LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — Mack Trucks, Inc. has announced it has been awarded a contract for more than 1,400 trucks by the United States Postal Service. The award calls for the company to provide 1,180 units of its Vision highway model and 226 of its MR vocational model by the end of 2006. The vehicles will be used at over 200 postal service locations across the country.
“We are very proud that we were selected – it’s a testament to the quality of the people throughout the Mack organization, as well as the high regard in which our products are held,” said Kevin Flaherty, Mack senior vice president of sales. “We’re particularly pleased with the number of Vision models in the contract. We’re working very hard to grow our highway business. And we view this as a very significant step in that process.”
Mack has a history of doing business with the Postal Service, dating back to the early 1990’s. Since then, every new Class 8 truck the Postal Service has purchased has been a Mack.
In addition to the vehicles, the contract calls for the company to provide a variety of other services, including training. Mack’s dealer and customer training, provided by its North American Institute operation, has consistently been rated number one in the industry.
“We look forward to continuing what has been a productive and successful relationship with Mack,” said Kathleen Burt, U.S. Postal Service purchasing and supply management specialist.
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