New truck center facility opens outside Austin
“These trucks are the cleanest in the world,” said David McKenna, Mack director of powertrain sales and marketing, who spoke at today’s event. “They have near-zero emissions. In fact, in some parts of the country, the air coming out of the truck will be cleaner than the air going in.”
During the event, McKenna placed a white handkerchief over the exhaust stack on one of the trucks. Even with the engine at high rev, the “white hanky” remained both clean and odorless.
“Clearly – and no pun intended there – the days of any black smoke coming out the stack of a new heavy-duty truck are over,” McKenna said.
For customers, these “clean diesel” trucks also mean better fuel economy and a lower cost of operation. And they do not require the use of emissions credits to satisfy the EPA 2010 regulations.
Mack and Volvo are preserving jobs and promoting economic growth by assembling the trucks in the United States.
“Through our state-of-the-art new facility strategically located to alleviate downtown congestion, and our environmentally-friendly Mack and Volvo product lines, Vanguard is proud to have a positive influence on the Austin community,” Ewing said.
About Vanguard Truck Centers
Vanguard Truck Centers owns and operates full service commercial truck centers in the United States, representing truck and bus manufacturers such as Mack Trucks, Inc., Volvo Trucks North America, Isuzu, GMC and Prevost. We offer comprehensive transportation solutions, with locations in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, Tucson, and Phoenix. The Vanguard mission is to exceed customer expectations with our entire product and service offering, including new trucks, premium used trucks, aftermarket parts, service & body shops, as well as finance and insurance services and leasing and rental. Vanguard Truck Centers also operates Norwood Equipment Inc., an independent truck equipment company, representing equipment lines Galbreath, Elgin, Vactor, New Way, Etnyre, Telma, Williamsen, Chrysteel, Monroe and Pioneer. For more information, please visit us at www.VanguardTrucks.com and www.NorwoodEquipment.com
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