The order includes 44 Mack MR 372 Mack CH model vehicles. All of the vehicles will feature Mack E-Tech electronic engines rated at 300 horsepower. The heavyduty tractors will be delivered to Postal Service facilities nationwide and used for over-the-road transportation of mail throughout the country. The current contract follows a 1996 Postal Service order for 932 Macks and a 1992 purchase of 345.
Recent Class 8 trade volumes have been lower than predicted, which means pricing has been more stable than expected for used trucks, according to J.D. Power & Associates.