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October 31, 2013

Westport Dropping 15-Liter LNG Engine for North America

Natural gas truck engine producer Westport Innovations plans to stop taking orders for its North American 15-liter model after Nov. 15., citing weak sales.

October 21, 2013

Volvo, Mack Continue Support of ATA Efforts

Volvo Trucks will remain the sole sponsor in 2014 of the America’s Road Team, the company announced at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

October 18, 2013

Federal Court Rules Against Engine Makers Over EPA’s Navistar Decision

A federal court on Friday dismissed a challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision allowing Navistar International to make earlier model engines while paying a fine.

October 16, 2013

Minnesota Summit On Natural Gas In Trucking Opens October 17

Converting more fleets of trucks to natural gas is one of the outcomes expected from the region's industry-wide summit on natural gas in trucking opening this Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Early Brown Center in Brooklyn Center. Details at www.mntruck.org.

October 15, 2013

Volvo Trucks Announces XE11 Fuel Efficiency Package for 11-Liter Engine

Volvo Trucks expanded its XE powertrain package lineup with the introduction of XE11 for its 11-liter Volvo D11 engine. XE11 is available on Volvo VNM and VNL models and rated up to 80,000 pounds GCWR. The powertrain package improves fuel efficiency by up to 3%, according to the company.

October 3, 2013

DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon

Volvo Trucks North America believes dimethyl ether, or DME, is the real fuel of the future, and the company intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by 2015 in Volvo VN models as well as Mack Pinnacle trucks from its sister company.

October 2, 2013

Future of Westport 15-Liter is the Talk of Canadian Natural Gas Conference

Rumors that Westport Innovations was cancelling production of its 15L LNG engine were given wide exposure at the 1st Annual Natural Gas Vehicle Canada Conference on Tuesday.

September 23, 2013

Volvo Group’s New River Valley Plant Achieves Zero Landfill Status

Volvo’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va. has achieved zero landfill status at its truck manufacturing operations. Waste generated by the facility, which manufactures all Volvo trucks sold in North America, is now recycled, composted or converted to electricity.

September 11, 2013

Volvo FH Gets Truck of the Year Award in Europe

At the Comtrans Truck Show in Moscow, Russia, this week, the Volvo FH was awarded the Truck of the Year award by European trucking journalists.

September 4, 2013

Coming to a highway near you: Driverless vehicles

Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge notes that she's now old enough that stuff from the science fiction books she read as a kid are increasingly becoming reality. No flying cars yet, but driverless cars are being tested, and trucks may lead the way -- literally.

September 3, 2013

Volvo Trucks' European Head Stars in Latest Viral Video

Those crazy folks at Volvo Trucks in Sweden are at it again, going to great lengths -- or should we say heights -- to create a video they hope will go viral.

August 28, 2013

PIT Group to Host Fuel Consumption Test

Evaluations to include fuel consumption comparisons between North American and European truck models

July 30, 2013

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to people we talked with. Stronger, higher-performance brakes on certain vehicles won’t even cost much more in most cases. But like Phase One two years ago, which was hardly noticed by truckers, Phase Two represents a lot of work for brake makers and truck builders.

July 8, 2013

Trailers: The Next Generation

There aren’t many things less aerodynamic than a box. And a dry van trailer is basically a 53-foot box on wheels. The drag caused by that box and its effect on fuel economy is a challenge that has been taken up by the SuperTruck program.

June 7, 2013

Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here

Think “alternative fuel” and what comes to mind – natural gas, or maybe propane? Volvo Trucks North America believes it has one better: dimethyl ether, or DME, which it thinks is the real fuel of the future. Volvo, with the help of a small chemical company, financial investors and officials in the state of California, intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by 2015.

June 6, 2013

Volvo Trucks to Begin Production and Testing of Bio-DME Vehicles in North America

Volvo Trucks announced Thursday it plans to begin limited production in 2015 of dimethyl ether (DME) powered heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It's teaming up with Safeway and Oberon Fuels for a test funded with $500,000 from California's San Joaguin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

June 2, 2013

How a Volvo VN is Built

Equipment Editor Jim Park takes us on a tour of Volvo Trucks North America's New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va. Shown are a few key steps in the assembly process, from welding the cab together to the finished product driving off the assembly line under its own power.

May 9, 2013

As EU Contemplates CO2 Reduction, is More Power the Answer?

The European Union is following the U.S. lead in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation industry, but one approach may differ from that of North America: Larger engines and bigger rigs.

April 26, 2013

Volvo Trucks Introduces Specially Formulated Transmission Fluid for I-Shift

Volvo Trucks will now offer Volvo I-Shift transmission fluid, a fully synthetic SAE 75W-80 transmission lubricant, engineered specifically for the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission.

April 8, 2013

Volvo Trucks at MATS 2013

Volvo made news at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show by making its automated I-Shift transmission standard on trucks with Volvo engines and by making good on its promise to go more aggressively after the vocational market with a new heavy-haul model, among other announcements.

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