Mack Trucks

Mack expands natural gas lineup to long-haul trucks

Mack Trucks recently announced a 2013 expansion of natural gas-powered products in the latest versions of its Pinnacle and Granite models. Both models will use the Cummins Westport ISX12, and customer testing is scheduled to begin this year. The expansion adds to a list of natural-gas powered models already offered in the Mack TerraPro Low Entry and Mack TerraPro cabover refuse models. The new models will feature maintenance-free after-treatment and provide up to a 30 ...

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Jacobson purchases fleet of Mack Pinnacles

Mack Trucks recently announced that Jacobson Companies has purchased 139 day cabs and 120 sleepers, a total of 259, Mack Pinnacle on-highway commercial vehicles. A third-party logistics service chose the truck because of the fuel economy offered by the Pinnacle model, as well as the safe and comfortable in-cab driver environment. The trucks, which are equipped with Mack ClearTech MP8 445-hp engines, were distributed to Jacobson locations throughout the U.S. The model’s aerodynamic design includes ...

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Could stocks lead natural gas power uptake?

Much has been made in recent times of the traction being gained by natural gas as an energy source to power truck freight transportation. Natural gas powertrains have made their most significant gains to date in vocational markets. Recall my post here in Overdrive Extra about the Ozinga Ready-Mix fleet in Chicago and 13 new natural gas Kenworth Class 8s they've had in service for going on a year now. Since Navistar's announcement of full-scale pursuit ...

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Stories from MATS: Perkins on a heavy haul

  Perkins Specialized Transportation has launched the biggest series of hauls in its history. The Northfield, Minn.-based company specializes in super loads -- the biggest, longest, heaviest cargo allowed on the nation’s highways. Over 40 years the firm has grown from a dozen workers and trucks to 65 employees and 22 heavy-haul rigs. It hauls everything from steam turbines and bridge beams to dryers for ethanol plants and gun mounts for destroyers. In 2011 Perkins faced one of its biggest challenges when it ...

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Mack offers powertrain, service packages

Company introduced Super Econodyne powertrain and Pedigree Uptime Protection service and support package.

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Mack Granite movie truck set for show

Mack Granite military truck that appeared in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie will be at Mack booth.

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Evel Knievel’s driver and the 1973 Overdrive interview

Unearthing the history behind Evel Knievel's 1970s touring operation with former driver Mike Draper. Bonus: Videos of the old Mack haul rig, currently undergoing restoration.

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Bruckner Truck Sales opens Mack Truck, Volvo dealership

A new full-service Mack Truck and Volvo dealership is now open at 35680 LBJ Freeway on Interstate 20 in Dallas, Bruckner Truck Sales announced. The Amarillo, Texas-based company has 17 dealerships in Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. “We are excited to be opening a new location on I-20 and our team looks forward to being able to serve customers who travel the I-20 corridor through Dallas,” says Bruckner Truck Sales President Brian Bruckner of his ...

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Navistar: Part defect leads to production halt

Company says it stopped Class 8 truck production in mid-December until the problem can be remedied. Paccar and Volvo trucks also are affected.

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Mack’s Titan to make National Geographic TV debut

A Mack Titan with a Mack MP10 engine will be featured on the National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Factories TV series at 8 p.m. EST this Saturday, the Greensboro, N.C.-based truck maker said. The hour-long episode will take viewers behind the scenes to show details of building the truck and its features. Filming for the episode was done at three Mack plants, including the historically important Macungie assembly plant in Pennsylvania. Read more here about Mack Trucks.

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