March 27, 2015
In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast here this morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in transportation regarding highway safety, environmental sustainability, and technology.
March 26, 2015
Volvo Trucks expanded the XE powertrain package lineup with a super direct drive version using the I-Shift transmission. The company also expanded its Remote Diagnostics service to monitor I-Shift components as well.
Volvo Trucks introduced the Adaptive Loading 6x2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4x2 operation in certain conditions.
March 19, 2015
Volvo Trucks North America released a rugged version of the I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift will be available for order in May on Volvo VHD vocational models.
February 26, 2015
Volvo Trucks is seeking entries for the Volvo Trucks Safety Award which recognizes two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs.
February 16, 2015
Volvo Trucks in North America extended its recommended maintenance intervals for diesel engine oil and diesel particulate filters on all model year 2011 and newer Volvo trucks equipped with Volvo’s D11, D13 or D16 engines.
February 9, 2015
Volvo Trucks is offering veterans a discount off of approved finance rates for new highway or vocational trucks obtained through a Volvo Trucks dealer.
February 2, 2015
Volvo Trucks introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a new sleeper model designed for the long-haul segment of the trucking market. The VAH 630 is currently available for order.
January 20, 2015
Volvo Trucks reached a market share of 15.3% of the Canadian heavy-duty retail market, a record for the manufacturer. It also saw an all-time high market share in combined U.S. and Canadian sales.
Take 19 of the country's safest, most professional drivers and have them walk onto the truck factory floor and see their brand-new ride waiting, and they turn into a bunch of excited teenagers taking selfies.
The new members of American Trucking Associations' America's Road Team got to tour Volvo's New River Valley plant and take delivery of their new truck. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge was there and took these photos.
December 30, 2014
For trucking journalists and technology junkies, 2014 was a year that offered tantalizing glimpses of a sci-fi trucking future that may not be too far off. Deborah Lockridge looks at five reasons 2014 was "the year of the future" in trucking.
December 23, 2014
Volvo Truck claims to be first in the world to launch a dual-clutch automated mechanical transmission in heavy trucks, and HDT European Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand was on hand to try them out. Photos by Sven-Erik Lindstrand and Volvo Trucks.
Volvo Truck claims to be first in the world to launch a dual-clutch automated mechanical transmission in heavy trucks. HDT European Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand takes it for a spin.
December 17, 2014
In the latest installment of the Volvo Trucks web series Welcome to My Cab, Tim Baumgartner, owner of Crockett's Interstate Towing, shows off his patriotic Volvo VNL called "The Freedom Flyer." Emblazoned with the American Flag, bald eagles and soldiers, the Vietnam veteran's truck has won several awards and participates in many parades.
December 15, 2014
We take a look at the current and upcoming models from Class 8 manufacturers.
Builders report order upswings of 20% and more, along with gains
for proprietary diesels and automated transmissions.
Chicago Truck of Alsip, Ill., was recently recognized as Volvo Trucks' 2014 North American Dealer of the Year.
December 9, 2014
The joint Mack and Volvo Uptime Center brings all of the companies' aftermarket experts under one roof, where the support people and their expertise can get immediately to work on a customer downtime problem.
December 5, 2014
[UPDATED] The electricity powering Volvo Trucks' North America’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., is now carbon neutral thanks to a switch to renewable fuels to produce power.
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