October 31, 2016 - Industry News
The last of nearly 16,000 trucks voluntarily recalled by Volvo Trucks North America for a steering defect have been identified and repaired, achieving a 100% safety recall completion – a rare occurrence in the world of recalls.
Tags: FMCSA, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
October 25, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations has named 33 professional truck drivers as finalists to become captains on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Awards, America's Road Team, Truck Driver Safety
October 24, 2016 - Industry News
Called Wingman Fusion by Bendix, the system uses radar and a forward-facing camera to detect and identify obstacles ahead, then warn the driver and soon apply the brakes.
Tags: driver safety, Volvo Trucks, Bendix, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, Collision Mitigation
October 21, 2016 - Industry News
Earnings for two of the world’s biggest truck makers varied greatly in the third quarter, according to figures released on Friday, and both had a dim view of upcoming sales in the North American market.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Western Star, Mack Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Daimler AG, Earnings, Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo Trucks North America, Dana Incorporated
July 19, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Volvo, Economy, Volvo Trucks, Earnings, European Union, Volvo Trucks North America, Global
May 26, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are participating in the annual Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend, with each manufacturer’s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Veterans, Military Support
March 23, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has determined that vehicles included in Volvo Trucks' recent safety recall that have not been repaired should not be operated and are to be immediately placed out of service.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Out of Service
March 22, 2016 - Industry News
Engines will include refined D11 and D13 diesels and a previously improved D16. A turbo compounded D13 TC will have a second turbocharger linked to the crankshaft, adding as much as 50 hp and 4% in fuel economy.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Volvo Trucks, Volvo I-Shift, Automated Manual Transmissions
March 7, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial truck dealer group TranSource has entered into an agreement with Advantage Truck Centers to purchase certain assets from the Rocky Mount and St. Pauls, N.C. locations.
Tags: Hino, Volvo Trucks, Dealers, Mergers & Acquisitions
February 22, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations has officially opened the nominating process for professional truck drivers to serve on the 2017-2018 America’s Road Team.
Tags: ATA, Volvo Trucks, America's Road Team, Community Outreach, Image
February 5, 2016 - Industry News
The parent company to Volvo, Mack and other truck brands is back in the black, according to earnings reports released Friday, but it plans to cut U.S. production as it nears the end of a four-year cost cutting plan.
Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Quarterly Earnings, Global
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable biodiesel fuel for all of its engines after lab and road testing, the company announced.
Tags: Emissions, Volvo Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel
December 2, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks has announced to its employees that the company will be laying off 734 people in February at its New River Valley assembly plant in Virginia.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Layoffs, Vehicle Manufacturing, Truck Orders, Assembly Plants
October 30, 2015 - Industry News
Manhattan Beer Distributors recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet.
Tags: CNG, Volvo Trucks, Food and Beverage Fleets
October 23, 2015 - Industry News
One truck maker has reported its third quarter profit doubled and is considering the sale of its used truck business while one of the nation’s largest trucking fleets has reported new records for the period in several areas.
Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Earnings, Landstar System, Fleet Earnings
October 19, 2015 - Industry News
Based in the American Midwest and Canadian Prairies, the two winners were picked for their low accident rates and the quality of their safety programs.
Tags: Michelin, Volvo Trucks, Driving Safety, Fleet Safety Award, ATA MC&E
September 25, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America announced plans to open a Customer Experience Center as part of a $38.1 million upgrade to its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, New Facility, Assembly Plants
September 18, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks is recalling certain 2014 and 2015 VNL models over a defect in the trim panel that may restrict the trailer hand brake from returning to the off position.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Brakes
September 8, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo’s latest episode of its Welcome to My Cab video series features a husband and wife owner-operator team and their custom Volvo VNL 730.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Video Series, Owner-Operators
August 23, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is definitely better than 4.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Economy, Tires and Wheels
July 19, 2015 - Industry News
The parent to Volvo Trucks North America, Sweden’s Volvo Group, saw its second quarter net income double from a year ago, due in part to increased North American sales.
Tags: Economy, Volvo Trucks, Earnings, Volvo Group
July 13, 2015 - Industry News
The project will help states develop pavement friction management programs and demonstrate measuring equipment.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Safety, Pavement Research, Highways
July 6, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks has followed the lead of competitor Daimler Trucks North America in deciding not to participate in next year's Mid-America Trucking Show in favor of a biennial schedule.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Events, Mid-America Trucking Show
June 23, 2015 - Global News
Volvo Trucks announced that it has certified all of its Euro 5 engines for use with 100% Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, a form of renewable diesel fuel.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Renewable Fuel, Europe, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels
May 18, 2015 - Industry News
Göran Nyberg, Volvo Truck North America president, is concerned that the upcoming Phase 2 round of GHG regulations could push back hard against the advance of truck technology.
Tags: GHG, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Volvo Trucks
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