Mack Trucks

Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack to Lay Off 305 at Pennsylvania Assembly Plant

Mack truck on assembly line A Mack truck on the assembly line. (Mack Trucks)

Mack Trucks plans to lay off 305 employees at the end of February at its Lower Macungie Township, Pa., assembly plant as the manufacturer adjusts to lower market demand for heavy-duty trucks.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
January 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Mack Unveils LR Electric Model for New York City Department of Sanitation

Mack's new LR Electric sanitation truck The Mack LR will be sent to Brooklyn, N.Y., in the second quarter of the year, Mack officials said. (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Mack Trucks on Jan. 9 unveiled its new LR Electric sanitation truck, a Class 8 vehicle it hopes will populate New York City’s fleet.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2020
Business, TCA

Mack Trucks Plans Down Weeks, Possible Layoffs at Pennsylvania Plant

Mack truck grille Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

After two years of strong demand, the heavy-duty truck market is shifting into a lower gear, a slowdown that likely will lead to layoffs at Mack Trucks’ assembly plant in Lower Macungie Township, Pa.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
December 19, 2019
Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks Union Workers Approve Labor Agreement

Mack Trucks Mack Trucks in a lot. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

Mack Trucks announced late on Nov. 3 that United Auto Workers members ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement with the company. The contract covers more than 3,500 Mack workers across six facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
November 4, 2019
Business, Equipment, TCA

With Strike Set to End, Mack Workers Will Return to Softening Market

Mack truck grille Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

With the Mack Trucks strike slated to end, a recent report from parent company Volvo Group provides a look at the heavy-duty truck market that 3,500 workers will return to next week.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
October 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Mack Introduces Extended Chassis Fairing, Integrated ELD Option

Jonathan Randall, Mack’s senior vice president of North American sales and marketing Jonathan Randall is Mack’s senior vice president of North American sales and marketing. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Mack Trucks has introduced an extended chassis fairing option for its Mack Anthem models to enhance fuel economy through improved aerodynamics.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 7, 2019
Business, TCA

Mack Plans Temporary Layoffs at Pennsylvania Plant

Closeup of Mack logo on truck Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

With the market shifting into a lower gear, Mack Trucks is planning to adjust production at its Lower Macungie Township, Pa., assembly plant by scheduling two down weeks during the fourth quarter.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
September 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety

Mack, Noregon Partner on Dynamic Maintenance Service

Mack Anthem on highway Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks announced a new service called dynamic maintenance for connected vehicles.

August 16, 2019

Kriete Truck Centers Invests $6 Million in Expansion

Mack Trucks announced dealer Kriete Truck Centers invested $6 million in a new building at its Racine, Wis., location, doubling the amount of service bays at the facility.

August 16, 2019

Trucking Market Is ‘Hot,’ Says SVP of Mack Trucks

Mack Granite tractor and trailer This Mack Granite tractor and a trailer loaded with gravel is owned by Silver Streak. (John Baxter)

A sales executive with Mack Trucks expressed optimism about the trucking industry during a recent briefing with the press in Portland, Ore., and Seattle.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
July 25, 2019