Volvo Trucks

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September 26, 2016

Ploger Transportation Pushes 10 Mpg With a Far-From-Typical Powertrain Spec

Ploger is a diverse carrier hauling mostly high-cube multi-drop loads to customer retail locations in urban areas predominantly east of the Mississippi.

September 16, 2016

Climbing the Data Mountain

Managing data is utterly essential to the successful maintenance of a truck fleet in 2016. That’s a given. But knowing it is one thing – doing it is quite another.

September 13, 2016

Volvo SuperTruck in Photos

Volvo Trucks North America revealed its contribution to the Department of Energy's SuperTruck project on Sept. 13, 2016. VTNA President Göran Nyberg presented the truck to DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz near DOE headquarters in Washington D.C. Equipment Editor Jim Park was there and compiled this gallery of the event.

September 13, 2016

Volvo’s SuperTruck Exceeds EPA Freight Efficiency Goals

Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, averaging 12 mpg in road tests.

August 26, 2016

Volvo's Iron Knight Truck Sets New Speed Record

Volvo is again using high-profile stunts and viral video to highlight its engineering skills, and the latest is The Iron Knight, the world’s fastest truck, breaking the record set by a previous special Volvo truck.

August 22, 2016

Driving Volvo's I-Shift with Crawler Gears

Volvo’s new Crawler Gears option for the I-Shift automated manual transmission puts one or two extra-low ratios at the driver’s fingertips – or thumb tip, actually.

August 18, 2016

Volvo Offers Low-Viscosity Oil Fill for New Engines

Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, with Volvo's new oil spec allowing for longer oil drain intervals.

August 2, 2016

Volvo and Mack Renew Decisiv Contract

Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have renewed their contracts with Decisiv, the provider of the ASIST tool that enables real-time communications between customers, dealers and service staff.

July 20, 2016

Volvo Trucks North America Names SVP of Sales

Volvo Trucks North America has named Jeff Lester senior vice president of sales, a newly created position within the company, effective Aug. 1.

July 19, 2016

Earnings Watch: Volvo Says Net Profit Falls, Announces Fine in EU Probe

The Swedish parent to truck brands Volvo, Mack and others reported its second quarter profit slid from a year ago due to lower sales in many parts of the world and has downwardly revised its expectations in North America.

July 18, 2016

Volvo Trucks to Lay Off 300 More Workers at Virginia Plant

Volvo Trucks will lay off around 300 more employees later this year due to weaker truck demand in 2016, according to a report in The Roanoke Times.

July 11, 2016

Volvo, Mack Add Cross-Reference Tool to Online Part Store

Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks have each launched a parts cross-reference feature for the online Select Part Store, making it easier to search for and buy parts online.

June 29, 2016

Volvo’s I-Shift with Crawler Gears Boosts Performance, Productivity

"Extreme startability" and low-rev cruising at highway speeds are the main advantages of a new crawler-gear option for Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift HD automated manual transmission, demonstrated for customers and trade press reporters June 27-28.

June 16, 2016

Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks Adds Productivity and Safety Features

Volvo Trucks North America has launched Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks, a new option for fleet management built on Volvo’s integrated Remote Diagnostics hardware.

June 6, 2016

Volvo to Showcase Refuse Truck Models at WasteExpo

Volvo Trucks North America is showing off its lineup of refuse-focused truck models this week at WasteExpo 2016.

May 26, 2016

Volvo and Mack Honor Veterans with Ride for Freedom Trucks

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are participating in the annual Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend, with each manufacturer’s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck.

May 12, 2016

Volvo Trucks Head Highlights Renewed Customer Focus

Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, acknowledges that Volvo in recent years may have been "too internally focused." Read about what the company is doing under its latest reorganization to put more focus back on the customer.

April 26, 2016

More than 800 Recalled Volvos Still Need Steering Fix

The federal government is reminding owners of certain recalled Volvo trucks that have not yet been in for repair of a serious steering problem that they could suffer a complete loss of steering and are not to be driven.

April 22, 2016

Earnings Watch: Daimler, Volvo Profits Lower Amid Slower Truck Sales

Earnings for two of the world’s largest truck makers moved lower in the first quarter, according to earnings reports issued Friday.

April 8, 2016

Volvo’s I-See Memorizes Roads to Save Fuel 

As a truck travels a route for the first time, I-See records the topography of the route, storing up to 4,500 hills in its memory. The next time the vehicle travels that route, I-See will recognize it and tell the Volvo I-Shift to choose the best gear.

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