Meritor® FUELite™ and Meritor WABCO ECAS Selected For TWNA Award 2012

    Meritor® FUELite™ and Meritor WABCO ECAS Selected For TWNA Award 2012

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 13, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor (NYSE: MTOR)
announced today that its FUELite Tandem Axle and Meritor WABCO Electronically
Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) have been recognized as a top technical
achievement by the Truck Writers of North America (TWNA).

TWNA recognized these products for weight savings, increased fuel efficiency
and improved traction control for rear-axle applications with the Technical
Achievement Award at the annual Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC)
meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

"The selection committee was impressed with Meritor FUELite's ability to save
significant weight from a Class 8 tractor," said James Menzies, Truck News and
Truck West executive editor. "When coupled with Meritor WABCO ECAS, the 6x2
spec becomes viable for many North American truck buyers who could benefit
from the weight savings of a 6x2, yet don't have to worry about potential loss
of traction."

Meritor's FUELite is the first product in its SoloDrive Axle Series that
features 6x2 tandem rear axles. Based on the proven Meritor 160 series drive
axle, the FUELite tandem axle is best suited for line-haul applications to
maximize weight savings and increase fuel efficiency.

The Meritor FUELite tandem axle delivers nearly 400 pounds in weight savings
and approximately a 2 percent  increase in fuel efficiency when compared to a
traditional 6x4 configuration.

Features and benefits of the Meritor FUELite tandem axle include:

  oMeritor's 160 DualTrac™ housing, which allows the option of running
    wide-based single tires or duals for enhanced efficiency and improved
    residual value.
  oA 2.50 to 4.10 ratio range available to match the appropriate application.
  oA 12.7-millimeter wall housing that is compatible with all current
    40,000-pound tandem air suspensions.
  oAll SoloDrive Series axles, which utilize the same rear-tag axle for
    simplified maintenance and designed to function optimally with Meritor
    brakes and options.

Meritor WABCO's ECAS is designed to improve a vehicle's air suspension control
system by electronically maintaining a set ride height between the axle and
chassis when road and vehicle characteristics change. The pressure control of
the air springs is adjusted only when there is a change in the load, so normal
axle vibration during driving does not cause height adjustment or consume air.
Reduced air consumption decreases the compressor duty cycle, resulting in
improved fuel economy.

ECAS offers automatic load transfer, significantly reducing drive axle wheel
spin and traction control events during periods of aggressive acceleration.
This feature addresses lower tractive effort of 6x2 vehicles versus 6x4,
providing considerable improvement in traction on low friction surfaces to
improve performance.

Meritor WABCO's ECAS features include:

  oIntelligent Load Monitoring, which enables efficient transition to 6x2
    drive configurations and improves ATC event traction and reduces
    drivetrain damage due to over-spin conditions.
  oIntelligent Level Control to provide optimum ride height to reduce
    driveline vibration and wear, lower vehicle profile for improved
    aerodynamics and reduce air consumption for increased fuel economy.
  oImproved lifting capabilities to help in instances when the trailer is
    challenged on certain road grades.

The Technical Achievement Award recognizes a product or service that exhibits
technical innovation, has a wide applicability in the trucking industry,
offers significant benefits and is widely available.

Jon Morrison, president and general manager of Meritor WABCO, and Charlie
Allen, Meritor, general manager, North American technical service, received
the award from TWNA award committee members. "We're very proud to receive this
award for FUELite and ECAS from the TWNA," said Allen "It's a testament to
Meritor's and Meritor WABCO's continued development of lightweight, fuel
efficient products."

About Meritor, Inc.

Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking
and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets.With
more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer
superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves
commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket
customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United
States, and is made up of approximately 9,000 diverse employees who apply
their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers,
joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries.
Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at

About Meritor WABCO

Meritor WABCO is a North American joint venture focused on the development and
delivery of proven, integrated safety technology and efficiency-smart
components.These include braking systems and controls, active safety systems,
and suspension and control systems for commercial vehicles in North America.
Two leading global suppliers back Meritor WABCO, each with more than 100-year
legacies. Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR), a supplier of drivetrain, mobility,
braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial
markets, provides the JV the industry's most extensive service and support
network; while WABCO Automotive Control Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of WABCO Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WBC) provides breakthrough
technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial
vehicles. For more information, visit

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