ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced WABCO as an ATA Corporate Partner, in recognition of its long-term commitment to ATA and the trucking industry. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO is a leading supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles.
"WABCO provides the trucking industry with advanced safety and efficiency technologies that help save lives and increase productivity," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "Many ATA members and their employees have directly benefited from WABCO's leading solutions to some of the trucking industry's greatest challenges."
ATA and WABCO have a long-standing partnership, continually working to improve safety and efficiency in the trucking industry. Since its founding as the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, WABCO has served the commercial trucking industry and continues to provide advanced safety products to truck, buses, and trailers around the world.
WABCO's OnGuard is North America's leading collision mitigation system, with more than 90,000 systems sold and over 32 billion miles now on the road. OnGuard detects moving, stopping or stationary vehicles ahead and alerts the driver of a possible rear-end collision with audible, visual and haptic warnings. Should the driver be unable to take preventative action, OnGuard automatically applies the brakes slowing down the vehicle or bringing it to a complete stop to mitigate or avoid a rear-end collision.
In addition, WABCO's line of air disc brakes offers a number of advantages over traditional drum brakes, including better braking performance, lighter weight, fewer parts and shorter service intervals.
"WABCO is proud and excited to participate in the American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council 2016 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition," said Jon Morrison, president, WABCO Americas. "I look forward to connecting with peers to advance the state of our industry and to demonstrating our breakthrough technology portfolio in North America."
A complete list of ATA Corporate Partners and ATA Featured Product companies is available at www.atabusinesssolutions.com or by calling 866-821-3468.
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics. Partnering with the transportation industry as it maps a route towards autonomous driving, WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, drivers, cargo, and fleet operators through telematics, as well as advanced fleet management and mobile solutions. WABCO reported sales of $2.6 billion in 2015. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 12,000 employees in 39 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward.
SOURCE American Trucking Associations