October 16, 2014 - Industry News
A decade from now, Volvo trucks will be scanning the environment around the vehicle and warning a driver when collisions are imminent. The Swedish company has developed new safety technology that scans the environment around a truck and analyzes that data.
Tags: Collision Prevention, Volvo Trucks, Driving Safety, Automated Driving, Global
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo announced several enhancements to the 2016 VN Series highway tractors designed to improve fuel efficiency compared to previous generations.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Powertrains
August 12, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo is bringing its trucking web series “Welcome to My Cab” to North America with a new episode.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, Landstar, Web Series
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.
Tags: Safety, Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Group, the parent of Volvo Trucks North America, has been ordered to pay penalties and interest of approximately $74.1 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding emission compliance of the company’s marine diesel engines.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, U.S. EPA, Earnings, Litigation, Emissions
June 26, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks is making a $69 million investment in new equipment and processes while embarking on a plant redesign that it says will further improve manufacturing efficiency and vehicle quality at its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va.
Tags: Volvo Trucks
May 12, 2014 - Industry News
New York has updated its list of trucks that are eligible under its Voucher Incentive Program, a $19 million “first come, first served” program that aims to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and diesel emission control devices for medium to heavy duty commercial fleets in the state.
Tags: Emissions, Hino, New York, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Emissions Reduction, Daimler Trucks North America
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
Ed Saxman, an engineer and product manager at Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks for a combined 44 years, has retired. A mechanical engineer by education, Saxman helped develop powertrain advances, then explained them to customers and journalists.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, People
April 30, 2014 - Industry News
Profit for truck, engine and carmaker Daimler AG soared in the first quarter of the year, while competitor Volvo has reported a profit following a loss a year ago
Tags: Volvo, OEM, Volvo Trucks, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Mack Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
Two more truck makers have announced how many of their vehicles are affected by a recall announced in early March involving Cummins Westport powered natural gas engines.
Tags: Cummins, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Testing standards group ASTM International has issued a standard specification for the diesel alternative in truck engines, dimethyl ether.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, DME, Oberon Fuels
December 30, 2013 - Industry News
Recalls have been issued by several truck makers for range of problems including with seat belts, lighting, tie-rod assemblies and missing certification labels.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America
November 13, 2013 - Industry News
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- Volvo Trucks North America officially introduced its I-Shift automated manual transmissions for the Mexican market and rolled out a truck model from sister company Mack to address the Mexican on-highway market.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Mexico, Cross-Border Trucking, Transmissions
November 12, 2013 - Industry News
On Tuesday morning, Matthew Walsh, general manager of Volvo Trucks North America in Mexico, sat down with reporters for a breakfast briefing to offer some real-world, current insights into the Mexican trucking market.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mexico
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
Most of the nation’s heavy truck makers reported third quarter earnings this week, showing health profits, despite some showing a slip in sales compared to the same time a year ago.
Tags: Paccar, Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Kenworth, Mack Trucks, Peterbilt
October 18, 2013 - Industry News
FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced it is conducting fuel consumption tests comparing European and North American Volvo Trucks models.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, PIT, FPInnovations
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks recently expanded its network of leasing locations in the United States and Canada to include 10 new sites to better serve customers.
Tags: Leasing, Volvo Trucks
September 16, 2013 - Industry News
A feud between truck engine makers and the federal government was heard last week in Federal Court in Washington D.C.
Tags: Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America
September 13, 2013 - Industry News
Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to discourage any increase in the 12% Federal Excise Tax on the purchase of heavy-duty trucks and trailers, a measure that has been discussed as one way to raise more money for highways.
Tags: NTEA, TRALA, Taxes, ATD, Congress, Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Equipment, Mack Trucks, Meritor, Highway Funding, Dealers, Infrastructure Funding
August 26, 2013 - Industry News
The first of two new recalls by Volvo Trucks involves 381 model year 2013-2014 VNL vehicles manufactured April 2, 2012, through May 3, 2013 that are equipped with a Meritor RPL-20 driveline transmission.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA
June 19, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo edged out seven leading technology companies to win the award, presented during the Telematics Update annual conference and exhibition in Detroit.
Tags: telematics, Volvo Trucks
April 1, 2013 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced three truck makers -- Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo and Navistar International -- are recalling vehicles, for defects including daytime running lights, a battery disconnect switch and an axle bearing retaining nut lock snap ring.
Tags: Navistar, Volvo Trucks, NHTSA, Daimler Trucks North America, Recalls
March 27, 2013 - Industry News
Mack Trucks and sister company Volvo Trucks announced a collaboration with Shell to coordinate efforts and support activities that encourage the use of liquefied natural gas as a fuel for commercial vehicles.
Tags: Natural Gas, Volvo Trucks, Shell, Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas
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