Mack: Truck production at all-time high
by Aaron Marsh | Aug 21, 2018
ALLENTOWN, PA. Has the North American Class 8 truck market—which hit a record high for orders last month—peaked? It’s possible, speculates Martin Weissburg, the new president of Mack Trucks, but for now, every indication is that demand will stay very high for at least a few quarters. And 2019 is looking likely to be a strong year for the market as well, the OEM predicts.
Weissburg took the reins at Mack on June 1, which he calls “the dream job of a career based in the heavy equipment industry,” and says he and the company are keeping in close tabs with suppliers to be sure there’s enough parts to keep the assembly lines rolling. The company isn’t experiencing any shutdowns, but that requires constant vigilance.
“We have our share of challenges in a stretched supply chain. Mack Trucks is not immune to that,” he told reporters in a meeting yesterday at the Mack Customer Center. “Just when you fix one [potential supply problem], there’s another pain point that pops up.”
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