October 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
By Tom Berg
The Pinnacle-pulled rig weighed close to 80,000 pounds. So how did it pull the hills at such low engine speeds? With 1,860 lb-ft of torque, and with no more speed loss than one would find with higher revving engines.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Mack, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive, Downspeed, Test Drive
April 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’
Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Eaton, Mack, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, Daimler Trucks North America, Automated Manual Transmissions
February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
“Proprietary” is a magic word among truck builders. It describes components of the company’s own manufacture or design that are installed on the company’s own trucks. For truck users, this can be a good thing, because they’re designed to work specifically with a company’s other components.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Mack, Freightliner Cascadia, Test Drive, Daimler Trucks North America, Transmissions, Engines, Automated Manual Transmissions, Detroit DT12
February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
While most of the early problems have been engineered out of the exhaust gas recirculation systems on today’s clean diesel engines, corroded coolers, stuck valves and other problems still plague owners of older equipment.
Tags: Emissions, Volvo, Cummins, Navistar, Detroit Diesel, SCR, EGR, EPA, Mack, DPF
January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
Is this a case of win-win? Do the new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions help both the environment and truck operators’ bottom lines? So it seems.
Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Eaton, Navistar, Freightliner, Peterbilt, SCR, EPA, Mack, GHG emissions, API, GHG14
December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over more long-haul freight, and that will change the type of heavy-duty tractor bought by many trucking companies.
Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Cummins, International, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Class 8, Western Star, Caterpillar, Mack
October 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Is this single-rear-axle truck the type of medium-heavy-duty model that Mack should have brought out first? I asked that question two years ago when I saw the initial offering, the tandem-axle Granite MHD. I figured other than the tandem, it was just right for municipal fleets and others who don’t need high carrying capacity.
Tags: Cummins, Mack, Test Drive
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Traditional thinking on automated manual transmissions has it that AMTs are the great equalizers – bridgers of skill gaps between the best and the worst drivers in the fleet. While that’s still true, AMTs now bring even more to the fuel-economy table, offering fuel savings in their own right beyond what even the most professionally driven manual transmission could accomplish.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Cummins, DTNA, Eaton, Volvo Trucks, Mack, Transmissions, Volvo I-Shift, Allison Transmission
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Mack now offers a new engine overhaul program to better serve Mack E7 engine owners. The Mack Purebred Overhaul program is an industry standout, offering extended warranty coverage of up to three years or 350,000 miles
Tags: Mack, Engines
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Cruising down the Interstate, you glance at the tachometer and gasp as you see the needle hovering at under 1,200 rpm. Yet the engine isn't vibrating or straining, and the rig continues to move steadily forward
Tags: Equipment, Mack, Test Drive
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Jost International fifth wheels will be a standard feature on Mack Pinnacle, Titan by Mack and Mack Granite model trucks
Tags: Mack, JOST, Fifth Wheels
By Truckinginfo Staff
Mack and Volvo both announced that their model year 2014 trucks and tractors are now certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as meeting 2014 fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas regulations
Tags: Volvo, GHG, Mack
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
Tags: Test Drive, Mack, Diesel
September 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor
The Pinnacle is Mack's latest- generation premium tractor for over-the-road fleets and owner-operators
Tags: Mack, Pinnacle, Test Drive
September 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
It might look the same, but there are plenty of changes under the skin.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Mack, Pinnacle
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