Mack Trucks launches medium-duty trucks in the US

In Mack2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 31, 2020

Mack Trucks has launched the all-new Mack MD series of medium-duty trucks, adding to its already robust product line-up to reach new customers and applications. Serial production of the Mack MD Series will begin in July 2020. Mack also announced a US$13 million (about NZ$20m) investment to establish its Roanoke Valley Operations, a new manufacturing facility in Roanoke Valley, Virginia, for the production of the Mack MD Series. The project will result in the creation of 250 new jobs.

“Mack Trucks is very proud to make this investment and to now offer a full line-up of class 6 to class 8 commercial vehicles, serving virtually every segment of the market,” said Martin Weissburg, Mack Trucks president.

The Mack MD6, a class 6 model, has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 25,995 pounds (about 12,800kg), and the MD7, a class 7 model, has a GVWR of 33,000 pounds (about 15,000kg). These new products will meet the needs of trucking applications requiring dry van/refrigerated, stake/flatbed, dump and tank truck vocations. 

“Already providing our customers a full product line-up of class 8 vehicles, the Mack MD Series expands even further the solutions available to our customers,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales and marketing. “Now that we have a full line-up of class 6 to class 8 vehicles, customers desiring Mack‘s distinctive durability and reliability now have an option for lighter GVWR configurations.”

The Mack MD Series is an all-new model range built specifically for medium-duty applications. Available in 4×2 configurations, the MD6 and MD7 models feature a sharp wheel cut for enhanced manoeuvrability for tough urban settings. Orders are being taken now for the Mack MD Series.