Volvo Trucks

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January 31, 2018

Earnings Watch: Volvo Group Reports Record 2017 Sales

Volvo Group, the Swedish parent company to truck makers Volvo, Mack, and others, reported higher profits for the final quarter of last year and for all of 2017, as the year also saw record-high sales.

January 23, 2018

Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.

January 9, 2018

Volvo Trucks Names Long Western Regional VP

Volvo Trucks North America has named Wade Long regional vice president for its Western U.S. region, overseeing business development and ongoing support for 40 dealer locations.

December 15, 2017

Looking Forward and Backward

It turned out 2017 was quite a year in terms of setting the stage for trucking's adoption of emerging technology. Does that mean 2018 will be a snoozer?

November 30, 2017

Focus On... Volvo VNL Exterior Features [Video]

There’s a new truck in the Volvo VNL lineup for every application. Each model features big gains in aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. In this video Equipment Editor Jim Park examines some of those exterior features that put the VNL at the top of its class.   

November 15, 2017

Focus On... Volvo VNL Cab and Sleeper [Video]

It’s all about drivers these days. Many of the latest trucks have emphasized driver comfort and convenience and the Volvo VNL is no exception. In this latest Focus On video, Equipment Editor Jim Park checks out the new features of the VNL cab and sleeper.

November 9, 2017

Test Drive: There's Much to Like About Volvo's New VNL

There’s much to like about Volvo’s new VNL lineup. Drivers will like the solid handling and comfortable environment, while fleet owners will be happy with the fuel efficiency.

October 3, 2017

Volvo Launches Natural Gas Trucks in Europe

Volvo Trucks has introduced two natural gas heavy-duty trucks to the European market that the OEM claims can cut CO2 emissions by 20% to 100%.

September 14, 2017

HDT's Guide to the New Volvo VNL

The VNL is Volvo Trucks North America's first all new Class 8 highway tractor in 20 years, building on the company's established styling cues combined with dynamic, modern features.

September 11, 2017

Volvo VNL Editor Ride & Drive, Greensboro, N.C.

Volvo Trucks staged a media Ride and Drive event at its Greensboro, N.C. heaquarters in early September. Here are a few still photos from the event, showing the equipment that was available for reporters to ride or drive.

September 8, 2017

Test Drive: Volvo’s Not-So-Vanilla VNL

Volvo took everything it has learned about tractor aerodynamics, powertrains and driver comfort and safety over the past 20 years and distilled those lessons into the new Volvo VNL. Find out what Jack Roberts thinks of it after a test drive.

August 9, 2017

PIT Group Assesses Real-World Platooning Operations

Canada's PIT engineering research group is overseeing a month-long series of truck platoon tests in order to evaluate how the new technology will perform in real-world fleet operations.

August 4, 2017

Unboxing New Volvo Truck Sets Records in More Ways Than One

What’s more compelling than watching someone walk between two moving big rigs on a highline? Watching a giggling curly-headed 3-year-old open the world’s biggest box to unveil a shiny new Volvo tractor-trailer, apparently.

August 4, 2017

Focus On… Volvo VNR 300 [Video]

The VNR 300 is the first brand new truck from Volvo in more than 20 years - a smooth, quiet and maneuverable regional truck. Equipment Editor Jim Park takes the daycab model for a spin in a city setting in this video.  

August 2, 2017

Focus On… Volvo Trucks VNR 640 [Video]

The VNR 640 is the big brother of Volvo Trucks' new regional truck lineup and is targeted towards fleets running short- to mid-distance over the road operations. Report by Equipment Editor Jim Park.

July 27, 2017

Arrow Truck Sales Donates Volvo VNL to Women In Trucking

Arrow Truck Sales of Kansas City, Mo., has announced that it will donate a 2014 Volvo VNL 670 to the Women In Trucking Association for its 2018 Truck Giveaway.

July 24, 2017

Test Drive: Volvo's VNR Could be an Urban Legend (in the Making)

The new VNR line up from Volvo Trucks North America is everything a driver and a fleet could want in an urban or short haul tractor, and then some.

July 20, 2017

Bendix-Based Safety System Standard on Volvo VNL and VNR Models

Bendix has announced that for the first time in North America, the camera- and radar-based collision mitigation technology of its Wingman Fusion vehicle safety system is now standard equipment on certain heavy-duty trucks.

July 19, 2017

Increased Truck Orders Push Volvo Profit Higher

The parent company of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks on Wednesday reported both increased sales and profitability during the second quarter of the year.

July 13, 2017

Volvo Issues Upbeat Truck Forecast Heading into Fall

Citing positive North American market trends, Volvo is predicting a Class 8 market of approximately 215,000 units by year's end.

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