Volvo Trucks

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July 19, 2016

Earnings Watch: Volvo Says Net Profit Falls, Announces Fine in EU Probe

The Swedish parent to truck brands Volvo, Mack and others reported its second quarter profit slid from a year ago due to lower sales in many parts of the world and has downwardly revised its expectations in North America.

May 26, 2016

Volvo and Mack Honor Veterans with Ride for Freedom Trucks

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are participating in the annual Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend, with each manufacturer’s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck.

March 23, 2016

FMCSA Orders Recalled Volvo Trucks Placed Out of Service

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has determined that vehicles included in Volvo Trucks' recent safety recall that have not been repaired should not be operated and are to be immediately placed out of service.

March 22, 2016

Volvo Refines 2017 Engines, Adds Crawler-Gear Option for I-Shift

Engines will include refined D11 and D13 diesels and a previously improved D16. A turbo compounded D13 TC will have a second turbocharger linked to the crankshaft, adding as much as 50 hp and 4% in fuel economy.

March 22, 2016

Photos: The European Truck Platooning Challenge

The European Truck Platooning Challenge is a project initiated by the Dutch government to promote platooning by bringing truck convoys to public roads.Trucks from Daimler Trucks, DAF Trucks, Iveco, Man Truck & Bus, Volvo and Scania will participate in the event. Photos courtesy of European Truck Platooning

March 16, 2016

Volvo's Unique 6x2 Tractor Platform

Sometimes called a "pusher" or "dead axle," Adaptive Loading allows the axle to be lifted completely off the ground when it's not needed, providing additional fuel savings over the straight 6x2 setup.

March 16, 2016

Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Loading

Volvo Trucks offers a unique 6x2 tractor platform, where the rear axle does the driving while the forward axle in the tandem group goes along for the ride.  This Focus On video explains how Adaptive Loading works, and features an interview with one of the first fleets in North America to use the system.

March 7, 2016

TranSource Acquires North And South Carolina Dealers

Commercial truck dealer group TranSource has entered into an agreement with Advantage Truck Centers to purchase certain assets from the Rocky Mount and St. Pauls, N.C. locations.

February 22, 2016

ATA Seeks 2017 America’s Road Team Members

American Trucking Associations has officially opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.

February 18, 2016

Volvo Offers Optional Battery-Powered Parking Cooler

Volvo Trucks North America introduced a battery-powered parking cooler as a factory installed option for its VNM 630, VNL 630, VNL 670, VNL 730 and VNL 780 sleeper models.

February 5, 2016

Earnings Watch: Volvo Earnings Improve

The parent company to Volvo, Mack and other truck brands is back in the black, according to earnings reports released Friday, but it plans to cut U.S. production as it nears the end of a four-year cost cutting plan.

December 9, 2015

Volvo OKs Renewable Diesel for Its Engines

Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable biodiesel fuel for all of its engines after lab and road testing, the company announced.

December 2, 2015

Volvo Trucks to Lay Off 734 Employees at Virginia Plant

Volvo Trucks has announced to its employees that the company will be laying off 734 people in February at its New River Valley assembly plant in Virginia.

October 30, 2015

NYC Beer Distributor Adds CNG Volvo Tractors

Manhattan Beer Distributors recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet.

October 23, 2015

Earnings Watch: Volvo Doubles, Landstar Sets New Record

One truck maker has reported its third quarter profit doubled and is considering the sale of its used truck business while one of the nation’s largest trucking fleets has reported new records for the period in several areas.

October 19, 2015

Volvo Honors Ruan, Searcy with 2015 Safety Awards

Based in the American Midwest and Canadian Prairies, the two winners were picked for their low accident rates and the quality of their safety programs.

October 19, 2015

Changing How Fleets Buy Onboard Computers

Volvo, Mack, Omnitracs have inked a deal for fleet management services straight from the factory.

October 14, 2015

Quick Tour: Mack/Volvo Hagerstown Powertrain Plant

Take a short stroll along some of the one-and-a-half-million square feet of production space inside the Mack/Volvo Powertrain assembly plant in Hagerswon, Md., which recently began assembling all Mack heavy-duty drive axles as well as handling the machining of axle carrier housings. Photos: David Cullen

September 25, 2015

Volvo to Expand Assembly Plant with $38.1 M Investment

Volvo Trucks North America announced plans to open a Customer Experience Center as part of a $38.1 million upgrade to its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va.

September 18, 2015

Volvo Recalls Trucks Over Hand-Brake Trim Panel Defect

Volvo Trucks is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 VNL models over a defect in the trim panel that may restrict the trailer hand brake from returning to the off position.

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