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.