McNeilus FLEX Controls™ Honored With Industry Awards

View of McNeilus FLEX Controls installed in truck cab

View of McNeilus FLEX Controls installed in truck cab

Award-Winning FLEX Controls™ recognized as a “Top 100 New Products of 2017” and a “2018 Most Innovative Product (MIP)”

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (April 17, 2018) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, was recently honored with two industry awards for their FLEX Controls™ system equipped on McNeilus concrete mixers. FLEX Controls are now a “Top 100 New Products of 2017,” recognized by Construction Equipment magazine and a “2018 Most Innovative Product (MIP)” at World of Concrete by Hanley Wood.

“It’s great to see our team’s development work acknowledged by the industry. McNeilus FLEX Controls is one of the only mixer control systems with an in-house team of developers that can help us quickly adapt and advance our system for our customers current and future needs.” commented Bryan Datema, Senior Director, Business Development of McNeilus Mixer Business Unit.

The “Top 100 New Products of 2017,” recognized by Construction Equipment magazine were announced in early January. The award recognizes the system’s unique ability to “consolidate monitoring on one screen,” delivering better control and less variability in loading, mixing and delivering.


McNeilus Stands Up for Industry Safety by Participating in National Safety Stand Down

McNeilus joins the National Waste & Recycling Association in promoting industry best practices to improve safety for workers during week-long event.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Feb. 12, 2018) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, announced today that it has joined the 2018 NWRA Safety Stand Down, an initiative of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). This week-long training and awareness effort is focused on reducing accidents, fatalities and injuries related to truck backing incidents, which is a common challenge for the industry. The NWRA Safety Stand-Down on vehicle backing runs the week of February 12-16, 2018.

McNeilus is a member of the Minnesota chapter and shares NWRA’s commitment toward significantly improving safety for the waste and recycling industry. Participation in the stand down means that McNeilus has joined with waste and recycling companies across the country to commit to:

  1. Regularly reviewing safety policies and procedures
  2. Reviewing company policies, procedures and training employees on changes
  3. Posting Safety Stand Down materials to the company website and on social media

NWRA has made safety its top priority, a pledge shared by its member companies. This Stand Down is positioned to provide participating companies with the tools, guidance and support necessary to move the needle on backing incidents.



McNeilus Concrete Mixer Leader Jesus Crespo and Jim McReynolds Leader of Customer Support Solutions

Jesus Crespo and Jim McReynolds

Company simplifies business, also names McReynolds to lead Customer Support Solutions business unit 

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Jan. 26, 2018) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, recently appointed Jesus Crespo to lead its new Concrete Mixers business unit and Jim McReynolds as leader of the Customer Support Solutions business unit.

In his new role as vice president and general manager, Concrete Mixers, Crespo will lead all initiatives of the business unit, including product development, marketing and production. He will ensure that McNeilus mixers continue to lead the industry in reliability, performance and quality, while meeting customer needs.

As vice president and general manager of the Customer Support Solutions business unit, McReynolds, will work closely with Crespo to lead customer service operations; utilizing the Street Smart line of offerings including parts, service, technical support, regional facilities and training.

The appointments of Crespo and McReynolds support a new corporate structure that includes three distinct business units—Concrete Mixers, Customer Support Solutions (formerly Aftermarket Parts and Service), and Refuse Collection Vehicles—to simplify its business and align resources to deliver world-class performance to its customers.

“This new organizational structure allows the company to leverage decades of experience and renew our focus on delivering specific products and services that are vital to the success of our customers,” said Brad Nelson, McNeilus senior vice president and president, commercial. “We have equipped each of these three business units with the resources necessary to ensure their independence and success through end-to-end accountability. These resources include human resources, finance, sales, marketing and operations functions.”


McNeilus & FleetMind Win 2017 SWANA Safety Award for “Best Safety Innovation” for SSV10 Fleet Management Solution

Street Smart Vision 10 (SSV10) Focuses on Safer Driving and Accident Prevention

DODGE CENTER, Minn. and MONTREAL, CANADA (September 22, 2017) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and FleetMind Solutions, today announced that they have been awarded a Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Safety Award in the Collection & Transfer Division for “Best Safety Innovation” for their Street Smart Vision 10 (SSV10) fleet management solution. The SWANA Safety Awards winners are selected by SWANA’s technical divisions and safety committee for their demonstrated commitment to improving workplace safety.

“Together with FleetMind, we realized that there was a pent-up demand in the waste and recycling industry for innovations that will measurably improve safety outcomes,” said Bryan Dodds, Director of Aftermarket Product Development at McNeilus. “We spent nearly two years collaborating and field testing our SSV10 integrated safety solution. It should be noted that an important part of our safety approach is training and implementation.  With over 25 branches in the US, McNeilus makes sure that the haulers know how to utilize the software and incorporate it into their daily activities.”

With cost pressures increasing, waste fleet managers are constantly tasked to get more productivity out of their fleets, while at the same time improving safety results. With rapidly evolving smart truck technologies, these goals are increasingly realistic. The SSV10 is an onboard computer that provides a comprehensive safety solution that allows for a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the vehicle, object detection, live stream video, video playback, driver safety coaching and score-carding, and automated routing. McNeilus can install the SSV10 on any make or model refuse truck.


McNeilus and Agility Fuel Solutions Continue to Build Industry-Leading CNG Partnership

Industry leaders announce plans to expand service unmatched in the industry

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (May 9, 2017) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announces the evolution of its strategic alliance with natural gas industry leader Agility Fuel Solutions at WasteExpo 2017, May 8-11 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“By enhancing our relationship with Agility, we can provide added value for our customers,” said Brad Nelson, president, McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., and Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment. “Linking Agility’s design and manufacturing expertise with our extensive installation, parts distribution and service capabilities creates a product and support system for natural gas fleets that is unmatched in the industry.”

The alliance is designed to offer fleets a broad and differentiated offering of designs and capacities to meet the needs of any customer. For instance, McNeilus will now be authorized providers of repairs and warranty, provide parts and service for Agility’s CNG systems and conduct Agility CNG installations throughout its branch network.

Agility’s strategic partnership with Cummins, the leading provider of engines to the trucking industry, has produced Blue iQ™, an integrated engine and fuel system with performance enhancements, diagnostics improvements and telematics services.  Ultimately, customers will receive a world class customer experience and benefit from the products and services of all three proven market leaders.


McNeilus Highlights Customer-Driven Innovation with Enhanced Refuse Vehicles

Meridian Front Loader and Zero Radius Side Loader show off the best in boosted performance, durability and serviceability at Waste Expo 2017.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (May 9, 2017) – Continuous improvement and customer-driven innovation are two of the top priorities at McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, and two of the major themes for the company at Waste Expo 2017, May 9-11 in New Orleans. McNeilus has been busy pushing the performance of the Meridian™ Front Loader and its Zero Radius™ Side Loader even further. Both of these vehicles will show off the best in body enhancements and capability upgrades in Booth #2235 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Since its launch, the Meridian has offered a lighter weight front loader with the ability to carry a higher payload and the industry’s best serviceability. Now the Meridian is even better, with enhancements that take an already market-leading product to a new level. McNeilus has boosted the Meridian’s durability and performance, as well as serviceability and liquid containment capability. Enhancements include:

  • Updated canopy and more robust windguard design
  • Additional top door shielding (CNG trucks)
  • Redesigned tailgate mechanical props
  • Relocated tailgate proximity switch
  • Reconfigured ejector hose routing
  • Headframe and paper screen seal


McNeilus to Discuss Fleet Management Technologies at Waste Expo 2017

Joint presentation offers a glimpse into the industry’s future

McNeilus’ Street Smart Vision SSV10 is the first system in the industry to combine all the capabilities companies need to leap into the future: driver safety, route management and maintenance.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (May 5, 2017) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, will offer a presentation on fleet management technologies during WasteExpo 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bryan Dodds, director of aftermarket product development at McNeilus, will co-present with Don Diego Padilla, vice-president of FleetMind, McNeilus’ development partner in the creation of its Street Smart Vision™ solution for refuse vehicles. The deep-dive discussion will offer insight into managing a fleet in the most productive and efficient way possible.

In addition, Dodds and Padilla will discuss how new technologies, including connected Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, will benefit the industry. That vision includes advanced communications that enable fleet owners and managers to better supervise their drivers, protect their company from liability and enable optimal performance from drivers.

“Our SSV10 is the first system in the industry to combine the capabilities companies need to leap into the future,” Dodds said. “In addition to combining fleet safety, route management and maintenance, it also provides customers with a single-point of support contact for the software, hardware and truck.”

“Best of all, it’s virtually free, in that early adopters are finding that their costs for the new technology are usually offset by a reduction in insurance premiums,” added Dodds. “Some owners are utilizing the system as a competitive advantage, to make their fleets more efficient and reduce their costs. That’s winning them more contracts.”


McNeilus Shows Commitment to Industry, Showcases Performance Upgrades at Waste Expo 2017

Charity auction items, new refuse vehicle enhancements and technology , and new Street Smart Vision and service options take center stage.

McNeilus is bringing its best in refuse vehicle innovations, along with expanded aftermarket options and technology, to WasteExpo 2017. The company is also highlighting its longtime support of valuable industry organizations, donating an Atlantic Series Front Loader® to the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) charity auction, taking place at the convention.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (May 4, 2017) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is bringing its best in refuse vehicle innovations, along with expanded aftermarket options and technology, to WasteExpo 2017, May 9-11 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. The company is also highlighting its longtime support of valuable industry organizations with donations to the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) charity auction, taking place throughout the convention.

The McNeilus Atlantic Series Front Loader®, featuring a 40-cubic-yard capacity, 10,000-pound-rated arms, Excalibre™ packing cylinders, service lift and camera system, will be part of a live auction at the EREF booth on Wednesday, May 10. The auction generates funds to assist the EREF’s scientific research and educational initiatives for sustainable waste management practices.

McNeilus is also donating to the EREF’s silent auction with a pair of tickets to NASCAR’s NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. These tickets also come with exclusive pit passes for two, donated courtesy of Go Fas Racing car #32 team owner Archie St. Hillarie and McNeilus. Bids for the silent auction can be placed by texting “EREF17” to phone number 24700, or in-person throughout the show.

In McNeilus booth #2235, the company is showcasing two vehicles – a Meridian™ Front Loader and Zero Radius™ Side Loader, both with new body enhancements – as well as interactive displays on the McNeilus CODE™ controls system and Street Smart Vision 10 fleet management system. Eight additional McNeilus vehicles will be featured in partner booths throughout the tradeshow.


Oshkosh Corporation Named World’s Most Ethical Company for 2nd Consecutive Year

Oshkosh Corporation is one of only 124 companies, and the only company in the “Trucks and Other Vehicles” category, named to this list from Ethisphere Institute.

OSHKOSH, Wis. (March 13, 2017) – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a 100-year strong leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical businesses, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®.

This is the second consecutive year that Oshkosh Corporation has been listed as a World’s Most Ethical Company and this milestone is further highlighted as Oshkosh Corporation celebrates its 100-Year Anniversary in 2017. Oshkosh is one of only 124 companies, representing 52 industry sectors in 19 countries on five continents named to this prestigious list. Oshkosh Corporation was the only company selected in the “Trucks and Other Vehicles” category, underscoring its commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices.


McNeilus, Command Alkon Partnership Helps Set New Technology Standard

Industry leaders to expand on success of new McNeilus FLEX Controls with an exclusive technology initiative that combines system integrations with advanced functionality

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (March 9, 2017) – Two major industry leaders are launching a partnership involving an exclusive technology initiative that offers unmatched functionality to further integrate mixer controls and fleet management software in North America. McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, and Command Alkon announced the partnership today at CONEXPO 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

McNeilus’ exclusive, patent-pending FLEX Controls system and Command Alkon’s premier TrackIt fleet management system together provide an integrated in-cab telematics solution, now on display at booth #S60309 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This partnership between the two companies showcases an unparalleled commitment to technology that can help customers get their jobs done more effectively.

“We are excited to be partnering with Command Alkon to deliver a cutting-edge technology solution with exclusive functionality. We’re providing a fully integrated package for the ready mix concrete industry,” said Bryan Datema, platform lead for concrete mixers, McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. “Their innovative fleet management product is the perfect choice to integrate with our FLEX Controls, and helps move the industry forward. It’s all part of our continued focus on technology and innovation to create value and help customers streamline their operations.”