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High Mileage Club Member Profile: Mike Neal.

The Cummins High Mileage Club for Turbo Diesel owners is a special club created to recognize our customers for all the miles they have driven with their Cummins Turbo Diesels. This quarter, we feature Mike Neal, owner of MJM Trucking in Bellevue, Neb.

Mike purchased his 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 dually in December 2004, when it had just shy of 70,000 miles. His odometer now displays 845,000 miles. Mike primarily uses his Cummins-powered Dodge Ram for towing and hauling.

“I haul anything I can hook up to it,” Mike stated. “I just try to keep it under 26,000 pounds. What I love most about this engine is the pulling power, reliability and torque.”

When it came time to purchase a pickup truck, Mike already knew he would purchase a Cummins-powered Dodge Ram due to his previous experience selling Dodge vehicles. “I wouldn’t buy anything else. I know the inline sixes; that’s what’s in the big trucks,” Mike said.

“The other heavy-duty pickups have V8s with smaller pistons. You don’t see big V8s in the big trucks. You see inline sixes. I even had my engine painted red like the big Cummins engines. People are usually quite surprised when I open up the hood.”

Mike makes maintenance a priority to ensure the longevity of his truck. “Ninety-eight percent of my miles are highway miles, so I typically run 10,000 to 12,000 miles between oil changes, but I check the oil regularly and always buy quality oil filters,” he said.

Mike mentioned that he uses Fleetguard filters as well as Rotella. As someone who started rebuilding engines when he was 14 years old, Mike emphasized that he can really appreciate the simplicity of this engine. “I usually do all of my own maintenance. No one touches my motor but me.”

Mike has never second-guessed his decision to buy this truck.

“I’d put this truck up against any GM or Ford truck,” he said. “This is one heck of a motor. I was always tickled by the guys who came into the dealership with a 3-year-old Dodge and were considering trading it in at 300,000 miles, not realizing that these engines just get broken in at 300,000 miles. My truck started pulling better after 300,000 miles. I’m definitely going to go past a million miles.”

We welcome Mike to the Cummins High Mileage Club. We know that his truck will continue to see miles and miles of dependable Cummins power.

Upon joining the Cummins High Mileage Club, members can receive a new Cummins die-cast grille badge after every 100,000 miles driven with their Cummins Turbo Diesel. To join the Cummins High Mileage Club and receive your first Cummins grille badge, simply visit the High Mileage Club page on

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