Mack announces 2006 distributors of the year

Mack Trucks, Inc. announced the recipients of its 2006 Distributor of the Year awards. Every year, Mack acknowledges the efforts and contributions of its dealer network by honoring high performing distributors in its U.S. and Canada business uni

Mack Trucks, Inc. announced the recipients of its 2006 Distributor of the Year awards. Every year, Mack acknowledges the efforts and contributions of its dealer network by honoring high performing distributors in its U.S. and Canada business units. The U.S. Distributor of the Year is selected from a pool of regional honorees.

Categories included in the selection criteria include sales, facilities, personnel, leasing, service, parts, general management, customer satisfaction and community service.

Bruckner Truck Sales, Amarillo, Texas, was selected U.S. Distributor of the Year. Bruckner operates 9 locations in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, and has been a Mack distributor since 1948. B.M. "Bennie" Bruckner, Sr. founded Bruckner's Garage in Amarillo, Texas, in 1932, and grew the business through a commitment to customer service. The company is led today by his son, Ben Bruckner, Jr. In 2006, Bruckner replaced its Amarillo location with a state-of-the-art 96,000 square-foot facility, with 32 service bays.

In addition to Bruckner Truck Sales, which represents the Southwest Region, other 2006 U.S. regional winners include:

Northeast Region
TransEdge Truck Centers Allentown, PA

Central Region
Indiana Truck Sales & Service, Inc. Indianapolis, IN

Southeast Region
Tri-State Truck Center Memphis, TN

Western Region
Mountain West Truck Center Salt Lake City, Utah

Nortrux, Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, was named Mack Canada Distributor of the Year. Nortrux was founded in 1987 as Northern Mack. Art Langner, president and general manager of Nortrux, is one of the company's founders. Nortrux acquired three new locations in February 2007 and now has a total of five dealerships in Alberta. The company's dedication to quality service was demonstrated when it became the first truck dealership in Canada to achieve IS09001 registration.

Vanguard Truck Centers, Houston, Texas, was named Mack Used Truck Dealer of the year.


Mack also recently selected the recipients of its Mack Leasing System Dealer of the Year awards.


STAG Leasing, Inc., Fort Meyers, Florida, was named U.S. Mack Leasing System Dealer of the Year. It was also the winner for Mack's Southeast Region. STAG Leasing is part of Steele Truck Center.

The other U.S. regional winners are:

Northeast Region
Lesher Leasing, Inc. (Lesher Mack Sales and Service) Lebanon, PA

Central Region
Mack Lease of Omaha, L.L.C. (Wise Mack, Inc.) Omaha, NE

Southwest Region
Bruckner Leasing Co. (Bruckner Truck Sales, Inc.) Amarillo, TX

Western Region
TEC Leasing (TEC Equipment) Portland, OR

401 Trucksource, Inc., Windsor, Ontario, was named Canada Mack Leasing System Dealer of the Year.

"One of the enduring hallmarks of Mack's reputation is our dealers' dedication to customer service," said Kevin Flaherty, Mack senior vice president of sales. "Our 2006 honorees exemplify the high standards customers expect from all parts of the Mack organization. I congratulate each distributor and their employees for their accomplishments."

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® vehicles are sold and serviced in more than 45 countries worldwide. All Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized 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 is a member of the Volvo Group, a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. With annual sales of approximately $34 billion, Volvo business areas include heavy trucks, buses, construction equipment, marine and industrial drive systems, aerospace, and financial services. In the United States, Volvo shares are listed on NASDAQ and are traded as ADRs (symbol: VOLV).

For more information about Mack, visit our Web site atwww.macktrucks.com

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