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Meritor® Earns Top 20 Product Award from Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine for P600 Series Heavy-Haul Planetary Axles

TROY, Mich., Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) earned Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine's 2015 Top 20 Product Award for its P600 Series Heavy-Haul Planetary Axles. The award honors the most innovative and significant new products that address industry issues and help fleets improve their bottom line, according to Deborah Lockridge, HDT editor.

Joe ElBehairy (left), vice president, Engineering, Quality and Product Strategy for Meritor, and Chris Villavarayan (center), president, Americas for Meritor, accept  Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine's Top 20 Product Award from HDT's Bill Madden for Meritor's P600 Series Heavy-Haul Planetary Axles.

The P600 Series axles, including the P610 and P614, are engineered for global heavy-haul, oil field, logging and mining applications and are available in tandem and tridem configurations. They are engineered and manufactured with ratings up to 42,000 pounds per axle. Both axles offer a choice of ratios to ensure the gearing, power and torque to do the job without sacrificing payload capacity or efficiency.

The winners were selected from hundreds of products and services covered in HDT or on Truckinginfo.com in 2014. The selection was made by HDT's editors, past HDT Truck Fleet Innovators and a panel of veteran fleet maintenance professionals from the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council. All of the award recipients will be featured in HDT's February issue.

"Specialty customers need reliability in extreme conditions, and this award shows they can be confident in the quality and performance of Meritor products," said Tim Burns, vice president, Defense and Specialty, North America for Meritor. "We are proud these innovative products are being recognized by industry experts."

The award was presented to Meritor at the ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council 2105 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition on Feb. 17, 2015.

About Meritor
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 around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 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 meritor.com.

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SOURCE Meritor, Inc.

Media, Cheryl Kilborn, (248) 435-7907, cheryl.kilborn@meritor.com, or Investors, Carl Anderson, (248) 435-1588, carl.anderson@meritor.com

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