Heil, part of Environmental Solutions Group and Dover, announced it is offering the growing Ready Truck Program, a business model created to alleviate issues that can be caused by delays in the production and delivery of new garbage trucks.
Larry Angel, general manager of Ready Truck, has a lifetime of experience in the waste industry, both in the solid waste business as well as his decade-long tenure with Heil. He described the challenges being faced by haulers and how Ready Truck has aggressively worked to deliver solutions.
"Waste haulers, whether private, public or municipal, don't have the luxury of waiting months for a truck. If you have a new contract or have lost a truck due to an accident or fire, patience just isn't an option,” said Angel in a statement. “If they aren't able to get a truck on the route within a short period of time, the impact to their bottom line can be substantial. The Heil Ready Truck Program enables us to deliver the trucks our customers need, when and where they need them."
Ready Truck has a wide array of completed garbage trucks in stock and ready for immediate delivery, noted Heil.
"We always have 25 to 30 completed trucks on the ground and ready for delivery,” said Angel. “We've been doing this for so long, we are able to anticipate the needs of our customers and work extremely hard to ensure that we have the most popular configurations in stock and ready to roll. If the configuration of the stock truck meets the customer requirement, they can ship almost immediately."
In addition, the company said Ready Truck's volume purchasing can save customers money.
"We've dealt with numerous other body companies over the years and made the decision to switch to all Heil in 2014,” said Chris Knight, waste management director for the city of Stillwater, Okla., in a statement. “We've had nothing but great success, and I wish we'd have done it years before. Their delivery timeframes are fast, the bodies are extremely well made and hold up very well. If we were ever in a jam, I know they'd bend over backwards to accommodate us. Everything they do is top notch, I can tell you that as long as I am here, we'll never deal with another body company."