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PIT Group To Conduct Fuel Efficiency Tests for U.S. Xpress

| October 11, 2016

PIT Group To Conduct Fuel Efficiency Tests for U.S. Xpress

PIT Group, an engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, has announced that it will conduct its first In-Service Fuel Testing on powertrain combinations in the U.S.

Suppliers are currently being invited to participate in the evaluations for U.S. Xpress, Inc., which will take place from November 7-11, 2016  at the carrier’s facility in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.

According to Yves Provencher, director of the PIT Group, “The ability to add real world test findings to test track data by a group of certified unbiased engineers will help carriers make the right decisions on which solutions will have the greatest economic impact on fuel consumption.”

For the U.S. Xpress evaluations, PIT Group has identified a 60-mile test course on highways and local roads. To represent typical fleet operations, U.S. Xpress fleet and other test vehicles will pull trailers with loads of equal weight. An in-cab observer provided by PIT Group will accompany U.S. Xpress drivers operating the test vehicles. U.S. Xpress will also provide fuel, technicians and maintenance facilities for the event, including a mobile service truck if required.

PIT Group In-Service Fuel Testing utilizes TMC Fuel Consumption Test Procedure – Type III (RP 1103A). The industry standard test compares the fuel consumption of one component of a combination vehicle to the same component in another combination vehicle. PIT Group uses an ISO- 17025 certified process conducted by engineers dedicated solely to providing accurate unbiased test results on fuel saving technologies.

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Category: Engines & Drivetrains, Fleet Diagnostics & Software, Fleet Maintenance, Fleet Tracking, General Update

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