Volvo Trucks

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April 10, 2015

When Will We See DME-Powered Trucks?

Although interest in alternative fuels has cooled down a bit as diesel prices have dropped, supporters of dimethyl ether, or DME, still believe the alternative fuel has a bright future.

April 8, 2015

Volvo Offers VNX 630 in 8x6 Configuration

The heavy-haul Volvo VNX 630 gains a third rear-drive axle in a new tridem version designed for better traction and increased payload.

April 1, 2015

Link Manufacturing to Partner on Developing Volvo 6x2 Pusher Axle

Link Manufacturing has agreed to a multi-year manufacturing deal for the new Volvo 6x2 program after a year-long collaboration between the two companies.

March 27, 2015

Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO

In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show Friday morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in transportation regarding highway safety, environmental sustainability, and technology.

March 26, 2015

Volvo Expands XE Powertrain Lineup

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.

March 26, 2015

Volvo Introduces Adaptive Loading 6x2 Suspension

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 Offers Reinforced I-Shift Transmission for Severe Duty

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 Seeks Out Safest Fleets

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 Increases Maintenance Intervals for Engine Oil, DPFs

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 Offers Financing Discount for Veterans

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 VAH 630 Sleeper Designed for Long-Haul

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 Hits Record Market Share in Combined Canada & U.S. Sales

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.

January 20, 2015

New America's Road Team Captains Honored at Volvo Trucks Event

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.

January 20, 2015

Visiting Volvo's New River Valley Plant

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

5 Fantastic Future Truck Technologies

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's I-Shift Dual Clutch

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.

December 23, 2014

Volvo I-Shift Dual Clutch: Smooth Operator

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

Video: Driver Shows Off Patriotic Volvo Truck

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

2014 Class 8 Update

We take a look at the current and upcoming models from Class 8 manufacturers.

December 15, 2014

Class 8 Update: As Economy Builds, Almost Everybody’s Buying

Builders report order upswings of 20% and more, along with gains for proprietary diesels and automated transmissions.

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