Volvo Trucks

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April 27, 2017

Driving Volvo’s SuperTruck

What you can see of Volvo’s SuperTruck vehicle is pretty spectacular, though fairly plain at heart. It’s what you can’t see that stirs the imagination. Equipment Editor Jim Park explains in this first-person Test Drive.

April 26, 2017

On the Spot: Volvo Trucks VNR Regional Tractor [Video]

Equipment Editor Jim Park was at the launch of Volvo's new regional tractor, the VNR, in Montreal. He sends along this interview with Wade Long, Volvo Trucks' director of product marketing.

April 25, 2017

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Volvo, Paccar Profits All Move Higher

Earnings for truck makers moved higher in the first quarter of the year, with three on Tuesday showing big improvements from the same time in 2016.

April 20, 2017

Volvo Details 'Versatile' New VNR Regional Tractor

After unveiling its new VNR regional tractor, Volvo Trucks provided more details at the ExpoCam truck show in Montreal.

April 19, 2017

Volvo Unveils VNR Regional Tractor

Volvo Trucks North America Wednesday launched a new regional truck, the VNR, to address what it believes is tremendous growth potential in regional and short-haul markets. Volvo says this truck will meet the needs of beverage haulers, grocery distributors, fuel haulers and many others engaged in local, regional and short-haul service.

April 19, 2017

Volvo Trucks Unveils VNR Regional Tractor [Photos]

Here are some photos taken at the launch of Volvo's new regional tractor, the VNR. All photos by Jim Park.

April 12, 2017

Volvo Trucks to Launch Regional VNR Model

Saying it will "change antiquated perceptions of what trucks should look like," Volvo Trucks North America will launch its new VNR Regional Haul truck at the ExpoCam show in Montreal later this month, with new streamlined experior styling and features such as a steering wheel that tilts like a car’s.

April 5, 2017

Volvo Enhances Connectivity Support For Older Truck Models

A new partnership with telematics supplier Geotab will allow owners of Volvo vehicles with EPA 2010 or newer Volvo engines to access the same suite of uptime services available for newer Volvo trucks.

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.

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