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Human-powered Mack tractor pull

They've called it the "most powerful truck Mack has ever built." Powered by the Mack MP10 engine with a top rating of 605 hp and 2,060 lb.-ft. of torque, the Titan (pictured) was "engineered for handling the toughest jobs in the most extreme conditions – oil fields, logging, heavy equipment hauling," says company spokesman John Walsh. "It doesn’t flinch in rugged terrain or brutal weather.” And now, care of the "World's Strongest Man" competition, held in Charlotte, ...

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Oil & 2010 Tech

Most manufacturers have yet to extend change intervals, but oil seems to thrive in the new engines.

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Mack sponsors trucker aid program

A Mack Pinnacle will be given away at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show March 22-24 2012 in Louisville Ky as part of the Back on the Road campaign sponsored by Mack Trucks Inc. and Arrow Truck Sales. The campaign is an initiative to benefit a deserving truck driver in need of a truck and a job. Mack’s Pinnacle is a 70-inch high-rise sleeper with a 485-hp Mack MP8 engine and Mack T310 10-speed manual transmission. It also ...

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Overdrive Galleries

Culled from 50 years, the classic images in these galleries epitomize some of trucking’s big moments and the feel of bygone eras.

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Torque Target

New engine technology promises not only improved engine efficiency, but also the ability to spec your drivetrain to further enhance fuel economy.

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Hardage custom combo unit gets final fix

You might remember Jeff Hardage, owner of the J&C Investments small fleet, based in Garland, Texas, if you've been paying any attention whatsoever to the news coming out of the Pride & Polish competitions at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas the past several years. Most recently, I wrote about Hardage's son Eric's 1963 Mack B83 with a winch body, itself Jeff's own father's truck from the generation prior, in the December issue of ...

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Mack Pinnacle powers Hollywood ‘Cars 2′ tour, with some home time

A Mack Pinnacle tractor is leading the way in State Farm’s “Agents on a Mission” tour for the Cars 2 movie from Disney-Pixar, which hits theaters June 24. It stopped in early May in  Allentown, Pa., to show off life-size models of three of the film’s main characters – Lightning McQueen, Mater and, new to Cars 2, British super spy Finn McMissile – each roughly fifteen feet long, about seven feet high and weighing between 1,760 ...

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Test Drive

Mack’s new automated manual transmission reads the road and makes the right calls to tame the Appalachian slopes.

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Owner-operator Jerry Kissinger named to new Shell ‘Million-Mile’ club

His is a familiar face -- to me, anyway. At MATS this week, Jerry Kissinger was named to Shell Rotella's new Million Mile Haul of Fame, introduced to honor drivers who respect their rig and its engine, and take pride in a job well done. Kissinger, owner-operator of a 1991 Mack Superliner, was honored as the first U.S. inductee. He has more than one million miles on his truck, all logged using Shell Rotella T heavy-duty oil in ...

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‘Here comes plug-in diesel!’

So gushed the website and weekly update of the group Hybrid Owners of America about several automakers' concept cars on display at the Geneva Auto Show last week. But in some sense, freight movement by plug-in powertrain is here, if not in the Class 8 realm, without even the diesel. Navistar recently announced expanded service points for its eStar (pictured) Class 2c-3 all-electric truck, developed in partnership with Modec EV. The new service locations include Chicago ...

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