Intercar adds four 2019 H3-45 models to its growing fleet
(April 1, 2019, St. Claire, QC, Canada) Georges Gilbert founded Intercar in 1959 and 60 years later, it still stands as the second-largest bus and coach carrier in the province of Quebec, Canada. Intercar runs school buses, providing student transportation in the greater-Quebec area, and offers motorcoaches for charter services. The company recently added four new 2019 H3-45 coaches to expand its charter services, bringing the total number of coaches in its predominantly Prevost fleet to 30.
Third generation owner and Chief Executive Officer, Hugo Gilbert, took Intercar over from his father, Jasmin Gilbert in 1996, who put in 20 years at the helm following his father Georges’ retirement. During his tenure, Jasmin had managed the acquisition of the Voyageur routes in 1990 that took in the Saguenay region and the North Coast of the Saint Lawrence River. Today Intercar employs 400 drivers, technicians and professional staff to deliver student transportation, coach charters, as well as scheduled service and shuttles, medical and adapted mobility transport, and parcel service.
Hugo states he has always been drawn to the look of Prevost coaches and appreciates that Prevost was founded and is still headquartered, in nearby St. Claire, Quebec. He is especially appreciative of the Prevost electric fan drive system on his new 2019 coaches, which helps save on fuel costs.
“The Allison transmission is also a must,” says Gilbert. “Our drivers absolutely love the powertrain combination of Allison and the D13 Volvo engine. Also, the back-up camera is a new feature we find extremely helpful.”
Intercar plans to utilize the new H3-45 coaches predominately for scheduled charter services into the U.S.
“With mileage adding up quickly, our newest Prevost coaches are going to offer us a definite advantage,” says Gilbert. “We know downtime can be minimized downtime when our drivers are so far away from home due to product reliability and the numerous maintenance and support services Prevost provides.”