Cummins hosting ride and drives for X15 Series at MATS

Cummins will hold ride-and-drives for drivers at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) next week in Louisville, Ky.

Truck drivers eager to experience firsthand Cummins’ award-winning X15 Efficiency Series and X15 Performance Series engines will get their chance, the company says, with test drives hauling fully loaded trailers on an interstate loop. Drivers will get a real-world feel for the smooth acceleration, tremendous pulling power and exceptional fuel efficiency that Cummins X15 engines deliver – with zero compromises, the company says.

Reservations for specific driving times will be coordinated by Cummins representatives in Cummins Booth 30025 at the show.

One tractor-trailer will be equipped with the X15 Efficiency Series engine in a typical fuel- economy-minded spec. Drivers will experience how Cummins “look-ahead” ADEPT technology and the highest compression ratio in the industry make trucks easier to drive, with up to 1850 lb-ft of torque starting at just 1000 rpm.

The other tractor-trailer will have an X15 Performance Series engine under the hood. Rated at up to 605 hp and 2050 lb-ft of peak torque, with 600 braking horsepower. The ride-and-drive route includes highway on- and off-ramps, where this engine’s full capabilities can be put to the test.

Mario Sanchez, Director – On Highway Marketing Communications encourages attendees to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

“Whether you are looking to lower your fuel usage or you are an expediter concerned with having the power to maintain speed through the mountains, there’s a Cummins X15 that’s right for you,” he says. “While others at MATS talk about technology of the future, Cummins is putting it in your hands.”

Any driver with a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) can sign up to drive an X15-powered vehicle, while non-CDL holders can sign up to ride along with a Cummins driver. Signups for the ride-and-drive will take place during MATS in Cummins Booth 30025, in the South Wing of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.

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