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Smarter Trucks and Cleaner Fuel

The technological capability behind the vehicles that collect and haul waste and recyclables is advancing very rapidly. One of the major themes at this year's Waste Expo, held May 8-11 in New Orleans, was the trend towards "smart" technology and improving use of data. The latest vehicle telematics technologies mean that efficiencies, maintenance and safety can all be maximized to a level never before seen for fleet owners and their operators. Beyond vehicle monitoring and management, we are now at the point where artificial intelligence technology means that the prospect of the driverless refuse/recyclable collection truck, on roads in Europe and North America, is a very likely reality.  

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Mack Over The Air to be available on refuse and recycle vehicles

Mack Trucks has announced that Mack Over The Air (OTA) will be available on refuse and recycling vehicles including the Mack 2018 Granite, TerraPro and LR models equipped with Mack 2017 GHG engines. Mack OTA allows customers to update software without disrupting their schedules, improving efficiency and increasing uptime. Mack made the announcement Tuesday May 9 at WasteExpo 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Mack GuardDog connect now standard in Mack LR models

Mack GuardDog Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution, is now available and standard in all Mack-powered vehicles, including the Mack LR, Mack’s newest refuse model. Mack made the announcement  at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo in Toronto.

Mack GuardDog Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution, is now available and standard in all Mack-powered vehicles, including the Mack LR, Mack’s newest refuse model. Mack made the announcement at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo in Toronto.

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Mack launches FleetPREFERRED parts and service purchasing platform

Mack Trucks recently launched the rebranded FleetPREFERRED parts and service purchasing platform. The updated program, formerly known as MVPREFERRED or PREFERRED, will continue to provide customers with nationwide credit on parts and service-related purchases throughout Mack’s North American dealer network.

Mack Trucks demonstrated its continuing commitment to uptime for fleet customers with the recent launch of the Mack FleetPREFERRED parts and service purchasing platform. Formerly known as MVPREFERRED or PREFERRED, the refreshed brand reflects Mack’s forward-thinking approach to making the purchasing of parts and service repairs as easy as possible for customers. The new FleetPREFERRED website features a more modern look, while maintaining the functionality customers have come to trust.

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Mack recognized for 20 years of support to Environmental Research & Education Foundation

Mack Trucks was honoured by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) for its long-standing support of the organization’s research and education efforts around sustainable waste management. Curtis Dorwart, Mack refuse product manager (with plaque), was also recognized for his years of dedication and advocacy on behalf of EREF.

Mack Trucks was honoured by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) for its long-standing support of the organization’s work in funding research for sustainable waste management practices. Since 1997 Mack has sponsored EREF’s Annual Charitable Auction, which raises funds for research and education to advance waste management technology and practices. EREF recognized Mack’s ongoing support at the 2016 auction, which was June 7 at WasteExpo 2016 in Las Vegas.

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Mack Trucks increases productivity, safety with Omnitracs Integrated Telematics

Powered by Omnitracs, LLC, Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics uses Mack’s factory-installed telematics hardware to help boost productivity and safety by providing real-time GPS location information, as well as driver performance data.

Mack Trucks has announced an expansion of its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics. Powered by Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions for transportation and logistics companies, Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics utilizes Mack’s factory-installed telematics hardware to help boost productivity and safety by providing real-time GPS location information, as well as driver performance data.

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