The newly formed Autocar LLC is building its single-model Class 8 truck line on a contract basis at VTNA’s New River Valley plant in Dublin, VA, while it searches for a new manufacturing site. The company has narrowed the choice to three locations and should make a final decision in the coming weeks, according to Autocar president Bob Enright, who also serves as president of Union City Body Co., another GVW subsidiary specializing in light walk-in vans.
Initially, the low-entry Xpeditor is being marketed as a refuse collection truck, although it will eventually expand to other niche markets such as airport refueling, says Enright. The new Autocar has approximately 70 dealers lined up to provide sales and service, he told Fleet Owner. It is also involved in discussions with refuse-body suppliers about a number of installation issues and options.