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Tweak Engine Settings To Save Fuel

Tweak Engine Settings To Save Fuel

Dialing in some basic fuel-economy parameters to your engine settings can easily save 5% in fuel. Dig a little deeper into the ECM and even more savings are possible.

June 14, 2021

Mack MD Series Now in Full Production

Mack MD Series Now in Full Production

Pandemic-related delays setback production by about two months, but Mack's new MD series truck began rolling off the new Roanoke Valley Assembly line Sept. 1.

September 22, 2020

Test Drive: Mack's MD Series [Photos]

Test Drive: Mack's MD Series [Photos]

Equipment Editor Jim Park stumbled upon this MD7 in Stoney Creek, Ontario, in early June. After making a few calls, he arranged for an industry-first test drive and has these photos.

July 29, 2020

Test Drive: Mack’s New Medium-Duty Truck

Test Drive: Mack’s New Medium-Duty Truck

The introduction of the MD series trucks returns Mack Trucks to the medium-duty market after a 17-year hiatus. It was worth the wait. HDT's Jim Park has an industry-first test drive of the new truck.

July 27, 2020

Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

Focus On: Mack Electric LR [Video]

Early in 2020, Mack Trucks handed the keys to its first fully electric refuse truck to the New York City Department of Sanitation. Equipment Editor Jim Park gives us a tour of the truck and a few early driving impressions.

March 27, 2020

Mack Debuts LR Electric Refuse Truck
A Tour of Mack's Allentown, Pennsylvania Museum

A Tour of Mack's Allentown, Pennsylvania Museum

To correspond with the launch of the first fully electric LR refuse truck, curators at the Mack Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania set up a display of vintage waste hauling trucks. Here are a few samples.

January 14, 2020

Mack Trucks Demonstrates Mack LR Electric for New York City

Mack Trucks Demonstrates Mack LR Electric for New York City

Mack Trucks pulled back the curtain on the first working Mack LR Electric, a fully electric version of the LR refuse model, which will be delivered to the New York City Department of Sanitation before the end of January.

January 9, 2020

Focus On: Alaska DOT’s Granite Snow Plows [Video]

Focus On: Alaska DOT’s Granite Snow Plows [Video]

What kind of a truck does it take to keep Alaska’s Thompson Pass clear of snow in winter? This Mack Granite snowplow has earned the respect of the DOT crews that patrol the snow capital of North America.

October 11, 2019

A Mack Snow Plow Built for the Frozen North [Photos]

A Mack Snow Plow Built for the Frozen North [Photos]

Down in the lower 48, we've had a pretty tough winter, but way up in Alaska its a fact of life. Equipment Editor Jim Park shares more photos from Valdez, Alaska, where he got a front row demonstration of a Mack Granite snowplow specially built for Alaska's tough snowy season.

March 6, 2019

Meet a Mack Snowplow Built for Tough Alaskan Winter [Photos]

Meet a Mack Snowplow Built for Tough Alaskan Winter [Photos]

Equipment Editor Jim Park shares photos from Valdez, Alaska, where he joined Mack Trucks' video crew filming an episode for season 2 of the Road Life series. The series is about Mack customers and their trucks, and this episode features a Mack Granite snowplow specially built for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

February 27, 2019

On the Road to Cracking 10

On the Road to Cracking 10

Rarely do editors get to evaluate fuel economy on test drives. On a recent three-day "Performance Tour" trip in a Mack Anthem, Equipment Editor Jim Park turned in a trip average of 9.5 mpg, with a high of 10.4 on the second leg of the trip. Read how Mack's new engine technology made that possible.

October 19, 2018

Mack's LR Refuse Truck On the Road [Video]

Mack's LR Refuse Truck On the Road [Video]

In part two of our video series on the Mack LR refuse truck, equipment editor Jim Park takes it out onto public roads and gets a first hand look at how it handles in a typical operating environment.

August 13, 2018

Operating Mack’s LR Low-Entry Refuse Truck [Video]

Operating Mack’s LR Low-Entry Refuse Truck [Video]

The Mack LR low-entry refuse truck is a little different from Equipment Editor Jim Park's usual drive tests. Maneuvering around a closed course, he's finally able to live out his lifelong dream of becoming a garbage man. Find out if he'll keep his day job.

August 10, 2018

Mack: Labor Shortages Potentially Harmful to Continued Growth
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