Mack History

1900 - 2019

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.

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. British soldiers dubbed the truck the Bulldog Mack. Its pugnacious, blunt-nosed hood, coupled with its incredible durability, reminded the soldiers of the tenacious qualities of their country's mascot, the British Bulldog.

Australia's first experience with the famous Bulldog Mack took place 100 years ago, in 1919, when an AC Mack was specially ordered and delivered for use in the Oil industry. From the early days of Australian road transport, Mack has evolved into a modern and progressive truck supplier that delivers what operators and drivers need today - productivity, reliability, safety, comfort and the famous Mack durability.