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Michigan extends law to use reman products in fleets


Friday, July 6, 2012
A worker at Meritor’s Plainview, Ind., remanufacturing plant works on a reman product. (The Trucker: DOROTHY COX)
A worker at Meritor’s Plainview, Ind., remanufacturing plant works on a reman product. (The Trucker: DOROTHY COX)

TROY, Mich. — Remanufactured components, such as those offered by Meritor, are quickly gaining ground as a cost-effective solution for fleets. witness a recent action by the governor of Michigan.

On June 26, Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Michigan Fiscal Year 2013 Budget which extended a law prioritizing the use of remanufactured parts throughout most of the state’s motor vehicle fleet.

This effort was applauded by Meritor as well as the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA). The Michigan fiscal year budget will run through Sept. 30, 2013.      

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“Remanufactured parts are an effective way for fleets to ensure the performance of their vehicles while keeping maintenance costs contained,” said Joe Mejaly, president, aftermarket and trailer. “These parts typically cost much less than the price of a new part, and the performance is as good or, in some cases, better than the original.”

“Setting a priority for the acquisition of remanufactured parts is an important example of Michigan’s efforts to secure the greatest value for its taxpayers,” said Jerry Rush, senior director, government and community relations.       

Meritor is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. The company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries.

For important information, visit www.meritor.com.

The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at editor@thetrucker.com.

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