Mack Trucks

A summer weekend read for gearheads

The technology for air-to-air coolers and auxilliary power units was invaluable for making cleaner running engines and saving fuel.

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Custom rig as educational shuttle

The Space Shuttle Blake has served a very important mission — educating students about space exploration.

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Custom rig as educational shuttle — a Mack contribution to the space program

It’s not as big as its sister ships. Nor has it ever gone into orbit. But for more than two decades, the Shuttle Blake has served a very important mission -- educating students about space exploration.  Mack Trucks has been part of the story all along. In the early 1980s Bob Boehmer, a teacher at Schnecksville Elementary school just outside of Allentown, Pa., came to Mack with an old military transport bus. Boehmer’s vision was to ...

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Mack to expand, hire 300

The company will boost production at its Macungie, Pa., truck plant in August and hire approximately 300 people.

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Roadside Attractions

A live necklace, a chance to win a flatbed, a heroic trucker, striking truck drivers in South Africa and record cargo theft are among the trucking issues featured.

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Mack: Fairings help lift fuel efficiency 12%

New roof fairings and chassis fairings headline Mack’s aerodynamic lineup.

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Beyond 2000 through a 3D viewer

Overdrive celebrated the millennium's advent with a special 3D issue and viewer in January 2000.

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Lemon Aid

Only one state is known for strong protection against a chronically malfunctioning truck.

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Alaskan equipment provider starts Mack dealerships

Four full-service Mack dealerships have opened in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan at Construction Machinery Industrial's locations, the Alaskan construction equipment dealer announced. The dealer will offer Mack sales, parts and service at the locations, tailoring to mining operations, civil contractors and other construction industries served by the company. For more information and location of the dealerships, visit macktrucks.com.

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Mack CEO shined as plant worker on ‘Undercover Boss’

This past Sunday, as we wrote here last week, Mack Trucks CEO Denny Slagle appeared on the popular CBS show Undercover Boss disguised in a mustache, cap, and toupee. Slagle (pictured, right) struggled to install front covers straight on 11-liter engines at the Hagerstown, Md., engine plant, took corners too fast driving a high-lifting fork truck while picking parts at a parts distribution facility near Baltimore, and managed to put a small nick in an ...

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