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Title Hyundai Translead Earns EPA SmartWay Certification
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Hyundai Translead Earns EPA SmartWay Certification

SAN DIEGO – April 25, 2008 - Hyundai Translead, a leading manufacturer of dry and refrigerated van trailers, domestic containers, container chassis, and converter dollies, today announces its acceptance into the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership Program as a producer of an EPA SmartWay Certified dry freight van trailer. Hyundai Translead can now produce the HT Original dry van trailer to EPA SmartWay specifications for customers wishing to reduce their carbon footprint and save fuel.

“As a top U.S. trailer manufacturer, we believe working with the EPA was a project we needed to take very seriously for the betterment of our environment and the transportation industry,” said Stuart James, Vice President of Sales. “This is a great option for customers looking to ‘go green’ while lowering their fuel costs.”

Hyundai Translead believes the environmentally-friendly trend across industries is here to stay and is proud to partner with the EPA SmartWay program. By offering a trailer that meets these requirements, Hyundai Translead can now further expand its commitment to the company’s written social and environmental responsibilities.

“Hyundai Translead has always taken environmental care seriously with the various raw material, water, and waste recycling programs currently in use at our manufacturing facility,” said Brett Bartels, Manager of Marketing at Hyundai Translead. “This certification paves the way for future innovative designs and environmentally conscious equipment to add to our product line-up.”

About Hyundai Translead
Hyundai Translead is a leading manufacturer of dry and refrigerated van trailers, domestic containers, container chassis, and converter dollies for the North American transportation industry. Established in 1989, Hyundai Translead is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company Korea and is headquartered in San Diego, CA. The company operates three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in Tijuana, Mexico. In 1996, Hyundai Translead was the first major trailer manufacturer in North America to receive ISO: 9001 Certification, which was awarded for consistent and documented quality in manufacturing, and has earned recertification every year since.

About EPA SmartWay© Program
The SmartWay© Transport Partnership is an innovative collaboration between EPA and the freight industry to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are not limited to historical facts, but reflect the company′s current beliefs, expectations or intentions regarding future events. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward- looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this press release.
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