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Volvo Group Joins Peloton to Bring Truck Platooning to U.S. Highways

April 28, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
Volvo Group Invests in Peloton’s Truck Platooning System

Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of the Volvo Group,  is making an investment in Peloton Technology, which develops vehicle technologies that deliver safety and fuel savings to fleets in the trucking industry. Peloton’s truck platooning system is an integrated safety, efficiency and analytics platform that builds on advanced safety [...]

Volvo Trucks’ VNX 630 Model Now Gets Max Rear Axle Traction

April 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management, News
Volvo Trucks’ VNX 630 Model Now Gets Max Rear Axle Traction

Volvo Trucks’ 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 available with a tridem rear axle group, offering maximum traction and an increased payload for customers. Customized to meet the demanding requirements of heavy-haul [...]

Volvo Truck Engineers Win Technology Award for Dual Clutch

April 2, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Volvo Truck Engineers Win Technology Award for Dual Clutch

The engineers responsible for the I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission, which uses technology from the sports car industry to lift the driveability in commercial heavy trucks to a whole new level, have received Volvo’s technology award for 2014. “When we let customers test this transmission, truck drivers were so happy that [...]

Volvo Trucks Showcases its Fuel Efficient XE Powertrain Packages

March 27, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Mid America Show, Technology
Volvo Trucks Showcases its Fuel Efficient XE Powertrain Packages

Volvo Trucks revealed its latest fuel efficiency improvements, including a new XE – eXceptional Efficiency – powertrain package for linehaul applications, at this week’s 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Like Volvo’s other XE packages, XE super direct drive improves fuel efficiency by lowering engine rpms at a given [...]

Volvo Offering I-Shift Transmission for Severe-Duty Truck Models

March 20, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Volvo Offering I-Shift Transmission for Severe-Duty Truck Models

Volvo Trucks in North America said this week it is offering a rugged version of the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift for severe-duty (SD) applications will be available for order in May in Volvo VHD vocational models. The I-Shift for severe duty is designed [...]

Volvo Trucks Putting the Spotlight on North America’s Safest Fleets

February 26, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
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Volvo Trucks is looking for the safest truck fleets in North America’s in order to recognize them with the Volvo Trucks Safety Award. For the seventh straight year, two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive the annual award and $25,000 to be used for [...]

Online Tool Helps Volvo Truck Buyers Pick the Most Efficient Powertrain

February 20, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology

Volvo Trucks in North America is assisting customers in finding the best powertrain torque package for their operation through a recently launched and easy-to-use online survey. Using the theme “Don’t Go Power Crazy,” Volvo is promoting the survey with several short videos emphasizing the importance of using the right amount [...]

Volvo Trucks’ New Maintenance Intervals Saves Drivers Thousands

February 18, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Volvo Trucks’ New Maintenance Intervals Reduce Customers’ Costs

Volvo Trucks in North America has extended its recommended maintenance intervals for diesel engine oil and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) on all model year 2011 and newer Volvo trucks equipped with Volvo’s D11, D13 or D16 engines. The truckbuilder said longer intervals can save customers thousands of dollars during the [...]

Volvo Offers Financing Opportunity for Returning U.S. Veterans

February 10, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
Volvo Offers Financing Opportunity for Returning U.S. Veterans

Volvo Financial Services is offering returning U.S. veterans special financing terms when purchasing new Volvo Trucks models. Recent veterans with a valid and current Commercial Driver’s License and who have received an honorable discharge within the past 24 months are qualified to receive a half percent (50 basis points) discount [...]

Volvo Trucks Recalls 670 New Commercial Vehicles for Braking Issues

February 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

Over the weekend, Volvo Trucks North America announced the recall of about 670 model year 2015 VHD, VNL and VNM commercial trucks that were manufactured between May 20 and Nov. 20 of last year. The trucks were equipped with certain Haldex Life Seal Type 30/30 Long Stroke Air Brake Actuators manufactured [...]