Mack receives Army grants

Mack Trucks has received an award of approximately $28.5 million from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to deliver heavy-duty tractors and trailers to the Army, the company has announced

Mack Trucks has received an award of approximately $28.5 million from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to deliver heavy-duty tractors and trailers to the Army, the company has announced.

Over the next three years, Mack will deliver 152 Mack Vision Elite model tractors—also known as the Mack Pinnacle Axle Back model—configured as 70-in. high-rise sleepers, as well as 152 35-ton low-boy trailers. The company will also provide spare parts for the vehicles.

Mack Trucks also received an award of just over $1 million from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to optimize the Mack MP8 engine to operate on JP-8, a fuel traditionally used in jets and commonly available to the military.

See also: U.S. Army Calls Upon Mack (Trailer/Body Builders)

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