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Mack Launches Active Steering Feature, Earns SmartWay Certification

Mack day cab A Mack day cab at the company's booth on the exhibit floor. (Anneliese Mahoney/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Mack Trucks announced an active steering option, Command Steer, for its Anthem models that monitors road conditions at nearly 2,000 times per second using truck-mounted sensors to help maintain directional stability, for instance, on rough roads, in high winds or during blowouts.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 25, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Mack Strike to Idle Production at Volvo’s Virginia Plant

Volvo's Virginia plant closed by Mack Trucks strike. A worker at the Volvo New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va. (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

The ongoing Mack Trucks strike will temporarily idle the largest Volvo truck manufacturing facility in the world.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
October 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack Defense Partners With Truck-Lite Co.

Mack Defense, a subsidiary of Mack Trucks, has partnered with Truck-Lite Co. which will provide lighting systems for its M917A3 heavy dump truck.

August 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack, VTNA Offer Warranty on Certified Used Trucks

Mack, VTNA A truck cab on the assembly line at a Mack plant. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America separately launched Certified Used Truck programs featuring a factory-backed warranty managed through the truck makers’ respective service points. These programs eliminate the need to work through third parties.

June 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mack Showcases Latest Hybrid Class 8

Hybrid Class 8 Mack's second-generation zero-emission capable Class 8 drayage truck. (Mack Trucks)

Mack Trucks announced it recently displayed its second-generation zero-emission capable Class 8 drayage truck at the California Air Resources Board’s Low Carbon Transportation Heavy-Duty Showcase in Sacramento.

March 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Mack Sets Up as Go-To Truck for Harsh Canadian Climate

Go-To Truck Two Mack Anthems parked outside Westcan’s facilities in Edmonton. (Joe Antoshak/Transport Topics)

EDMONTON, Alberta — Bolstered by a growing Canadian economy and a strong trucking market overall, Mack Trucks is looking to increase its presence across the northern border.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 15, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Mack Defense Lands Defense Logistics Agency Contract

Mack defense vehicle Mack Defense vehicle (Mack Defense)

Mack Defense of Upper Macungie Township, Pa., has landed a contract that will bring some work through the Lehigh Valley over the next five years.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
May 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Fully Electric Mack Refuse Model to Operate in New York City

Mack Hood Dog Steve Byrne/Flickr

Mack Trucks North America plans to have a fully electric Mack LR refuse model equipped with an integrated Mack electric drivetrain operating in North America in 2019.

April 30, 2018
Business, Equipment

Truck Makers Introduce New Models at Work Truck Show

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

INDIANAPOLIS — Several truck manufacturers introduced new and updated commercial trucks during the 2018 edition of the Work Truck Show, produced annually by the National Truck Equipment Association.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
March 12, 2018
Business, Equipment

Mack Trucks Touts Over-the-Air Uptime

Mack's David Pardue Mack's David Pardue by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Mack Trucks announced an expansion of its connected-vehicle services with the rollout of Mack Over The Air, which enables remote software updates for powertrain components and vehicle parameters for trucks equipped with its proprietary 2017 or newer engines.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
March 6, 2018