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Friday, September 21, 2012

Luber-finer Honors Nation’s Truck Drivers

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week acknowledges contributions of 3.1 million drivers

Albion, IL, September 21, 2012 – Luber-finer filters have been serving on- and off-highway heavy-duty fleets for 75 years, and it's proud to acknowledge the contributions of our nation's 3.1 million professional truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.

Truck drivers play a pivotal role in one of the United States economy's most demanding and important jobs. According to American Trucking Associations (ATA), which began celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week in 1988 in an effort to honor the hard-working men and women who deliver life's essentials, the nation's truck drivers log close to 398 billion miles each year and in 2011 delivered 67% of U.S. freight tonnage, or more than 9.2 billion tons of freight. In all, around 80% of U.S. communities depend solely on the trucking industry to receive their goods.

"We are very aware of the critical contributions truck drivers make to the timely, efficient delivery or our Luber-finer products, as well as in their use of those products to keep their rigs running smoothly no matter the application or driving conditions," said Pete Haskell, Director of Heavy-Duty Sales for Luber-finer. "Simply put, truck drivers are the backbone of the trucking industry and the overall U.S. economy. It is with great pleasure that we honor all truck drivers and recognize their contributions during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week."

For more information on Luber-finer, please visit www.luberfiner.com. For more information on National Truck Driver Appreciation Week and American Trucking Associations, please visit www.ntdaw.com or www.trucking.org, respectively.

Luber-finer provides premium filtration solutions for all fleets and on highway, as well as all off-road applications such as heavy construction, mining, agriculture, oil and gas industry and marine. Luber-finer has been a trusted name in filters since 1936, providing high efficiency performance in the most demanding work environments. For more information visit www.luber-finer.com or call (800) 851-3641