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Mack Answers Jacobson Companies’ Call for Fuel-Efficient Trucks

Jacobson Purchases 259 MACK® Pinnacle™ models

GREENSBORO, NC (May 24, 2012) – Mack Trucks today announced that Jacobson Companies has purchased 259 MACK® Pinnacle™ on-highway commercial vehicles. The new tractors – of which 139 are day cabs and 120 are sleepers – recently were delivered to Jacobson locations throughout the U.S.

A leading third-party logistics service provider based in Des Moines, Iowa, Jacobson chose Mack because of the outstanding fuel economy offered by the Pinnacle model, as well as the safe and comfortable in-cab driver environment.

“We chose Mack because they developed a truck that met our needs and would retain its value in the market,” said Scott Temple, president of Jacobson Transportation Logistics Services. “These new trucks will replace older model trucks and refresh our fleet with new technology and improved fuel efficiency. Driver safety and retention remain a high priority for Jacobson, and the Mack Pinnacle models are equipped with features that promote driver safety and comfort.”

The Pinnacle model’s fuel-saving aerodynamic design includes a sloped hood, which maximizes visibility and safety. The ergonomic wraparound dash places all switches and controls within driver reach, reducing driver fatigue on long trips. 

The Jacobson units are equipped with MACK® ClearTech™ MP8 445 horsepower engines, delivering unmatched fuel efficiency together with the power and performance required for success in on-highway applications.

“Today, everyone is looking to lower fuel and maintenance costs,” said David A. Barletta, Mack central region vice president. “Our Mack Pinnacle models deliver industry-leading lifecycle value, as well as near-zero emissions without the use of credits. Jacobson told us they were proud to be servicing their customers in the U.S. with trucks that were built in the U.S. We worked closely with Jacobson to design a complete ownership package that includes Mack Pedigree Uptime Protection service and parts support, financing through Mack Financial Services, technical training through the Mack Trucks Academy and more. It’s the kind of total business solution we at Mack take great pride in providing. It comes down to having the customer’s back.”

Housby Mack, Inc. is the local Des Moines-area dealer supporting the Jacobson Companies order.

“Jacobson has been great to work with,” said Kelly Housby, president of Housby Mack, Inc. “When they approached us about refreshing their fleet with fuel-efficient trucks, we jumped at the chance to demonstrate all of the great things going on at Mack today. We’ve done business with Jacobson Companies before, but nothing of this magnitude and reach. They see the value in what Mack has to offer, what it means today to have a Bulldog on the hood, and we intend to do everything we can to make sure that never changes.”


CAPTION: Jacobson Companies recently purchased 259 MACK® Pinnacle™ models, citing fuel efficiency as a driving factor.

Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century.  Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks and MACK® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries.  Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States.  Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems.  Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways.

Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter).  The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.  The Volvo Group, which employs nearly 118,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets.  Volvo Group sales for 2011 amounted to $47.8 billion.  The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.  Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S.



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