Groupe Morneau electric trucks start rolling in Eastern Canada

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Groupe Morneau has taken delivery of its first Volvo VNR Electric truck to operate on freight logistics routes in eastern Canada.

Volvo VNR electric truck operated by Groupe Morneau
The key handover ceremony in Quebec City.

The Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 is the first heavy-duty battery-electric truck operating in Québec City and the first Volvo VNR Electric tandem rear axle configuration in Canada.

The zero-tailpipe emission truck was delivered to Groupe Morneau this week by the local Volvo Trucks dealership, Paré Centre du Camion. The dealership and the Volvo sales team 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.

“We commend Groupe Morneau for its leadership in deploying the first Volvo VNR Electric truck in Québec City and for its commitment to improve the sustainability of its fleet,” said Paul Kudla, managing director for Canada, Volvo Trucks North America.

“As one of Canada’s largest transportation and logistics companies, Groupe Morneau will have the opportunity to integrate the Volvo VNR Electric into a wide variety of distribution routes and serve as an example for other area fleets that are considering their electromobility options.”

Groupe Morneau operates an extensive freight network across Québec, with TL and LTL services. The company has six lines of business, a network of 23 terminals located in 17 sites across eastern Canada, 1,300 employees, and 1,500 pieces of equipment.