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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

March 2, 2015 - Product News

Mack Offers Natural Gas Pinnacle with UltraShift Plus and Collision Tech

Mack Trucks now offers its Mack Pinnacle with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology. Photo courtesy of Mack

Mack Trucks is offering natural gas versions of its Pinnacle model with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Collision Avoidance Technology, Bendix, UltraShift Plus

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

Pumper Truck Market Revival Evident at World of Concrete

Schwing is displaying numerous wheel- and truck-mounted pumps. Equipment is painted white, but filters on overhead lights produced a green cast. Photo by Tom Berg

The economic recovery has revived construction activity, which was obvious at the World of Concrete show which took place from Feb. 2-6 in Las Vegas.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Construction Industry, Peterbilt Motors Company, Autocar, World of Concrete, Vocational Trucks

January 16, 2015 - Product News

Mack Expands Support for Body Builders

Mack Trucks expanded its customer and body builder support by creating a body builder order manager position along with a support team.

Tags: Leadership, Customer Service, Mack Trucks, Dump Trucks

December 9, 2014 - Industry News

Mack, Volvo Open Joint Uptime Center

Customer Uptime agents take calls at the the joint Mack/Volvo Uptime Center recently opened in Greensboro, N.C. Photo by Jim Park.

The joint Mack and Volvo Uptime Center brings all of the companies' aftermarket experts under one roof, where the support people and their expertise can get immediately to work on a customer downtime problem.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Dealers, telematics, Downtime

December 8, 2014 - Industry News

Wreaths Across America Honors Veterans This Weekend

Carriers and drivers are gearing up to deliver wreaths wreaths to be placed on the graves of veterans across the country this Saturday, Dec. 13, as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Program.

Tags: ATA, Mack Trucks, Veterans, Share the Road, Wreaths Across America

November 24, 2014 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Launches Dealer Technician Competition

The inaugural Mack Masters Competition will challenge teams of service and parts personnel throughout Mack Trucks’ North American dealer network to demonstrate their superior knowledge, skills and teamwork: Photo via Mack Trucks.

Mack Trucks recently launched a new skill contest open to technicians in its dealer network called the Mack Masters Competition. There will be 991 participants making up 263 teams in a competition of hands-on skill and knowledge of Mack systems and procedures.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Competition, Technician Training, Technicians, Mack Masters Competition

September 30, 2014 - Industry News

Mack Donates Truck to ATA Safety Program

On the left, ATA president Bill Graves and Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks. Photo via Mack Trucks.

Mack Trucks is sponsoring the American Trucking Association’s Share the Road safety program for the 13th year, and donating a Mack Pinnacle Axle Back sleeper featuring a 505 horsepower MP8 505C engine and an automated manual transmission.

Tags: ATA, Mack Trucks, Share the Road, Road Safety

September 29, 2014 - Product News

Mack, Telogis Activate New Compliance, Navigation Services Using Telemetry

Drivers can get continually updated road condition information through Telogis Navigation.

The new services enhance operations, reduce costs and increase safety for customers, and eliminate the need for aftermarket hardware purchases and installation costs for Macks built recently.

Tags: telematics, Navigation System, Telogis, Mack Trucks, Safety & Compliance, Information Technology

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

More Than 63,000 Fleetguard Fuel Filters Recalled

Cummins Filtration is recalling more than 63,000 fuel filters due to the possibility they could fail. The filters were distributed in both the aftermarket and on certain Cummins engines manufactured earlier this year.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Navistar, Peterbilt, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Fleetguard, Daimler Trucks North America, Cummins Filtration, NHTSA

August 19, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo, Mack Training Programs Receive CASE Accreditation

Photo via Volvo Trucks.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has awarded CASE accreditation to the Volvo Trucks Academy and the Mack Trucks Academy training programs.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, ASE, Mack Trucks, Technician Training

August 13, 2014 - Industry News

Vanguard Truck Centers Opens Two New Dealerships in Texas

Graphic: Vanguard Truck Centers.

Vanguard Truck Centers has opened two new Mack dealerships in Texas. The dealerships are located in Victoria and El Campo.

Tags: Texas, Mack Trucks, Dealers, Vanguard, Volvo, Isuzu

August 4, 2014 - Industry News

Mack Trucks Appoints New Regional Vice President

Mack Trucks recently named Martin Kleker regional vice president for the U.S. Central Region. Photo via Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks named Martin Kleker regional vice president for the U.S. Central Region.

Tags: Mack Trucks, People, EEL

July 31, 2014 - Industry News

Mack Promotes New Dealership with Texas-size Signage

World's largest Mack Trucks pylon sign. Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks will open a new dealership in Cotulla, Texas, in late August. The new Valley Truck Centers’ will feature 22 service bays and offer new and used vehicles, parts delivery and road service -- and Mack's largest dealer pylon sign.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Dealers, I-35, Texas

June 19, 2014 - Industry News

Mack Offering Grant Application Assistance for Alternative Fueled/Clean Diesel Customers

Mack Trucks is now working with an organization to assist dealers and customers navigate through the grant process to obtain public funding for alternative fuel and clean diesel-powered vehicles.

Tags: Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels

June 18, 2014 - Industry News

Mack Upgrading Macungie Plant

Mack Trucks will spend $26 million to upgrade its Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Penn.

Tags: Mack Trucks

May 27, 2014 - Industry News

Recalls Issued for Mack, Navistar, Autocar Trucks

Mack Trucks is recalling a little more than 44,000 trucks due to a possible failure of the hazard warning lights. This includes the following trucks, manufactured Feb. 28, 2006 through Nov. 8, 2013, and equipped Hamsar Electronic Flasher: 2010-2014 CHU, CXU, and MRU; 2007 CT and CV; 2008-2014 GU; and 2011-2014 LEU, and TD.

Tags: safety, Navistar, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Autocar, NHTSA

May 22, 2014 - Industry News

Volvo Building Central Parts Distribution Center in Mississippi

The Volvo Group will build a 1-million-square-foot central parts distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., to support its Mack, Volvo and UD truck brands, as well as the Volvo Construction Equipment brand and Volvo Penta marine business.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Aftermarket Parts, UD Trucks, Mack Trucks, Parts, Volvo Group

May 21, 2014 - Industry News

Stan Mikalonis Joins Mack Trucks as Vice President, National Accounts

Mack Trucks named Stan Mikalonis its new vice president of National Accounts succeeding Mike Reardon, who will serve as Mack’s vice president for the Western Region, replacing John Thomas, who is retiring.

Tags: Mack Trucks, People

May 2, 2014 - Industry News

Ed Saxman Retires After 44 Years of Engineering, Marketing at Volvo and Mack

Photo by Paul Hartley, AddMedia

Ed Saxman, an engineer and product manager at Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks for a combined 44 years, has retired. A mechanical engineer by education, Saxman helped develop powertrain advances, then explained them to customers and journalists.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, People

April 30, 2014 - Industry News

Daimler Trucks Profit Doubles, Volvo Swings Back to Profitability

Profit for truck, engine and carmaker Daimler AG soared in the first quarter of the year, while competitor Volvo has reported a profit following a loss a year ago

Tags: Volvo, OEM, Volvo Trucks, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Mack Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America

April 21, 2014 - Industry News

Recalls Issued for Mack, Volvo, Peterbilt and McNeilus Trucks

Two more truck makers have announced how many of their vehicles are affected by a recall announced in early March involving Cummins Westport powered natural gas engines.

Tags: Cummins, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing

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