truck operating in Québec City and the first Volvo VNR Electric tandem rear axle configuration in Canada.

“This first Volvo VNR Electric truck will be our way to familiarize ourselves with battery-electric vehicles. We want to get as much data as possible regarding its capacity in terms of charge and its behavior under severe temperatures. Our goal is to be the electromobility leader in the industry, helping us to reduce our environmental footprint as we transition to a more sustainable supply chain for our local deliveries.”

Catherine Morneau, Executive Vice president and General manager at Groupe Morneau

Groupe Morneau operates an extensive freight network across Québec and is a leader in TL and LTL goods movement services. With six lines of business, a network of 23 terminals located in 17 sites strategically located across eastern Canada, 1,300 employees, and 1,500 pieces of equipment, Groupe Morneau has successfully established themselves as a transportation and logistics expert and reliable business partner and now also a market leader in the adoption of battery-electric trucks.

Groupe Morneau would like to thank Paré Centre du Camion and the Volvo sales team who worked with Groupe Morneau to determine the ideal routes for the Volvo VNR Electric, based on the vehicle’s range, ideal charging options and work cycle.