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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

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Wins TU-Automotive Connected Fleet Award

TU-Automotive recently named Mack Trucks its 2015 Commercial Vehicle Maker of the Year. Photo courtesy of Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks was awarded the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Maker of the Year Award by TU-Automotive at the TU-Automotive Detroit Awards ceremony in Novi, Mich.

Tags: Telematics, fleet management, Mack Trucks, Awards

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Recalls MRU, LEU and LR6 Trucks

Photo of Cummins Westport ISL G engine courtesy of Cummins.

The action, which affects 2,124 Mack trucks with Cummins Westport ISL gas engines, will address an engine cooling issue that increases the risk of fire.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, NHTSA, Natural Gas Vehicles

June 2, 2015 - Industry News

Mack's LR Refuse Truck Caters to Drivers

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks introduced the Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse model designed for enhanced maneuverability, increased driver comfort and better visibility.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Driver Comfort, Cabovers

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

Persson Out, Scania’s Lundstedt in as Volvo Group’s Chief

Martin Lundstedt.  Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

AB Volvo’s board of directors has named a Scania executive, Martin Lundstedt, as the president and chief executive officer of the Volvo Group, replacing Olof Persson, who has led the group for almost four years but is out immediately. Volvo Group is the corporate parent of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in North America.

Tags: Volvo Group, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, People

April 1, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Load Logic, 6x2 Liftable Axle Save Fuel for Bulk Haulers

Photo via Mack

Mack Trucks has introduced drivetrain systems that executives said improves load-hauling efficiency and fuel economy of their Pinnacle tractor for bulk haulers.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Bulk Hauling, 6x2 axle

April 1, 2015 - Industry News

Link Manufacturing to Partner on Developing Volvo 6x2 Pusher Axle

Photo: Volvo Trucks

Link Manufacturing has agreed to a multi-year manufacturing deal for the new Volvo 6x2 program after a year-long collaboration between the two companies.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Axles, Link Manufacturing, 6x2, Mack Trucks

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO

Volvo CEO Olof Persson keynoting HDMA Briefing at MATS. Photo by Paul Hartley courtesy HDMA

In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show Friday morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in transportation regarding highway safety, environmental sustainability, and technology.

Tags: Highway Safety, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, GHG emissions, Connected Vehicle Technology, Mid-America Trucking Show, Powertrain Integration

March 23, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Increases Service Intervals

MackTrucks said it has extended service intervals for diesel particulate filters and diesel engine oil and filter changes on all model year 2011 and newer Mack diesel engines. Photo: Mack

Mack Trucks has announced extended service intervals for diesel particulate filters and diesel engine oil and filter changes on all model year 2011 and newer Mack trucks with an MP7, MP8 or MP10 engine.

Tags: Engine Oil, Mack Trucks, DPF, Filters, Parts and Service

March 16, 2015 - Product News

Mack's GuardDog Connect Monitors mDrive Transmissions

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks will be using its Mack GuardDog Connect integrated telematics system to monitor critical fault codes for trucks equipped with Mack mDrive automated manual transmissions.

Tags: Telematics, Technology, Mack Trucks, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive

March 5, 2015 - Product News

Heavy-Haul Titan Gains Automated Transmission

The mDrive HD transmission and Titan Heavy-Haul Truck. Photo courtesy of Mack

The mDrive HD automated manual transmission is now standard on Mack's Titan Heavy-Haul Truck, the truck maker announced at the National Heavy Equipment Show in Ontario, Canada.

Tags: Heavy Haul, Automated Manual Transmissions, mDrive, Mack Trucks

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