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Here’s What’s New from Mack Trucks: MD Series and Command Steer

New truck models and technology from Mack Trucks are emerging this spring. These additions and offerings represent the OEM’s continued catering to drivers and managers of all types of fleets.

Showcasing the New Mack MD Series and the Mack Granite MHD Axle Forward Mechanic’s Truck

The medium-duty Mack MD Series made a splash at the recent Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN. Mack Trucks debuted the two Mack MD6 models at the early-March event, showcasing the all-new truck series and touting the models’ improved features and key benefits.

The Mack MD6 Van Body and Mack MD6 Low-Profile Chassis Cab are available in both Class 6 and Class 7 configurations. Designed specifically for medium-duty applications, these models have a sharp wheel cut to improve maneuverability in tight urban spaces. And their 103-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) length is an industry best. 

Additionally, a Mack Granite MHD Axle Forward Mechanic’s Truck on display stole some of the spotlight at the Work Truck Show. Available in Class 7 or Class 8 vehicle configurations, this model boasts the Mack toughness you expect, with lighter-duty cycles and shorter runs. 

Whether your fleet needs to invest in a new heavy-duty truck or more versatile medium-duty options, it’s a great time to consider the new offerings from Mack Trucks.

Mack Truck Introduces Mack Command Steer

Seeking to increase driver comfort and reduce physical strain for long-haul truckers, Mack Trucks is launching the latest in driver-assist technology in its Mack Anthem. At the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting in February, the OEM announced that buyers will be able to order Mack Command Steer on Mack Anthem models as early as Q2 of 2020.

Driving a heavy-duty truck is a physically demanding task. Stu Russonli, Mack highway product manager, said, “With Mack Command Steer, we’re helping reduce driver fatigue and muscle strain by up to 30%, improving safety and productivity, as well as helping to protect the truck’s most valuable asset—the driver.”

Mack Command Steer uses multiple sensors throughout the truck to provide variable steering assistance specific to the road situation, based on both driver inputs and environmental conditions. An electric motor uses this data—communicated to the system at more than 2,000 times per second—to apply the necessary amount of torque for the circumstances, which reduces the effort needed to maintain a steady course. For drivers, that means fewer instances of fighting the wheel, smoother feedback and fewer potential kicks, especially on poor roads.

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