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US Army expands Mack Truck fleet

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mack Trucks has recently received three additional delivery orders from the US Army. The o...


GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks has recently received three additional delivery orders from the US Army. The orders are part of a three-year contract that began in October 2008 for 152 tractor-trailers as well as replacement parts. Mack has already received US$20.2 million in orders under the contract. The contract totals $28.5 million, but Mack says the US Army has the option to make additional orders.

 

The new orders, totalling $6.6 million, comprise 46 tractors with 35-tonne lowboy trailers and spare parts. The tractors are Mack’s Vision Elite model, also known as the Pinnacle Axle Back, and are equipped with 70-inch high-rise sleepers. This model is designed for markets outside of North America so is equipped with an export version of the MP8 13-liter diesel engine.

 

Mack says it has already delivered 80 of the Vision Elite model to the US Army, and should be able to deliver 18 more through November. Delivery of the newly ordered trucks is to be by May and June 2010. The trucks will be assembled in plants in Dublin, Va. and Allentown, Pa.


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