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Bendix Delivers its 400,000th Electronic Stability System for Trucks

August 14, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Bendix Delivers 400,000th Electronic Stability System for Trucks

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems said it has delivered more than 400,000 Bendix Electronic Stability Program (ESP) systems as the market continues to drive adoption of full-stability technology. Robust, growing sales over the last five years led to this latest delivery milestone. Bendix ESP, the first full-stability solution widely available for [...]

Knight Marks 25th Anniversary with Special Silver Volvo VNL Trucks

August 7, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
Knight Marks 25th Anniversary with Special Silver Volvo VNL Trucks

Knight Transportation, one of the nation’s leading truckload carriers, selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize its 25th anniversary. Instead of the widely recognized red and charcoal gray trucks that Knight Transportation and Knight Refrigerated operate, each of the anniversary trucks features a [...]

Used Class 8 Truck Volumes Up in June — As are the Prices

July 27, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Nation’s Used Class 8 Truck Volumes Up in June — As are the Prices

While the average age of Class 8 used trucks was flat in June and the average miles of sold used trucks slipped 2 percent month over month, the average sale price remained strong. Prices were up 3 percent year over year. They also rose 7 percent year to date, in [...]

International Truck Challenges Its OEM Competitors to a “Drive Off”

July 23, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Image, News, Technology
International Truck Challenges Its OEM Competitors to a “Drive Off”

International Truck this week challenged each of its Class 8 competitors to participate in an open performance testing of products to take place the week of Aug. 31 at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind. The company sent letters to Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo, urging the OEMs [...]

Volvo’s VHD Truck Model to Help Evaluate U.S. Roadways

July 14, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety, Technology
Volvo’s VHD Truck Model to Help Evaluate U.S. Roadways

Beginning this month, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) will use a Volvo VHD 430 vocational model outfitted with highly specialized instrumentation to help evaluate the safety of highway surfaces in several U.S states. The project, which is funded by the Federal Highway Administration, will analyze continuous stretches [...]

Volvo Group Opens $70-million Truck Parts Distribution Center

July 1, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Volvo Group officials and dignitaries cut ribbon to formally open new CDC in Byhalia, Miss.

With hundreds in attendance, the Volvo Group on Tuesday celebrated the inauguration of its new 1 million-square-foot Central Distribution Center (CDC) in Byhalia, Miss. The $70-million state-of-the-art facility supports the company’s Mack and Volvo truck brands, as well as Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Penta. Located 25 miles southeast of [...]

Volvo Trucks Extends Deadline; Looking for the Safest Fleets on the Road

June 17, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Volvo Trucks Extends Deadline; Looking for the Safest Fleets on the Road

Volvo Trucks said this week it is extending its deadline for entering the 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Award competition to July 17. Two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive the annual award and $25,000 to be used for their safety-related activities. The Volvo Trucks [...]

MHC Truck Dealership Expands into Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois

June 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
MHC Truck Dealership Expands into Iowa, Nebraska and Illinois

Murphy-Hoffman Co. (MHC), a truck dealership group, has acquired five dealerships, formerly operated by R. L. French Corp. in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Omaha and Lincoln, Neb.; and Rock Island, Ill. These five locations, and the addition of 200 employees, will enhance MHC’s current footprint and its ability [...]

Volvo’s Ride for Freedom Truck Honors America’s Military Heroes

May 25, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Owner Operators
Volvo’s Ride for Freedom Truck Honors America’s Military Heroes

This year’s Ride for Freedom truck, built at Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., accompanied a motorcade of about 160 motorcycles from the plant to Washington, D.C., this weekend for the Run for the Wall motorcycle rally. For 24 years, New River Valley employees and the [...]

FreedomAirFilters.com Produces Pre-filter for Volvo VNL Series

May 22, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, Owner Operators, Technology
FreedomAirFilters.com Produces Pre-filter for Volvo VNL Series

FreedomAirFilters.com has designed and manufactured a new pre-filter that fits directly over the cabin air filter intake grille on Volvo VNL Series trucks built from 2003 to today. Traditional air filters have a large surface area and FreedomAirFilters.com can cover the entire filter without restricting airflow. The company says it [...]