Autocar, manufacturer of North America’s first specialized, severe–duty vocational truck,honors the life and legacy of Charles “Mickey” Flood by donatinga customengineered, full–bodied severe–duty class 8 DC–64R to the 2021 Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) Annual Charitable Auction. Proceeds from the auction will support theEREF’s scientific and educational initiatives for waste management practices. The winning bidder will work with Autocar’s engineers to design their new DC–64RRefuse Truckto their specifications.
“As a longtime member of Autocar’s advisory board and a large proponent of shaping our business into a company that recognizes the importance of environmental endeavors, Mickey helped us establish a lot of the values we stand for when we make our sustainable trucks. We’re celebrating a member of our team we will dearly miss by supporting the EREF’s continued contributions to improving the solid waste industry,” said Jimmy Johnston, president of Autocar. “Such a leader in the industry deserves nothing short of Autocar’s BADASS DC–64R. We’re excited to honor our friend Mickey’s behalf and help continue the solid waste research and education efforts he so strongly believed in.”Autocar is honored to have had received Flood’s mentorship as part of its advisory board from 2013to his passing in May.
Inducted into the National Recycling and Solid Waste Industry’s Hall of Famein 2008The DC–64R conventional truck for severe–duty refuse applications is assembled in Birmingham, Ala. As all DC–64R trucks do, the Mickey Flood Tribute Truck comes standard with a Cummins engine. The workspace of the cab fits three and is spacious and functionalwith ample foot, leg, hip, elbow and shoulder room and a fully adjustable seat and steering column.But what truly sets it apart in the industrial truck market is the vehicle’s BADASS strength, durability and safety attributes. The DC–64R is the first truck ever built to feature ultra–high–strength 160,000 PSI steel frame rails, 24% stronger and lighter than other trucks in the market. Mickey FloodAutocar DC–64R Refuse Truck
Autocar delivers the industry’s highest level of body integration,partnering with body manufacturersfor parallel engineering of body installation, pre–engineering chassis layout and pre–wiring components that enable seamless body integration.This process increases the truck’sreliability and uptime and offers a lower total cost of ownership for the life of the truck. The Mickey Flood Tribute Truck is equipped with a Galfab roll–off hoistand Pioneer tarping system. Like every Autocar customer, the EREF auction winner will gain lifetime support from the Autocar Solutions team, including 24/7 direct factory support, an extensive North American service network, access to online training and easy parts access.The EREF’s mission is to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve.
For over 25 years, the generous donations and support of EREF’s Annual Charitable Auction, programs and other events havehelped the Foundation become one of the largest funding sourcesfor solid waste research in North America. Since 1994, the auction has raised more than $24 million to further support EREF’s mission. EREF’s Annual Charitable Auction is open from June 16 to 30. To participate, text “EREFAuction21” to 76278, click the blue link to register and enter bids on available items.The Mickey Flood Tribute Truck, the Autocar DC–64R Refuse Truck,will be on display at the WasteExpoin Las Vegas from June 28 to 30,adjacent to the EREF booth. WasteExpo attendees are encouraged to honor Flood’s legacy by recording their memories in a tribute book set up at the booth.
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