Mack Trucks


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
Government, Business, Equipment

Mack Defense Moves Ahead With Military Contract

Mack Granite Axle Back Dump Mack’s winning bid was based on the company’s commercially available Mack Granite axle forward model. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

JWF Defense Systems will provide the armored cab system for the M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck contract the U.S. Army awarded to Mack Defense, a unit of Volvo Group.

May 30, 2019
Business, Equipment

Volvo Rides Higher Truck Revenue to First-Quarter Gains

Volvo truck Volvo Trucks North America

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

Mack Trucks lineup Mack Trucks

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

mack Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

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

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

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