Pierce’s ‘Road Rally’ sets off for second wave of events


Pierce Manufacturing’s 2019 Road Rally has set off for the second wave of events taking place along the East Coast and throughout the Midwest. Featuring some of the most innovative apparatus and equipment in the fire industry, the Road Rally offers a hands-on and immersive experience for members of fire service. On Monday, July 15, the Road Rally stopped in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and will continue to twelve additional locations in July and August.

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APPLETON, Wis. – Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced today that its 2019 Road Rally has set off for the second wave of events taking place along the East Coast and throughout the Midwest. Featuring some of the most innovative apparatus and equipment in the fire industry, the Road Rally offers a hands-on and immersive experience for members of fire service. On Monday, July 15, the Road Rally stopped in Allentown, Pennsylvania, near the headquarters of authorized Pierce dealer, Glick Fire Equipment, and will continue to twelve additional locations throughout July and August 2019. Like the first wave of events, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in educational Q&A sessions with Pierce product experts and Pierce dealer representatives, as well as view and test drive all apparatus featured in the Road Rally.

“Over the past month, the Road Rally stopped in eight locations throughout the Southeast with 75 attendees or more taking part in each event,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing. “Some attendees visit the event in the closest geographic location to their department, and others have traveled a significant distance to accommodate work schedule demands. We’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about the opportunity the Road Rally presents to gain knowledge and hands-on experience with apparatus that offer features to best suit the needs of a community.”

The nine fire trucks included in Pierce’s Road Rally include:

  • Arrow XT™ 100’ Ascendant® Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower
  • Enforcer™ 107’ Ascendant® Heavy-Duty Single Axle Aerial Ladder with PUC™ Pump
  • Enforcer™ 107’ Ascendant® Heavy-Duty Tandem Axle Aerial Ladder
  • Impel® 110’ Ascendant® Heavy-Duty Single Axle Aerial Platform
  • Enforcer™ 75’ Aluminum Aerial Ladder
  • Velocity® 100’ Heavy-Duty Aerial Platform
  • Enforcer™ PUC Pumper
  • Saber® Pumper with Ford Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel Power Train
  • CRU-22 Critical Response Unit

In addition to taking part in the hands-on operation of apparatus, Road Rally attendees can learn more about the extensive customizations available on Pierce fire trucks from chassis to pump panels, electrical systems to TAK-4 suspension, and more. The events are designed to allow fire department representatives to view, operate, and ask questions about products that will best serve their community’s unique needs.

“We were happy to partner with Ten-8 Fire Equipment to provide accommodations at our department in McDonough, Georgia, for one of Pierce’s Road Rally events,” said Mark Henley, Lieutenant at Henry County Fire Department. “The event is unlike FDIC where apparatus displays are static. As we wait for our grant to come through, we were able to show our commissioner first-hand the superior maneuverability of the 100’ Ascendant Heavy-Duty Aerial Tower, how it will meet our gallons-per-minute flow requirements, as well as the features that will address many other critical needs of the area we serve.”

Over the next six weeks, the Road Rally sets off for the second wave of events visiting nine states in twelve locations including fire departments, fire training centers, Pierce dealerships, and service centers. Events will primarily take place during the hours of 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The most current dates and locations can be found at www.piercemfg.com/road-rally and may be subject to change. Those interested in attending are encouraged to work with a local Pierce dealer to register for an event in the desired location. Due to demand and participant feedback, a second Road Rally series is planned to kick-off in February 2020.

Photo caption: On Monday, July 15, Pierce Manufacturing’s Road Rally set off for the second wave of events taking place along the East Coast and throughout the Midwest with the first stop in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

About Pierce Manufacturing
Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is the leading North American manufacturer of custom fire apparatus. Products include custom and commercial pumpers, aerials, rescue trucks, wildland trucks, minipumpers, elliptical tankers, and homeland security apparatus. In addition, Pierce designs its own foam systems and was the first company to introduce frontal airbags and the Side Roll Protection system to fire apparatus. To learn more about Pierce, visit www.piercemfg.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is more than 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.

Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation and can be found in more than 150 countries. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit: www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

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