Mack back as ATA’s Share the Road sponsor

best Mack_Share_the_Road_Truck

Mack Truck has renewed its sponsorship of the American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road safety education program.

Mack donated a new 2014 Pinnacle sleeper to be the new Share the Road truck.

Mack President Stephen Roy (right) presents ATA President and CEO Bill Graves with a 2014 Mack Pinnacle for use in ATA’s Share the Road program.

“We are thrilled to have Mack Trucks as a sponsor of our Share the Road program since 2001,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “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.”

“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 Share the Road program sends professional truck drivers across the country to conduct driving demonstrations for students, motorists and other groups. They cover topics from truck stopping distances to potential blind spots in an effort educate the public on how best to share the road with large trucks.

The 70-inch high-rise Mack Pinnacle Axle Back sleeper features a Mack MP8 505C engine with 505 horsepower and 1,760 lb.-ft. of torque. The Pinnacle model is equipped with the Mack mDRIVE automated manual transmission.