Mack Trucks announced that Comcar Industries Inc recently added 350 Mack Pinnacle models to its fleet, citing fuel efficiency, uptime and a strong dealer network as drivers for their decision.
The trucks were delivered in September 2014 and are already on the road in Florida, Georgia, and South Dakota. Mack models comprise about 75% of the Comcar fleet.
“We’ve been working with Mack for more than 30 years,” said Mark Bostick, president of Comcar. “We chose the Mack Pinnacle trucks because of their fuel efficiency and the dealer support we receive.”
Comcar is utilizing both Mack Pinnacle Axle Back daycab and sleeper models. The day cabs are equipped with Mack MP7 engines and the sleepers with Mack MP8 engines. Both models were built with the Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission for a fully integrated powertrain, engineered for optimum performance and lower maintenance. The sleeper models feature the Super Econodyne powertrain package that maximizes fuel economy, delivering up to a 3.5% improvement in efficiency over similarly spec’d models.
“We appreciate the investment that Comcar has made in Mack,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North American Sales and Marketing. “We know the Mack Pinnacle equipped with the mDRIVE offers outstanding fuel efficiency benefits, which is why we recently made the mDRIVE standard on our Pinnacle models. The mDRIVE has a proven record of increasing productivity, safety and efficiency for our customers, and we look forward to delivering these benefits to Comcar as well.”
The trucks were also equipped with the Mack GuardDog Connect telematics platform that enables real-time diagnosis of issues and proactive scheduling of repairs to keep Comcar trucks on the road and on the job.
Comcar Industries Inc, based in Auburndale FL, is one of the transportation industry’s leading groups of freight carriers with 53 terminal locations nationwide. Comcar’s collection of subsidiary trucking companies consists of: CTL Transportation LLC, CCC Transportation LLC, WSE Transportation, LLC, MCT Transportation LLC, and CT Transportation LLC.