COLUMBUS, Ind. (January 30, 2006) - Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) announced the winners of its 9,000 Gallon Giveaway, revealed at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March 2005.

 

In the U.S., Brad Willard won the equivalent of a full tanker truck of diesel fuel. Willard is a company driver for H&M Trucking in Clinton, Illinois, and drives a Peterbilt to haul food grade product, both liquid and dry, in a stainless steel tanker.

 

In Canada, owner/operator Simon Giguere of St. Hyacinthe, PQ, also won 9,000 gallons of diesel fuel. He drives a Peterbilt 379 with a Cummins 2005 ISX 565-hp engine, and hauls mostly paper products on his aluminum flatbed trailer.

 

Both were selected in a random drawing at Cummins headquarters on Nov. 1, 2005, where one U.S. and one Canadian CDL holder were drawn to receive the Grand Prizes. Additionally, five runner-up prizes of $500 fuel cards were awarded, both in the United States and Canada.

 

In the U.S., runner-up prizes were awarded to: Kelly Winters, Springtown, Okla.; David Tyree, Springfield, Ohio; Ed Harris, Knoxville, Tenn.; Dennis Edelman, Seneca, Neb.; and Eric Anderson, Austin, Minn. In Canada, runner-up prizes were awarded to: Sylvain LaLonde, Ste.-Marthe, PQ; Len Thomsen, Surrey, British Columbia; Iouiri Kalmykov, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia; Denis Grondin, Laval, PQ; and Simon Choquette, Pierretonds, PQ.

 

The 9,000 Gallon Giveaway officially ran 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. Over 7,000 mail and online entries were received for the 9,000 Gallon Giveaway. Any holder of a valid CDL with a valid address was eligible to enter.

 

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.