Mack Trucks

Mack Pinnacle to deliver Capitol Christmas Tree

Mack Trucks is providing a custom-decorated Pinnacle Axle Back model to deliver the tree for the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Project from Meeker, Colo., to the Capitol. U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell will drive the Mack Pinnacle model delivering the tree, which will be selected from the White River National Forest in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in northwest Colorado. The Superintendent of Grounds for the Capitol will choose the tree from candidates selected by White River ...

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Rapper 50 cent rear-ended by … a lesser-known Kool Keith track

Over on the Juice blog at Billboard's website, word is rapper 50 Cent (pictured) collided with a Mack truck on the Long Island Expressway after the driver's load shifted, causing him to lose control of the rig. (The driver was OK.) Many of you may remember 50's "In Da Club" record from 2003, whose rolling rhythms were near inescapable from the windows of all manner of vehicles for years following. But 2003 also happens to be the ...

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Roadside Attractions

A coffee cup collection, the weird case of Jabin Bogan, when patriotism turns to trouble and other interesting trucking industry items, plus Truck Gauges and Truck Gallery are featured.

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LogBook

Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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PHOTO: Mack ‘truck stop’ concession stand

This red, white and blue Mack Titan cab was installed June 6 to the side of the concession stand at the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, an arts and cultural center on the former site of Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem, Pa. Find more about the new installation here.

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Mack launches Complete Care preventive maintenance plan

Mack Trucks has launched the Mack Complete Care, a preventive maintenance and inspection plan that promotes compliance, safety and accountability, the company says. Complete Care customers can contact Mack OneCall, Mack’s around-the-clock customer support network, to schedule their next service. The Complete Care service plan is recognized nationwide and redeemable at any authorized U.S. and Canadian Mack dealer. Complete Care can be purchased with a new Mack truck or purchased separately within the first nine months after ...

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VIDEO: Mack Bulldog hood ornament installation

A Mack worker installs the company's signature bulldog hood ornament.

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Levitt Pavilion to open new Mack Truck Stop concession stand

As a result of a partnership with multiple Lehigh Valley organizations, a Mack Titan attached to a concession stand now greets visitors to the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa., an arts and cultural center and the former site of Bethlehem Steel. Mack partnered with ArtsQuest, which manages the Levitt Pavilion, and the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) on the project. The Mack Truck Stop is scheduled to open Friday, June 22. Food for ...

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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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