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April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

2017 Mack MP-8 TC uses a second turbo to send extra power to the crankshaft and save fuel. Photos: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automated Manual Transmissions, Greenhouse Gas, Fuel Efficiency, Vocational Trucks, Diesel Engines

April 22, 2016 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Volvo Profits Lower Amid Slower Truck Sales

Earnings for two of the world’s largest truck makers moved lower in the first quarter, according to earnings reports issued Friday.

Tags: Volvo, Economy, Freightliner, Western Star, Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo Trucks North America, Global

April 15, 2016 - Industry News

Mack to Upgrade Lehigh Valley Truck Plant

Mack Trucks announced it will invest about $70 million in its Lehigh Valley, Penn., truck assembly operations over three years “to further improve manufacturing quality and efficiency and modernize the facility.”

Tags: Mack Trucks, Assembly Plants

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Names SVP of Sales for North America

Jonathan M. Randall Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has announced that Jonathan M. Randall was named the senior vice president of North American sales, effective April 11, 2016.

Tags: Vehicle Sales, Leadership, Mack Trucks, People

March 18, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Recalls Trucks For Driveshaft, Steering Issues

Photo: Mack

Mack Trucks is recalling certain Granite, LR Pinnacle, TerraPro and Titan trucks for a driveshaft issue and separately a steering shaft issue.

Tags: Titan, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Mack TerraPro, Pinnacle, Mack Granite, Mack LR

March 3, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Single-Package Aftertreatment System

Image via Mack Trucks

The Mack ClearTech One is a single-package exhaust aftertreatment system that combines the diesel particulate filter, selective catalytic reduction and diesel exhaust fluid dosing system into one unit.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Exhaust, Diesel Particulate Filter, Vocational Trucks, SCR, DEF, Diesel Emissions

March 2, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Adds Automated Manual Transmissions for Vocational Use

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks released 13- and 14-speed versions of its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmission to better suit certain vocational and on-highway applications.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive, Vocational Trucks

February 16, 2016 - Industry News

Mack to Serve as ‘Official Hauler of NASCAR’

Tractors pull custom trailers carrying special supplies and equipment for the races.

Pinnacle Tractors have begun delivering supplies and equipment to races sponsored by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

Tags: Mack Trucks, marketing/promotions, NASCAR

February 10, 2016 - Product News

Mack Customizes a Snow Plow for Pennsylvania Town

The custom Mack Granite snow plow built for Somerset Township. Photo: Mack

A custom Mack Granite snow plow model outfitted with all-wheel drive was built for Somerset Township, Penn., to deal with hilly terrain and windy roads in the area.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Snow Plow, Customization, Mack Granite

February 8, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Designates First Four Certified Uptime Centers

Mack Trucks has announced the first four dealer locations to achieve the Mack Certified Uptime Center designation.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Dealers, Uptime, Repair Shops

February 2, 2016 - Product News

Mack Offers Standard Telematics on TerraPro With MP Engine

Photo: Mack

Mack’s integrated diagnostics and telematics product quickly diagnoses problems and automatically schedules dealer repairs, and confirms that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while the truck is still on the job.

Tags: Mack Trucks, On-Board Diagnostic System, Mack TerraPro, Connected Diagnostics, telematics

January 27, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Group Reorganizes by Truck Brands

The Volvo Group is reorganizing based on truck brand, a move the Sweden-based global truck and engine maker says “offers clearer commercial accountability” for the group’s various truck brands.

Tags: Mack Trucks, People, Global, Volvo Group

January 7, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Approves Renewable Diesel for its Engines

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has officially signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines after a period of truck and engine testing.

Tags: Emissions, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel

December 4, 2015 - Industry News

Evel Knievel Show Truck on Display for the Holidays

Evel Knievel’s Mack FS786LST show truck is celebrating the holidays at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum in Allentown, Penn. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks is celebrating the holidays by featuring Evel Knievel’s show truck “Big Red” at the Mack Trucks Historical Museum on three consecutive Saturdays in December.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Restoration, History, Museums

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Natural Gas Engine Recall Affects Mack, Navistar Trucks

Screen capture courtesy of Mack via YouTube.

The recall, which Cummins will oversee, covers more than 3,000 Mack and Navistar trucks equipped with the ISL G natural gas engine. The trucks are potentially at risk for oil leaks that pose a fire risk.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Recalls, Mack TerraPro, NHTSA, Cummins, 2010-MY, 2016-MY, Mack Granite, Mack LR, Refuse Trucks, Construction Fleets

October 23, 2015 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Volvo Doubles, Landstar Sets New Record

One truck maker has reported its third quarter profit doubled and is considering the sale of its used truck business while one of the nation’s largest trucking fleets has reported new records for the period in several areas.

Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Earnings, Landstar System, Fleet Earnings

October 19, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Certified Uptime Centers Promise Fast Work on Small Repairs

Photo: Mack Trucks

The system replaces the traditional first in, first out method of working on customers’ vehicles by diverting jobs that will take under four hours to special service bays with dedicated technicians.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Customer Service, Mack Trucks, ATA MC&E

October 13, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Celebrates In-House Assembly of Drive Axles

Mack is now assembling its proprietary drive axles in-house. Photo: Mack Trucks

Before an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd, largely composed of hundreds of assembly line workers, Mack Trucks executives ushered in the new axle production line installed at its Hagerstown, Md., powertrain assembly plant.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Axles, Vertical Integration

August 28, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Latest OE to Pull Out of Mid-America Trucking Show

Photo by Evan Lockridge

UPDATED — Mack Trucks is joining Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar and Volvo Trucks in deciding not to exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., next March.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS

August 20, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Show Truck Stars at Evel Knievel Documentary Premiere

Knievel's iconic motorcycle and leather jumpsuit on the red carpet.

Evel Knievel’s custom 1974 Mack FS cabover show truck, "Big Red," was featured prominently at the premiere of the new documentary film "Being Evel" this week.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Restoration, History, Cabovers

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Dealer Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Photo: Mack Trucks

TransEdge Truck Centers will be celebrating 25 years of operation on Aug. 25, with an open house at its flagship location in Allentown, Penn.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Anniversary, Dealers

August 10, 2015 - Product News

Volvo, Mack Offer Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans

Volvo Premium Maintenance Plans are pre-paid contracts that allow customers to select and customize coverage levels and lock in current parts and labor rates. Photo: Volvo

Volvo and Mack are offering pre-paid preventative maintenance plans as an option for fleets looking to reduce operating costs.

Tags: Maintenance, Volvo, Preventive Maintenance, Mack Trucks

July 23, 2015 - Product News

GuardDog Connect Telematics in 25,000 Mack Trucks

Cresson, Texas-based 3 Star Daylighting recently took delivery of the 25,000th Mack truck model equipped with Mack GuardDog Connect. Photo via Mack

Mack Trucks has activated its GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution in more than 25,000 models since the product launched in 2014.

Tags: telematics, Mack Trucks, Diagnostics

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

Restored Mack Part of Evel Knievel Exhibit Tour

Knievel once used the rig to tour the U.S. and Canada. Found in a field in Florida, it was taken to Topeka, Kans., for restoration. Photo via Mack Trucks

The FS tractor, complete with red, white and blue interior to match the stuntman’s Americana theme, has a custom-built dressing room that sits like a long sleeper on the truck’s frame rails.

Tags: History, Mack Trucks, Restoration

July 17, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Defense Signs Big Contracts With Canadian Military

Canadian military will get more than 1,500 "medium" 8x8 trucks in various configurations, including cargo, crane, load handling and mobile repair.

Contracts worth C$725 million include more than 1,500 heavy 8x8 trucks, 300 trailers and 150 Armour Protection Systems.

Tags: Canada, Military, Mack Trucks

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