Mack Trucks to Offer Refuse Vehicles Wired for Lytx® Solutions
LAS VEGAS (April 24, 2018) – Mack Trucks refuse customers demanding further safety features for their vehicles now have the option to spec Mack® trucks pre-wired for equipment from Lytx, the global leader in video telematics.
Mack made the announcement during WasteExpo 2018 April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“We are pleased that Mack customers now have the ability to use video to improve upon the safety of their drivers, as well as the neighborhoods in which they operate,” said David Pardue, vice president of connected vehicles and uptime services for Mack Trucks. “Our partnership with Lytx will not only help our customers mitigate the potential for accidents, but also assist them in identifying new ways to improve operational efficiencies.”
Starting in the fall of 2018, Mack will offer the option to pre-wire its Mack LR and TerraPro® models for the Lytx DriveCam® safety program and the Lytx Video ServicesSM enhancement.
“Lytx is proud to work with our colleagues at Mack Trucks, a company that shares our mission to advance road safety and help our clients save lives, reduce claims costs and provide outstanding service,” said Eliot Feldstein, Lytx’s Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development.
More than 3,000 organizations rely on the DriveCam safety program to help reduce unsafe driving behaviors through video-based driver coaching and predictive analytics. When combined with Lytx Video Services, which delivers features like on-demand continually recorded video, optional live stream and support for multiple cameras, clients can go beyond safety to help eliminate fleet and operations blind spots that keep them from being their most efficient, productive and profitable. Fleets can, for example, use video to identify new and overlooked revenue opportunities such as overflowing bins or to provide video confirmation, such as proof of service or delivery verification.
The collaboration builds on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Mack entered with Lytx in October 2017.
Mack Trucks refuse customers demanding further safety features for their vehicles now have the option to spec Mack® trucks wired for equipment from Lytx, the global leader in video telematics.
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, 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 2019, net sales amounted to about $45.7 billion. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.