FPInnovations’ PIT Group, in collaboration with Newcom Média Québec, recently presented the first edition of the Sommet canadien sur l’entretien de flotte (SCEF), the Montreal version of the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. This event, which was held as a complementary activity of ExpoCam, took place on April 19 of this year in Montreal and brought together a total of 170 participants, who unanimously agreed that it was an outright success.
“Only in its second year, our event attracted high-calibre guest speakers and the participants greatly appreciated it,” emphasized Yves Provencher, Director, Market and Business Development, Transportation. “We hope to build on this success so that the SCEF continuous to grow to become the not-to-be-missed event in the transportation industry.”
This event addressed several topics of interest aimed at helping fleet managers better understand and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. For example, the presentation on connected drivers dealt with three approaches geared towards driver support by giving them an overall picture of their performance. The participants also had the opportunity to hear users’ testimonials on their own experience. The automated truck convoy approach, based on a driving system with corporate platoons, also attracted many participants. This session brought together a panel of experts who came to express their views on everything related to technology, including what may have an impact on its acceptability.
The SCEF participants were particularly attracted to the presentation by Alexandre Taillefer, a very enthusiastic and passionate entrepreneur and founder of Téo Taxi, an electric taxi company. Mr. Taillefer explained how he was contemplating applying the principles that contributed to his success in the taxi industry to the freight transportation industry.
According to the results of a satisfaction survey sent to the participants, nearly 70% of them intend to register for the next edition of the SCEF and the great majority (77%) found the contents of the sessions to be highly interesting.
The SCEF was presented with the support of the ACQ (Association du camionnage du Québec), the CTC (Comité technique de camionnage du Québec), the SST (Société des surintendants de transport de Québec) and the CPTQ (Club des professionnels du transport Québec).
For more details on the event or on one of the topics addressed within the SCEF, contact Yves Provencher.