Pressure Systems International (PSI), manufacturer of the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI with ThermAlert technology, presented Wabash National Corp. with its 2009 Athena Award during the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association meeting held in Orlando, Fla., April 21-24.
Dick Giromini, president and CEO, and Steve Miller, vice president of supply chain management, accepted the award on behalf of Wabash National.
The Athena award is given by PSI each year to the company that does the most to promote the use of the ThermAlert technology. ThermAlert, when included with MTIS, warns vehicle operators of excessive heat buildup in the wheel end before it results in wheel loss, wheel-end failures, and possibly dangerous and costly trailer fires. MTIS by PSI is Wabash National’s preferred automatic tire inflation system; the ThermAlert technology has been increasingly included in the specifications offering Wabash customers an additional safety feature, according to PSI.