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July 19, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Volvo, Economy, Volvo Trucks, Earnings, European Union, Volvo Trucks North America, Global

May 26, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo and Mack Honor Veterans with Ride for Freedom Trucks

Ride for Freedom themed trucks from Mack (left) and Volvo. Photos: Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks

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

FMCSA Orders Recalled Volvo Trucks Placed Out of Service

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

Volvo Refines 2017 Engines, Adds Crawler-Gear Option for I-Shift

Turbo compounding includes a second turbocharger (to the left of the standard turbo), and a fluid coupling and geartrain to send power to the D13&#39;s crankshaft. Photos: Volvo Trucks NA<br />

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

TranSource Acquires North And South Carolina Dealers

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

ATA Seeks 2017 America’s Road Team Members

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

Earnings Watch: Volvo Earnings Improve

Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO Photo: Tommy Holl

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 OKs Renewable Diesel for Its Engines

Photo: Volvo Trucks

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 to Lay Off 734 Employees at Virginia Plant

Volvo VNLs on the assembly line at the New River Valley plant: Photo: Volvo Trucks.

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

NYC Beer Distributor Adds CNG Volvo Tractors

Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks.

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

Earnings Watch: Volvo Doubles, Landstar Sets New Record

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

Volvo Honors Ruan, Searcy with 2015 Safety Awards

Searcy has a &quot;right to decide&quot; policy that allows drivers to interrupt a trip if conditions become unsafe.

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 to Expand Assembly Plant with $38.1 M Investment

An artist&#39;s conception of Volvo&#39;s newly announced Customer Experience Center. Art via Volvo

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 Recalls Trucks Over Hand-Brake Trim Panel Defect

Photo: Volvo

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

Welcome to My Cab Episode Follows Husband and Wife Team

The Zelten&#39;s green Volvo VNL 730, nicknamed &quot;Kermit.&quot; Photo: Volvo Trucks

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 Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two

When there&#39;s no work to do, an unladen axle is just fuel-sucking dead weight. Volvo gets it up and out of the way when it&#39;s not needed. Photo by Jim Park.

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

North America Helps Drive Volvo Profit Higher

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

Truck-Mounted Instruments to Measure Pavement Friction

A specially equipped Volvo VHD 430 totes a Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine (SCRIM) &amp;ndash; to evaluate friction on roadways to determine whether highway improvements could reduce crashes.  Photo: Volvo Trucks

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 Joins Daimler in Skipping 2016 MATS

Volvo at this year&#39;s MATS. Photo: David Cullen

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 Certifies Euro 5 Engines for HVO Fuel

HVO reduces CO2 emissions between 30 and 90 per cent, depending on the raw material. Photo courtesy of Volvo Trucks

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

Volvo Trucks Raises GHG Phase 2 Alert

Volvo Trucks North America&#39;s G&amp;ouml;ran Nyberg.

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

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

Persson Out, Scania’s Lundstedt in as Volvo Group’s Chief

Martin Lundstedt.  Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

AB Volvo’s board of directors has named a Scania executive, Martin Lundstedt, as the president and chief executive officer of the Volvo Group, replacing Olof Persson, who has led the group for almost four years but is out immediately. Volvo Group is the corporate parent of Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in North America.

Tags: Volvo Group, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, People

April 8, 2015 - Product News

Volvo Offers VNX 630 in 8x6 Configuration

The Volvo VNX 630 model, designed for high gross weight applications and heavy-haul tasks like heavy equipment hauling, oil and gas delivery and timber transport, is now offered with a tridem rear axle group. Photo: Volvo Trucks

The heavy-haul Volvo VNX 630 gains a third rear-drive axle in a new tridem version designed for better traction and increased payload.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Heavy Haul, Volvo VNX

April 1, 2015 - Industry News

Link Manufacturing to Partner on Developing Volvo 6x2 Pusher Axle

Photo: Volvo Trucks

Link Manufacturing has agreed to a multi-year manufacturing deal for the new Volvo 6x2 program after a year-long collaboration between the two companies.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Axles, Link Manufacturing, 6x2, Mack Trucks

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Technology's Promise Paying Off, Says Volvo Group CEO

Volvo CEO Olof Persson keynoting HDMA Briefing at MATS. Photo by Paul Hartley courtesy HDMA

In his keynote address at the annual HDMA Briefing Breakfast at the Mid-America Trucking Show Friday morning, Persson sketched out the top trends in transportation regarding highway safety, environmental sustainability, and technology.

Tags: Highway Safety, Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, GHG emissions, Connected Vehicle Technology, Mid-America Trucking Show, Powertrain Integration

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