Atlanta, GA – February 21, 2017 – PIT Group, a research and engineering group supporting the North American transportation industry, today announced that C.R. England has become a fleet member of its testing organization.
“PIT Group will help us identify opportunities to save fuel, improve equipment longevity and realize a lower total cost of ownership,” said Ron Hall, V.P. of equipment and fuel at C.R. England. “Their vast research into fuel saving technologies, corrosion resistance, and vehicle reliability, will complement our in-house testing and evaluation programs. In addition, there may be future technologies we don’t have the capability to test ourselves but can recommend the supplier bring directly to the PIT Group for evaluation.”
Hall went on to explain that C.R. England conducts 15 or more SAE/TMC Type II and Type IV fuel economy tests internally each year. “We make decisions about which vehicles and components to evaluate based on what might have a potential benefit, but we can’t test everything,” he related. “Part of the return on investment we expect from joining the PIT Group is in reviewing their test reports, and in identifying opportunities that we might not have seen otherwise.”
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, C.R. England is one of North America’s largest transportation companies. The carrier specializes in hauling temperature-sensitive truckload freight, providing long haul national and short and medium haul regional truckload services. C.R. England also offers dedicated and intermodal services.
CR England was first introduced to PIT Group during its Fleet Forum event last June. Led by Dwayne Haug, business development consultant for PIT Group, the Fleet Forum was a day-long event covering a variety of fuel saving and operational techniques and processes important to fleets.
“The decision by C.R. England to join the PIT Group illustrates the value we can bring to fleets in the North American transportation industry,” said Marc Bolduc, business development consultant at PIT Group. “We look forward to providing them with our unbiased, qualified research as a complement to their in-house testing capabilities, especially for technologies that are hard to test in a single fleet, and to help guide their decisions and validate their use of fuel saving and other solutions.”
Other U.S.-based carriers that are members of the PIT Group include U.S. Xpress, Praxair, Experior Transport, Skyline Transportation and Keller Logistics. CLICK HERE for more information about PIT Group membership.
About PIT Group
PIT Group, a division of FPInnovations, is a neutral, third-party organization that focuses on testing technologies and evaluating operational effectiveness for member fleets. PIT Group’s four main areas of focus are: testing fuel efficiency of technologies using its Energotest, verifying that ELD solutions meet the US and/or Canadian requirements, assessing fleet operations for areas of improvements and research, testing and development of smart mobility solutions. PIT Group’s Energotest is recognized in the trucking industry as the gold standard for fuel economy tests and is ISO 17025 certified. Fleets across North America rely on PIT Group’s insight and advice because of their operations and maintenance expertise.
For more details, visit http://www.thepitgroup.com.
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