Mack Highlights Fuel-Efficient, Powerful Highway Models at 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show

03-21-2017 
GREENSBORO, NC (March 21, 2017) – Mack Trucks will highlight the fuel efficiency benefits of its highway models with four powerful Mack® trucks displayed during the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show March 23-25 in Louisville, Kentucky. Also on display will be Jack Mack, a custom-built one-of-a-kind mega-crew cab named after John “Jack” M. Mack, one of the founders of Mack Trucks.

Visitors to Mack booth No. 34075 at the Kentucky Exposition Center will see firsthand the reliable Mack highway models, as well as its pioneering proprietary integrated powertrain featuring Mack MP® engines and Mack mDRIVE® automated manual transmissions enabling improved fuel efficiency and performance.

Mack also is spotlighting its 6x2 liftable pusher axle option for Mack Pinnacle models, designed for customers who haul out heavy and return empty.

All of the Mack models on display are equipped with Mack GuardDog® Connect, the proactive telematics solution that improves diagnostics and reduces down time. Included in the booth are the following:

  • Mack Pinnacle Axle Back 6x2 with Liftable Pusher Axle
    Engine: Mack MP8-445 Super Econodyne®, 445 horsepower, 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque
    Transmission: Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission
    Features: GuardDog Connect

  • Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward NASCAR Hauler
    70-inch high-rise sleeper Rawhide® Edition
    Engine: Mack MP8 505C, 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque
    Transmission: Mack mDRIVE
    Features: Mack 38,000 lb. rear axle, Mack 12,000 lb. front axle, Mack 40,000 lb. suspension, GuardDog Connect

  • Mack Pinnacle Axle Back with Turbo Compound
    70-inch high-rise sleeper
    Engine: Mack MP8 turbo compound 445 Super Econodyne, 445 horsepower, 1,860 lb.-ft. of torque
    Transmission: Mack mDRIVE
    Features: Mack 40,000 lb. rear axle, Mack 12,500 front axle, Mack 40,000 suspension, Mack ClearTech® One exhaust aftertreatment system, GuardDog Connect

  • Mack Granite Axle Back
    Dump Truck
    Engine: Mack MP8-455M, 455 horsepower, 1,760 lb.-ft. of torque
    Transmission: Mack mDRIVE HD 14-speed
    Features: Mack 44,000 lb. rear axle, Mack 20,000 lb. front axle, Mack 44,000 lb. suspension, ClearTech One, GuardDog Connect

  • Jack Mack – Customized Mega-Crew Cab
    Engine: Mack MP8, 800 horsepower, 2,800 lb.-ft. of torque
    Features: 8-inch dual exhaust, fully tilting truck bed, Rawhide interior, 46-inch tires and custom wheels, 16,000 lb. winch and all-wheel drive

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks will highlight the fuel efficiency benefits of its highway models by displaying four powerful Mack® trucks, including the Mack Pinnacle model (above), in booth No. 34075 at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show March 23-25 in Louisville, Kentucky.






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.

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