Mack

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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2010 Engine Performance

Manufacturers say EPA-driven changes yield better fuel economy and other benefits.

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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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Diesel tech school receives Mack collection vehicle as Christmas gift

The Heavy Truck and Diesel Technology program at the Florida State College in Jacksonville, Fla., received a 32-yard rear-load 200 Mack MR 688S solid waste collection truck.

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Natural gas-powered vocational truck

The Mack TerraPro Cabover (for refuse and construction applications) is now available in a natural gas-powered option. The natural gas engine, supplied by Cummins Westport, is rated a 320-hp and has a 9-liter displacement. The truck and engine meet 2010 emissions standards. MACK, www.macktrucks.com

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Old Mack bulldog learns some new tricks

The old Mack bulldog has something to bark about: His website was named one of “10 Great B-to-B Sites” by BtoB (as in business to business), a marketing magazine.

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Mack transmission

The Mack mDrive automated manual transmission with automated gear shifting will be available on Pinnacle model highway tractors powered by MP7 and MP8 engines. The mDrive has 12 forward and four reverse speeds, and is available in direct drive or overdrive. It has a torque capacity of 1920 lb.-ft. and a dry weight of 615 pounds. The shifting strategy for mDrive is based on cruise speeds of 1350 to 1450 rpm. The driver interacts with ...

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Mack, Volvo fleets offer online folder

MVASIST is an Internet-based system that gives Mack and Volvo truck fleet managers control over their service experiences.

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