Meritor® FUELite™ and Meritor WABCO ECAS Selected for HDT Top 20 of 2013 Award

Meritor® FUELite™ and Meritor WABCO ECAS Selected for HDT Top 20 of 2013 Award

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 14, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --(NYSE: MTOR) Meritor
announced today its FUELite tandem axle and Meritor WABCO Electronically
Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) were named as one of the Top 20 Products of
2013 by Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine.


The award, presented at the annual Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC)
meeting in Nashville, Tenn., recognizes innovative products introduced between
December 2011 and November 2012 that have the potential to improve a fleet's
bottom line in areas such as maintenance savings or improvements in safety or

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 are 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, 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 award was presented to Jon Morrison, president and general manager of
Meritor WABCO, and Charlie Allen, general manager North American technical
service, by Newport Business Media Publisher Kate Miller.

"It's an honor that Newport Business Media and Heavy Duty Trucking have
awarded this revolutionary axle as a top product in 2013," said Allen. "We are
confident it will continue to be recognized and spec'd by our fleet customers
as a best-in-class axle delivering bottom-line performance."

"FUELite with ECAS provides an excellent and efficient match for our
customers. It's really an honor to be recognized by Newport Business Media and
Heavy Duty Trucking," said Morrison.

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

SOURCE Meritor, Inc.

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