Cummins extends deadline on heavy-duty engines

| Thursday, January 08, 2004

Cummins Inc., Columbus, IN, said its “Uptime Guarantee” for U.S. heavy-duty on-highway truck engines has been extended for all engines placed in service through Dec. 31, 2004.

The Uptime Guarantee covers Cummins ISM and ISX engines for the first 12 months of operation. With the guarantee, Cummins will reimburse the customer for up to three days' truck rental for any failure on an ISM or ISX engine that cannot be repaired within 24 hours. The Cummins Uptime Guarantee was first introduced in August 2002.

"The Cummins Uptime Guarantee provides assurance to trucking fleets and owner-operators of the exceptional performance and reliability of these 2004 EPA-certified and compliant Cummins engines," said Tom Kieffer, Cummins executive director of marketing.

Cummins has manufactured and delivered more heavy-duty engines certified and compliant to the EPA emissions standard since October 2002 than any other engine manufacturer, the company said.