LEHIGH VALLEY, PA (January 13, 2006) - Mack Trucks, Inc. is sponsoring a Ready Mix Driving Skills Challenge during this year's World of Concrete show. The event will be held in the Gold Lot outside the Las Vegas Convention Center January 17 - 19 from 10 am to 4 pm. The competition is open to any show attendee with a CDL.
All contestants will drive Mack Granite Axle Back models equipped with mixer bodies through a maze of skill challenges on a 100' x 310' course. Drivers will be awarded points based on his or her expertise. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be announced each day.
"This is our way of acknowledging and thanking a group of drivers whose professionalism and contribution to safety are not traditionally recognized in skills events," said Tom Kelly, Mack vice president of marketing.
CAPTION: Contestants in the Mack-sponsored Ready Mix Driving Skills Challenge at this year's World of Concrete show will drive Mack Granite Axle Back model mixers.
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® vehicles are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries worldwide. All Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized 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 is a member of the Volvo Group, a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. With annual sales of approximately $27 billion, Volvo business areas include heavy trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial drive systems, aerospace, and financial services. In the United States, Volvo shares are listed on NASDAQ and are traded as ADRs (symbol: VOLVY).