Wabash wins award for championing ThermALERT technology

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Pressure Systems International (PSI) has presented Wabash National Corporation with its 2009 Athena Award. PSI, the manufacturer behind the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) with ThermALERT technology, presented the award at the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association meeting held in Orlando, Fla. April 21-24. Wabash president and CEO, Dick Giromini, and Wabash vice-president of supply chain management, Steve Miller, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

 The Athena award is given by PSI each year to the company who does the most to promote the use of the ThermALERT technology.  ThermALERT, when included with MTIS, is designed to warn vehicle operators of excessive heat build-up in the wheel end before it results in wheel loss, wheel-end failures, and trailer fires. Wabash officials say the MTIS is the company’s preferred automatic tire inflation system, with the ThermALERT technology being increasingly used as an additional safety spec’ for its customers.

“ThermALERT was developed to address the safety concern of possible wheel off situations due to excessive heat build-up in the wheel end and we’re very appreciative that Wabash recognizes the benefits for their customers,” said Tim Musgrave, president and CEO of PSI. “Having a trailer manufacturer with Wabash’s reputation support this technology reinforces our belief in the advantages of this technology.”

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