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February 13, 2014

Standard Specification Set for Diesel Alternative DME

Testing standards group ASTM International has issued a standard specification for the diesel alternative in truck engines, dimethyl ether.

January 21, 2014

Mack Adds Air Disc Brakes to Vocational Truck Lineup

Mack has introduced the Meritor EX+ Air Disc Brakes for their Mack Granite, TerraPro and Titan by Mack models. Mack introduced the air disc brakes offering across its vocational lineup at the 2014 World of Concrete exhibition.

December 30, 2013

Several Truck Models Recalled for Various Problems

Recalls have been issued by several truck makers for range of problems including with seat belts, lighting, tie-rod assemblies and missing certification labels.

November 20, 2013

Mack Granite MHD Rear Loader Offers Option for Refuse Customers

The recently introduced Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty rear loader offers a reduced weight option for refuse companies and municipalities desiring a truck built for lighter-duty cycles, such as short inner-city routes or for service in smaller towns.

November 18, 2013

Recalls Issued for Some Mack 2013 and 2014 Models

Two recalls, affecting nearly 1,700 Mack trucks have been issued, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

November 13, 2013

Volvo Rolls Out I-Shift, Mack Launches Vision, for Mexican Market

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- Volvo Trucks North America officially introduced its I-Shift automated manual transmissions for the Mexican market and rolled out a truck model from sister company Mack to address the Mexican on-highway market.

November 5, 2013

Mack Trucks Reduces Energy Usage Through Climate Corps Program

Mack Trucks is continuing to work toward developing new ways to save energy at its Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Pa.

October 30, 2013

Paccar, Volvo and Daimler Report Strong Earnings

Most of the nation’s heavy truck makers reported third quarter earnings this week, showing health profits, despite some showing a slip in sales compared to the same time a year ago.

October 3, 2013

DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon

Volvo Trucks North America believes dimethyl ether, or DME, is the real fuel of the future, and the company intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by 2015 in Volvo VN models as well as Mack Pinnacle trucks from its sister company.

September 25, 2013

Stephen Roy Named Mack North American President

Mack Trucks Inc. announced that Stephen Roy has been named president of North American Sales & Marketing, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Roy has led the company’s aftermarket business since 2008, and will succeed Kevin Flaherty, who is retiring after more than 40 years with the company.

September 23, 2013

Mack Adds Leasing Locations in U.S. and Canada

Building upon the growth of its extensive leasing location coverage in the U.S. and Canada, Mack Leasing System recently added 11 new member dealer locations.

September 16, 2013

Navistar Competitors Ask Court to Penalize Some Engines

A feud between truck engine makers and the federal government was heard last week in Federal Court in Washington D.C.

September 13, 2013

Lawmakers, Industry Press for No FET Hikes on Trucks

Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to discourage any increase in the 12% Federal Excise Tax on the purchase of heavy-duty trucks and trailers, a measure that has been discussed as one way to raise more money for highways.

July 30, 2013

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to people we talked with. Stronger, higher-performance brakes on certain vehicles won’t even cost much more in most cases. But like Phase One two years ago, which was hardly noticed by truckers, Phase Two represents a lot of work for brake makers and truck builders.

June 20, 2013

Mack to Begin Production of DME-Powered Vehicles in 2015

DME has the same performance and energy efficiency as diesel. The fuel is compression-ignited, is handled and stored similar to propane and does not need cryogenic temperatures or high tank pressures.

May 21, 2013

Mack Rolls Out New Spring Suspension for TerraPro

Mack Trucks has introduced the mRIDE spring suspension for its TerraPro refuse model truck during Waste Expo 2013 in New Orleans.

May 20, 2013

Mack Recalling Some 5,200 Trucks

Mack Trucks, is recalling 5,203 model year 2013-2014 CHU, CXU, GU, MRU, and LEU trucks manufactured July 16, 2012, through March 18 of this year that are equipped with drum brakes.

May 6, 2013

Mack and Volvo Trucks Recalled Over Parking Brakes

Problems with a parking brake have led to a recall of Volvo and Mack trucks. Volvo Trucks North America is recalling 701 model year 2011-2013 VHD and VNL trucks manufactured Dec. 13, 2010, through July 17, 2012, while Mack Trucks is recalling 331 model year 2011-2013 CXU trucks manufactured Nov. 23, 2010, through March 19, 2012.

March 27, 2013

Mack, Volvo Collaborating with Shell for Global LNG Project

Mack Trucks and sister company Volvo Trucks announced a collaboration with Shell to coordinate efforts and support activities that encourage the use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for commercial vehicles.

January 28, 2013

Twin Y Air Suspension, Mack proprietary axles mRide spring suspension

Mack Trucks launched its Twin Y Air Suspension, a suspension system that uses a Y-shaped high-strength steel design.

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