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The biggest heavy-duty truck stories of 2022

Let’s put this year in perspective. In January, just 12 months ago, the U.S. set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations. Five months later in May, ACT Expo in-person attendance grew by 60% compared to the show that took place nine months earlier and the truck market was booming but hampered by supply chain shortages. And

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Mack Trucks, Volvo Trucks North America names new SVP of legal and compliance, general counsel

The Volvo Group recently announced that effective January 1, 2023, Greg Higgins has been named Senior Vice President – Legal & Compliance, General Counsel, and Secretary for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks.  Higgins joined the company in 2012 and has served since 2015 as senior counsel. Before joining the Volvo Group, Higgins spent

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Mack Trucks names a new president of North America

Mack Trucks announced that effective as of Dec. 1, 2022, Jonathan Randall has been named president of Mack Trucks North America, reporting to Martin Weissburg, global president of Mack Trucks and chairman of Volvo Group North America. Randall joined Mack in 2016 as senior vice president, North American sales, and served most recently as senior

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Hands on with Mack Trucks Command Steer

Command Steer is an active steering system that adds an electric motor to the existing hydraulic steering to help reduce driver effort by up to 85% and improve driver productivity and comfort, according to Mack. Mack Command Steer provides variable steering assist based on the driving situation. Multiple sensors throughout the truck monitor road conditions,

Mack Trucks hands over keys to Red Classic’s 1,000th Mack highway vehicle

Spencer Webster, president of Red Classic, a subsidiary of CocaCola Consolidated based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the U.S., recently accepted keys for a Mack Anthem model from Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of sales and commercial operations. The Mack Anthem model is the 1,000th over-the-road vehicle

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Five truck trend takeaways from September

September was a busy month for the FE Team as we worked to cover all the latest and greatest the heavy-duty industry has to offer. From OEM offerings to seasonal maintenance to electrification to data integration, we were constantly on the ball capturing the stories you want to read. With so much going on, you

Photo Gallery: Mack Command Steer tackles tough quarry work

Deep within the Easton Quarry, about 30-minutes outside of Allentown, Penn., home of the Mack Experience Center, H&K Group and Mack Trucks hosted industry journalists on a true Mack Trucks experience as we got behind the wheel of a Mack Granite and Mack Anthem with Command Steer, an active steering system that adds an electric

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Heading toward a recession with ‘unprecedented demand for commercial trucks’

During a press conference that touted the launch of Mack Trucks Command Steer, Jonathan Randall, senior vice president of North American sales and commercial operations, Mack Trucks, provided a trucking market update and gazed into his crystal ball to look at what 2023 might hold. Here are his top takes. We’re heading toward a recession,

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How to relieve pain at the diesel pump right now

Diesel prices are soaring with no sign of slowing down. The increased cost hits your fleet’s bottom line hard. Here’s what you can do about it: start by spec’ing the right truck features to make sure every drop of diesel goes as far as it can. Mack Trucks on-highway Class 8 Mack Anthem® offers a

Mack Defense receives more truck orders for the U.S. Army Heavy Dump Truck Program

Mack Defense announced that the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve have ordered an additional 144 Mack Defense M917A3 Heavy Dump Trucks (HDTs). The additional vehicles, based on the commercially available Mack Granite model, are part of the previously announced firm-fixed price $296 million contract to be fulfilled over seven years that the Army awarded Mack

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Mack Trucks hosts Sen. Bob Casey to test drive the Mack LR Electric

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey recently visited Mack Trucks’ Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where he drove the Mack LR Electric, Mack’s first fully electric Class 8 refuse vehicle. Pictured left to right is Scott Barraclough, Mack Trucks senior product manager e-mobility and Sen. Casey. Assembled at LVO, the Mack LR Electric offers zero tailpipe emissions,

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Mack Trucks launches PreView collision warning technology

Mack Trucks announced the Sensata Technologies PreView multi-sensor collision warning system is now available for order on the Mack LR, Mack LR Electric and Mack TerraPro models. Mack made the announcement at WasteExpo 2022, May 9-12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Sensata uses four radar sensors–one on the front, one on the rear, and one on each

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