Amrep, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based manufacturer for the refuse industry, has launched the Ready Truck Program to eliminate or shorten the lead time to order and build a refuse collection vehicle.
The Wastequip-owned company says in response to the pandemic, chassis manufacturers cut production, and many haulers have held back on purchases. According to a news release from Amrep, these actions have changed the standard production time for a chassis from 60 days to as many as 90 to 180 days.
Rob Strange, director of refuse body sales for Amrep across North America, says the Ready Truck Program will offset the obstacles experienced throughout the industry in 2020 by keeping inventory and having trucks available for immediate delivery.
“This year, we are anticipating a spike in demand for refuse collection vehicles and have developed this program to stay ahead of pending challenges within the industry,” Strange says. “The Ready Truck Program will enable us to keep up the inventory of chassis now, so we can in return deliver Amrep trucks to our customers when they need them, instant availability.”
In addition to the immediate availability of refuse collection trucks, Amrep says it plans to continue offering finance options for companies of all sizes, from independent operators to national haulers. According to a news release from Amrep, Amrep and Wastequip finance options consist of a fast application process, preserves cash and credit lines, rapid credit approval, competitive rates and 100 percent financing.