New Online Tool Gives Mack Customers the Fuel Efficiency Edge
GREENSBORO, NC (Aug. 9, 2016) – Mack Trucks customers recently gained an advantage in their search for fuel efficiency savings, thanks to a new fuel economy tool available exclusively at Mack dealerships. The new online tool enables Mack customers to input and modify a number of variables on Mack® Pinnacle™ highway models, select a route and evaluate fuel-savings potential against a baseline configuration.
“Even with today’s low fuel prices, fuel remains the single largest expense for the vast majority of our highway customers,” said Scott Barraclough, Mack technology product manager. “With this new tool, customers can quickly see the fuel efficiency impacts of different truck configurations, enabling them to optimize the spec of their Mack Pinnacle models to save fuel and help boost their bottom lines.”
The Mack fuel economy tool allows users to choose from a number of Mack Pinnacle model component and application options that affect fuel efficiency, including weight, speed, engine size and rating, transmission, axle ratios, tires, aerodynamic enhancements and more. Specs for the customer’s current Mack Pinnacle model are used as a baseline and can be compared with up to four alternative configurations.
The tool includes an interactive map that allows customers to choose from several major interstate highway routes, providing a breakdown of flat, rolling hills and hilly terrain. Topographical information is then used in the fuel efficiency comparison.
Once all components and variables are selected and submitted online, the comparative results are calculated by a server-based simulation program and emailed directly to the dealer salesperson for prompt review and discussion with customers. Should a customer require additional information, the tool is capable of monetizing the comparison based on a customer’s average miles traveled per year and cost of fuel.
“The Mack fuel economy tool not only helps our highway customers make better decisions for their business, it also helps them see the benefits of our fully integrated powertrain,” Barraclough said. “It demonstrates how our fuel-efficient technologies, like Mack Super Econodyne® and Mack Load Logic, deliver fuel savings.”
The Mack fuel economy tool uses a proprietary simulation program to analyze each chassis spec entered and develops comparative results based on data attained from field and simulation testing. While it is difficult to capture all of the possible factors that affect fuel efficiency, the Mack fuel economy tool is the most detailed tool available to dealers and customers today.
For more information, or to try out the Mack fuel economy tool, visit your local Mack dealership.
Mack Trucks customers now have access to the Mack fuel economy tool (top), which enables Mack dealer sales representatives to input and modify a number of variables on Mack® Pinnacle™ highway models (middle), select a route (bottom) and evaluate fuel-savings potential against a baseline configuration.
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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