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,
Goodyear Endurance WHA waste haul tire to be made with a more sustainable soybean oil tread compound
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has recently announced at the 2022 Waste Expo trade show, a new formulation of its popular Endurance WHA waste haul tire made with a renewable soybean oil compound. The Endurance WHA is now made with soybean oil, which replaces a portion of the petroleum-based materials used in its production.
Mack Trucks introduces Electrify My Refuse Route Program
Mack Trucks recently launched its Electrify My Refuse Route Program, a campaign that rewards customers for sharing their refuse routes to prepare the fleet’s readiness for the Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle. Through the Electrify My Refuse Route program, customers simply download the Mack Route Recorder app to receive up to $750 in Mack parts reward cards for
Mack Dealer Bruckner’s Truck and Equipment becomes certified EV dealer
Mack Trucks announced that Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment in Fort Worth, Texas, is now a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, making this the first Mack dealership to be EV-certified in Texas. The designation means Bruckner’s Fort Worth will now be able to service and support the Mack LR Electric, Mack’s first fully electric Class 8 refuse truck.
Mack Trucks announces first EV-certified Canadian dealer
Mack Laval’s Dorval facility in Montreal, Quebec, is now a Mack Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, making it the first Mack dealer in Canada to achieve this designation. This achievement enables Mack Laval in Dorval to service and support the Mack LR Electric refuse truck, Mack’s first fully electric Class 8 vehicle. Dealers must meet
Mack Trucks next generation LR Electric improves range, capacity
Mack Trucks has announced that its next generation Mack LR Electric battery-electric vehicle (BEV) is now available for order. With 448 continuous horsepower and 4,051 lb.-ft. of peak output torque from zero RPM, the LR Electric has a two-speed Mack Powershift transmission, Mack mRIDE suspension and Mack’s proprietary S462R 46,000-pound rear axles. The LR Electric’s vehicle propulsion is offered through
What is ‘Vehicle as a Service’?
Well before electric trucks started to roll into real world applications, there was talk of how the new powertrain technology could impact the truck ownership model. We’ve seen bundled offerings that pull in costs related to, but outside of the electric truck itself. Yet, Mack Trucks recently announced “Vehicle as a Service” wears the new
Amrep introduces rear load refuse truck
Amrep has released a new rear load refuse truck equipped with Hardox AR500 and AR450 steel body. According to the company, benefits include a rear load design built for harsh weather and less maintenance, which makes it easy for crews to load by hand. This kind of versatility is ideal for haulers navigating narrow streets
Mack Trucks announces new Certified Electric dealer
Mack Trucks dealer Northwest Equipment Sales, based in Boise, Idaho, is now a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, making it the first Mack dealer in the Northwest United States to achieve that status. Northwest Equipment began the process for EV certification in February 2021. Meeting frequently with the Mack team to help them through the
Mack Ultra Service Agreement now standard on Mack LR Electric Models
Mack Trucks announced that its new Mack Ultra Service Agreement will come standard with the Mack LR Electric refuse model. The Mack Ultra Service Agreement for the Mack LR Electric includes scheduled maintenance, preventative maintenance, towing and repair, a battery monitoring service and Mack’s connected uptime services in one package that can be included with
Wastequip launches wasteware cloud software
Wastequip, a manufacturer of waste handling equipment, announced the launch of wasteware, a cloud technology solutions suite for the waste and recycling industry. This new software delivers a toolbox of solutions that will keep track of assets and equipment, allowing operators and their service partners to stay informed, the company says. It provides solutions including
Freightliner drops the curtain on its new EconicSD low cab-over-engine waste collection truck
Freightliner Trucks introduced its new EconicSD—a modern, low-entry cab-over-engine (COE) waste collection truck for the North American market that provides improved safety, uptime and productivity, according to the manufacturer. Unveiled at Waste Expo, the OEM explained that the cab and chassis are designed and manufactured in Woerth, Germany – Daimler’s largest truck plant and sports