Mack Trucks

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February 21, 2018

Test Drive: Mack’s Low-Ride Refuse Hauler

Mack’s LR model features high-powered, smart hydraulics and finely-tuned details to help refuse fleets move trash fast. Jack Roberts takes it for a test drive.

February 16, 2018

Photos: A Visit to the Mack Trucks Museum

Over 100 years ago, Mack was building trucks, before anybody really understood waht a truck was. A visit to its incredible museum celebrating that heritage is a must for any trucking or automotive history fan. 

February 5, 2018

David Hartzel Named Head of Mack Defense

David Hartzell has been named president and chief executive officer of Mack Defense, three years after joining the Mack Trucks subsidiary.

January 31, 2018

Earnings Watch: Volvo Group Reports Record 2017 Sales

Volvo Group, the Swedish parent company to truck makers Volvo, Mack, and others, reported higher profits for the final quarter of last year and for all of 2017, as the year also saw record-high sales.

January 30, 2018

Petro-Canada Synthetic Gear Oil Designed for Fuel Efficiency

Petro-Canada Lubricants has announced its Traxon gear oil line has now expanded to include Traxon Synthetic MTF 75W-80.

January 23, 2018

Mack Introduces Split-Shaft Functionality for mDrive HD Transmission

Mack Trucks has introduced a new split-shaft functionality for its Mack mDrive HD automated transmission, an online tool to configure Granite and Granite MHD trucks, and a loyalty rewards program for National Ready Mixed Concrete Association members.

January 22, 2018

Mack Teams up With Lego on Mack Anthem Set

Mack Trucks and Lego have released a new 2,595-piece Lego Technic building set of the new Mack Anthem flagship truck. The set can also be used to create a fully functional Mack LR front loader refuse model.

December 27, 2017

Covering Trucking in 2017 - in Photos

Get a peek behind the scenes at HDT as Senior Editor Jack Roberts looks back at the places he went, the trucks he drove and the technology he reported on in 2017.

December 15, 2017

Looking Forward and Backward

It turned out 2017 was quite a year in terms of setting the stage for trucking's adoption of emerging technology. Does that mean 2018 will be a snoozer?

December 6, 2017

Mack: Path to Electrification is Not Straight to Linehaul

Mack Trucks continues to see a healthy future for diesel engines, even as alternatives like electrification begin to emerge.

December 3, 2017

Mack Eyes Bigger Bite of the West

Mack Trucks has thrown down a gauntlet, declaring it is now “well positioned” with products and services to command a bigger slice of the Class 8 pie in the Western United States.

November 27, 2017

Test Drive: Bold New Look for an Old Dog

There will be no mistaking an Anthem when you see one coming down the road. Mack has dumped the conservative Pinnacle set-back axle model in favor of this show-stopper, writes Jim Park in this Test Drive.

November 27, 2017

On the Spot: Mexico's Expo Transporte Trade Show [Video]

Expo Transporte is a trucking trade show in Mexico that featured vehicles and exhibits from some of the largest manufacturers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, showing off their options for the Latin American market. Equipment Editor Jim Park was on hand to cover the show.

November 22, 2017

HDT's 2018 Class 8 Truck Preview

A host of new models and features show that 2018 will be a game-changer in terms of Class 8 truck productivity and technology.

November 21, 2017

Mack Museum Displays Fancy Fruehauf Van

The 32-foot insulated van, built in 1950 like its companion Mack LFT tractor, “has all the interior and floor required to make it a refrigerated trailer by adding a cooling unit,” an informational placard says.

November 15, 2017

Mack Anthem Makes Mexican Debut

Mack’s newest on-highway model, the Anthem, was introduced to Mexican truckers and journalists at the 2107 Expo Transporte show here in Guadalajara.

November 9, 2017

Mack Anthem Ride & Drive Event

Here are some of the shots Equipment Editor Jim Park took of the fleet of Mack Anthems that made the trip from Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Atlanta, Georgia, in September. The truck was launched in Allentown and driven to Atlanta for the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

October 26, 2017

Latest Mack Updates Target Refuse Industry

Mack Trucks announced updates to its LR and TerraPro models for the waste and recycling industries, offering a natural gas engine option and more ergonomic seating, and signing a deal with Lytx to explore the DriveCam in-cab camera system.

September 26, 2017

Mack Cites Positive Trends And Sales Figures at NACV

Fresh off the launch of its new Anthem highway tractor, Mack Trucks held an upbeat press conference kicking off day two of NACV in Atlanta with an overview of the year to date and hints as to the company’s future objectives.

September 18, 2017

On the Spot: The Mack Trucks Anthem Launch [Video]

Mack Trucks launched its first new on-highway tractor since 1999 at the company's 2017 Dealer Summit and Equipment Editor Jim Park was at the launch event to find out more about the distinctly-designed truck. 

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