Fifth Wheel Release Device cuts driver injuries.

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Made up of chrome molybdenum handle and industrial-grade aluminum rail, TnT Release helps drivers release 5th wheel and open cargo doors without injury by minimizing strain and awkward positioning. Release works consistently in all weather conditions and will not affect internal operation of 5th wheel assembly. Unit installs in minutes with no drilling, welding, or special tools required.

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Fifth Wheel Release Device Cuts Driver Injuries

New Simple Safety Product to Debut at HDAW

Greenbush, MN (01/28/2009): The TnT Release is being introduced to the light and heavy duty aftermarket to help drivers release a 5th wheel, the sliding tandems, and open cargo doors or reach straps without injuries occurring. It will make its distributor debut at the upcoming Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Orlando.

The TnT Release works as a lever with existing fifth wheel configurations and is made up of a chrome molybdenum handle and an industrial grade aluminum rail. Unlike an "air-release", the TnT Release works consistently in all weather conditions.

"The TnT Release is a simple, yet innovative, product that can have multiple uses around the truck and trailer," said Mike Lund, TnT president. "It will pay for itself, many times over, by preventing some very common injuries that occur in trucking. These cause increased insurance premiums, medical costs and increased workers comp premiums".

"Truck transportation has one of the highest rates of injuries, often occurring from trying to release the truck from the trailer", continued Lund. "These injuries not only result in direct costs, such as medical bills, but also indirect costs, such as replacement training, increased insurance premiums and even lawsuits, which can easily add up to four to ten times the direct costs."

Specifically, the TnT Release reduces costs by:

o Making pulling the release handle easier.

TnT reduces the pull effort needed by 60-90 percent. Almost anyone can do it, regardless of weight or strength.

o Healthier for the driver's back.

It prevents injuries by minimizing strain and awkward positioning.

o Won't harm the truck or trailer.

TnT Release doesn't affect the internal operation of the fifth wheel assembly and does not affect any warranty provisions.

o Simple to install.

Installs in just minutes with no drilling or welding required. The installation does not require any special tools... just five bolts.

The aluminum rail attaches to the plate at the existing pivot tab on all plates. No alterations need to be made to the truck. If any customization is necessary the TnT Release can be made to fit any unique needs.

"Semi truck drivers have the highest average days-away-from-work with 14 days - twice that of all other occupations," concluded Lund. "Back injuries make up more than 60% of the days-away-from-work cases. Shoulder injuries result in the longest absences from work, with an average of 16 days.

About TnT Release

TnT Release is headquartered and manufactured in Greenbush, Minnesota. This product was conceptualized as a result of one of the very injuries it is intended to eliminate - a lower back injury from pulling the fifth wheel release on a truck (which was equipped with an air release that malfunctioned). To find out more about the TnT Release please visit or call 218-782-2000.

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