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First Impressions: Volvo's New VNL Highway Tractor [Video]

Volvo Trucks North America unveiled the VNL, its first new highway tractor in more than 20 years. HDT's Jack Roberts was there and filed this video report with his first driving impressions of the new truck.

Michael Loizzo Photo: Modagrafics

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Modagrafics Names VP of Sales

Modagrafics has named Michael Loizzo vice president of sales following a national search.

Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor used to demonstrate Daimler’s Highway Pilot Connect autonomous technology on German roads. Photo: David Cullen

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Global Self-Driving Market Expected to Grow 40% by 2027

The global autonomous vehicle market revenue is expected to grow at a compound average growth rate of 39.6% over the next 10 years - resulting in a $126.8 billion market by 2027, according to Infoholic Research.

Trucking reporters took the new Volvo VNL for a spin on the test track at Volvo's New River Valley facility. Photo: Jack Roberts

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Volvo’s New VNL Tractor Blends Technology, Functionality, Capability

Jack Roberts shares his first impressions of Volvo's new VNL highway tractor. In a world increasingly focused on new technology, Volvo designers made sure to keep their focus on the “human element.”

Third generation 6x2 systems feature liftable pusher axles, which are said to improve ROI by allowing for axle-up light-weight operation. Photo by Jim Park

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NACFE Updates 6x2 Confidence Report

NACFE offers an updated 6x2 Confidence Raport that reflects the lessons learned over the past 14 years. It also address advancing technology and how such improvements make 6x2 a more viable consideration than previous generations of the technology.

Bob Montgomery Photo courtesy Fleet Engineers

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Fleet Engineers Names Montgomery VP of Sales and Marketing

Fleet Engineers has appointed Bob Montgomery as vice president of sales and marketing.

Vehicle graphics can offer 101 impressions per mile traveled, and at a significantly lower cost per impression than billboards and radio advertising.  (Photo courtesy of Avery Dennison)

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Importance of Mobile Truck, Van Marketing

A truck and van owner's guide to mobile vehicle graphics and advertising. A vehicle wrap on a typical trailer makes 10 million impressions every year. Adding graphics to fleet trucks or vans can go a long way toward boosting brand recognition.

Volvo Active Driver Assist, which includes Bendix Wingman Fusion, a comprehensive, camera- and radar-based collision mitigation system, is now standard equipment on the new Volvo VNR and VNL series. Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Makes Active Driver Assist Standard on VNR, VNL

Volvo Trucks North America has announced that Volvo Active Driver Assist is now standard equipment on the new Volvo VNR and VNL series trucks, a system that includes Bendix’s Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system.

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U.S. Xpress to Install SmartTruck TopKit on All New Trailers

U.S. Xpress announced that it will include SmartTruck’s TopKit Aero System on all of its trailer builds in 2017.

Volvo says it relied on feedback from nearly 2,000 driver interviews in designing the new VNL. Photo: Jack Roberts.

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Volvo Unveils Next-Generation VNL Highway Tractor

Volvo Trucks North America Tuesday revealed its new Volvo VNL series highway tractor, available in several configurations, including an all-new, 70-inch sleeper. And for the first time, Volvo’s top-of-the-line Globetrotter trim levels will be available in North America. Jack Roberts was there for the unveiling and has this report.

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