Culver City, Calif. - June 19, 2009 - DISC-LOCK International today announced the use of their Safety Wheel Nut by the New York City Department of Sanitation on the city's diesel-electric hybrid refuse trucks.
"With the installation of our Safety Wheel Nut, the city of New York has added a large measure of public safety in addition to the city's commitment to efficient and environmentally friendly refuse trucks." said Alistair McKinlay, Chairman of DISC-LOCK International. "Wheel separations from trucks, trailers and buses have become a serious problem worldwide, causing accidents and fatalities," added McKinlay.
"We are pleased to be part of New York City's progressive safety and environmental concerns as they relate to their new hybrid-electric waste trucks," said Greg White, Vice President of DISC-LOCK International.
About DISC-LOCK International
DISC-LOCK International, headquartered in Culver City, Calif., manufactures a complete range of safety fastening solutions for the transportation industry and military including trucks, trailers and buses. DISC-LOCK products include; Safety Wheel Nut, Vibration Proof Locking Nut, Truck Frame Fastening System, Rail Car Fastening System, and Locking Washers. Established in 1980, DISC-LOCK International distributes to all 50 states in the U.S. and 31 countries worldwide.