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PIT to host two-day conference


TORONTO, Ont. — FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) will be hosting a conference in February to discuss fuel-saving technologies.

The PIT Conference 2015, entitled Innovation Has No Borders, will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Fleets are invited to attend to hear industry leaders discuss “synergies and solutions” that can make the trucking industry become more efficient.

Brent Fowler of SLH Transport is honourary president of the conference.

“As one of the first companies to join the PIT Group back in 2008, SLH realized early on the joint values and common goals we shared for innovation, environmental sustainability and enhanced industry education and training,” said Fowler. “We are honoured to be part of this event and look forward to the conference.”

Donald Cooper, dubbed “one of the world’s most insightful and inspiring business speakers,” will present at the event.

PIT will present its 2014 Annual Report and will consult with members for 2015 projects. More than 50 fleets currently belong to the organization, enjoying access to PIT’s engineering and technical expertise. PIT provides insights on new technologies and innovations and provide unbiased test results on their performance.

Also on tap for this year’s conference are sessions on: the impact of rules and legislation on fleet operating costs; alternative fuels; investing in people for a more efficient fleet; and mastering the reliability challenge.

“The trucking industry is at a crossroads,” said Yves Provencher, director of the PIT Group. “New fuels, new environmental regulations and new technologies can bring as many challenges as they do solutions. For fleet operators, PIT Conference 2015 will be a forum to voice their needs. For developers and suppliers, it will be a platform to present their latest technological advances and gain feedback that will be key to the future success of their products. Together at the conference, fleet operators, developers and suppliers will shape the advances that could redefine the trucking industry.”

 


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