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    Mack, Volvo offering over-the-air engine updates

    March 1, 2017 11:00AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mack and Volvo both announced at the spring meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council that they’ll be offering over-the-air software and parameter updates. Ash Makki, product marketing manager with Volvo, said up to 75% of engine

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    Mack brings telematics to LR model refuse truck

    November 11, 2016 10:39AM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. – Mack Truck has brought its GuardDog Connect telematics platform to its LR model refuse truck. The system is now available across the entire line of Mack Trucks. GuardDog Connect monitors fault codes that could lead to unscheduled

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    Mack, Volvo Uptime Centers seeing impressive benefits

    November 11, 2016 9:15AM by Truck News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mack and Volvo have received an award for their Certified Uptime Center training programs. The companies received a Brandon Hall Group gold award for Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy. The awards are given

  • Mack dealers offering new fuel economy comparison tool

    August 10, 2016 10:28AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks has developed a new fuel economy tool that allows dealers to demonstrate to customers the potential fuel savings from certain spec’s. The tool allows Mack customers to input and modify a number of variables on

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    Mack to improve fuel economy in 2017 engines, adds Predictive Cruise to mDrive

    April 22, 2016 4:06PM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas — Mack is updating its engines to provide fuel efficiency gains of up to 8.8% through the use of turbo-compounding, a new common rail fuel injection system and other enhancements. The upgrades will be offered on the 2017

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    Mack benefiting from strengthening vocational truck market

    April 22, 2016 12:26PM by James Menzies

    AUSTIN, Texas — Truck orders have experienced a steep drop over the past seven months but vocational orders are strengthening relative to on-highway. And that’s good news for Mack Trucks. Dennis Slagle, group executive vice-president and president, Mack Trucks, said

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    Mack extends service intervals

    March 23, 2015 8:55AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack has extended service intervals for engine oil and diesel particulate filters (DPFs). The extended intervals cover model year 2011 and newer Mack trucks with MP7, MP8 and MP10 Mack engines and can potentially save owners thousands

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    Is your Mack calendar-worthy?

    March 10, 2015 6:18AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks is allowing customers to nominate, and select, six trucks to appear in its 2016 calendar. Customers can nominate their rig on Mack’s Facebook page. The company’s 100,000-plus fans will then vote on the trucks that

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    Mack introduces heavy-duty mDrive for Granite

    February 5, 2015 10:04AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Mack has unveiled a new heavy-duty version of its mDrive automated manual transmission, which will come standard on Mack Granite trucks. “Our construction customers told us they wanted a heavy-duty version of the mDrive designed specifically to

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    Mack Trucks museum turns 30

    December 3, 2014 7:26AM by Truck News

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The Mack Trucks Historical Museum turned 30 on Nov. 9. The museum, based in Allentown, Pa., celebrates 114 years of Mack history. “Through its many exhibits and displays, the Mack Museum brings to life the rich history


    September 30, 2014 6:28AM by James Menzies

    I spent a little time yesterday on a call with Mack Trucks execs, who were launching a new service with Telogis that provides a full suite of fleet management tools using the truck’s existing telematics system. An extension of GuardDog

  • Mack offers new Super Econodyne

    September 9, 2014 10:10AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, NC — Mack Trucks has a new powertrain suited for regional and bulk haul runs. The MP7 Super Econodyne (SE) puts out 405hp and 1,560 lb.-ft of torque. When mated with a Mack mDrive automated manual transmission (AMT) and

  • Mack spending US$26 million on factory upgrades and equipment

    June 18, 2014 2:35PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks Inc. is investing in new equipment and new processes with the goal of producing better vehicles. The company is spending US$26 million to upgrade the Macungie Cab & Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Pa. Among

  • New leadership for Volvo in Canada

    June 5, 2014 10:36AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has hired a new executive for its Canadian operations. Greig Howlett, who was formerly director of sales at Mack Trucks Inc., has been named as vice-president, Canada region, and will succeed Brent Weary, who is

  • New v.p. of national accounts for Mack Trucks

    May 20, 2014 2:46PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks announced today that it recently named its new vice-president of national accounts. In this new role, Stan Mikalonis will spearhead Mack’s national accounts team and will be based at the Greensboro Mack World headquarters. “Mack