MONTREAL, Que. – FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group, announced today that it is offering 20% off its memberships to fleets that join its company before June 30, 2014.
Today, more than 50 North American for-hire and private fleets (ranging in size from 25 to more than 1,700 trucks) are PIT members.
PIT says the benefits for the North American fleets becoming members of the organization include:
- the ability to choose which new technologies and operational practices are submitted for fuel efficiency testing
- access to past test results of fuel-efficient claims of different technologies
- access to the group’s engineering resources and implementation services
- peer networking opportunities for fleet owners and managers
“Leveraging the disciplined PIT testing protocols allows member carriers to focus our efforts on core competencies, including managing our fleet operations,” said Chris Trajkovski, vice-president, fleet maintenance at Bison Transport. “Without internal engineering expertise, fleets cannot effectively determine the merits or quantify the net impact of fuel efficiency technology claims on fleet performance. If you have not yet been involved as a member fleet of PIT, I strongly encourage you to consider the benefits it would bring to your operation.”
“By providing our fleet members with accurate results on the return on investment they can expect from green technologies and practices, they can make more effective capital investments,” added Yves Provencher, director of PIT. “Our proven controlled test-track fuel efficiency evaluation procedures include the most stringent testing protocols and guarantee independent verification of a technology’s fuel efficiency performance. The result is a fuel savings projection that is highly representative of what a fleet can expect to realize in actual service.”
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