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March 26, 2017

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Fleet After Ariz. Crash

The ride-hailing company has suspended its autonomous test fleet operations while investigating the collision.

January 23, 2017

Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately

Volvo says a general trend toward 13-liter diesel engines is a key factor in discontinuing D16 production.

December 8, 2016

Truck Technology Is Global and Local

Even as innovative technologies leap borders, the engineering focus of truck builders and suppliers remains fixed on meeting the needs of local markets.

November 1, 2016

Volvo Group Hires Former Aramark Fleet Manager

Kevin Fisher has joined the Volvo Group as its national account lease manager for the Northeast Region, the company has announced.

September 13, 2016

On the Spot: Aiming for SuperTruck II Goals [Video]

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was present for the unveiling of Volvo's SuperTruck concept/demo rig in Washington, D.C. Here's what he had to say about reaching the DOE's next step in the fuel economy/freight efficiency project: SuperTruck II.

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 5, 2016

Using Crawler Gears on Volvo's I-Shift Transmission [Video]

Volvo’s new Crawler Gears option for the I-Shift automated manual transmission puts one or two extra-low ratios at the driver’s finger tips – or thumb tip, actually. This is especially useful for vocational trucks like dumpers and mixers. Volvo’s Wade Long explains how to choose the lower gears using the shift selector.

May 16, 2016

VIDEO: Idaho Milk Hauler Saves Fuel with Adaptive Gearing

Volvo Trucks has put a new spin on an old powertrain management strategy. By locking out top gear on its I-Shift overdrive transmission, drivers can pull loads efficiently in 11th gear (direct drive) and still get the performance they want.

May 16, 2016

Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Gearing [VIDEO]

In the latest "Focus On" video, Equipment Editor Jim Park talks to Gene Brice, co-owner of Idaho Milk Transport, about how Volvo's Adaptive Gearing is ideally suited to tank fleets that run half their miles empty. 

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.

March 29, 2016

Volvo Launches 2016 Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge

Volvo Trucks is conducting its annual Asia Pacific Fuelwatch Challenge with a series of national competitions across the region. These competitions will see participants showcasing their capabilities in fuel-efficient driving as well as general vehicle handling.

August 18, 2015

Suit Alleges Defective CNG Equipment Caused Truck to Burn

The vehicle was only five months old and had been run only 3,000 miles before it caught fire during an ordinary customer run, the suit claims. The manufacturers say nothing was wrong with the equipment.

August 10, 2015

Volvo, Mack Offer Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans

Volvo and Mack are offering pre-paid preventative maintenance plans as an option for fleets looking to reduce operating costs.

August 6, 2015

Knight Orders Silver VNL Trucks for 25th Anniversary

Knight Transportation has selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize the company’s 25th anniversary.

July 15, 2015

Commentary: The Unmanned Vision

While much has been made about autonomous trucks lately, at least one group is looking ahead to unmanned vehicles altogether.

June 22, 2015

Test Drive: Volvo's VHD Tractor for On- or Off-Road

Volvo Heavy Duty model has its own styling and extra-strong specs, but retains most of the comfort of better-known VN road tractors.

November 5, 2014

Direct/Overdrive Adds Efficiency to Bulk-Hauling Volvos

Bulk hauling rigs that consistently go out loaded and return home empty constitute the best application for the new feature.

October 1, 2014

Volvo Trucks Shelves LNG Engine Plan

Citing a slowdown in the pace of the North American alternative fuel market, Volvo has modified its plans for LNG and DME projects.

August 29, 2014

Explaining the Internet of [Trucking] Things

OEMs are increasingly getting involved in the web of smart devices, sensors and data.

August 13, 2014

Vanguard Truck Centers Opens Two New Dealerships in Texas

Vanguard Truck Centers has opened two new Mack dealerships in Texas. The dealerships are located in Victoria and El Campo.

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