Cat reaches 100,000 milestone with ACERT engine

PEORIA, Ill (Sept. 9, 2004) — More than 100,000 vehicles powered by five new models of Caterpillar engines with ACERT Technology are now on the nation’s highways, according to the engine builder.

“All segments of the industry — owner-operators, large fleets, governmental bodies, specialty vehicle operators — are showing a preference for Cat engines equipped with ACERT,” said Steve Brown, director of marketing for Caterpillar On-Highway Engines. “In fact, more than 65 per cent of the largest fleets are operating our new engines. Many fleets that traditionally haven’t bought Cat engines are now specifying ACERT for its fuel economy and reliability advantage over competing engines.”

Heavy-duty vocational truck owners again ranked Cat No. 1 in customer satisfaction, earning the company the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Award for a fourth year in a row.

Caterpillar also was ranked the top independent engine supplier by OEM truck dealers in the most recent annual survey conducted by American Truck Dealers Assn. (ATD). Cat swept every category measured, including overall attitudes rating, which measures satisfaction with supplier-dealer relations, product marketing programs, product and overall support of dealer/OEM network.

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