Volvo Trucks

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March 9, 2017

Volvo Adds Safety, Performance Features to I-Shift on VHD

Volvo Trucks North America has added new safety and performance features for the Volvo I-Shift for Severe Duty and I-Shift with Crawler gears automated manual transmissions.

March 2, 2017

Volvo’s Euro Efficiency Concept Truck Now Boasts Hybrid Power

Sweden’s Volvo Trucks has developed its first hybrid truck designed for long-haul applications—a concept vehicle based on its European-spec Volvo FH cabover tractor powered by Volvo’s own D13 Euro 6 emissions-compliant diesel engine.

February 28, 2017

Volvo Trucks Increases Uptime, Efficiency with Remote Programming

Volvo Trucks North America is expanding its connected vehicle services with new Remote Programming over-the-air updates for powertrain software and parameters.

February 16, 2017

On the Spot: First Impressions of Volvo's SuperTruck

HDT editors Jim Park and Jack Roberts were the first truck editors to get the chance to drive Volvo's ultra-fuel-efficient SuperTruck for the day. Watch this video for their first impressions of the $2 million research project, an interesting blend of old and new. 

February 15, 2017

The Future Looks Familiar for Volvo's SuperTruck

Volvo's SuperTruck features some amazing, cutting-edge technology. And yet 70% of its components are running the roads on VNL tractors today. Equipment Editor Jim Park and Senior Editor Jack Roberts were the first non-Volvo drivers to climb behind the wheel. Roberts shares the experience in his Truck Tech blog.

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.

January 27, 2017

Volvo Trucks Cancels 500-Person Layoff at Virginia Plant

Volvo Trucks has decided to cancel a round of layoffs at its Dublin, Va., truck manufacturing plants that would have put 500 people out of work.

January 17, 2017

Volvo Awarded Chassis Contract by Public Cooperative Agency

Volvo Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance to offer Class 8 chassis to over 50,000 NJPA members.

January 13, 2017

Volvo Recalls Over 6,000 Trucks Due to Potential Brake Issue

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models to incorrect software for controlling the electronic air dryer that may result in oil and water contaminating the brake system.

December 16, 2016

Volvo Trucks 2017 Calendar is Now Available

Volvo Trucks has made the 2017 Volvo Trucks North America calendar available for order online, featuring photos of the company’s lineup of highway, vocational, auto transport and heavy-haul trucks in dynamic settings.

December 8, 2016

Volvo Assembly Plant Donates Truck to Local High Schools

Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of a curriculum for students.

November 29, 2016

Volvo Does it Again With Paraglider Video

In Volvo's latest promotional stunt video, the goal is to maintain a precise speed that allows pro paraglider Guillaume Galvani to stay in flight behind the Volvo FH rig on a highway in the Croatian Alps.

November 28, 2016

Volvo's New Greensboro Truck Dealership [Photos]

One of the latest and most modern Volvo Truck Dealerships in the United States recently opened in Greensboro, North Carolina. Our European correspondent Sven-Erik Lindstrand was on hand to tour the crown jewel in Volvo's dealer network. Photos by Sven-Erik Lindstrand

November 22, 2016

Gulf Coast Volvo/Mack Dealer Doubles in Size

Old River Truck Sales, a Volvo and Mack dealer group, has doubled in size with the purchase of three new locations in southern Louisiana.

November 9, 2016

Volvo, Mack Highlight Certified Uptime Center Progress

In Birmingham, Alabama, home to the first Certified Uptime Center dealer, Volvo Group and local dealer representatives offered more insight into the need for the program and how it works.

October 31, 2016

DOT Declares Volvo Steering Defect Recall 100% Complete

The last of nearly 16,000 trucks voluntarily recalled by Volvo Trucks North America for a steering defect have been identified and repaired, achieving a 100% safety recall completion – a rare occurrence in the world of recalls.

October 28, 2016

On the Spot: Drive the Future With Volvo's SuperTruck [Video]

Volvo Trucks recently unveiled its fuel-conscious SuperTruck concept vehicle, squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of a truck that can achieve 12 mpg. Equipment editor Jim Park explains the innovative systems behind Volvo’s most efficient concept to date.

October 25, 2016

ATA Names 33 America’s Road Team Finalists

American Trucking Associations has named 33 professional truck drivers as finalists to become captains on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

October 24, 2016

Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series

Called Wingman Fusion by Bendix, the system uses radar and a forward-facing camera to detect and identify obstacles ahead, then warn the driver and soon apply the brakes.

October 21, 2016

Earnings Watch: Volvo Profit Falls While Daimler Gains

Earnings for two of the world’s biggest truck makers varied greatly in the third quarter, according to figures released on Friday, and both had a dim view of upcoming sales in the North American market.

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