Committed to the future: 50 years of McNeilus history in the refuse collection vehicle industry

2 November 2023


Since its foundation, McNeilus has been committed to propelling the refuse collection vehicle industry to new heights. The company’s fifty-year history is marked by an unwavering dedication to getting every job done right, and by a series of customer-driven innovations. The result of this determination is clear: McNeilus has become a North American leader in refuse collection vehicles, setting the standard for reliability, durability and innovation.

The partnership with Oshkosh since 1998 not only enhances the company’s credibility, but also fuels its capacity to innovate. Since then, McNeilus and Oshkosh have shared their technologies and know-how to create a powerful competitive advantage. This means that customers benefit from world-class heavy-duty truck building expertise, over 850 patents and 1,350 global product developers, working together to advance the refuse collection vehicle industry.

Action speaks louder than words

At McNeilus, action speaks louder than words. Their commitment to technical support is unwavering. A complete parts, sales and service network has been set up, supported by mobile, certified technicians, rigorously trained and ready to intervene when and where you need them.

McNeilus’ commitment to the community goes beyond the trucks they build. They support non-profit organizations, such as the Ronald McDonald House with a unique program called “Cans for Kids”, as well as the refuse collection industry’s education and research programs through the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA), the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF). McNeilus is committed to being there for the community, today and tomorrow.

McNeilus, with its half-century of history, continues to shape the future of the refuse collection vehicle industry, while helping to build stronger, more sustainable communities. A passion for excellence and a commitment to our customers and our communities are the foundation of our continued success.

The future is now

McNeilus Futur

There was a time when telemetry, automation and electrification seemed like futuristic ideas. That was back in 1970, when McNeilus began its adventure. Today, the company not only develops innovative concepts, products and practices, it puts them to the test to help set industry standards.

The benefits of McNeilus® CODE™ control systems for refuse collection vehicles are indisputable. They offer operators revolutionary control, with diagnostic capabilities, troubleshooting, and unrivalled fleet performance monitoring, maintenance reminders, advanced control functions and customization tools.

Sustainability is another responsibility we take seriously. As part of the Oshkosh family, a constant effort is made to reduce the environmental impact of products and production, improve working conditions, reduce costs, increase value and be active in the community. McNeilus is also a leading supplier of electrified and compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse collection trucks.

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