MONTREAL, Que. — Project Innovation Transport (PIT), a group of fleets and government representatives aiming to improve industry efficiency, is gaining steam following its first advisory committee meeting.
Participating carriers who attended the meeting included: SLH Transport; Bison Transport; Transport Herve Lemieux; Transport Bourassa; Robert Transport; Cascades Transport; and Sunbury Transport. Various government agencies were also represented.
The committee intends to develop action priorities to be pursued over the coming year. More than 30 potential projects were discussed, with special attention given to: the environmental impact of container transport versus trailer vans; the impact of newer engines over older generation engines; and the efficiency of road trains.
FPInnovations, which is administering the program, says the group will develop decision support tools, safety solutions, best practices and vehicle maintenance guidelines. The group also confirmed it will once again conduct an Energotest, as it did last fall. The campaign tests the aerodynamic claims of various technologies to stringent SAE/TMC Type 4 standards. The group is currently looking for new devices to put to the test. Suppliers can take part by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
New fleets are also being encouraged to join the program. More information about PIT is available at www.feric.ca.
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