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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.

May 15, 2014

Driver Ergonomics: Round Pegs and Oval Holes

As well as being in short supply, trucking’s new recruits are also, shorter generally, and thinner, as well as less likely to want a truck to look and feel like a truck. The challenge for truck makers comes in designing truck cabs to fit an expanding body-size profile, while making the driving environment appealing to people who have different expectations about trucks – all without alienating the existing driver population.

May 12, 2014

N.Y. Updates Eligible Vehicles for Alternative Fueled Truck Voucher Program

New York has updated its list of trucks that are eligible under its Voucher Incentive Program, a $19 million “first come, first served” program that aims to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and diesel emission control devices for medium to heavy duty commercial fleets in the state.

May 2, 2014

Ed Saxman Retires After 44 Years of Engineering, Marketing at Volvo and Mack

Ed Saxman, an engineer and product manager at Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks for a combined 44 years, has retired. A mechanical engineer by education, Saxman helped develop powertrain advances, then explained them to customers and journalists.

April 30, 2014

Daimler Trucks Profit Doubles, Volvo Swings Back to Profitability

Profit for truck, engine and carmaker Daimler AG soared in the first quarter of the year, while competitor Volvo has reported a profit following a loss a year ago

April 21, 2014

Recalls Issued for Mack, Volvo, Peterbilt and McNeilus Trucks

Two more truck makers have announced how many of their vehicles are affected by a recall announced in early March involving Cummins Westport powered natural gas engines.

April 11, 2014

Volvo Trucks Announces New Full-Service Dealer Facility in New Mexico

Volvo Trucks’ service capabilities in the Southwest region of the U.S. have grown with the addition of a new Bruckner’s Truck Sales facility in Albuquerque, N.M.

March 10, 2014

Noregon Offers Multi-Makes Diagnostic System, Modules for Volvo, Mack

TMC, NASHVILLE -- Focusing only on the component with the complaint often misses the actual root cause, but Noregon's whole-truck approach can find it. Noregon Systems launched a multi-brand vehicle diagnostics and repair product, First Step Service Advisor.

February 13, 2014

Standard Specification Set for Diesel Alternative DME

Testing standards group ASTM International has issued a standard specification for the diesel alternative in truck engines, dimethyl ether.

February 3, 2014

Reman’s Place in Your Parts Strategy

While remanufactured components have been around for quite some time, not every one is clear on exactly what they are. Yet they could be a valuable component of your parts strategy.

December 30, 2013

Several Truck Models Recalled for Various Problems

Recalls have been issued by several truck makers for range of problems including with seat belts, lighting, tie-rod assemblies and missing certification labels.

December 18, 2013

Volvo Trucks November Deliveries Jump 16%

Just released figures show deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in November 2013 amounted to 20,356 vehicles. This is an increase of 16% compared to the same time a year ago.

November 13, 2013

Volvo Rolls Out I-Shift, Mack Launches Vision, for Mexican Market

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- Volvo Trucks North America officially introduced its I-Shift automated manual transmissions for the Mexican market and rolled out a truck model from sister company Mack to address the Mexican on-highway market.

November 13, 2013

Mexican Trucking: More Professional Than You May Think

MEXICO CITY -- For some people in the United States, say "Mexican trucking company" and they envision ramshackle trucks, drivers who are reckless and fleets that don’t care about safety. A visit to one of the country's largest fleets shows a professional, safety-focused operation with a focus on drivers.

November 12, 2013

Volvo's Take on the Mexican Truck Market

On Tuesday morning, Matthew Walsh, general manager of Volvo Trucks North America in Mexico, sat down with reporters for a breakfast briefing to offer some real-world, current insights into the Mexican trucking market.

October 30, 2013

Paccar, Volvo and Daimler Report Strong Earnings

Most of the nation’s heavy truck makers reported third quarter earnings this week, showing health profits, despite some showing a slip in sales compared to the same time a year ago.

October 28, 2013

Volvo Optimized Series Offers Better Fuel Efficiency, Payload for Regional Haul

Volvo Trucks in North America says its new Optimized Series, now available for order, includes eight models equipped with proven fuel- and weight-saving specifications for regional tanker, bulk haul, refrigerated, dry van or flatbed applications.

October 21, 2013

Tidewater Transit and MCO Transport Named 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award Winners

Volvo Trucks once again honored two of its safest customers with the 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. Each fleet was presented $25,000 to be used toward safety-related activities.

October 18, 2013

PIT Compares North American and European Volvo Truck Models

FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced it is conducting fuel consumption tests comparing European and North American Volvo Trucks models.

September 30, 2013

Volvo Trucks Announces New Leasing Locations

Volvo Trucks recently expanded its network of leasing locations in the United States and Canada to include 10 new sites to better serve customers.

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