PIT Group Plans VIP Day and Fleet Forum

Energotest technology testing to feature special events for fleets and continue tradition of providing precise, verified and unbiased fuel consumption data

Montréal, QC – May 9, 2016 – PIT Group, an engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, today announced that its spring 2016 Energotest will include an invitation only VIP Day for select Canadian and U.S. operations and a Fleet Forum for invited participants and PIT Group fleet members. The spring Energotest will be held from May 30 to June 9 at the Transport Canada test track operated by PMG Technologies in Blainville, Québec.

“With the number of new fuel saving technologies being introduced to the industry increasing at an astounding rate, we are offering these unique opportunities during our spring Energotest,” said Yves Provencher, director of the PIT Group. “For a select group of large fleets from across North America, a special invitation will allow them to ask up to three suppliers to submit technologies for testing. The fleets are also invited to attend Energotest for the evaluations and take part in a VIP Day where they will learn about PIT Group and our testing facilities.”

PIT Group is also hosting a Fleet Forum during the spring Energotest for the same select group of invited fleets and its fleet members. PIT Group Consultant Dwayne Haug, principal owner of Dwayne O. Haug Consulting, will discuss various topics of interest and fuel saving innovations that are important to fleet operations during the day-long event. Haug, a highly respected fleet executive, served as AVP Equipment Purchasing at Werner Enterprises for 25 years and in several other trucking company executive roles throughout his career.

Utilizing a highly qualified team of engineers relying on stringent processes and state-of-the-art equipment, Energotest is a fully independent, ISO 17025 certified, road test laboratory with international credibility. Participants in this invitation-only event can take advantage of the following testing options:

  • TMC-SAE Type II Test Procedure (SAE J1321)– Fuel consumption testing that compares the fuel consumption of a test vehicle, operating under two different conditions (base and modified), with the fuel consumption of a control vehicle.
  • SAE J1526 Joint TMC/SAE Fuel Consumption Test Procedure – Type III – Fuel consumption testing that compares the fuel consumption of one component of a combination vehicle to the same component in another combination vehicle.
  • Fuel consumption tests for specific duty cycles determined according to customer demands.
  • PEMS – Portable Emissions Measurement System for measuring emissions in moving vehicles.
  • SAE J1263 Road Load Measurement and Dynamometer Simulation Using Coast down Techniques tests for evaluating the influence of technologies on the drag force of vehicles.
  • Dynamic performance tests under various duty cycles using a Taylor Towing Dynamometer designed to maintain constant drawbar pull and simulate an uphill slope of 25%.

2016 Energotest Dates

Spring: May 30 – June 9

VIP Day: June 7

Fleet Forum: June 8 (By Invitation Only)

Fall: September 13 – 23

For information and Energotest registration form: http://thepitgroup.com/energotest/

About PIT Group

Based in Montreal, Quebec, PIT Group is a division of FPInnovations. Formed in 2008, the unbiased, neutral testing organization helps manufacturers evaluate and refine prototypes and fleet managers select the best technologies to reduce costs and environmental impact. The group consists of engineers, technicians, eco-driving trainers and fleet management specialists that promote efficient energy use by fleet members in the commercial transportation, municipal and transit industries across North America. PIT Group works in cooperation with the U.S. SmartWay Transport Partnership, Natural Resources Canada, and Environment Canada, which has selected PIT as the benchmark facility for testing green transportation technologies. PIT Group is affiliated with the American Trucking Associations, the Technology & Maintenance Council, and the Truckload Carriers Association. For more details, please visit www.thepitgroup.com.

U.S. Media Contact: 

Susan Fall

LaunchIt Public Relations

858 490-1050

susan@launchitpr.com

U.S. Technical Contact:

Michael M. Fielden

U.S. National Sales Manager

PIT Group (FPInnovations)

844-630-9442

michael.fielden@thepitgroup.com

Canada Media Contact:

Karine Seguin

Marketing Services Coordinator

PIT Group (FPInnovations)

514-782-4520

Karine.seguin@thepitgroup.com

Canada Technical Contact:

Yves Provencher

Director

PIT Group (FPInnovations)

514-782-4523

yves.provencher@thepitgroup.com