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Volvo Trucks Breaks Ground on $38.1-million Customer Experience Center

September 28, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Volvo Trucks Breaks Ground on $38.1-million Customer Experience Center

Volvo Trucks North America said it is making several plant upgrades and opening a new Customer Experience Center as part of a $38.1-million investment in the New River Valley (NRV) truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va., where all Volvo truck models for North America are assembled. “This unique center will [...]

Volvo Truck Announces Recall of 2,854 Tractors for Brake Issue

September 18, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Volvo Truck Announces Recall of 2,854 VNL and VNM Tractors

Volvo Trucks North America said this week it is recalling 2,854 model year 2012-2015 VNL and VNM trucks that were manufactured May 31, 2011, to Dec. 1, 2014. The truckmaker said that in some of the tractors, the trailer hand brake handle may not to return to the off position [...]

North American Teams Compete in Volvo Truck Aftermarket Championships

September 14, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
North American Teams Compete in Volvo Truck Aftermarket Championships

Volvo Trucks North America continues to accept registrations for teams of aftermarket professionals from Volvo dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico to compete in the 2015-2016 Volvo International Service Training Award (VISTA) competition. VISTA, which involves teams from 93 countries, assesses teamwork, skills and knowledge in key areas that [...]

Ryder Demolishes a Truck and Gives its Techs 24 Hours to Fix It

September 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
Ryder Demolishes a Truck and Gives its Techs 24 Hours to Fix It

There aren’t many trucking companies willing to intentionally demolish a brand new, state-of-the art tractor-trailer. However, Ryder System, a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, recently did just that. The ultimate maintenance challenge, referred to by Ryder as “Project Rebirth,” was designed to showcase the [...]

Volvo Trucks Unveils Latest Video in ‘Welcome to My Cab’ Series

September 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators
Kenn Zelten, shown behind the wheel of his green Volvo VNL 730 named 'Kermit.'

Volvo Trucks recently debuted the third North American episode in its popular “Welcome to My Cab” video series featuring Kenn and Beth Zelten, a husband-and-wife owner-operator team, and “Kermit,” their custom-decorated green Volvo VNL 730. The Zeltens have been driving together for more than 25 years, having bought their first [...]

Volvo Truck Beefs Up its Uptime Services with New Diagnostic Capabilities

September 2, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
Volvo Truck Beefs Up its Uptime Services with New Diagnostic Capabilities

Volvo Trucks North America has expanded its partnered services to maximize uptime by providing more detailed diagnostics on truck components, allowing customers to make more rapid repair decisions. Volvo’s ASIST, a web-based service communication platform developed by Decisiv, now integrates with Truck Diagnostics System (TDS), a JPRO-based diagnostics software solution [...]

Kane Is Able Files Lawsuit Against Volvo Following Truck Blaze

August 19, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Safety
Kane Is Able Files Lawsuit Against Volvo Trucks for Tractor Blaze

Kane Is Able Inc., a national, third-party logistics company, has filed a lawsuit against Volvo Trucks in which it asks the manufacturer to, “honor its warranty obligations related to a recently purchased, natural-gas powered truck that allegedly caught fire during normal operation.” The Scranton, Pa.-headquartered business said it purchased seven new [...]

ATA’s Road Team Captains Talk Trucking to Military at Job Fair

August 19, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
ATA’s Road Team Captains Talk Trucking to Military at Job Fair

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the America’s Road Team Captains were in Ft. Benning, Ga., earlier this week for the Military Transportation Job Fair presented by Hiring Our Heroes and Fastport. America’s Road Team Captains are elite professional truck drivers with millions of accident-free miles and represent the 3.4 [...]

Volvo Trucks, Omnitracs Partner Up for Fleet Management Services

August 18, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
Volvo Trucks, Omnitracs Partner Up for Fleet Management Services

Volvo Trucks North America said Monday it is partnering with Omnitracs — a global pioneer of fleet management, routing and predictive analytics solutions — to develop future fleet management services for truck customers. The agreement allows the leveraging of Volvo’s Remote Diagnostics telematics-based proactive diagnostic and repair planning system to [...]

Volvo’s Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans Help Customers Manage Costs

August 17, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Technology
Volvo’s Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans Help Customers Manage Costs

Volvo Trucks North America has introduced pre-paid preventive maintenance plans as part of the company’s ongoing effort to reduce customers’ operating costs. The maintenance plans cover all model year 2011 and newer Volvo models powered by Volvo D11, D13 or D16 engines and align with the new service intervals announced [...]