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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.

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.

August 12, 2014

Volvo Brings Trucking Web Series to America

Volvo is bringing its trucking web series “Welcome to My Cab” to North America with a new episode.

July 21, 2014

Volvo Ordered to Pay EPA Penalties Over Non-Trucking Engines

Volvo Group, the parent of Volvo Trucks North America, has been ordered to pay penalties and interest of approximately $74.1 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding emission compliance of the company’s marine diesel engines.

July 15, 2014

Telogis-Volvo Partnership Allows Factory-Installed Fleet Management Capabilities

A suite of fleet management applications can now be factory installed on new trucks from Volvo Trucks under a partnership between the truck maker and Telogis.

June 3, 2014

Volvo VNX Heavy Haul Tractor

Introduced last year, Volvo’s VNX heavy haul tractor combines the frame and high stance of the vocational VHD with the highway comfort of the VNL. The cab is outfitted like a VN, so drivers are well housed for runs longer than what the VHD might be dispatched on. The VNX is rated at up to 200,000 pounds GCW, but the one recently driven by Senior Editor Tom Berg was capped at 125,000 because of its transmission, the I-Shift automated mechanical, with which application engineers are being careful in approving. The full road test article will appear in the June issue of Heavy Duty Trucking and will be posted on shortly after.

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



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