December 2005

Autocar joins Allison EDGE program

Hagerstown, IN— Autocar LLC announced that it has partnered with Allison Transmission in the Allison EDGE Program to make Allison automatic transmissions the exclusive transmission offering in all Autocar vehicles. This is Autocar’s second recent alliance with a major Indiana manufacturer. In August, Autocar announced an agreement to power its Xpeditor line of refuse trucks exclusively with Cummins ISL and ISM engines.

Taken together, the multiyear agreements with Cummins and Allison represent approximately $35 million of business kept within the state of Indiana. Headquartered in Hagerstown, Autocar has more than 200 employees and is gaining market share at a rapid rate. Its sales of refuse trucks –to municipalities, fleets, and private haulers nationwide – have nearly doubled in the past two years, generating annual sales in the area of $123 million.

According to James Johnston, president of Autocar, “With the industry trend shifting to more automatic transmissions in medium-duty and heavy-duty applications, we saw the opportunity to partner with Allison in their EDGE Program as an effective way to not only take full advantage of this trend, but, more importantly, to offer our customers a greater overall value.”


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