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New Way is always striving to be at the forefront of innovation in the waste industry. We continue to drive progress forward with our innovative lineup of front loaders, rear loaders, automated side loaders, satellite side loaders, recycling bodies, efficient waste compactors, and a commitment to growing on-staff expertise. Keep up with the latest New Way happenings here — including upcoming events, new garbage truck innovations, and additions to our world-class team.

New Way Announces Staffing Updates for Refuse Truck, K-PAC Compactor Brands


Las Vegas, NV – New Way Trucks, the largest privately held manufacturer of refuse equipment in North America, announces staffing changes to address continued growth.

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New Way Trucks Recognizes Top 10 Distributors for 2021 at Waste Expoo


New Way Trucks, the largest privately held manufacturer of refuse equipment in North America, recognized its top distributors of 2021 yesterday afternoon in their booth at Waste Expo. The company is not shy about sharing that its well-respected Distributor Network is an important key to its success.

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New Way Trucks Recognizes Top 10 Distributors for 2021 at Waste Expoo


New Way Trucks, the largest privately held manufacturer of refuse equipment in North America, recognized its top distributors of 2021 yesterday afternoon in their booth at Waste Expo. The company is not shy about sharing that its well-respected Distributor Network is an important key to its success.

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New Way Unveils New Under-CDL Wolverine ASL; Has Strong Presence at Waste Expo


Las Vegas, NV – New Way Trucks, the largest private manufacturer of refuse equipment in North America, is excited to introduce a new under-CDL capable automated side-loader (ASL): the New Way Wolverine. The Wolverine comes equipped with features of New Way’s best-selling Sidewinder XTR, just in a smaller package.

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K-PAC by New Way Names Mike Bills Product Manager


K-PAC by New Way, a leading manufacturer of a full line of self-contained and stationary compactors as well as commercial and rolloff containers, recently announced the addition of Mike Bills as Product Manager.

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New Way Trucks Partners with BYD to Deliver Three Battery-Electric Refuse Trucks to City of Ocala, Florida


New Way Trucks, the largest privately-held manufacturer of refuse equipment in North America, and its distributor Southern Sewer Equipment Sales (SSES), recently delivered three battery-electric New Way Sidewinder XTR™ automated side loaders (ASLs) to the City of Ocala, Florida.

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New Way Debuts Semi-Auto ROTO PAC


New Way Debuts the first-of-its-kind semi-automated New Way ROTO PAC® that leverages the speed, compaction power, and agile design of the original fully-automated ROTO PAC with new semi-automated collection capabilities.

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Recycling and Refuse Equipment Manufacturer New Way Trucks Expanding in Booneville


Recycling and refuse equipment manufacturer New Way Trucks is increasing production capacity in Booneville. The project is a $4 million corporate investment and will create at least 120 jobs.

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New Way Trucks Drives Home the Importance of Safety in the Solid Waste Industry


The safety of its employee family, vendor-partners, and customers has always been a top priority for New Way Trucks, an industry-leading refuse truck manufacturer. Weathering the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this commitment to safety to the forefront of the company’s principles. Showing its support for enhancing safety in the industry, New Way Trucks has sponsored the 2021 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Safety Awards.

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New Way Trucks Further Strengthens its Industry-Leading Distributor Network


Scranton, IA (March 10, 2021) - New Way Trucks, the largest private manufacturer of refuse equipment in North America, has once again bolstered its well-respected Distributor Network. The company greatly appreciates its distributors, which lay the bedrock for the entire organization. New Way Distributors are product experts, serving as trusted local resources and the go-to authority for service and parts. 

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Talking Trash: Discussing the Trends that Matter to the Nation’s Refuse Collection Fleet Managers with Don Ross, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at New Way Trucks


Question: What kind of innovation is happening in the solid waste collection space currently?

Answer:There are numerous trends and innovations underway! As a refuse collection vehicle manufacturer, the industry trends we are most focused on include alternative fuels like 100 percent battery-electric and compressed natural gas...

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Houston-Galveston Area Council Awards New Way Trucks with Another Two-Year Contract


Scranton, IA (November 5, 2020) – Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC), the largest Council of Government (COG) in Texas, recently awarded another two-year contract (RH08-20) to New Way Trucks, North America’s largest private refuse equipment manufacturer. This competitively tendered contract applies to New Way’s entire industry-leading product line of refuse handling equipment.

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Electricity: The Oldest New Alternative Fuel Brought to You by Franklin, Faraday, Tesla, and Edison


As seen in Waste360 (October, 10, 2020) - 100% battery-electric refuse collection vehicles are gaining momentum as more municipalities set ambitious goals towards carbon neutrality and fully electric heavy-duty truck fleets. These government mandates have driven adoption of new innovations in the battery-electric collection vehicle space, which leads to continual improvement from the private sector as demand increases. Accordingly, Waste360 held a keynote panel titled Plugging into Opportunities in Refuse Fleet Electrification at this year’s Virtual Expo Together Online.

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SWANA Honors New Way’s Don Ross with 2020 Distinguished Individual Achievement Award


Scranton, IA (September, 30, 2020) – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) presented its 2020 Collection & Transfer Technical Division Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (DIAA) to New Way’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Don Ross. Fellow waste industry professionals nominated Mr. Ross, and SWANA bestowed the award earlier this summer.

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New Way Trucks Bestowed With Best New Business Award In Prentiss County, Mississippi


Booneville, MS (September 25, 2020) – Readers of the Booneville Banner Independent newspaper have voted New Way Trucks as Prentiss County’s Best New Business in the publication’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The newspaper’s 7,200 readers cast their ballots each August for awards in a wide array of categories, and New Way was bestowed with the Best New Business award. New Way is the first manufacturer in the award’s roughly 40-year history to receive this honor.

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New Way Trucks Delivers 30 Trucks to Kansas City


Scranton, IA - Kansas City, Missouri’s (KCMO) Solid Waste Division recently received delivery of 30 New Way 25-cubic-yard Cobra Magnum rear-loader refuse trucks. KCMO’s new residential waste collection program officially began on May 1st and will save local taxpayers upwards of $20 million over the next decade. Each of the city’s New Way rear-loaders runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) instead of conventional diesel fuel.

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New Way Delivers Refuse Truck To Guadalupe, El Salvador: Solidifies Global Presence


Scranton, IA (July 8, 2020) – New Way completed the delivery of a Cobra™ rear loader to the Municipality of Guadalupe in El Salvador earlier this June. It's Guadalupe's first New Way refuse truck. The Cobra will enhance the community services that are provided by the municipality. Deliveries, such as this one, continue to solidify New Way's prominence on the international stage.

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New Way’s First Cobra Rear-Loader Built Completely in Mississippi Rolls Off Production Line


Booneville, MS (May 26, 2020) - On Wednesday, May 13th, New Way Trucks celebrated its first 100 percent Mississippi-made Cobra™ refuse truck at its new manufacturing facility in Northeast Mississippi. Production on the company’s Cobra and Viper™ rear-load line began in January, and a number of trucks have already been completed using a combination of parts and components from New Way’s facilities in Iowa. This unit, completed in March, marks the first truck manufactured using components entirely sourced from the Booneville plant.

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Talking Trash: Discussing the Trends that Matter to the Nation’s Refuse Collection Fleet Managers with Don Ross, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at New Way Trucks


Question: What kind of innovation is happening in the solid waste collection space currently?

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5 Questions About Collection Fleets


There are a number of trends and innovations underway! From a refuse collection vehicle perspective, we are currently focused on compressed natural gas (CNG) and 100-percent battery-electric solid waste collection vehicles, improved automation and organics programs—all with a focus on customization. New Way believes all solid waste is local, which is visible in the equipment variations our customers request. To meet that need, we offer the widest product lineup of any refuse equipment manufacturer.

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New Way Trucks Update Regarding Scranton Manufacturing Fire


Scranton, IA (March 6, 2020) – Following a fire that occurred on the evening of February 24, 2020, Scranton Manufacturing is working hard to restore production operations. The fire, which originated in a paint booth where parts were being painted, was contained to a small area of the facility. However, facility damage–including smoke–is widespread.

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New Way Trucks’ Statement Regarding Scranton Manufacturing Facility Fire


Scranton, IA (February 26, 2020) – Scranton Manufacturing employees are beginning to return to work Wednesday morning following a fire that damaged one of three paint booths at the Scranton, IA facility on Monday evening. Although the fire was contained to a small area, smoke damage is preventing a return to full operation until clean-up activities can be completed.

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New Way Trucks Strengthens Its Industry-Leading Dealer Network


Scranton, IA (February 25, 2020) – New Way Trucks, an Iowa-based refuse truck manufacturer, continues to extend its presence throughout the United States with the addition of a new dealer, Pyramid Equipment, Inc., and the expansion of H.A. DeHart & Son’s dealer territory. Both dealers have decades of solid waste expertise and are equipped to service New Way customers.

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New Way’s Don Ross Elected To Serve On NWRA Board of Trustees


Scranton, IA (February 19, 2020) – Don Ross, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for McLaughlin Family Companies and New Way Trucks, has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA). This appointment reaffirms Ross’s steadfast dedication to driving success in the solid waste industry.

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New Way Trucks Announces Acquisition of ROTO PAC from Ginove


Scranton, IA (February 13, 2020) – New Way Trucks, Inc., an Iowa-based refuse truck manufacturer,  announces the acquisition of ROTO PAC® from Ginove, a Quebec-based manufacturer of refuse equipment best known for its patented ROTO PAC; the world’s first auger-driven organics collection truck in North America.

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Sourcewell Awards New Way Trucks With Another Four-Year Contract


Scranton, IA (January 1, 2020) – Sourcewell, one of the largest government contract cooperatives in North America, recently awarded a four-year contract to New Way Trucks, an Iowa-based refuse truck manufacturer. This competitively tendered contract applies towards Mobile Refuse Collection Vehicles with Related Equipment, Accessories, and Services. New Way Trucks’ submission to Sourcewell’s Request For Proposal (RFP) in this category was evaluated by the cooperative’s committee, deemed responsive, and approved. As a “Sourcewell Awarded Contract” vendor, New Way is a part of a select group of world-class vendors. 

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Recent Refuse Truck Deliveries

New Way® delivers King Cobra to the City of Ripley, WV. Sold by New Way® Authorized Distributor West Virginia Tractor Company.

San Juan, Puerto Rico's Con Waste to receive New Way® King Cobra. Sold by Guaraguao Truck Sales.

Boston-based Capital Waste Services adds new Mack MRU/32yd King Cobra to their fleet. Sold by C.N. Wood.

Navistar CNG 20 yd Cobra delivered to Harter's Quick Clean-Up, La Crosse, WI.

Champaign, IL uses New Way® Magnum refuse truck for yard-waste program. Read full article »

Darlington, SC receives brand new rear loader. Read full article »

New Way® delivers 6 Ford F-550 trucks mounted with 8 yd Diamondbacks to Guayaquil, Ecuador.

New Way® Trucks authorized distributor C.N. Wood recently delivered a 32yd King Cobra to the city of Brookline, MA.

Cobra Magnum crushes Pontiac Grand am click here for video

New Way® sells 10 Viper rear loaders to New York City Parks Department

New Way® Receives order from Waste Pro Florida for 17 CNG King Cobra

New Way® delivers 28 King Cobra rear loaders to San Antonio, Texas

New Way® sells 16 Cobra Rear Loaders to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

New Way® delivers 12 Viper bodies mounted on Freightliner to Aruba, provides operator service and operator training

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