Extending GuardDog® Connect Uptime Bundle at No Cost to Owners
GREENSBORO, NC (July 8, 2020) – Mack Trucks today announced the extension of its Mack® GuardDog® Connect uptime service and support bundle at no cost through the end of the year or a minimum of three months, whichever is longer, for customers with packages expiring May 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020.
“Mack Trucks knows how difficult times are during the global coronavirus pandemic, and we wanted to provide our customers additional support,” said David Pardue, Mack Trucks vice president of connected vehicle and uptime services. “We hope that extending our uptime service bundle for no charge to the customer will help them continue to more easily receive access to our best-in-class support.”
Included in the bundle is Mack GuardDog Connect, Mack’s fully integrated telematics solution. Customers also have access to Mack OneCall, Mack’s 24/7 customer support and Mack ASIST, Mack’s web-based service management program. Mack Over The Air remote software updates are included, as well.
Mack OneCall agents at the Mack Uptime Center offer support to customers experiencing planned and unplanned service events, including scheduling service and repairs. Agents also respond to events that are proactively identified through GuardDog Connect, standard on all Mack models equipped with Mack engines.
GuardDog Connect also enables Mack Over The Air, offering remote software updates for powertrain components and vehicle parameters for Mack trucks equipped with 2017 or newer Mack engines. Updates are scheduled for when it works best for the customer. In February, Mack announced driver-activated updates, enabling customers to initiate onboard updates through the vehicle instrument cluster whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for them. This feature will be available in the fourth quarter of 2020.
For more information about the GuardDog Connect extension, please contact your local Mack dealer.
Extending the Mack GuardDog Connect bundle is just one way Mack is currently supporting customers.
Mack Trucks and Mack Financial Services (MFS) are offering a competitive Fair Market Value (FMV) lease payment in Canada for 2020 and 2019 Mack Anthem 70-inch sleeper models. Eligible vehicles must be retailed on or before Sept. 30, 2020 to qualify. The FMV program is valid to Sept. 30, 2020.
Mack also recently launched info.macktrucks.com/thankyou, an online resource offering useful information from government agencies and other key sources, to help trucking companies and dealers during the COVID-19 situation. The dedicated webpage also offers Mack-specific updates regarding customer support, parts availability, production and a link to dealer locations.
The webpage also features a video expressing Mack’s gratitude for the tireless efforts of truck customers, professional drivers, service technicians and dealers during these difficult times, as well as links to the #thankatrucker conversation on social media.
CAPTION: Mack Trucks today announced the extension of its Mack® GuardDog® Connect uptime service and support bundle at no cost through the end of the year or a minimum of three months, whichever is longer, for customers with packages expiring May 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020.
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.