Mack to Supply Trucks to Chrysler Group LLC 325 MACK® Pinnacle™ Model Trucks Ordered to Replace Class 8 Fleet
GREENSBORO, NC (July 12, 2010) – Mack Trucks, Inc. today announced that Chrysler Group Transport has ordered 325 MACK® Pinnacle™ Model DayCab highway tractors. The order effectively replaces Chrysler’s previous fleet operating in the U.S and Canada.
The new tractors are equipped with proven MACK® MP series engines and proven ClearTech™ selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, a combination that delivers a fuel efficiency improvement of 5 percent or more.
“These Mack trucks save our customers money because they use less fuel and require less maintenance,” said David Barletta, Mack central region vice president. “And in meeting EPA 2010 regulations, they also deliver near-zero emissions.”
Chrysler Group Transport uses its Class 8 fleet to deliver parts to auto assembly plants and parts distribution centers. The first of the new Mack Pinnacle DayCabs have already arrived at the company’s Detroit, Michigan terminal. All 325 are expected to be in service by the end of November.
“When we decided to refresh our entire fleet, quality, ease of maintenance and fuel economy topped our list of requirements,” said Jean-Paul “JP” Barrette, Head of Chrysler Group Transport Inc. “We are very pleased with the partnership we have developed with Mack and look forward to the deployment of the entire fleet.”
“This is more than an order for high-quality, fuel-efficient trucks,” said Barletta. “We worked closely with Chrysler to design a complete ownership package that includes Mack service support, parts support, financing, technical training, and more.”
Barletta said that closing the sale was very much a Mack team effort. Key contributions came from the company’s parts and customer satisfaction groups, its Macungie and Hagerstown plants, Mack Financial Services, and Wiegand Mack Sales and Service, the local Mack dealership located in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Mack is the only heavy-duty truck manufacturer that builds every truck it sells in the U.S. in the U.S.
Caption: Chrysler Group Transport cited quality, ease of maintenance and fuel economy as driving factors in their decision to replace their existing fleet with 325 MACK® Pinnacle™ models.
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® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and 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 Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 96,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2009 amounted to approximately $29 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S.