The American Trucking Association’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) and PIT Group of FPInnovations announced it has reached a deal for a new, collaborative partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, TMC will partner with PIT Group in field testing and truck engineering projects, while PIT will offer TMC members access to their engineering services at a discounted rate.
“TMC’s mission is to be a leader in truck maintenance and technical innovation,” says TMC Executive Director Robert Braswell. “This new partnership will provide our members significant new opportunities to access PIT Group’s engineering expertise, while creating new chances for our industry to test technical theories in the field.
“TMC and PIT are both committed to advancing innovation in trucking, and we could not ask for a better partner to work with. I hope this is the first of many collaborations between our two organizations,” Braswell says.
Canadian PIT Group specializes in developing and accelerating the implementation of safe, sustainable and efficient technologies that support excellence in North America’s transportation industry, making the partnership with TMC a win-win for members of both organizations, according to an announcement.
“The implementation of this partnership is an excellent opportunity for the PIT Group to provide continuing and expanding support to both the PIT and TMC Memberships,” says Dwayne O. Haug, Business Development Consultant.
“Providing strategic engineering services for the both of these groups, they will enjoy the benefits of professional testing utilizing the latest of applied technical techniques in addition to having a dedicated technical center at their disposal,” he says. “This will further facilitate the acceleration of new technology and its implementation into the member fleets and our transportation industry.”
As part of this new collaboration, PIT Group and TMC each commit to a number of obligations, including engineering advice, discounts on fleet review services, technical data and a shared presence at annual meetings as well as on both organizations’ websites.