Mack to Supply Pinnacle Models to Chrysler Group LLC

Mack Trucks, Inc. announced that Chrysler Group Transport has ordered 325 MACK Pinnacle Model DayCab highway tractors. The order effectively replaces Chrysler’s previous fleet operating in the U.S and Canada.

The new tractors are equipped with proven MACK MP series engines and proven ClearTech selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology, a combination that delivers a fuel efficiency improvement of 5 percent or more.

“These Mack trucks save our customers money because they use less fuel and require less maintenance,” said David Barletta, Mack central region vice president. “And in meeting EPA 2010 regulations, they also deliver near-zero emissions.”

Chrysler Group Transport uses its Class 8 fleet to deliver parts to auto assembly plants and parts distribution centers. The first of the new Mack Pinnacle DayCabs have already arrived at the company’s Detroit, Michigan terminal. All 325 are expected to be in service by the end of November.

“When we decided to refresh our entire fleet, quality, ease of maintenance and fuel economy topped our list of requirements,” said Jean-Paul “JP” Barrette, Head of Chrysler Group Transport Inc. “We are very pleased with the partnership we have developed with Mack and look forward to the deployment of the entire fleet.”

“This is more than an order for high-quality, fuel-efficient trucks,” said Barletta. “We worked closely with Chrysler to design a complete ownership package that includes Mack service support, parts support, financing, technical training, and more.”

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