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October 22, 2014

The Show Floor of IAA In Germany

The IAA Commercial Vehicles show is one of the world’s most important trade fairs for trucks, transport and logistics. The number of exhibitors increased by 9%, to 2,066 this year and there was a global reprsentation of exhibitors originating from 45 different countries. Our European Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand was on the show floor, taking pictures of the sights and sounds in Hanover, Germany. 

 

October 16, 2014

Volvo Safety Technology Gives 360-Degree View

A decade from now, Volvo trucks will be scanning the environment around the vehicle and warning a driver when collisions are imminent. The Swedish company has developed new safety technology that scans the environment around a truck and analyzes that data.

October 16, 2014

Concept Volvo Safety System Senses Its Surroundings

Volvo Trucks is showcasing its automated safety system concept for heavy-duty trucks. Using sensors, the truck can track objects 360 degrees around it and warn drivers up to 5 seconds early when a collision is imminent. If the driver doesn't stop, the truck can automatically do so. Volvo says the system could be on the market in 5-10 years. To read more about it click here. 

October 16, 2014

This Volvo Video's No Bull

Running with the bulls -- in a Volvo medium-duty truck? Deborah Lockridge has more in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 6, 2014

Volvo Trucks Honors 2014 Safety Award Winners

SAN DIEGO -- Volvo Trucks announced its 2014 Safety Awards winners on the exhibit hall floor of this year’s American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition.

October 6, 2014

Volvo Donates Truck to ATA’s Safety Outreach Program

SAN DIEGO -- Volvo is donating a VNL 780 truck to the ATA’s America’s Road Team and will continue as the sole sponsor of the trucking industry safety outreach program.

September 30, 2014

Ohio Volvo Dealership Expands Natural Gas Servicing

The Young Truck Sales dealership Canton, Ohio, has increased its service capabilities with an expansion to its servicing department including an expanded capacity to service natural gas vehicles.

September 25, 2014

As China’s Economy Slows, So Do Fleet Upgrades

A slowdown in China’s economy is likely to delay upgrades to Chinese trucking fleets according to a new report by Truck Industry Research and JSC Automotive.

September 25, 2014

Discussing DME with Oberon Fuels Co-Founder Elliot Hicks

At this year’s Green Fleet Conference Elliot Hicks of Oberon Fuels will be part of a panel called Looking Ahead: Emerging Alternative Fuels & Powertrains where he will discuss DME as a sustainable, clean and efficient alternative to diesel.

September 16, 2014

Volvo Launches Premium Certified Used Truck Program

The new Volvo Premium Certified truck program inspects and reconditions used Volvo trucks for resale.

September 12, 2014

DME: Companies Testing 'Alternate’ Alternative Fuel

Volvo Trucks is testing dimethyl ether in a pair of Volvo VNL 300 trucks with D13 DME engines with partners Oberon Fuels and Martin Energy Services.

September 5, 2014

EPA Signs Off on Oberon’s DME as Alternative Fuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Oberon Fuel’s biogas-based dimethyl ether as meeting the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard, helping clear the way for it to be an alternative fuel for trucking.

August 19, 2014

Volvo, Mack Training Programs Receive CASE Accreditation

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has awarded CASE accreditation to the Volvo Trucks Academy and the Mack Trucks Academy training programs.

August 13, 2014

Volvo’s Enhanced 2016 VN Series Trucks Tout Increased Fuel Efficiency

Volvo announced several enhancements to the 2016 VN Series highway tractors designed to improve fuel efficiency compared to previous generations.

August 12, 2014

Volvo Brings Trucking Web Series to America

Volvo is bringing its trucking web series “Welcome to My Cab” to North America with a new episode.

August 4, 2014

More Than 1,000 Volvo, Nearly 200 Freightliner Trucks Recalled

Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.

July 21, 2014

Volvo Ordered to Pay EPA Penalties Over Non-Trucking Engines

Volvo Group, the parent of Volvo Trucks North America, has been ordered to pay penalties and interest of approximately $74.1 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding emission compliance of the company’s marine diesel engines.

June 26, 2014

Volvo Spending $69 Million to Upgrade Virginia Truck Plant

Volvo Trucks is making a $69 million investment in new equipment and processes while embarking on a plant redesign that it says will further improve manufacturing efficiency and vehicle quality at its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va.

June 26, 2014

Taking the Volvo VNX Heavy-Haul Tractor Out for a Spin

Combine the frame from the vocational VHD with the comfort of the VN highway tractor and you have something strong for long hauls.

May 22, 2014

Volvo Building Central Parts Distribution Center in Mississippi

The Volvo Group will build a 1-million-square-foot central parts distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., to support its Mack, Volvo and UD truck brands, as well as the Volvo Construction Equipment brand and Volvo Penta marine business.

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