Search This Site

Showing Results 1 - 10 of 15
Test Drive: Volvo's VHD Tractor for On- or Off-Road
Test Drive: Volvo's VHD Tractor for On- or Off-Road

June 22, 2015
Volvo Heavy Duty model has its own styling and extra-strong specs, but retains most of the comfort of better-known VN road tractors.

Direct/Overdrive Adds Efficiency to Bulk-Hauling Volvos
Direct/Overdrive Adds Efficiency to Bulk-Hauling Volvos

November 5, 2014
Bulk hauling rigs that consistently go out loaded and return home empty constitute the best application for the new feature.

Transmission Trends
Transmission Trends

April 18, 2014
The swing continues toward heavy automated products, but manuals still dominate. Light and medium trucks are almost all ‘shiftless.’

LEDs Light the Way
LEDs Light the Way

April 15, 2014
If you were in trucking about 30 years ago, you might remember the switch from incandescent sealed-beam headlamps to halogens, which were so much better...

Test Drive: Optimized Lightweight VNL
Test Drive: Optimized Lightweight VNL

April 11, 2014
Senior Editor Tom Berg takes Volvo's lightweight Optimized VNL430 for a drive near Volvo's New River Valley plant in Virginia.

Save Fuel, Increase Profit, Save the Planet
Save Fuel, Increase Profit, Save the Planet

January 13, 2014
Is this a case of win-win? Do the new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions help both the environment and truck operators’ bottom lines? So it seems.

Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change
Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change

December 20, 2013
Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over...

DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon
DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon

October 3, 2013
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...

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again
Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

July 30, 2013
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...

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

June 7, 2013
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...

Previous12Next