Moving the world - New York

Every day Mack trucks collect garbage for millions around the U.S.
The people on Earth produce more than 2,000 million tons of garbage every year, and just a few days without refuse collection would be catastrophic for cities and suburban areas. In New York City alone, refuse trucks from the Volvo Group collect 11,000 tons of garbage each day.

Every day, Mack trucks collect tons of refuse all over the U.S. The demands imposed on these trucks are rigorous. They have to get through in every situation and they must not break down. Should the garbage collection stop, it wouldn't take long for the cities and suburban areas to become inundated by waste.

Mack refuse trucks collect 2 million tons of garbage every week in the U.S. Is the number hard to grasp? Try this: With the garbage that Mack Trucks refuse trucks transport every week in the U.S., it would be possible to build a column of filled garbage cans that reaches all the way to the moon.

Mack has been leading the U.S. market for refuse collection for more than 30 years. The company’s operations are most extensive on the east coast, with huge cities like New York, Boston and Philadelphia. In all, Mack has almost 50% of the refuse vehicle market in the U.S. and its success is continuing.

Customers range from private family-owned companies with just one refuse truck to local authorities and large cities, such as New York City, operating around 2,500 Mack refuse trucks that haul more than 11,000 tons of trash every day.

Mack collaborates closely with customers to customise trucks that match their specific requirements. In New York, for example, a number of refuse trucks are also able to help with snow clearance using a specially designed plow.

All Mack trucks are built at the plant in Macungie, Pennsylvania. The Mack TerraPro model is primarily used as a refuse truck. At the plant, the trucks are also adapted to match customer requirements. The next step in the development process involves alternative fuels. Both hybrids and natural gas driven vehicles are important, and many customers in different parts of the U.S. are interested in extending their fleets to include more energy efficient and environmentally sound vehicles.