August 19, 2014 - Industry News
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence has awarded CASE accreditation to the Volvo Trucks Academy and the Mack Trucks Academy training programs.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, ASE, Mack Trucks, Technician Training
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo announced several enhancements to the 2016 VN Series highway tractors designed to improve fuel efficiency compared to previous generations.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Powertrains
August 12, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo is bringing its trucking web series “Welcome to My Cab” to North America with a new episode.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, Landstar, Web Series
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.
Tags: Safety, Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Volvo, Volvo Trucks, U.S. EPA, Earnings, Litigation, Emissions
June 26, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks is making a $69 million investment in new equipment and processes while embarking on a plant redesign that it says will further improve manufacturing efficiency and vehicle quality at its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va.
Tags: Volvo Trucks
May 22, 2014 - Industry News
The Volvo Group will build a 1-million-square-foot central parts distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., to support its Mack, Volvo and UD truck brands, as well as the Volvo Construction Equipment brand and Volvo Penta marine business.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Aftermarket Parts, UD Trucks, Mack Trucks, Parts, Volvo Group
May 12, 2014 - Industry News
New York has updated its list of trucks that are eligible under its Voucher Incentive Program, a $19 million “first come, first served” program that aims to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and diesel emission control devices for medium to heavy duty commercial fleets in the state.
Tags: Emissions, Hino, New York, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Emissions Reduction, Daimler Trucks North America
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
Ed Saxman, an engineer and product manager at Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks for a combined 44 years, has retired. A mechanical engineer by education, Saxman helped develop powertrain advances, then explained them to customers and journalists.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, People
April 30, 2014 - Industry News
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
Tags: Volvo, OEM, Volvo Trucks, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Mack Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
Two more truck makers have announced how many of their vehicles are affected by a recall announced in early March involving Cummins Westport powered natural gas engines.
Tags: Cummins, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Natural Gas Engines, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing
April 11, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks’ service capabilities in the Southwest region of the U.S. have grown with the addition of a new Bruckner’s Truck Sales facility in Albuquerque, N.M.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, New Mexico, Aftermarket, Dealers
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Testing standards group ASTM International has issued a standard specification for the diesel alternative in truck engines, dimethyl ether.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, DME, Oberon Fuels
December 30, 2013 - Industry News
Recalls have been issued by several truck makers for range of problems including with seat belts, lighting, tie-rod assemblies and missing certification labels.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America
December 18, 2013 - Industry News
Just released figures show deliveries from the Volvo Group’s truck operations in November 2013 amounted to 20,356 vehicles. This is an increase of 16% compared to the same time a year ago.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks
November 13, 2013 - Industry News
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -- Volvo Trucks North America officially introduced its I-Shift automated manual transmissions for the Mexican market and rolled out a truck model from sister company Mack to address the Mexican on-highway market.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Mexico, Cross-Border Trucking, Transmissions
MEXICO CITY -- For some people in the United States, say "Mexican trucking company" and they envision ramshackle trucks, drivers who are reckless and fleets that don’t care about safety. A visit to one of the country's largest fleets shows a professional, safety-focused operation with a focus on drivers.
Tags: Mexico, Fleets, Volvo Trucks, Cross-Border Trucking
November 12, 2013 - Industry News
On Tuesday morning, Matthew Walsh, general manager of Volvo Trucks North America in Mexico, sat down with reporters for a breakfast briefing to offer some real-world, current insights into the Mexican trucking market.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mexico
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
Most of the nation’s heavy truck makers reported third quarter earnings this week, showing health profits, despite some showing a slip in sales compared to the same time a year ago.
Tags: Paccar, Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America, Kenworth, Mack Trucks, Peterbilt
October 21, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks once again honored two of its safest customers with the 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition. Each fleet was presented $25,000 to be used toward safety-related activities.
Tags: Safety, Volvo Trucks, Fleets, ATA2013
October 18, 2013 - Industry News
FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport group, a not-for-profit engineering and research group for the North American trucking industry, announced it is conducting fuel consumption tests comparing European and North American Volvo Trucks models.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, PIT, FPInnovations
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks recently expanded its network of leasing locations in the United States and Canada to include 10 new sites to better serve customers.
Tags: Leasing, Volvo Trucks
September 16, 2013 - Industry News
A feud between truck engine makers and the federal government was heard last week in Federal Court in Washington D.C.
Tags: Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America
September 13, 2013 - Industry News
Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to discourage any increase in the 12% Federal Excise Tax on the purchase of heavy-duty trucks and trailers, a measure that has been discussed as one way to raise more money for highways.
Tags: NTEA, TRALA, Taxes, ATD, Congress, Navistar, Volvo Trucks, Equipment, Mack Trucks, Meritor, Highway Funding, Dealers, Infrastructure Funding
August 27, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks recently named Mike Randolph vice president of national accounts for North America. Randolph will oversee Volvo’s national accounts team, which develops total fleet solutions for less-than-truckload, truckload and private fleets.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Leadership
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