LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Mack officials introduced a new sleeper at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
First came a new 60-inch mid-rise sleeper, with more interior space than flat-tops, but without the added cost and weight associated with large sleepers.
“The 60-inch mid-rise is the latest addition to our highway product line designed to exceed the expectations of drivers, owner/operators and fleet managers,” said Tom Davis, Mack marketing manager for highway products. “Materials were chosen to buffer engine noise, reduce vibration and combat driver fatigue.”
Davis said the addition of the new sleeper makes the company’s highway CH and Vision model trucks more flexible.
“The local and regional haul segment of the heavy-duty truck marketplace is very diverse in terms of factors such as the length of hauling runs, the types of materials transported, and regional differences in terrain and climate,” he said. “Factor in external issues, such as the new hours of service rules that call for additional rest time and it’s clear that our customers need the flexibility we now provide with the expanded lineup.”
Mack also announced it is expanding its line of UniMax front axles with 12,000 and 14,300-lb versions now available. The UniMax axles weigh less than comparable front axles and feature unitized wheel hubs that are permanently sealed with synthetic grease, reducing maintenance requirements, said company officials.
“What really sets the UniMax axle apart is the design of its front wheel bearing arrangements,” said David McKenna, Mack marketing manager for engines, axles and transmissions.
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