News & Events

The Latest Innovations in Collection Trucks
24 Aug 2017
Productivity and competition are the driving factors in innovations in solid waste truck and body design, notes Skip Berg, national sales manager and director of business development for automation for Labrie Enviroquip Group. “The smarter people get, the more they know about what they are doing,” he says. “The finer their bidding process, their finer pricing tools can be. Solid waste operations are vying for a limited pool of drivers and mechanics.” Read on to see how Autocar delivers in technology and innovation.
The Story Behind a First-Ever, New Underground Waste System Deployed in the U.S.
14 Aug 2017
When the City of Kissimmee, Florida needed a chassis crucial to the success of their innovative underground waste technology, they turned to Autocar Trucks to custom-engineer a truck for their application.
Autocar Trucks is first to market with new ultra-low emissions engine
25 Jul 2017
Autocar and its customer, Athens Services, presented the first truck featuring Cummins Westports Near-Zero NOx engine at the 2017 ACT Expo. Now Athens is expanding their Autocar CNG-powered operations.
Extra Cab Space for El Paso, Texas
19 Jun 2017
El Paso, Texas – The City of El Paso recognizes that driving a garbage truck all day is one of the toughest jobs in the business. That’s why it’s so important for their drivers to have the space they need to get the job done, safely and efficiently, no matter how long the route – and that’s why they chose Autocar trucks.
The City of Clearwater successfully launches new generation trucks
13 Apr 2017
The City of Clearwater, Florida has previously experienced major operational delays when launching their work trucks causing issues with efficiency and productivity. Their experience with Autocar allowed them to successfully launch a new generation of refuse trucks that were ready to work from day one.
New Horizons For Refuse Trucks
15 Dec 2016
Autocar and customer Portage County Solid Waste Management District are featured in an article on new technology in refuse collection trucks.
Autocar Trucks Awarded NJPA Contract for Truck Chassis
13 Dec 2016
NJPA members are able to buy custom-engineered trucks like the Autocar ACX purpose-built for applications like refuse collection, road maintenance, and many others.
Eight Out of Nine Refuse Collection Organizations Recommended Autocar
28 Aug 2016
The City of Midland, Michigan consulted other refuse collection organizations for advice on their purchase of four new trash trucks. The Midland City Council voted unanimously to purchase Autocar.
Autocar Hybrids for Houston
14 Apr 2016
CNG Trucks from Autocar Too, WCA Waste and El Paso Adding as Well

The City of Houston is expected to order 18 new Autocar E3 refuse trucks with the RunWise series hydraulic hybrid driveline from Parker Hannifin. Houston is to place an order for 13 trucks in June and another five in July, says Cliff Buck of Autocar.
Michigans Arrowaste Expanding Their Green Truck Fleet
11 Feb 2016
Arrowaste, of Grand Rapids, adds a clean and efficient Autocar ACX refuse truck to their fleet.
New Garbage Trucks Serve Dual Purposes
20 Jan 2016
The City of Lexington is going green in a big way -- literally. The new Autocar E3™ hybrid garbage trucks are hard to miss with their bright green color scheme, but they are also “green” in the fact they will save the city almost 35 percent in fuel consumption and decrease emissions by almost 44 percent.
Advanced Disposal Begins CNG-Powered Waste Management in GA
07 Jan 2016
Advanced Disposal began providing weekly garbage and yard waste service to over 25,000 homes within the Macon-Bibb, Ga. city limits on Jan. 4, utilizing 95-gallon carts and automated collection vehicles for the garbage collection, including 13 trucks fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).
City of Orlando Gains Nine Hybrid Refuse Trucks
08 Apr 2015
The City of Orlando has added nine Autocar ACX hydraulic hybrid refuse trucks to its fleet, bringing the city’s total to 18 hybrids.
Emerald Coast Utilities Authority Expands NGV Fleet
30 Jan 2015
The Pensacola, Fla.-based Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) is adding 34 more compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks to its fleet. The authority will use 18 of the refuse trucks to serve a new service territory in neighboring Santa Rosa County, where the ECUA has acquired the garbage and recycling accounts for approximately 25,000 customers. The authority will use the remaining 16 CNG vehicles to retire a portion its existing fleet of diesel-powered trucks.
City of Loveland Expects Big Savings with Hydraulic Hybrid Garbage Trucks
06 Jan 2015
The City of Loveland, Colo., recently replaced six of its 16 garbage trucks with hydraulic hybrid models - a move city officials say will mean big savings. Each new truck features a chassis from Indiana-based Autocar and a RunWise hydraulic drive system from Ohio-based Parker Hannifin Corp. As Loveland explains in a press release, the hydraulic drive system uses a simple but high-tech mechanism that stores braking energy, then releases it to accelerate the vehicle to the next stop with much less reliance on the diesel-guzzling engine.
Thompson Sanitation Makes the Switch to Natural Gas
06 Dec 2014
At first glance, Austin residents may not see much different about a Thompson Sanitation refuse truck picking up garbage in Austin. However, when people look closely, they’ll see subtle differences: a large exhaust vent, large white compartment right behind the cab of the truck and a CNG sign on the side of the truck. The vent is coming off a compressed natural gas engine and the white compartment is the CNG fuel tank.
Miami Dade Orders More Hybrid Refuse Trucks
24 Nov 2014
Miami-Dade County, Fla., has placed its third order for Autocar E3™ hydraulic hybrid refuse trucks that feature Parker Hannifin’s RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System. The additional purchase of 29 new hybrid trucks brings the total fleet to 64.
Thomlinson Environmental Purchases Autocar ACX Refuse Truck
03 Jul 2014
OTTAWA, Ont. – Tomlinson Environmental, a recycling and disposal company has bought an Autocar ACX Xpeditor refuse truck from Tallman Truck Centre. The truck was specifically designed for the refuse market and is equipped with a fuel-efficient Cummins engine.
Autocar Industries Introduces Refuse-Ready Medium Duty "Xpert" Truck
20 Nov 2013
Autocar is adding another CNG-equipped refuse truck to its roster: the class-7 / "baby 8" Xpert ACMD. Eric Schwartz, Vice President of Autocar Industries, a division of Autocar, introduced the Xpert during the packed 2013 Autocar Natural Gas Symposium in Indianapolis, which drew private and municipal waste haulers from around the country. They were also treated to a first-hand view of the Xpert, whose smaller, more nimble size makes it uniquely ideal for crowded and cramped urban refuse collection.
Autocar Natural Gas Symposium is Crossroads of America's Top Haulers
14 Nov 2013
Last week, refuse truck manufacturer and CNG innovator Autocar hosted a symposium on natural gas that brought together a group of America's top private and municipal refuse haulers with leading experts in the field of natural gas investment, exploration and technological innovation. The first of what promises to be an annual gathering, the event was a meeting place for local and regional waste haulers from across the country, filled with the natural camaraderie that results from shared values and common goals.
Autocar CNG Trucks are Top Choice for Waste Industries
28 Oct 2013
As the refuse industry embraces sustainability, Autocar leads both in clean technology and performance. Waste Industries, a sustainability-focused refuse hauler recently purchase 38 Autocar refuse trucks.
Autocar Spearheads National Drive Toward CNG
11 Sep 2013
Numerous new public and private CNG infrastructure programs nationwide strengthen Autocar’s position as the CNG refuse truck market leader.
More US Towns Are Requiring Natural Gas Refuse Truck Fleets
21 Oct 2011
Five years ago, when the Long Island town of Smithtown passed a law requiring its refuse and recycling collectors to ditch their diesel refuse trucks for trucks run on compressed natural gas (CNG), it was seen as a surprising step.