Autocars Gaudreault

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Autocars Gaudreault is the transit, specialized transit, intercity & charter bus subsidiary of Groupe Gaudreault.

History

Autocars Gaudreault was founded as Les Autobus Gaudreault Enr. in 1951 by Roméo Gaudreault after acquiring the transit system in the MRC of Joliette from Autobus Alfred Desmarais. The acquisition included the vehicles previously used. Autobus Gaudreault would later purchase new Prevost coaches and start offering charters. In 1957, they diversified into the school bus market with their first school bus contract.

Autobus Gaudreault purchased Autobus Montcalm from bankruptcy in 1963 and expands Autobus Gaudreault's coverage.

In June 1967, Autobus Gaudreault purchased Autobus Boréal.

In 1985, the company landed a contract to operate intermunicipal service from Joliette under Conseil intermunicipal de transport de Joliette-métropolitain.

Transit bus fleet (pre Conseil intermunicipal de transport de Joliette-métropolitain)

[1] Autobus Roméo Gaudreault started operating transit in the Joliette area on March 31, 1951. It was renamed Autobus Gaudreault Enr. in June 1965 and again renamed to Autobus Gaudreault Inc. in February 1966.

They became the contract operator for the Conseil intermunicipal de transport de Joliette-métropolitain in 1986.

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-102 1946 Ford Transit
  • Ex 120? & 122?.
  • Exx Autobus Desmarais?
103 1947 Ford Transit
  • Ex 124?.
  • Exx Autobus Desmarais?
116 1951 Prevost Citadin Ex Valleyfield; bought in 1952.
202 1953 Prevost Citadin Ex 118.
406-407 1950 CC&F IUC-35A Ex Provincial Transport 5013 & 5019; bought in 1964.
408 1949 CC&F C-36 Ex Provincial Transport 4924; bought in 1964.
601 1965 GMC TDH-3501
602 1956 GMC TDH-3714 Ex Autobus Carier et Frère 406.
7101 1971 GMC T6H-4521
8101-8103 1959 GMC TDH-4517 Ex Autobus Bélair #?, #? & 226; bought in 1981.
8501 1965 GMC TDH-5303 Ex TTC 3768; bought in 1985.
8502 GMC SDM-5301 Ex unknown operator; bought in 1985.

Transit bus fleet (since Conseil intermunicipal de transport de Joliette-métropolitain)

See Conseil intermunicipal de transport de Joliette-métropolitain and Corporation de transport Joliette métropolitain for rosters.

Coach fleet

[2] Not Complete

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
10, 12 1951 Prevost Interurban Ex Autobus Boréal 10 & 12; bought in 1968.
14 1951 Prevost Interurban Ex Autobus Boréal 14; bought in 1968.
14A 1950 Prevost Interurban Ex Autobus Boréal 14A; bought in 1968.
15 2010 MCI J4500 Cummins ISM Allison B500 Equipped with onboard Wi-Fi and individual power outlets[3]
25 2013 MCI J4500
27 2010 MCI J4500 Cummins ISM Allison B500 Equipped with onboard Wi-Fi and individual power outlets[4]
31 2014 MCI J4500
86 2015 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12 Allison B500
403 1964 GMC/Superior
404 1953 Prevost Interurban Ex Héneault; bought in 1964.
503 1958 Prevost LeNormand Ex Autobus Monette et Fils 22-58; bought in 1965.
504 1965 GMC/Superior
1000 1992 Van Hool T840
1001 1993 Blue Bird Q-Bus
1101-1103 1953 GMC PD-4103
5601 1956 GMC PD-4104
5602 1959 GMC PD-4104
5901 1959 GMC PD-4104
7010 1991 Van Hool T840
  • Ex 1010.
7601 1962 GMC PD-4106
7602 GMC PD-4106
7900 1966 GMC PD-4107
7910 1967 GMC PD-4107
8303 1983 MCI MC-9
  • Ex Transport des Monts #?; bought in 1983.
8504 1975 GMC P8M-4905A
8801-8802 1988 MCI 102-A3
8803 1981 Prevost LeMirage
9101 1991 MCI 102-C3
  • VIN - MP043884
  • Transferred to Sabem in 2003.

Specialized transit fleet

Not Complete

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

School bus fleet (Autobus Gaudreault)

[5] Not Complete

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Year Serial/VIN Body Manufacturer Chassis / Model Type Capacity / Length Notes
16 1959 Mercedes-Benz 17 Ex Autobus Boréal 16; bought in 1968.
18 1964 Chevrolet 48 Ex Autobus Boréal 18; bought in 1968.
20 1964 GMC 45 Ex Autobus Boréal 20; bought in 1968.
22 1964 GMC 52 Ex Autobus Boréal 22; bought in 1968.
28 1965 Ford 48 Ex Autobus Boréal 28; bought in 1968.
34 1965 Chevrolet 34 Ex Autobus Boréal 34; bought in 1968.
101-104 1961 GMC 66
105-106 1960 GMC 60
107 1961 Comer 11
108 1958 Mercedes-Benz 17
301 1963 GMC 60
302-303 1963 GMC 72 302 renumbered 6302 in 1969.
304 1963 Chevrolet 72
305-306 1963 GMC 72
307 1962 GMC 60
308 1963 GMC 60 Renumbered 6308 in 1969.
309 1963 GMC 66 Renumbered 6309 in 1965.
310 1963 GMC 60
311 1962 GMC 42
312-313 1963 GMC 78
314 1962 GMC 72
315 1963 GMC 60
401-402 1964 GMC 66
405 1964 GMC 78 Renumbered 6405 in 1969.
409 1964 GMC 72
416 1962 International 37 Bought in 1964.
501 1965 GMC 78
502 1965 Chevrolet 24 Renumbered 6502 in 1969.
505-506 1965 GMC 78
507 1965 GMC 72
602 1966 Ford 78
603 1966 Ford 52
604 1966 Ford 78
605 1966 Ford 52
606 1966 Dodge 78
705, 707 1967 Ford 78 Renumbered 6705 & 6707 in 1969.
6302 1963 GMC 72 Ex 302.
6308 1963 GMC 60 Ex 308.
6309 1963 GMC 66 Ex 309.
6405 1964 GMC 78 Ex 405.
6502 1965 Chevrolet 24 Ex 502.
6705, 6707 1967 Ford 78 Ex 705 & 707.
6901 1969 GMC 78
6903-6906, 6908-6910 1969 Chevrolet 78
7001 1970 Chevrolet 49
8820-8823 1988 Ford
9209-9210 1992 International
9211 1991 Ford

References

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  3. MCI delivers to Va., Calif., Quebec, metro-magazine.com, retrieved 2010-07-02
  4. MCI delivers to Va., Calif., Quebec, metro-magazine.com, retrieved 2010-07-02
  5. [3]