Mack Trucks

Business, Equipment

Volvo Rides Higher Truck Revenue to First-Quarter Gains

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AB Volvo reported first-quarter net income and revenue rose as it brought in more money from truck sales in all markets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 24, 2019
Business, Equipment

Mack Makes Battery Refresher Standard

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Mack Trucks announced it is making a battery refresher standard on all Mack models to maximize uptime and significantly extend the life of electrical charging-system components.

April 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks Looks to Maintain Momentum in 2019

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For Mack Trucks, 2018 was a good year. While the company’s market share declined slightly, Mack had its best year of production since 2015 and orders flew in at a double-digit clip, keeping the manufacturer’s Lower Macungie Township plant busy as it tried to keep up with demand.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
February 1, 2019
Business, Technology

Mack, Volvo Enhance Over-the-Air Software Update Capabilities

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks have improved upon their over-the-air feature, which allows for updates to occur while a driver has downtime, such as while at a rest stop or home.

October 22, 2018
Business, Technology

For Martin Weissburg, President Post at Mack Trucks Is ‘Dream Come True’

Mack Anthem cab on display A new Mack Anthem truck on display at MATS. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Martin Weissburg, the newly appointed president of Mack Trucks, is studying further changes to the Lehigh Valley Operations plant as he begins to put his mark on what he called a dream job.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 21, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Trucks: Trump’s Tariffs Could Put Us at a Competitive Disadvantage

Sporting an "I Love Trucks" button, President Donald Trump speaks meets with truckers and industry CEOs regarding healthcare, March 23, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Back on March 23, 2017, President Donald Trump welcomed trucking industry representatives to the White House for a discussion on health care. During their visit, Trump, wearing an “I [heart] truckers” pin, climbed into the cab of a Mack truck parked on the lawn, pumped his fists and pretended to drive the stationary big rig.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
June 28, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, TCA

Mack Defense Wins Army Contract Valued at Up to $296 Million

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Mack Defense of Upper Macungie Township, Pa., has landed one of its largest contracts, a deal that has the potential to keep the Mack Trucks’ subsidiary busy for the next seven years.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
May 31, 2018
Business, Safety

Mack Trucks Wins Appeal of $6 Million Asbestos Verdict

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Mack Trucks Inc. and Ford Motor Co. won a new trial in an asbestos exposure suit after Maryland’s top court threw out a Baltimore man’s $6 million jury award.

Peter Hayes | Bloomberg News
May 14, 2018
Business, Equipment, TCA

Orders Rise, but Market Share Falls for Mack Trucks in First Quarter

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Everybody knows about the up-and-down, cyclical nature of the heavy-duty truck market. But as Mack Trucks proved in the first quarter, sometimes you can be up — and down — at the same time.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
April 25, 2018
Business, Equipment

Mack Cites Comeback of Longhaul Market in 2018

Jonathan Randall of Mack Trucks Randall by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fleets in the longhaul segment are increasingly spurring Class 8 demand as the highway market makes a comeback, according to Mack Trucks, whose new Anthem model is aimed directly at that segment.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2018