President and COO Tim Roach said, "While we are disappointed to report a loss for the quarter, we are now beginning to see the results of our intensive turnaround efforts. Our equipment utilization and empty mile ratio started to improve late in the first quarter. Results were particularly impacted by significant increases in fuel costs. We are optimistic that our efforts will produce positive results throughout the remainder of the year."
Optronics International has developed a new LED technology that it claims can sanitize the air and material surfaces in vehicle interiors wherever the light shines.