PIT Group’s Expertise Once Again Put to Good Use for its Independent Verification Services

April 25 2018

Saucon Technologies joins the list of companies that have placed their trust in PIT Group’s services to obtain reliable results in support of their technology

MONTREAL – April 25, 2018 – PIT Group, a research and engineering group for the North American transportation industry, announced today that another company has benefited from its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) testing and verification services. Saucon Technologies, an innovative company in the motorcoach industry, has used PIT Group’s independent and impartial verification services to comply with the new FMCSA requirements.

PIT Group, a neutral testing organization, offers numerous independent technology and product verification solutions for companies that want to stand out in the marketplace. Thanks to PIT Group’s highly qualified experts who conduct tests according to established industry standards, companies obtain indisputable results that provide them with additional assurance that the technology in which they are investing meets industry standards, thereby creating added value over their competitors.

“Some of the largest suppliers who have carried out their own self-verifications have failed in implementing their solution, thereby putting their clients in trouble,” pointed out Yves Provencher, Director, Market and Business Development – Transportation. “Saucon, like some of our other clients, has relied on independent validation, providing its clients with additional safety. In fact, PIT Group offers stringent and impartial testing that meets the latest requirements in ELD regulations. PIT Group’s expertise can therefore help transport companies ensure that drivers and owner-operators use only properly verified systems.”

Saucon’s recent tests were conducted in accordance with the test plans and procedures issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Under these requirements, fleets had until December 2017 to implement self-certified ELD systems or, in the case of carriers already using Automatic on-board recording device AOBRD systems, until December 2019 to validate compliance with ELD regulations.

Saucon is pleased to have collaborated with PIT Group for an independent validation of its ELD solutions,” mentioned Bill French, President of Saucon Technologies. “Compliance with FMCSA regulations is of extreme importance to our customers, and the rigorous and unbiased verification performed by the PIT Group provides additional assurance to both Saucon Technologies and its customers that our products comply with the stringent regulations.”

In October 2016, EROAD, a provider of electronic tax, compliance and commercial services, including electronic IFTA, Oregon Weight Mile Tax, driver and vehicle analytics, and real-time fleet tracking, was the first provider to submit its ELD solution to PIT Group for independent verification and testing. More recently, PIT Group was selected by International Trucks to test the fuel efficiency of its new LT Series 625 Class 8 tractor and A26 engine against competitive tractors with similar specifications.

These two companies now use the certification obtained following their independent tests as a tool to promote the quality of their technologies, demonstrating the professionalism and reputation acquired by PIT Group within the North American transportation industry. Many other companies have also used PIT Group’s professional and impartial services within its Energotest campaigns in order to certify and prove the value of their products and technologies.

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: testing fuel efficiency of technologies using its Energotest, verifying that ELD solutions meet the U.S. and/or Canadian requirements, assessing fleet operations for areas of improvements and research, testing and developing 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 its operations and maintenance expertise.

For more details, visit http://www.thepitgroup.com.

About Saucon

Saucon Technologies, headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa. (USA), collaborates in partnership with customers and manufacturers to provide a broad range of solutions to mitigate and reduce risk, as well as improve operational efficiency and ridership experience in the transportation industry. Saucon’s fleet management products include GPS tracking and real-time monitoring, electronic logging products, on-board video, predictive arrival and departure applications, engine diagnostic messages, and much more.  News and information about Saucon products can be found at https://www.saucontds.com/.

Media contact:

Karine Seguin

Marketing Services Coordinator

PIT Group (FPInnovations)

514-782-4520

karine.seguin@fpinnovations.ca

Technical contact:

Yves Provencher

Director, Market and Business Development – Transportation

PIT Group (FPInnovations)

514-782-4523

yves.provencher@fpinnovations.ca