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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.

May 31, 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 5, 2013

Volvo Honors Developers of Fuel-Saving I-See System in Europe

In Europe, Volvo now offers its I-See system, which reduces fuel consumption for long-distance transport by up to 5%. The four individuals responsible for developing the solution are set to receive the Volvo Technology Award for 2013.

April 5, 2013

Babine Truck & Equipment Service Technicians Take First Vista World Championship Semifinals.

Service technicians from Babine Truck & Equipment of Prince George, Canada earned first place at the 2012-2013 Volvo Trucks North American Vista World Championship semifinals.

April 5, 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.

March 22, 2013

Volvo Takes Multi-Faceted Approach to Maximizing Uptime

Ongoing Volvo dealer investments continue to improve Volvo's dealer network, while new technology features also help improve uptime.

March 22, 2013

Volvo Unveils New Heavy Haul Truck, Engine Ratings, Disc Brake, Suspension, More

Volvo Trucks Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show introduced the VNX, a heavy-haul, high-performance model designed for extreme gross weight applications. The company also said it’s making the I-Shift the standard transmission on all trucks and made a number of other announcements.

March 21, 2013

Volvo Unveils New Heavy Haul Truck, Engine Ratings, Disc Brake, Suspension, More

Volvo Trucks Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show introduced the VNX, a heavy-haul, high-performance model designed for extreme gross weight applications. The company also said it’s making the I-Shift the standard transmission on all trucks and made a number of other announcements.

March 21, 2013

MATS 2013: Day Two

Welcome to Day Two of the 2013 Mid America Trucking Show. Lots more news and product releases today. We will be loading pictures of what we see throughout the day.

March 18, 2013

Volvo Trucks Announces Factory-Installed Seat Options

Volvo Trucks announced that the Bose Ride seat suspension system is now available for order as a factory-installed option on its VNM and VNL highway tractors.

March 14, 2013

Volvo Enters Into Memorandum of Agreement with Telogis and Trimble

Volvo Trucks in North America announced it has entered into memorandums of agreement with both Telogis and Trimble to develop future fleet management services. Both companies are providers of onboard fleet management and location intelligence services.

February 14, 2013

Volvo Group Invests in DriveCam

Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary to the Volvo Group, has made a strategic investment in DriveCam, a global driver risk management company.

February 14, 2013

Volvo Makes Jost Fifth Wheels Standard

Volvo Trucks will now equip fifth wheel coupling devices from JOST International as standard equipment on Volvo VN and VHD tractors manufactured at its Dublin, Va. plant., which assembles all Volvo trucks sold in North America.

February 7, 2013

Some Truck OEs Offer Cautious Tone In Earnings Reports, but Wabash Predicts Possible Record Year

Several equipment makers released their latest financials this week, with some showing signs of slowing sales and concerns about the future and others at the opposite end of the spectrum. That was the sentiment coming from Cummins, Wabash National, Daimler and Volvo.

February 7, 2013

Volvo Guaranteed Overhaul Program Gives New Life to D12 Engines

Volvo Trucks is now offering a three-year, 350,000 mile warranty for Volvo D12 engine owners who want to increase the longevity of their current vehicles with the Volvo Guaranteed Overhaul (GO) program.

January 23, 2013

Fleets Sought for 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Volvo Trucks is searching for the safest fleets in North America to recognize them with the annual Volvo Trucks Safety Award. For the fifth consecutive year, two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive $25,00

January 10, 2013

Volvo Trucks Expands Customer Support Capabilities in Texas

Volvo Trucks' dealer network is now even bigger in Texas. Since January 2010, work capacity has grown 32% at Volvo Trucks locations throughout Texas.

January 10, 2013

Volvo Trucks Strengthens Dealer Support Capacity in Southeast

Investments by Volvo Trucks dealers throughout the Southeastern U.S. have resulted in a nearly 21% increase in work capacity in that region since January 2010

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