670,000 Miles For New High Mileage Club Member!

Cummins reputation for building durable, world-class engines is solidified by the effort our customers take to maintain their engines. The Cummins High Mileage Club for Turbo Diesel owners is a special club created to recognize all the miles/kilometers our customers have driven with their Cummins Turbo Diesels. The Cummins High Mileage Club is off to a great start, with over 300 members since the club began in March of this year. This quarter, we feature new member Robert Schiedeck, owner of Schiedeck Construction.

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Robert owns two Cummins Turbo Diesels, one with 138,000 miles (222,090 km) and the other with 678,000 miles (1,091,136 km)! Robert says he uses his 1990 Dodge RAM 2500 with 678,000 miles as his work truck for all the running around he does for his construction company. Robert uses his other truck – a 2001 Dodge RAM 2500 – for pulling his camper. Robert indicated that he has had great experiences with both engines. “I like Cummins so well that I convinced my neighbor, who also has a construction company but had Ford trucks that were constantly in the shop, to switch over to Dodges. He now has all Cummins-powered Dodge RAMs in his fleet,” he said.

Robert used to drive Class 8 trucks powered by Cummins and Detroit Diesel engines. He said that he instantly noticed the difference between Detroit Diesel and Cummins engines. “Cummins just performed way better than Detroit Diesel. I knew (the engines) were just built well.” This is why he believes that his Cummins-powered Dodge RAMs were the perfect choice for his construction business and for pulling his camper. “It has not been hard at all to keep these trucks running good. The truck I use for my construction company has been worked hard and even abused at times, but the engine has been a workhorse.”

Robert mentioned that he has been very diligent in keeping the oil and filters changed every 4,000 miles (6,437 km) when the engines are worked hard, and never goes longer than 5,000 miles (8,047 km) without an oil and filter change. He also ensures that the valves are adjusted regularly. Robert said that over the years he has had to replace a couple of injection pumps, a water pump and a turbo, but that he always uses genuine parts on the truck. “I really believe that if you want to see this kind of mileage out of your Cummins, keep it maintained regularly,” said Robert. “Filters are cheap, but a new truck or an engine is not. The Cummins engine is a great platform to start with. The rest is maintenance.”

Robert is such a huge Cummins fan that in addition to running a construction business and working on Cummins engines, he has a “Cummins Club” in California for owners of Cummins-powered Dodge RAMs. When asked what the benefits are of owning a Cummins Turbo Diesel, Robert stated, “Reliability, simplicity and fuel economy.”

We welcome Robert and our other new members to the Cummins High Mileage Club.

Upon joining the Cummins High Mileage Club, members receive a new Cummins die-cast grille badge after every 100,000 miles (160,935 km) driven with their Cummins Turbo Diesel. To gain exclusive membership into the Cummins High Mileage Club and receive your first Cummins grille badge, simply visit the Cummins High Mileage Club website.

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Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy

"Reach" is a spoken word created by Poet Derrick Christian in support of Cummins celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

On January 17, the United States will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy as an American civil rights leader. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day serves as a national day to recognize strengthening our communities and continually working to solve social issues. Dr. King is globally recognized for his fight for many victims of injustice and for inspiring millions with his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. 

At Cummins, we share in Dr. King's vision by making room for everyone to succeed and by responding with empathy. And like Dr. King, we believe everyone has a role in creating an inclusive environment.

To celebrate and reflect on Dr. King’s principles, Derrick Christian, innovative leader, artist and entrepreneur combined his education and entertainment through spoken word poetry to write an original poem, titled REACH. We challenge you to reflect on what you are doing to create a fair and inclusive environment as you read and watch "Reach" below. 

REACH

We The People
Have been misguided to the think that difference divides us
But it makes us equal

Equally equipped with an individual set of gifts
To get success in our collective grip
If we let go of the grift
That difference divides us
So ‘We The People’ must decide to shift

To the next gear
Engineer our minds with ingenuity
Dedicate ourselves to idea of inclusiveness, exclusively
Purposely promote winning with the power of difference in perpetuity
We can alphabetize a list of what makes us different, but you still need you and I, you and I, U-N-I to create UNITY

So, in continuity
With the spirit of MLK Day and all that this dreamer had to teach
Let us
Reach

Reach past low-hanging, quotable fruit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s past ‘”I Have A Dream Speech”
Dig deep
With what he encouraged us to sow and reap
If equality was his dream in 1963, then the 2022 reality is the next leg of the legacy he preached
And we must not do the bare minimum now that our collective consciousness of racial injustice has reached this historic new peak

We cannot continue to bite the fruit and choose to only chew the part that’s sweet
Then when tasting the bitter litter the remains at our feet while protests glitter the street
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” 
And the cost of injustice where we work is too steep

Corporations can incorporate at its core
How it wants to see the world be more

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Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Happy Holidays: our favorite engine business things

From construction sites to farms and city streets;
Dump trucks and school buses and rental truck fleets;
Cummins clean power will help you be green;
These are a few of our favorite things. 

Earning awards that shine brightly and glisten;
Revving up RAM pickups with turbo engines;
Power and torque truly make our hearts sing;
These are a few of our favorite things.

Partnerships and hydrogen engine splashes; 
Natural gas fuels more emission slashes;
We can’t wait to see what the future brings;
This year was filled with such wonderful things!

But we’re not done. 
Though we’ve come far. 
There’s more work to do. 
We simply remember the future is bright, 
So, stay tuned for more breakthroughs! 

As 2021 begins to wind down, we’ve been reflecting on all of our “favorite things” the engine business has accomplished over the past year. From history-making advances in natural gas applications to groundbreaking partnerships with global leaders like Daimler, Hino, Isuzu, and even the U.S. military and the UK government. We also made history-making advances in natural gas and hydrogen applications as we continued to push towards our goal of a zero-emissions future. 

Through it all our teams overcame numerous challenges as we worked through the pandemic and supply chain challenges while balancing work and home life. May your holiday season be filled with celebrations, friends and family. 

We look forward to reaching our full potential in 2022 and what the new year will bring for our employees, customers and partners.

Happy Holidays from Cummins!

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Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Cummins Brazil celebrates its 50th anniversary

In 2004, Cummins Brasil reaches the mark of 430,000 engines produced

On Cummins Brazil's 50th anniversary, many words can define its trajectory: technology, social commitment, sustainability, excellence. One of my favorites is transformation. Over the past five decades, Cummins Brazil has transformed our customers' businesses, our community and the lives of thousands of people – and we’ve done it in a way that is true to our values. We are proud of what we have built and of our legacy. And we look forward with optimism to continue the transformations for the next 50 years and more. 

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Cummins Brazil main entrance in 1970

This story began in the 1970s, when the company’s global expansion plans led to a decision to invest in an engine plant in Guarulhos, São Paulo. The next five decades were characterized by expansion and new customers. Today, Cummins manufactures in Brazil not only engines, but also turbos, filters, after-treatment systems, generators, in addition to having a consolidated distribution network.
 
Over the past 50 years, Cummins has acquired in-depth knowledge of the Brazilian market. This condition is fundamental to explain the company's success in the country over the last five decades, and it is also vital for the coming decades.
 
I'm an engineer, so it's only natural to reinforce the regional importance of Cummins Brazil using numbers:

  • One in three buses sold in the country have a Cummins engine
  • Two out of three medium trucks sold in Brazil have a Cummins engine
  • We have a 32% market share in the agriculture market
  • We are one of the biggest players in the local generator market
  • We export our production to over 40 countries
  • We have 2,500 dedicated and proud employees

Our results were driven by a leadership team and employees committed to high-quality products and services that exceeded our customers’ expectations. In good times and in challenging times, the Cummins Brazil team delivered on our brand promise of innovation and dependability.
 
We also know that how we drive results matters. The Cummins Brazil team consistently embodies our values and is dedicated to creating an environment where we can reach our fullest potential. How we did it in the last 50 years is just as important as our achievements.
 
I am proud to have spent my entire career at Cummins, and to have been shaped and changed by so many incredible people along the way. I am also proud to follow the footsteps of those who transformed Cummins, positioning us to be a leader, not just in our industry, but in our communities, in our sustainability efforts, and in building a culture that is the best in the world. 
 
Thank you to each of you who played a role in the history of Cummins Brazil.

Adriano Rishi
Leader of Cummins Brazil & ABO LATAM Engineering

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Leader of Cummins Brazil & ABO LATAM Engineering

Cummins celebrates the 29th annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2021 marks the 29th annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD 2021). This special day of celebration was officially recognized by the United Nations (U.N.) in 1992 to promote a better understanding of people with disabilities and to support the overall dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. This day also aims to increase awareness of the advantages of integrating persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.  

This year’s theme is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world;” a theme reflected in our Disability Inclusion strategy, and through the commitment of our leaders and employees at Cummins.  

Around the world, our Disability Inclusion Employee Resources Groups (ERGs) are celebrating as a way to get involved, create awareness and learn more about disability inclusion. Examples of this include: 

  • Africa Middle East DistinctAble ERG is hosting a panel discussion related to persons with disabilities
  • Asia Pacific ERG is conducting a Zoom Disability Employment Awareness session on IDPWD 
  • China ERG is hosting a Zoom discussion featuring guest speakers, employees and leaders
  • Europe ERG is sharing stories from colleagues and promote resources to help remove barriers and share experiences
  • India WINGS ERG is hosting a panel discussion on IDPWD
  • Latin America THISAbility ERG is hosting a series of conferences related to IDPWD

Recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an excellent way to help create awareness and promote understanding. In addition to making diversity, equity & inclusion a priority within Cummins, we’ve also been recognized externally for our efforts including the Disability Equality Index® Top Scorer 2021 and Seramount’s 2021 Inclusion Index.

In July, the Disability Equality Index recognized Cummins as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion. The Disability Equality Index awarded Cummins with this Top Scorer recognition due to executive sponsor engagement, improved accessibility of digital technology and facilities, and the strength of our employee resource group network, among other factors. 

Cummins was named to the Seramount Inclusion Index in August. To earn this title, Cummins was assessed in the following key areas: best practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people from historically underrepresented groups—women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people; inclusive corporate culture, including leadership accountability; and demographic diversity for women and racial/ethnic minorities.

At Cummins, we believe that by making room for everyone to succeed and by responding with empathy, we win with the power of difference. Our company is at its best when we serve within a society where everyone is included and treated with respect. 

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Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

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