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Volvo VHD Model to Help Evaluate U.S. Roads

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, funded by the Federal Highway Administration, will analyze continuous stretches of pavement to determine whether improving highway […]

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Volvo Extends Deadline for Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Volvo Trucks extended 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 Safety Award is open to all U.S. and Canadian fleets […]

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New Volvo Trucks 6×2 Suspension Offers 4×2 Flexibility

Volvo Trucks in North America introduced Adaptive Loading, a new 6×2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4×2 operation under certain conditions. Volvo demonstrated Adaptive Loading at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show. Key benefits of Adaptive Loading include greater fuel efficiency, improved traction, lower maintenance costs and increased driver […]

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

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2015 Ride for Freedom truck, which honors U.S. military service members. The memorial truck accompanied a motorcade of about 160 motorcycles from the plant to Washington, D.C., during the Run for the Wall motorcycle rally Memorial Day weekend. For […]

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Volvo Dealers, Aftermarket Team Focus on Uptime at Biennial Event

Volvo Trucks’ ongoing commitment to uptime was recently highlighted during UPTIME 2015 – a three-day event focused on the latest developments in aftermarket issues, trends and operations. Every two years, Volvo’s aftermarket team, North American dealer principals, parts and service managers, key suppliers and vendors convene to focus efforts on keeping customers’ trucks moving. “Nothing […]

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Volvo Trucks Furthers Application-Specific Offerings with Volvo VNX Tridem Model

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

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Volvo Trucks Introduces I-Shift Transmission for Severe-Duty Applications

Volvo Trucks in North America introduced 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 for on- and off-road work in construction and other applications […]

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Volvo Trucks Expands Lineup of Fuel Efficient XE Powertrain Packages

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

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Volvo Trucks to Showcase Fuel Efficiency & Uptime Services at 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show

Volvo Trucks will bring the latest in fuel efficiency from aerodynamic and powertrain improvements to the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show March 26 to 28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Volvo’s booth (No. 32125) includes 11 vehicles designed for regional haul, long haul, heavy haul and vocational segments of the Class 8 market […]

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Volvo Trucks’ New Maintenance Intervals Reduce Customers’ Costs

Volvo Trucks in North America 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 longer intervals can save customers thousands of dollars during the life of a truck. For engine oil and […]

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Volvo Trucks Launches Long-Haul VAH 630 Autohauler Model

Adding to its lineup of Volvo Autohauler (VAH) models, Volvo Trucks in North America introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a premium sleeper version for long-haul operations. The VAH family, which Volvo Trucks launched in March 2011, already includes day cab and smaller sleeper VAH models for local and regional automobile transport applications. “We are pleased […]

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Volvo Trucks Dedicates New VNL Model and Recognizes New America’s Road Team During Event at NRV Facility

Volvo Trucks dedicated a 2015 Volvo VNL 780 model equipped with advanced safety features and recognized the 2015-2016 America’s Road Team, the trucking industry’s premier safety outreach program. The ceremony took place at Volvo’s New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, where all Volvo truck models for North America are assembled. Magnus Koeck, […]

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