Mack Trucks Honors Professional Truck Drivers for Hard Work and Dedication
GREENSBORO, NC (Sept. 15, 2016) – In support of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 11-17, Mack Trucks is recognizing the industry’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers for their commitment to delivering goods safely, securely and on time.
“Professional truck drivers not only have a very challenging job to do – long days, often away from their families, while working hard to travel our nation’s roadways in a safe manner – they also serve as an integral part of our economy by ensuring products get to where they need to be,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of global brand and marketing. “Mack would like to thank these drivers for their dedication and professionalism.”
Mack launched a video on its Facebook page using the hashtag #ThankYouDrivers, spotlighting the demanding job drivers do, and thanking them for delivering products to help sustain the economy.
Mack is leveraging its relationship with NASCAR to draw attention to the role of truck drivers in our society. Mack released a tribute video this week featuring Richard Petty, a seven-time NASCAR Championship winner and an owner of Richard Petty Motorsports, Aric Almirola, NASCAR driver for Richard Petty Motorsports, Brian Scott, NASCAR driver for Richard Petty Motorsports, and Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer.
Earlier this year, Mack and NASCAR signed a multi-year agreement designating Mack as the “Official Hauler of NASCAR®,” delivering critical NASCAR technology and equipment required for races. NASCAR’s 10 Mack models log thousands of miles between racetracks, helping make every stop on the 36-race, 10-month long season a success.
Four videos, highlighting how everyday goods make it from point A to point B, also will be soon released from Mack. The videos pay tribute to the trucking industry and its drivers.
In support of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Sept. 11-17, Mack Trucks is recognizing the industry’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers for their commitment to delivering goods safely, securely and on time.
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built 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, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety 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 is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2017, the Volvo Group's net sales amounted to about $39 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.