Mack Trucks begins medium-duty vehicle production

Mack Trucks begins medium-duty vehicle production

Addition of lighter work vehicles expands Volvo subsidiary’s lineup of Class 6 to Class 8 vehicles.

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Roanoke Valley, Virginia – Mack Trucks announced production plans for its Mack MD series ofmedium-duty trucks. Serial production will begin in July 2020. Mack also announced a $13 million investment to establish its Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO), a new manufacturing facility in Roanoke Valley, Virginia, for Mack MD series production. 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 lineup of Class 6 to Class 8 commercial vehicles, serving virtually every segment of the market,” said Mack Trucks President Martin Weissburg. “With this investment, Mack is well-positioned for future success, and we’re taking orders for the new truck beginning today.”

The Mack MD6, a Class 6 model, has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 25,995 lb, and the MD7, a Class 7 model, has a GVWR of 33,000 lb. 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 lineup 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.