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New Spicer replacement carrier program saves money, removes hassles (July 12, 2004)

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Heavy Vehicle Technologies and Systems Service (HVTSS) division of Dana Corporation has launche...

TOLEDO, Ohio — The Heavy Vehicle Technologies and Systems Service (HVTSS) division of Dana Corporation has launched a new program that eliminates the time and expense associated with purchasing and returning heavy-duty axle carrier cores.

With the new Core-Free Carrier Program, Spicer Heavy Axle customers will no longer be accessed a core charge when purchasing a carrier assembly. The program will do away with the need to, and the costs associated with, returning cores for credit.

The Core-Free Carrier Program goes into effect July 1, 2004, when Dana will begin offering only new Spicer carriers. Dana is eliminating Remanufactured Carriers from the product line. Another change being made is the addition of a 2-year, unlimited miles warranty on any remanufactured carrier that customers still have in inventory and sell after July 1. Consequently, remanufactured units can be sold with the same warranty as the new Spicer carriers. This will help customers use up any existing inventory and still be covered with the same warranty as that with a new carrier.

"Everyone benefits from this winning program," said Bernie Powers, Spicer heavy axle product manager. "We’ve eliminated a time-consuming and expensive aspect of our business, which will translate to better, overall service to our distributors, dealers and OEM customers. The costs associated with handling cores often tied up thousands of dollars of the dealer’s money. Now our customers will be able to take that money and spend it in ways that will benefit other areas of their business."

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