PIT Group Boosting U.S. Testing Presence

PHILADELPHIA, PA and MONTREAL, QC – A Canadian engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced at the 2015 American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition the opening of a U.S. office and a significant increase in its presence in the United States.

Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) Group is opening an office in Atlanta, GA and is adding the U.S. as the location for road testing of its technology certification process known as Energotest.

Using stringent SAE/TMC testing protocols, PIT Group will now hold two Energotest events in Canada and two in the U.S. each year.

“PIT Group has become the benchmark for precise, verified and unbiased data on the return on investment fleets can expect from green technologies in Canada,” said Yves Provencher, director of PIT Group. “With the continual need to improve competitiveness and the increase in environmental compliance restrictions, the demand for green technologies has never been stronger. Our U.S. office will enable us to offer the level of service and experience we’ve been providing Canadian fleets and that U.S. fleets expect.”

 In addition, PIT Group is bringing on the services of Mike Fielden, a transportation logistics executive with over 35 years of industry experience to lead its U.S. operation.

PIT Group consists of engineers, technicians, eco-driving trainers and fleet management specialists that can guide fleets in selecting the product that is best suited to their need, according to the company.

According to PIT Group, members gain the knowledge of engineers dedicated solely to providing the trucking industry with accurate unbiased test results on fuel saving technologies, network on technology issues with like-minded colleagues and have access to results of tests conducted for other PIT Group members.

“Large and small carriers alike benefit tremendously from PIT Group membership,” explained Provencher. “Larger carriers view us as a seamless extension to their engineering teams whereas smaller carriers consider us their entire engineering department. Bottom line, we have no agenda other than to certify and implement the best and most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly technologies in North America.” 

PIT Group works in cooperation with the U.S. SmartWay Transport Partnership, Natural Resources Canada, and Environment Canada, which selected PIT as the benchmark facility for testing green transportation technologies, and is affiliated with the ATA, the Technology & Maintenance Council and the Truckload Carriers Association.

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