Mack Trucks has donated a Mack Anthem 70-inch Stand Up Sleeper model to American Trucking Associations to assist in the group’s efforts to bring in military veterans to the trucking industry.
The Mack Anthem 70-inch Stand Up Sleeper model sports a unique camouflage-styled wrap to help attract attention to the ATA’s message while participating in hiring events for veterans at schools, career fairs, and military bases. The truck will also make a visit to the Marine Corp. Museum in Quantico, Va., and the new U.S. Army Museum in Ft. Belvoir, Va.
“Mack is proud to demonstrate our support of veterans through this donation, and we look forward to working with ATA to shine a light on the opportunities trucking offers,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales and marketing. “Trucking offers a great career option, especially for veterans, many of whom already have experience driving large trucks.”
ATA’s Anthem model is equipped with a Mack MP8HE-415SE engine with 415 horsepower and 1,660 lb.-ft. of torque and Mack mDrive automated manual transmission.
The custom Anthem will be driven by truck drivers from ATA’s Share the Road program, who give live safety exhibitions demonstrating how to drive safely alongside heavy duty trucks for students, media, and policy makers.
“ATA is thrilled that Mack Trucks has again stepped up on behalf of our industry, and we are excited this new Mack Anthem will help trucking demonstrate the thousands of great jobs available to military veterans,” said Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO . “As a military dad, I think this partnership is a great example of how industries can showcase themselves to talented individuals with demonstrated service to our nation and, I thank Mack Trucks for giving us the opportunity to expand our efforts on this issue.”