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Volvo Trucks Launches Long-Haul VAH 630 Autohauler Model

February 3, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Volvo Trucks Launches Long-Haul VAH 630 Autohauler Model

Volvo Trucks is adding to its lineup of Autohauler models with the Volvo VAH 630, a sleeper version for long-haul operations. The VAH family, which Volvo Trucks launched in March 2011, already includes daycab and smaller sleeper VAH models for local and regional automobile transport applications. “We now have a [...]

Volvo Trucks Achieves Record Canadian Market Share in 2014

January 21, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

Volvo Trucks reached a company record share of 15.3 percent of the Canadian heavy-duty retail market last year, according to data compiled by the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association and IHS Automotive. Volvo also achieved a 12.4 percent market share for the combined U.S. and Canadian heavy-duty retail market — another [...]

Volvo Dedicates New VNL Model to the 2015-16 America’s Road Team

January 19, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News, Safety
Volvo Dedicates New VNL Model to the 2015-16 America’s Road Team

In ceremonies held Friday at Volvo’s New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Va., Volvo Trucks dedicated a brand new Volvo VNL 780 truck model as a rolling classroom to be used by the new 2015-2016 America’s Road Team, the trucking industry’s premier safety outreach program. Magnus Koeck, Volvo Trucks [...]

Vanguard Opens New Mack and Volvo Truck Dealership in Flagstaff

January 15, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Vanguard Opens New Mack and Volvo Truck Dealership in Flagstaff

Vanguard Truck Centers, with commercial truck dealerships in nine cities, has opened its newest Mack and Volvo dealership in Flagstaff, Ariz. Vanguard Truck Center of Flagstaff is located at 13591 West Bellemont Camp Road in Bellemont, Ariz., providing customers a new genuine Mack and Volvo Parts and Service option within [...]

Volvo Trucks Debuts New Installment in ‘Welcome to My Cab’ Series

January 7, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News
Heavy-duty towing operator Tim Baumgartner shows off his Volvo VNL in the second North American installment in Volvo Trucks’ “Welcome to Cab” series.

Volvo Trucks debuted the second North American installment of its popular “Welcome to My Cab” series recently featuring Tim Baumgartner, owner of a heavy-duty towing operation, and his award-winning “Freedom Flyer,” a patriotic-themed Volvo VNL. Baumgartner, a veteran of the Vietnam War and founder and owner of Crockett’s Interstate Towing [...]

Volvo Trucks Names Chicago Truck its 2014 Dealer of the Year

January 5, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News
Chicago Truck owner Ron Meyering (second from right) and vice president Kevin Murtha (second from left) receive the 2014 Volvo Trucks North American Dealer of the Year award from (left) Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing and Terry Billings, Volvo Trucks vice president – business development (right).

Chicago Truck, located in Alsip, Ill., and part of M&K Truck Centers, has been recognized as the 2014 North American Dealer of the Year by Volvo Trucks. Volvo also honored its top dealers in Canada and Mexico. The annual North American Dealer of the Year award recognizes Chicago Truck and [...]

3 Volvo Truck Plants Top Fed’s Superior Energy Performance Program

December 18, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Image, News
3 Volvo Truck Plants Top Fed’s Superior Energy Performance Program

Three Volvo Group North America sites occupy the top three positions in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Superior Energy Performance® (SEP) program, recording the highest energy performance improvements among Platinum level partners. The Macungie Cab and Vehicle Assembly facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Mack Trucks for North America [...]

Volvo Recalling Some Commercial Trucks Due to Potential Tire Failure

December 17, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety

Volvo Trucks North America said today it is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 VAH and VNL commercial trucks manufactured between May 12, 2010, and Oct. 31, 2014. The truck builder claims about 115 of the trucks are affected and may experience tire failure due to high speeds or while carrying [...]

Volvo Trucks’ Assembly Plant Now Runs 100% on Methane Gas

December 8, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fuel, Image, News
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The electric power used by Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va., is now carbon neutral, which means 100 percent of the plant’s electricity is generated by methane gas produced at 13 landfills in the region. The fossil fuels previously used to generate the NRV plant’s electricity [...]

NHTSA Recalls 3,175 Volvo NVL Trucks for Caliper Problem

October 23, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Safety

Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 VAH, VNL and VNM trucks manufactured March 4, 2013, to April 28, 2014, due to a problem with the caliper. Because the bolts holding the disc brake caliper to the backing plate might not be tightened to the specified torque, [...]