Mack standardizes mDrive transmission

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Mack Trucks has announced its mDrive automated manual transmission is now standard on the Mack Pinnacle highway tractor.

The announcement came at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. Currently, more than 50% of Mack Pinnacle trucks are sold with the mDrive transmission.

“We at Mack decided to offer the mDrive as standard equipment because we believe that the best components delivering the best benefits to the customer should be the standard,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North American sales and marketing. “Our confidence in the mDrive and its ability to offer increased efficiency, productivity and safety will set the bar for the industry.”

Roy Horton, director of product marketing, added “Taking mDrive to standard position inside the Pinnacle axle-back has just been the natural next step.”

The 12-speed mDrive is available in a direct drive and overdrive configuration. It has a torque capacity of 1,920 lb.-ft. and comes with two shift pads and multiple software packages.

mDRIVE Panel In Use

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James Menzies is editor of Today's Trucking. He has been covering the Canadian trucking industry for more than 20 years and holds a CDL. Reach him at or follow him on Twitter at @JamesMenzies.

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