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PIT Group’s technology testing event, Energotest, underway


MONTREAL, Que. – PIT Group’s engineering and research group has launched the Energotest technology testing event, evaluating products aimed at improving fuel efficiency in commercial vehicles.

The spring program is testing a number of aerodynamic devices, with a focus on fuel efficiency, splash reduction and durability of several mud flap designs.

“Our event is growing larger and larger every year,” said Yves Provencher, director of the PIT Group. “The high level of interest in Energotest validates that the process we employ is the benchmark for precise, verified and unbiased data on the return on investment large and small carriers alike can expect from green technologies.”

Energotest is being held at the Transport Canada test track in Blainville, Que., where PIT Group will also be hosting an invitation only VIP day for select Canadian and US operations to learn more about the company and its testing facilities, along with a fleet forum that will include Keller Logistics, Swift Transportation and Schneider, among others.

“PIT Group membership benefits fleets in several ways,” Provencher explained. “Members have access to test results and network with colleagues on technology issues. Fleets also have access to PIT Group engineers dedicated solely to providing accurate unbiased test results on fuel saving technologies. Larger carriers often view us as an extension of their in-house engineering teams and smaller carriers consider us their entire engineering department.”

Also being tested during Energotest will be:

• Adescia Supertech
• DSI Canada X-1R Lean Fuel Burn
• Vanguard National Trailer Corp. AeroSail
• XP Lab Xp3 Diesel Fuel Additive
• Mudguard Technologies LLC V-Flap
• Eco-Flaps Aerodynamic Splash Guard
• Fleet Engineers Inc. Aeroflap

Trucks line up preparing to test various combinations of engines and automatic transmissions at the PIT Group spring Energotest.

Trucks line up preparing to test various combinations of engines and automatic transmissions at the PIT Group spring Energotest.


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