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Introducing Autocar® Trucks – Purpose-Built from the Ground Up

Toronto, Ontario (February 25, 2021) – Wajax is now a Canadian distributor of Autocar® Truck parts and now provides service on Autocar® Truck products in select locations across Canada including Toronto, Sudbury, Ottawa and Dorval. Wajax’s distribution centre located in Toronto is the hub for Autocar® Truck parts distribution across Canada. 

Autocar® Trucks are severe-duty, purpose-built vehicles that can be used for a variety of applications from refuse and recycling to construction and concrete. Autocar®, founded in 1897, created the first “engine-under-the-seat” delivery wagon in 1899, which was a precursor to the Cab-Over-Engine design used currently. Presently, Autocar® Trucks are custom engineered to the customer’s application; there are no generic stock trucks, and no chopping, welding, slicing and dicing in an aftermarket mod-shop is done. The wiring, frame, and body controls are all assembled on the factory production line and tailored to the specific application or vocation.

Autocar® Refuse Trucks are the primary product line Wajax will be supporting with parts and service. These vehicles have been designed from the wheels up to maximize safety, productivity, and efficiency. The Autocar® Truck Cab-Over-Engine design with 325° driver visibility and exceptional maneuverability, including the industry’s tightest turning radius, leads to less backing up and potentially fewer collisions. Autocar®’s all-steel cabs and wrap-around bumpers help to enhance safety while durable, lightweight frames allow for long route capabilities. Extra details like fluid service points on the curb side, along with spacious cabs, make Autocar® a leader in manufacturing some of the most reliable and safest vocational trucks on the road. 

Wajax is proud to offer Autocar® Truck parts and services in various locations across Canada. The central distribution centre in Toronto, Ontario is well stocked with essential parts and able to expedite shipping throughout Canada. Autocar® provides 24/7 Direct Factory Support for new truck purchases for the life of the truck. Wajax and Autocar® have a longstanding history of industry expertise within their respective regions. As a national On-Highway provider and an Allison distributer, Wajax has the operational capabilities in place to integrate Autocar® Truck parts and services seamlessly into its operations. 

“The Autocar® and Wajax partnership is a great fit to expand our offerings and support our customers in the On-Highway market,” said Joe Di Pede, Vice President, Powertrain.

Wajax service centres and technicians are well versed in On-Highway service and maintenance requirements. With diligent training, technical knowledge and a vast branch network, Wajax offers its customers end-to-end product support. Wajax welcomes the Autocar® Truck brand to its Canada-wide network. The Autocar® Truck brand complements Wajax’s present parts and service offering and gives Wajax the ability to better serve its customers from coast to coast.  

“We are pleased Wajax chose to partner with Autocar® for Canada. We believe in long lasting powerful brands and a legacy of taking in tough sectors  to deliver results for our customers. Wajax has invested in the facilities, warehouse, and both quantity and quality of components to serve customers.  Autocar® Trucks is proud to collaborate with Wajax to serve Canada,” Jim Johnston, President, Autocar® Trucks. 

Autocar® Trucks offers industry leading Power of One™ integration. Autocar® partners with body manufacturers for parallel engineering of refuse bodies to pre-engineer chassis layout and components to enable a seamless body integration onto the Autocar® chassis, delivering one of the highest level of integration in the industry. This ensures a complete tool is delivered to the customer in OEM quality condition, minimizing customer downtime and contributing to a high level of uptime.  

Always Up®” 

To learn more about Autocar® Trucks please call: 

  • General 1-877-GO WAJAX
  • Wajax Toronto 416-259-3281
  • Wajax Ottawa 613-736-6060
  • Wajax Dorval 514-636-0680
  • Wajax Sudbury 705-692-0707

Autocar® 

AAutocar® is the oldest motor vehicle make in the United States and built America’s first truck, in 1899. Focused on severe-duty, purpose-built trucks from the very beginning, today Autocar® is the only American owned and operated vocational truck manufacturer dedicated to severe-duty cab-over and conventional trucks. Autocar® has strong and growing positions in the vocational market segments offering premium, reliable, and safe trucks.  Autocar® is the only truck OEM that pre-engineers everything that goes in and on the truck; Autocar® is able to meet custom customer requirements.  Autocar® builds Class 8 trucks for many applications, including concrete pump trucks, dump trucks, concrete mixers, refuse and recycling trucks, terminal tractors, and other severe-duty vocational applications. Please visit www.autocartruck.com for more information on Autocar® products. Autocar® is located in Birmingham, AL and Hagerstown, IN. 

Wajax Corporation

Founded in 1858, Wajax (TSX: WJX) is one of Canada’s longest standing and most diversified industrial products and services providers. The Corporation operates an integrated distribution system providing sales, parts, and services to a broad range of customers in diverse sectors of the Canadian economy, including construction, forestry, mining, industrial and commercial, oil sands, transportation, metal processing, government and utilities, and oil and gas. Details regarding Wajax’s products and services can be found on its website: www.wajax.com.  

The Corporation’s goal is to be Canada’s leading industrial products and services provider, distinguished through its three core capabilities: sales force excellence, the breadth and efficiency of repair and maintenance operations, and the ability to work closely with existing and new vendor partners to continually expand its product offering to customers. The Corporation believes that achieving excellence in these three areas will position it to create value for its customers, employees, vendors, and shareholders.