11/20/2013 - MACK® Debuts Their Granite® MHD Rear Loader, and Big Truck Rental Was Part of the Ride
MONTREAL (Nov. 20, 2013) — Refuse customers seeking a lightweight and cost-effective vehicle that is also tough and reliable can now look to the MACK® Granite® Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) rear loader, introduced at the 2013 Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo. The Mack Granite MHD rear loader offers a reduced weight option for refuse companies and municipalities desiring a truck built for lighter-duty cycles, such as short inner-city routes or for service in smaller towns. Because the Granite MHD has lighter weight components than other refuse models, it offers an economic alternative to help fleets increase their return on investment.
"The MHD rear loader is a complement to the existing Mack refuse product line that includes the MACK Granite and the MACK TerraPro™ Cabover and Low Entry vehicles," said Curtis Dorwart, Mack refuse marketing product manager. "This tough, lightweight truck is a customized option for our refuse customers who need a vehicle that is ideal for shorter routes and lower gross payload. We feel that it's important to provide a complete offer of lighter- and heavier duty refuse vehicles so we can tailor the truck to the application."
The clean back-of-cab design of the Granite MHD accommodates a range of body options and makes the vehicle particularly well-suited to rear loader applications. Available in 4x2 or 6x4 configurations, the truck is equipped with a Cummins ISL9 345- horsepower engine with a maximum torque rating of 1,150 lb.-ft., offering the power and durability that Mack is known for in a lighter package. In fact, the MHD rear loader is available as a Class 7 solution when configured as a 4x2. The MHD rear loader's cab also offers improved driver comfort because it is mounted on airbags and shocks. With a short bumper-to-tire distance, the MHD rear loader has a superior frontend swing clearance and an excellent wheel cut that allows it to maneuver in and out of tight collection sites.
"Mack has been in the refuse business for more than100 years, supplying industry-leading solutions to best meet customers' needs," said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. "As the clear market leader in refuse today, Mack vehicles are designed and spec'd for the particular requirements of our customers. The Mack Granite MHD rear loader is just another great example of the purposeful design of our trucks and of our commitment to supplying a full range of products to meet the needs of the refuse industry."
05/20/2013 - Big Truck Rental Just Got Bigger with Canadian Expansion
[TAMPA, FLORIDA] May 20, 2013 — Big Truck Rental, LLC is proud to announce the acquisition of Canadian refuse truck rental company, AMTRUCK Rentals (a division of AMTRUCK Limited).
"We've had a great working relationship with AMTRUCK over the years — and we felt it was time to take that next step as we looked to expand into Canada," said Scott Dols, owner and CEO of Big Truck Rental (BTR).
AMTRUCK, a family owned business, was founded in 1984 and originally focused on the buying and selling of refuse and municipal equipment. They began renting refuse equipment in 2005, and have been steadily expanding to service fleets throughout Canada.
"AMTRUCK has been growing on a parallel path to Big Truck Rental for years and during that time we would refer customers back and forth across the border, so we felt the time was right to officially merge," said Russell Levy, president of AMTRUCK.
"Now we have a business model that works throughout the US and Canada and can easier service those fleets that have operations on both sides of the border."
With Big Truck Rental's relationship with refuse body manufacturer Heil, AMTRUCK will now have ready access to a wider assortment of refuse vehicles for potential rental clients.
"We're excited to have Russell and the AMTRUCK Rentals team onboard and look forward to expanding our operations and our product offerings to the Canadian rental market," said Dols.
Big Truck Rental will be displaying their equipment in booth 2637 at the 2013 Waste Expo in New Orleans, LA, held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, from May 20 thru May 23, 2013. They will also have equipment on display in the Heil Environmental booth, 2847.
Big Truck Rental is one of the companies under the umbrella of Trucks.com, a multi-faceted business that offers new trucks, used reconditioned trucks, truck parts, rental trucks, and route-ready trucks through many well-known web-driven store fronts, such as Trucks and Parts of Tampa, and RouteReadyTrucks.com.
For more information, contact Scott Dols at 813-261-0820
04/2013 - Scott Dols speaking at Waste Expo 2013
Waste Expo, Monday, May 20 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Living Legends: Success Stories from Industry Leaders
The EIA Women's Council is pleased to present two industry powerhouses who will trace their successful courses of action through the recent economic crisis. Charlie Appleby, President and CEO, Advanced Disposal Services, will review his company's rapid growth from local Florida roots to a national business. Scott Dols, President and CEO, Big Truck Rental, will explain what it takes to grow at a time when competitors fail and customers restrict capital spending. Both will highlight the role of partners, investors, capital structure, and changing market conditions.
Moderator: M.J. Schmidt, Director, Municipal and Key Accounts East, Otto Environmental Systems North America
Presenters: Charlie Appleby, President and Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., and Scott Dols, President and Chief Executive Officer, Big Truck Rental, LLC
Charlie Appleby is the chairman and chief executive officer of Jacksonville-based Advanced Disposal, which is on track to become one of the largest privately owned environmental services business in the country. Starting from just $10,000 in monthly revenue, they have completed over 96 acquisitions; spent over $500 million on those acquisitions and now have operations in 20 states and annual revenues of about $1.4 billion. Additionally, they have a fleet of more than 3,100 trucks, 47 landfills, 92 transfer stations and almost 5,500 employees.
07/2012 - Environmental Research & Education Foundation Video
05/2012 - Waste Industries USA, Inc. wins truck rental from Big Truck Rental at EREF Auction.
At the EREF Auction held at Waste Expo, Big Truck Rental offered a 6-Month Rental of a Heil® Half/Pack® Front Loader with Curotto Slammin' Eagle® for bidding. The winning bid was from Michael Durham, Vice President of Administration and Support Services, and Ven Poole, Chief Executive Officer, of Waste Industries USA, Inc. Thank you Waste Industries for your continued support!