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Autocar LLC

Address 551 S. Washington St., Hagerstown, IN, 47346, US
Website autocartruck.com
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Autocar® is the oldest motor vehicle make in the United States and built America’s first truck, in 1899. Focused on purpose-built trucks from the very beginning, today Autocar is the leading American manufacturer dedicated to severe-duty cab-over trucks. Autocar has strong and growing positions in the markets for biggest, baddest trucks on the road, such as Class 8 refuse and recycling trucks, concrete pump trucks, terminal tractors, and other severe-duty vocational applications. www.autocartruck.com

A proudly American-owned company, Autocar is headquartered in Hagerstown, Indiana and is affiliated with GVW Group, based in Highland Park, Illinois.

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Autocar's new DC-64R achieves breakthrough in body integration

According to Autocar, the newly introduced DC-64R severe-duty conventional truck has achieved a new breakthrough in chassis-body integration. Autocar has announced that it is mounting roll-off hoist bodies directly on the Autocar DC truck production line. This is an unprecedented change to the model of refuse truck production, bringing together the two main components - the chassis and the body -- and treating the truck as one complete tool. Autocar calls this process the Ultimate Power of Oneand says refuse truck operators will experience several significant benefits from this innovation.

Autocar launches DC-64R conventional truck

Autocar Trucks has launched the Autocar DC-64R, a completely new conventional truck purpose-built from the ground-up for severe-duty refuse applications. Autocar's guiding mission is to build trucks to be "Always Up", that is, to stay in service despite the challenges of severe-duty applications. 

Autocar Trucks first to introduce new Cummins X12 engine to refuse market

Autocar Trucks will be the first truck manufacturer to offer the new CumminsX12 engine to customers serving the refuse industry. The X12 12-liter diesel engine has remarkably reduced weight, enabling waste and recyclables haulers to handle more material and simultaneously lower their operating costs. Autocar will begin accepting orders in June for X12-powered ACX trucks to be produced in October of this year, immediately after Cummins begins full U.S. production of the X12. Autocar will offer the X12 across all Class 8 severe-duty vocational applications.

Collaboration adds capacity for autocar customers

Refuse and recyclables haulers have specific equipment needs that many other truck owners may not face, especially when it comes to severe service equipment. Heavier loads need special consideration, and a new partnership between two long-standing manufacturers gives that consideration to an important aspect of the truck - the front axle.

Autocar Trucks Awarded NJPA Contract for Truck Chassis

Autocar Trucks has announced it has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance® (NJPA) to offer Class 7 and 8 chassis to the more than 50,000 NJPA members. Under the contract, NJPA member agencies now have access to purchase Autocar refuse trucks, street sweepers, asphalt trucks, hoists, grapples, salt spreaders, plows, and other utility and maintenance trucks needed in the public works industry. NJPA contracts are solicited across North America and are competitively awarded on behalf of NJPA current and potential government and education member agencies.

Automated front loader combines Autocar, Curotto-Can and Heil technology

At the 2012 Waste Expo, Autocar, Curotto-Can and Heil introduced a new completely integrated, customer-driven solution called the Automated Front Loader. Dubbed by the companies as “the future of automation to haulers”, the offering combines a lightweight Heil Half/Pack Freedom front loader body with an Autocar Xpeditor chassis and a Curotto-Can Slammin’ Eagle container. 

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