A first in Canada: Heavy-Duty Truck Powered by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Now Available for Short-Term Rental

A first in Canada - Peterbilt model 386 is powered by liquified natural gas and his available in a rental short term. Location de camions Excellence PacLease is offering test drive program. (CNW Group/Camions Excellence Peterbilt Inc.)

SAINTE-JULIE, QC, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Excellence Peterbilt has placed Canada's first heavy-duty rental truck powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) into service, according to Nicole Lussier, president of Excellence Peterbilt.

"In collaboration with our partners, Peterbilt Motors, PacLease, Gaz Metro Transport Solutions and Westport HD, we're offering private and for-hire transporters an opportunity to test drive and compare the economic and environmental benefits of this alternative technology," Ms. Lussier said.

According to Gaz Metro Transport Solutions, a Gaz Métro Plus subsidiary, the road transport section is the largest GHG emitter in Quebec, accounting for more than 40% of total emissions. Heavy diesel trucks emit 28% of the GHG emissions in Québec, while representing only 2% of all vehicles. That is why natural gas for vehicles is an ideal solution for heavy transport, using already proven and available technologies to reduce GHG emissions.

Excellence Peterbilt is a proven dealer with two years of experience working with LNG. Lussier said both dealerships in Laval and Sainte-Julie meet the required safety regulation to carry out routine maintenance and mechanical repairs. Location de camions Excellence PacLease will offer heavy-duty vehicles powered by compressed natural gas for the local distribution industry starting in 2013, she added.

Excellence Peterbilt is a heavy-duty truck dealer that sells and markets Peterbilts.  Peterbilt is a division of PACCAR Inc, which operates the only medium-duty truck manufacturing plant in Quebec, (St-Therese). Excellence Peterbilt celebrated its 15th anniversary in Sainte-Julie and its fifth anniversary in Laval in 2012. Excellence Peterbilt will open a parts and service dealership in Saint-Jacques-Le-Mineur in January of 2013, and a full-service dealership in Drummondville in Fall 2013. Excellence Peterbilt is a division of Groupe Lussier Inc.

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SOURCE: Camions Excellence Peterbilt Inc.

For further information:

Christine Durocher
Location de camions Excellence PacLease
christined@excellence-peterbilt.com
514-773-9228