Koga Leads New Refuse Business Unit at McNeilus
Company puts more focus on refuse collection vehicles while simplifying and streamlining processes to best meet and exceed customer expectations.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (April 26, 2018) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has re-focused its structure to create a new Refuse Collection Vehicles business unit led by Jeff Koga, whose previous experience includes vice president of Integrated Product Support for Oshkosh Defense vehicles.
In his role as vice president and general manager of McNeilus Refuse Collection Vehicles, Koga will lead all initiatives of the business unit, including product development, production and marketing. He will ensure that McNeilus refuse collection vehicles continue to lead the industry in reliability, performance, innovation and quality.
The appointment of Koga is part of a new corporate structure that includes three distinct business units: Refuse Collection Vehicles, Customer Support Solutions (formerly Aftermarket Parts and Service), and Concrete Mixers. This structure simplifies the business, concentrates focus on customers and products, and aligns resources to deliver world-class service and performance.
“This new organizational structure allows the company to leverage decades of experience and renew its focus on delivering specific products and services vital to the success of our customers,” said Brad Nelson, president of Oshkosh’s Commercial Segment and McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. “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.” (more…)
McNeilus Expands Industry-Leading Parts, Service and Support Network
Expanded network is part of an overall strategy to continually to provide the best parts, service and support for our customers.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (April 25, 2018) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today at WasteExpo 2018 in Las Vegas they have expanded their industry-leading parts, service and support network. Expansion effort includes Rush Truck Centers as an additional authorized parts and service provider in the Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada and New Mexico markets. McNeilus factory-trained technicians will continue to support all markets.
“Providing customers with more options to best meet their needs after the sale is one of our primary objectives. This initiative with Rush Truck Centers helps us accomplish that,” said Brad Nelson, president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment and McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. “They will help us provide the additional local support in these areas to continue to deliver outstanding customer service.”
McNeilus will provide technician training for each authorized Rush Truck Center location to ensure extensive product service knowledge for personnel. With these key geographic locations, the addition of Rush Truck Centers to the McNeilus network is part of an overall strategy to continue to provide the best parts, service and support to our customers. (more…)
Commitment to Industry, Top Technology on Display from McNeilus at Waste Expo 2018
McNeilus donates to industry scholarship program and charity auction, and highlights top truck technology enhancements with CODE controls and CNG systems.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (April 24, 2018) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is showcasing its best in refuse vehicle innovations, along with featuring factory-direct parts and service options, at Waste Expo 2018, April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. As part of its customer-first focus and commitment to the industry, McNeilus has also made significant donations to the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) Women’s Council scholarship program and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) charity auction, both of which will be highlighted throughout the convention.
As part of the EREF live auction on Wednesday, April 25, McNeilus has donated its Atlantic Series Front Loader®, featuring a 40-cubic-yard capacity, 10,000-pound-rated arms, Excalibre™ packing cylinders, service lift and camera system. McNeilus has also contributed a pair of tickets to NASCAR’s NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway to the silent auction. These auctions generate funds to assist the EREF’s scientific research and educational initiatives for sustainable waste management practices.
In support of the NWRA Women’s Council, McNeilus partnered to donate $100,000 to the organization’s scholarship program. This year the Women’s Council will award four people with $7,500 toward their education goals and pursuing a career in the solid waste and recycling industry.
In McNeilus booth #1823, the company is showcasing three vehicles – a Meridian™ Front Loader, Atlantic Series Front Loader® and Zero Radius™ Side Loader, as well as an interactive display for the McNeilus CODE™ controls system, featuring a new touchscreen display and integrated with collision-avoidance radar-sensing technology from PRECO Electronics. Ten additional McNeilus vehicles will be featured in partner booths and display spaces throughout the tradeshow. (more…)
McNeilus FLEX Controls™ Honored With Industry Awards
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:
- Regularly reviewing safety policies and procedures
- Reviewing company policies, procedures and training employees on changes
- 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.
CRESPO TO LEAD NEW MIXER BUSINESS UNIT AT MCNEILUS
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.”