Mack recently announced it will be sponsoring the American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road highway safety education program for the 13th year, and donating a new 2014 Pinnacle sleeper with 505 horsepower MP8C engine and an automated manual transmission.
Share the Road sends truck drivers with excellent driving records to different locations throughout the country to conduct driving demonstrations for students, motorists and other groups. The program teaches drivers about topics such as truck behavior on the highway, truck stopping distances and how to share the road with a truck.
“Share the Road is recognized nationwide as a model education program. With the generous donation of this new Mack Pinnacle model, we will be able to reach millions of people with our message of highway safety,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves.
The 70-inch high-rise Mack Pinnacle truck comes with safety features like Mack Roll Stability Advantage and Wingman Advanced adaptive cruise control form Bendix. Adaptive cruise control helps drivers avoid collisions by integrating throttle, engine brake, and foundations brakes into the cruise control functionality.
“Our customers depend on Mack Trucks to get the job done safely,” said Stephen Roy, president of Mack Trucks North American Sales and Marketing. “That safety focus must also include the millions of motorists who drive alongside our trucks every day. Through the Share the Road program, we can do our part to help increase highway safety by educating as many motorists as possible about safe driving behaviors.”
The new Share the Road truck will be on display at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego October 4 – 7.
For more information on Share the Road Program, click here.