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March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Mack: Labor Shortages Potentially Harmful to Continued Growth

Mack says long-haul spec'd highway tractors have made up 40% of its truck builds so far in 2018. Photo: Jim Park

Jonathan Randall, Mack senior vice president, worries about who will drive all the trucks his company is building today.

Tags: Economy, Technician Shortage, Mack Trucks, Driver Shortage, Technician Training, MATS

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Mack Connect Offers Suite of Fleet Productivity Tools

Mack says its Experieince Managment approach reduced the time it took to address outstanding customer service issues by as much as 50%.

Mack has updated its Mack Connect suite of productivity management tools, which it highlighted during a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show, along with introducing an Anthem truck configurator tool and discussing customer experience surveys.

Tags: Telematics, Productivity, Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, MATS, Connected Vehicles

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Mack Adds More Configurations to the Granite MHD Truck Lineup

Mack Trucks today announced several new enhancements to its Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) model, increasing its versatility. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has added new features to its Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) truck, aimed at increasing its versatility and enabling more cost effective choices for customers that need a durable and light work truck.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Class 7, Class 8, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mack Trucks

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Mack Announces Over The Air Remote Powertrain Updates

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates. Photo: Mack

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates.

Tags: Telematics, TMC, Mack Trucks, Remote Updates

February 5, 2018 - Industry News

David Hartzel Named Head of Mack Defense

David Hartzell has been named president and CEO of Mack Defense - a position he had filled on an interim basis since September 2017. Photo: Mack Trucks

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

Tags: Leadership, Military, Mack Trucks, People, Military Vehicles

January 31, 2018 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Volvo Group, Quarterly Earnings

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Mack Introduces Split-Shaft Functionality for mDrive HD Transmission

Mack Trucks introduced a new split-shaft functionality for its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmissions, providing customers with high-demand power take off (PTO) needs a fully integrated solution. Photo: Mack Trucks

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.

Tags: Mack Trucks, PTO, Transmissions, World of Concrete, mDrive

January 22, 2018 - Product News

Mack Teams up With Lego on Mack Anthem Set

With 2,595 pieces, including a very special replica of the Mack Bulldog hood ornament, it’s the fifth-largest Lego Technic set. Photos: Mack Trucks

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.

Tags: Class 8, Mack Trucks

December 3, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Eyes Bigger Bite of the West

A Mack Anthem on a western highway. Photo:Mack Trucks

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.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, Mack Trucks

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Anthem Makes Mexican Debut

Photo: Jim Park<br />

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

Tags: Mexico, Class 8, Mack Trucks, New Vehicles, Global

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Latest Mack Updates Target Refuse Industry

Mack Trucks LR and TerraPro models are now available with the Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engine. Photos: Mack Trucks

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.

Tags: DriveCam, Natural Gas Engines, Mack Trucks, Cummins Westport, Lytx, Refuse Fleets, Seats

September 26, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Cites Positive Trends And Sales Figures at NACV

Photo: Jack Roberts

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.

Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Vocational Trucks, NACV Show

September 14, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Updates Interiors on Pinnacle, Granite

Mack Trucks today introduced all-new interiors for its rugged Mack Granite and Mack Pinnacle. Photos: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has updated its Granite and Pinnacle models with new, more driver-focused interiors aimed at attracting and retaining drivers, the company announced during the Mack Global Dealer Summit in Allentown, Penn.

Tags: Mack Trucks, LED Lighting, Pinnacle, Vehicle Interiors

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Reveals New Anthem On-Highway Tractor

The Anthem is available in several configurations, including a daycab, an all-new 48-inch flat top sleeper, and an all-new 70-inch stand-up sleeper. Photo: Mack

Not since Mack introduced the Vision model highway tractor in 1999 has the company done such a significant vehicle reveal. The company has seen its on-highway market share decline in recent years due to what the company admits was an "aging product." Mack hopes to turn that around with the latest addition to its lineup, the Anthem, unveiled on Wednesday in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Tags: Mack Trucks

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

Increased Truck Orders Push Volvo Profit Higher

The parent company of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks on Wednesday reported both increased sales and profitability during the second quarter of the year.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Volvo Group, Quarterly Earnings

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Names Winners of Mack Masters Competition

Members of team &quot;Slackers&quot; from CIT Trucks of Rockford, Ill., during the Mack Masters Competition. Photos: Mack Trucks

A team from truck dealer CIT Trucks in Rockford, Illinois, have proven themselves tops when it comes to their knowledge of Mack’s service systems and procedures, winning the biennial Mack Masters Competition.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Competition, Technicians, Parts and Service, Truck Dealers

May 26, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Honors Fallen Military Members at Ride for Freedom Rally

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks employees will participate in the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom rally during Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to America’s fallen military members.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Veterans, Events

May 18, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Trucks' Slagle is Bullish on Class 8 Truck Market

Mack exectives (l-r) John Walsh, Jonathan Randall, and Denny Slagle. Photo: David Cullen

The head of Mack Trucks regards the state of the heavy-duty truck market as solid. “Everyone in the industry has succeeded in bringing inventory down to safe levels,” Dennis Slagle, president of Mack Trucks and Volvo Group executive vice president, said at a May 18 media briefing.

Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Mack Offers LR Model in 4x2 Configuration

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks' low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack LR, is now being offered in a 4x2 configuration as a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection.

Tags: Telematics, Mack Trucks, Refuse Fleets, Drivetrains

April 20, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Now Offers 16,000 Pound Front Axle on Pinnacle

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks’ 16,000-pound front axle is now available for order on the Mack Pinnacle Axle Back and Axle Forward models.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Axles, Pinnacle

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Names VP of National Accounts

Richard Hoyle Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has named Richard Hoyle as vice president of national accounts, responsible for all national accounts activities in North America.

Tags: Leadership, Mack Trucks, People

March 30, 2017 - Industry News

Pozzo Truck Center Celebrates 95 Years as Mack Dealer

William A. Pozzo Sr. founded Pozzo Truck Center in 1921 and built its first facility on the corner of 11th and Madison in Gary, Indiana. Photo courtesy Mack Trucks

Pozzo Truck Center is celebrating its 95th year as a Mack Trucks dealer, serving the Gary, Ind., area since the 1920s.

Tags: Mack Trucks, History, Parts and Service, Milestones

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Adds Automatic Standby to 6x2 Liftable Pusher Axle

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has added an Automatic Standby Mode option for its 6x2 liftable pusher axle available on Pinnacle highway models.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Axles, Pinnacle, Lift Axles, 6x2

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Mack Ups Fuel Efficiency with Super Econodyne Direct Option

Mack Trucks&amp;rsquo; Super Econodyne Direct is a new fuel-saving option that combines Mack&amp;rsquo;s Super Econodyne rating with a direct drive version of the Mack mDrive automated manual transmission to boost fuel efficiency. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has introduced Super Econodyne Direct, a new fuel-saving option that combines the Super Econodyne engine rating with a direct-drive version of its mDrive automated manual transmission.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Mack Trucks, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive

March 15, 2017 - Product News

Mack Brings Uptime Solutions to Legacy Vehicles

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks is bringing its telematics-driven uptime solutions to customers with older Mack vehicles, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Mack Trucks, Uptime, Work Truck Show

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