Mack clinics address '07 emissions regs

| 7/27/2005

In an effort to provide as much information as possible about the upcoming changes in emission regulations, Mack Trucks Inc. is conducting customer clinics throughout the United States. and Canada in conjunction with its distributor network. The sessions – offered by the North American Institute, the distributor and customer training operation for Mack – include the company’s strategy for meeting the 2007 standards. 

“It’s important for us to be as open as possible with our distributors and customers about our 2007 plans,” said Paul Vikner, Mack president and CEO. “They’re understandably concerned about what 2007 is going to bring, particularly the impact on their businesses. So we owe it to them to communicate how we plan to meet these standards, and, quite frankly, put their minds at ease about the new engines Mack is going to be bringing to the market – which we’re confident are going to provide breakthrough quality and performance.”

The North American Institute began offering information on 2007 last year in courses attended by more than 300 customers. More than 80 customers have participated in the four clinics conducted to date this year, which cover the subject in far more detail. Each session lasts approximately five hours.

Topics include: Mack’s history; current product offerings; and the company’s EPA '07 solution, which features an advanced version of the cooled exhaust gas recirculation system (CEGR) currently used for NOx control on the Mack ASET highway engines, of which there are more than 15,000 on the road today. Mack refers to the advanced version of this system in its new engines as “high performance exhaust gas recirculation,” or HEGR. A diesel particulate filter, or DPF, is used for particulate control.

“Mack is the only one doing this kind of thing,” said Greg Beman, sales manager at Seattle Mack.