In August 1967 Mack Trucks, Inc. officially became a member of a growing industrial family, The Signal Companies, Inc. Mack Trucks earned their trademark nickname 'the Bulldog' in 1917, during World War I, when the British government purchased the Mack AC model to supply its front lines with troops, food and equipment. 1894 - William C. Mack, who had operated a wagon-building plant in Scranton, PA, joins his brothers in the business. Mack Trucks "YEARS". The Maxidyne engine was introduced in 1967, and provided maximum horsepower over a wider range of engine speeds than any other standard diesel engine of its day. Mack History. 1910 - The "Manhattan" trade name is dropped, and trucks begin carrying "Mack" nameplate. It was by hauling heavy artillery pieces through the mud of World War I battlefields that Mack trucks first earned their famous nickname. 1900 - 2015.

Mack produced the first motorized hook-and-ladder fire truck … The Mack brothers actually entered the vehicle manufacturing business seven years earlier, when they purchased … Mack Trucks was founded in 1900 by Jack and Gus Mack in Brooklyn, NY, and was originally known as the Mack Brothers Company. The Manhattan Motor Truck Company incorporated in Massachusetts to operate several dealerships in that state.


Mack Trucks was founded in 1900 by Jack and Gus Mack in Brooklyn, NY, and was originally known as the Mack Brothers Company, producing its first successful motorized vehicle in 1900. As of 2002, Mack trucks were sold and serviced in more than 45 countries worldwide.

Early 20th-Century Origins. Carriage-making is phased-out, and the brothers focus on wagons. Mack History.
At about this time, the Mack brothers begin experimenting with steam and electric motor cars.