Mack Announces Collaboration with Shell
Agreement Supports Activities Encouraging Use of LNG as a Commercial Vehicle Fuel
GREENSBORO, NC (March 27, 2013) – Mack Trucks today announced a collaboration with Shell to coordinate efforts and support activities that encourage the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a fuel for commercial vehicles.
“Mack has had natural gas-powered vehicles in customer service since 2009, and we look forward to working with Shell and other fuel providers to further support the burgeoning natural gas truck market here in North America,” said Kevin Flaherty, president of Mack Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.
The agreement will foster collaboration on multiple issues, including emissions and fuel specification, as well as increased knowledge sharing. This agreement is not exclusive and does not prevent Mack from working with other partners.
Mack has long been a leader in alternative driveline solutions, and began offering a natural gas-powered MACK® TerraPro® refuse vehicle when it became clear that natural gas was a viable heavy-duty truck fuel for closed-loop applications.
The company also recently delivered its first natural gas-powered MACK® Pinnacle™ model, offering an LNG solution for on-highway applications. Mack also announced plans to launch a natural gas-powered MACK® Granite® for the construction segment in 2013. Both models will be equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12G spark-ignited engine, which can run on LNG as well as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
The natural gas-powered MACK® TerraPro® model is ideal for refuse applications.
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, which is driving prosperity through transport and infrastructure solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase customer uptime and productivity. Founded in 1927, the Volvo Group is committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. The Volvo Group is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs almost 100,000 people and serves customers in more than 190 markets. In 2020, net sales amounted to about $36.8 billion. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.