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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

PIT Group’s Expertise for its Independent Verification Services

 

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.