What Makes the New Mack Mobile App So Special?

Mack is all over the mobile app map with several apps already out, and another one in piloting mode. With all of these Mack trucking apps available it can be difficult to figure out which one you need. Here is an overview of the current Mack mobile apps, as well as a sneak peak at an up-and-coming Mack app.

Mack Truck Sales Apps

Mack Trucks, Inc. has definitely come to embrace technology with the creation of several apps. Unlike most truck driver apps the Mack library of apps is focused more on sales and service. Here’s a rundown of the current apps Mack has available for iOS and Android:

  • Mack Trucks Sales Pro for authorized Mack dealers and sales representatives; is used exclusively for sales and marketing, and includes corporate news, sales material, etc.
  • Mack Trucks Dealer Location is an app to help anyone find the nearest Mack Trucks dealer. Perfect for truckers who are on the road and need an authorized Mack shop to handle service or repairs.
  • Mack Leasing is available only to Mack dealers, sales persons and staff.
  • Mack Natural Gas is an app that calculates the current price of diesel to a couple of natural gas options; also provides a ROI for owners and owner operators.
  • Mack CV360 is used by sales persons to handle their accounts and customer leads.
  • Bulldog — Mack Trucks Magazine is, as you guessed, a magazine publication put out by Mack Trucks, Inc. that is beneficial for Mack owners, dealers, enthusiasts, and distributors.

Each of these apps by Mack Truck are free to download. Of course if you aren’t working for Mack then you won’t need to access half of them. All the same it is exciting to see a commercial truck manufacturer take the technological bull by the horns, so to speak, by developing apps that make sales and service of Mack Trucks that much easier.

ASIST Mobile App

Now here is the latest addition to the Mack mobile app collection. This newest app serves to keep an open line of communication between Mack mechanics and truck owners. It is used by Mack owners who are getting service done on their truck in a Mack dealership shop. Everyone who is involved in a service transaction is able to see in realtime what the status of the vehicle is at.

However, that’s just the beginning of what this app is expected to do:

  • It is expected to increase uptime for truck owners thanks to Mack GuardDog® Connect, which helps with diagnostics.
  • The app will be available for iOS and Android mobile devices.

At the current time the app is still in production, so keep a lookout for future updates if you are a Mack truck owner.

Using maps for trucking is part and parcel of a day’s work for most truckers. You can only expect this type of technology to continue to prevail in the trucking industry. Whether you are a technophobe or someone who knows all about computers, coding and the like, it’s good to know what’s out there and available to you in case of an emergency. After all, being able to track down a Mack dealer for service over the road while saving time is vital for any trucking owner.

So what’s your take? Are you interested in using apps for things like tracking service of your big rig? Or do you wish things would go back to the snail mail days? Chime in, we’d love to hear!