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Autocar Celebrates 124 Years


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Autocar, manufacturer of specialized severe-duty, custom-engineered Class 7 and Class 8 vocational trucks, commemorates the 124th year of the Autocar truck brand.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company manufactures its vocational trucks in Hagerstown, Indiana, and in its $120 million, 1-million-square-foot heavy-duty work truck plant in Birmingham.

With deep American roots, Autocar says it is the only 100 percent American-owned company that assembles 100 percent of its trucks in the USA. Autocar engineers trucks for sectors such as refuse, material handling, concrete, and logistics.

“As we celebrate 124 years of the iconic Autocar brand, we appreciate those who have played such a big role in the company’s success,” said Andrew Taitz, chairman of Autocar Truck. “The early builders of Autocar-brand trucks were ahead of their time when they built Autocar No. 1 in 1897. That tricycle, powered by a one-cylinder gasoline engine, now resides in the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

“Today’s Autocar is a new company with a historic brand," Taitz said. "We continue to innovate and lead the industry by manufacturing severe-duty vocational trucks that provide customers the perfect tool for their jobs with the most uptime, support, and impact on their bottom line. The Autocar brand led the way in green innovation dating back to 1923 with its first two EV (electric vehicle) trucks: Autocar Truck E1 and Autocar Truck E2. This year, we introduced Autocar E-ACTT electric powertrain designed for severe-duty applications.”

Source: Autocar