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October’s Used Class 8 Truck Sales Up 7% After September Decline

November 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
October’s Used Class 8 Truck Sales Up 7% After September Decline

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales increased in October, reversing the decline reported in September, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. Month-to-month, volumes saw a 7 percent increase, which helped offset part of the 11 [...]

Volvo, Mack Trucks Launch Omnitracs for Fleet Management Services

June 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Volvo, Mack Trucks Launch Omnitracs for Fleet Management Services

Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks said this week they have expanded their fleet management services with the addition of Omnitracs Integrated Telematics. Both truckbuilders now offer a new option for fleet management that is built on Volvo’s and Mack’s fully integrated remote diagnostics hardware. Omnitracs meets the needs of fleet [...]

Feds Placing Unrepaired Recalled Volvo Trucks Out of Service

March 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety

The federal government has warned that it will place vehicles subject to a recent Volvo Truck safety recall under immediate out-of-service status because they “are in an unsafe condition and should not be operated.” The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [...]

Volvo VHD Models on Display This Week at World of Concrete 2016

February 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Technology
Volvo VHD Models on Display This Week at World of Concrete 2016

A sampling of Volvo Truck’s VHD product range will be on display Tuesday through Friday during the World of Concrete 2016 event in Las Vegas, Nev. Engineered for reliable performance in demanding applications such as concrete mixer, construction, oil field, logging, snow plow or heavy haul, the VHD is tough [...]

Volvo Trucks To Lay Off 734 Employees in February

December 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Volvo Trucks said it plans to lay off 734 employees at its New River Valley assembly plant in Virginia. The layoffs will take place over a three-week period in February and will impact production workers said Volvo spokesman John Mies. “We regret having to take this action, but we operate in a cyclical [...]

Volvo Trucks Names M&K Truck Centers Dealer of the Year

December 7, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News
M&K Truck Centers owner Ron Meyering is flanked by Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North America, left, and Terry Billings, Volvo Trucks vice president of business development.

M&K Truck Centers of Byron Center, Mich., has been recognized as the 2015 North American Dealer of the Year by Volvo Trucks. Volvo also honored its top dealers in Canada and Mexico. The 2015 Canada Dealer of the Year is Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group of Langley, British Columbia, and [...]

Two Volvo Recalls Involve More than 8,200 of its Trucks

November 6, 2015 By: Steve Mitchell Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology

Volvo Trucks North America announced this week it has issued two recalls affecting approximately 8,200 of its commercial trucks. One of the recalls affects  8,103 model year 2009-2015 Volvo VN trucks manufactured between April 14, 2008, and Dec. 23, 2014. The affected trucks could experience corrosion of the ball joints [...]

Cheers! Beer Distributor Picks NG-Powered Volvo VNM 200 Trucks

November 4, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News
Cheers! Beer Distributor Picks NG-Powered Volvo VNM 200 Trucks

Manhattan Beer Distributors recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet. Manhattan Beer executives said they chose Volvo models due to the strong relationship with its dealer and because the VNM 200 — Volvo’s regional haul daycab — offered the [...]

Volvo Trucks Launches Certified Uptime Centers to Keep Drivers on Road

October 19, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Technology
Volvo Trucks Launches Certified Uptime Centers to Keep Drivers on Road

Beginning next year, Volvo Trucks will have Volvo Certified Uptime Centers within its dealer network as part of its ongoing commitment to maximizing customer uptime. Customers arriving at a Volvo Certified Uptime Center will experience more than just a quick diagnosis of a truck’s service issue. The centers will enhance [...]

Volvo Truck’s Hagerstown Plant Creates Power With Solar Panel Canopy

October 1, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Image, News, Technology
Volvo Truck’s Hagerstown Plant Creates Power With Solar Panel Canopy

Volvo Group North America’s Hagerstown powertrain manufacturing facility has dedicated a new parking lot solar canopy structure that generates clean, renewable electricity, while keeping vehicles protected from the weather. The Volvo Group partnered with ConEdison Solutions and Entropy Solar Integrators on the design and installation of the solar canopy, which [...]