LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 31, 2005) - Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced today during the Mid-America Trucking Show that it will give away two prizes of 9,000 gallons of diesel fuel, the equivalent of two full tanker trucks, to a winning U.S. and Canadian contest participant. Participants who have a valid CDL can enter the sweepstakes during the Mid-America Trucking Show, the Great American Trucking Show, the ExpoCam Show, through participating Cummins dealers and distributors, or online at www.everytime.cummins.com.
Entrants of the 9,000 Gallon Giveaway are encouraged to visit the Every MPG section of the www.everytime.cummins.com web site devoted to maximizing fuel economy and engine performance. Truck owners and drivers will find tips to help reduce operating costs, vehicle spec'ing guides and ways to optimize their Cummins engine using PowerSpec, Load-Based Speed Control and other exclusive electronic features.
"Everyone in the industry knows that obtaining optimal fuel economy is vital in our industry, especially today amid rising diesel fuel costs and new emissions regulations," said Tom Kieffer, Cummins Executive Director - Marketing. "The 9,000 Gallon Giveaway is more than a great opportunity for a U.S. and Canadian CDL holder to win 9,000 gallons worth of free fuel. It's designed for all truck fleets and owner/operators to connect with their local Cummins dealer or distributor to optimize fuel economy and engine performance. As the fuel economy leader, we want to provide the trucking industry with information on achieving the best in fuel efficiency and engine performance as we move forward to 2007 and beyond."
The 9,000 Gallon Giveaway will officially run between March 31, 2005, the opening of the Mid-America Trucking Show, and 11:59 p.m., October 22, 2005, the close of the ExpoCam Show. A random drawing will take place at Cummins headquarters on November 1, 2005, where one U.S. CDL holder and one Canadian CDL holder will be chosen. Additionally, five runner-up prizes of $500 fuel cards will be awarded, both in the United States and Canada. Any holder of a valid CDL with a valid address is eligible to enter. There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes, however participants are limited to one entry per person.
For official rules and regulations regarding the 9,000 Gallon Giveaway or for information on maximizing fuel economy, tips and advice, please visit Cummins at www.everytime.cummins.com.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins serves customers in more than 160 countries through its network of 550 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 5,000 dealer locations. With more than 28,000 employees worldwide, Cummins reported sales of $8.4 billion in 2004. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com