Volvo Group

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July 19, 2017

Increased Truck Orders Push Volvo Profit Higher

The parent company of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks on Wednesday reported both increased sales and profitability during the second quarter of the year.

June 19, 2017

The Latest Fuel-Sipping Engines

How engine makers have met the EPA GHG Phase 1 2017 emissions requirements head-on, with a lineup promising better fuel efficiency and greater reliability.

May 17, 2017

Volvo Tests Self-Driving Refuse Truck in Urban Environment

Volvo Group is working with Swedish waste and recycling company Renova to test an autonomous, self-driving refuse truck in an urban environment.

April 11, 2017

UD Trucks Rolls Out Flagship Cabover for Japan

UD Trucks has launched the all-new Quon in the Japanese market as “a full model change” for its heavy-duty flagship.

March 8, 2017

Port of LA Hosts Live Platooning Demonstration

Private and public transportation partners conducted a partially automated truck platooning demonstration in California Wednesday at the Los Angeles Port complex and along the Interstate 110 freeway.

February 1, 2017

Earnings Watch: 4th Quarter Profit for Volvo Jumps 86%

The parent company to truck and engine manufacturers Volvo and Mack on Wednesday reported sharply higher income for the final quarter of 2016. However, the Bulldog brand last year reported its weakest number of deliveries in several years.

November 18, 2016

Volvo's SuperTruck Demonstrates the Art of the Possible

Volvo Group’s SuperTruck demonstrates where energy-saving technology could take us – and in some cases, already has.

October 31, 2016

Volvo Group Delivers Sustainability Recommendations to UN

Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt has submitted a report to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon with ten recommendations on how sustainable transport can advance sustainable development.

September 7, 2016

Volvo Deploys Autonomous Truck in Underground Mine

Volvo is testing a fully autonomous truck in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine in Sweden as part of a development project aimed at improving transport flow and safety in the mine.

August 31, 2016

Volvo Group Outlines SuperTruck II Plans

Volvo Group has outlined how it plans to use $20 million in federal funding to further the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks as part of the SuperTruck II initiative.

July 19, 2016

Truck Makers Hit With Record EU Fines for Price-Fixing in Europe

The European Union is fining five truck makers nearly 3 billion euros for acting as a cartel to fix prices of medium and heavy-duty trucks and time the introduction of technologies to comply with emissions rules.

June 10, 2016

Volvo Concept Truck Boasts 30% Lower Fuel Use

With almost one-third lower fuel consumption. Volvo Trucks’ new concept vehicle shows how it is possible to drastically boost productivity in long-haul operations.

June 9, 2016

Volvo Talks About Piston Technology in Latest Engines

The Volvo Group’s new truck engines in the U.S. are more fuel efficient thanks in part to a new piston design, which has "waves" on the piston crown that improve oxygen utilization.

May 12, 2016

Volvo Trucks Head Highlights Renewed Customer Focus

Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, acknowledges that Volvo in recent years may have been "too internally focused." Read about what the company is doing under its latest reorganization to put more focus back on the customer.

March 18, 2016

6 Truck Makers to Participate in European Platooning Challenge

Six European truck makers are participating in next month's European Truck Platooning Challenge, a project initiated by the Dutch government to promote platooning by bringing truck convoys to public roads.

February 24, 2016

Volvo Trucks Moves Forward With Focus on Brand, Uptime, Technology

The recent reorganization of Volvo Group along brand lines should be pretty seamless to North American customers in the short term, according to executives at a briefing for reporters Wednesday, but expect advances soon in powertrain technology and tests of connected vehicle technology and platooning.

January 27, 2016

Volvo Group Reorganizes by Truck Brands

The Volvo Group is reorganizing based on truck brand, a move the Sweden-based global truck and engine maker says “offers clearer commercial accountability” for the group’s various truck brands.

December 3, 2015

Volvo Truck vs. 4-year-old With Remote Control

While a lot of kids may have a remote-controlled vehicle of some sort on their wish list for Santa, one 4-year-old got the ultimate such driving experience in Volvo's latest video designed to showcase the toughness of its FMX truck.

October 27, 2015

Volvo Group's New Boss on the Job

Martin Lundstedt, Volvo Group’s new president and CEO, held his first press meeting on his first morning on the new job Oct. 22 – and chose to do it outside of the usual corporate setting.

August 18, 2015

Commentary: New Life For Old Parts

For fleets that are trying to extend the life of their vehicles, recycled or reconditioned parts might be the answer.

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