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Volvo Trucks Canada

  • Registration for Truxpo now open

    March 1, 2018 5:12PM by Truck West

    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Western Canadian trucking show Truxpo is back in 2018 and is promising to offer expanded features for those attending the biennial event. “This year really will be bigger and better than ever for Truxpo,” said national show

  • MTA and Volvo Trucks Canada name provincial Driver of the Year

    June 20, 2017 4:50PM by Truck West

    WINNIPEG, Man. – Ronald J. Rodych of Gordon Food Service has been named the 2017 Manitoba Trucking Association (MTA)/Volvo Trucks Canada’s Driver of the Year. Rodych has been a driver with Gordon Food Service for more than 28 years, and

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    Mid-Ontario Truck Centre named Canada’s top Volvo dealer

    January 31, 2017 2:36PM by Truck News

    BARRIE, Ont. – Mid-Ontario Truck Centre has been named Volvo Trucks’ 2016 Canadian Dealer of the Year. The North American Dealer of the Year award went to General Truck Sales of Muncie, Ind. “General Truck Sales performed very well in

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    Driving the Volvo VHD with I-Shift crawler gears

    July 4, 2016 9:32AM by James Menzies

    Volvo’s crawler gears offer better control when even 1 mph is too fast

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    Excess inventory a concern, but truck market remains strong: Volvo

    June 28, 2016 3:07PM by James Menzies

    SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Sluggish order activity and high dealer inventories are plaguing Volvo and other truck makers this year, but Volvo continues to project North American Class 8 truck sales to come in at around 250,000 units. Not a bad

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    Volvo introduces Canadian market to new engines, enhanced I-Shift

    April 14, 2016 3:24PM by James Menzies

    TORONTO, Ont. — Volvo Trucks introduced the Canadian market to its 2017 engines and enhanced I-Shift automated manual transmission today at Truck World. But Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America, first took the opportunity to comment on what

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    Volvo, Mack introduce pre-paid maintenance plans

    August 10, 2015 10:31AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo and Mack have introduced new pre-paid preventive maintenance plans in an effort to help customers reduce their operating costs. The maintenance plans cover all model year 2011 and newer Mack and Volvo trucks, powered by Mack

  • Volvo’s VNX heavy-hauler now available as tri-drive

    April 8, 2015 2:28PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo’s VNX heay-haul tractor is now available in tri-drive configuration. The latest offering is ideal for heavy equipment hauling, oil and gas applications and timber transport. The tri-drive offers increased payload and maximum traction, Volvo claims. The

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    Volvo extends service intervals to reduce maintenance costs

    February 16, 2015 10:28AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Volvo has extended recommended maintenance intervals on oil changes and diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleanings. The extended intervals apply to all model year 2011 and newer Volvo trucks with Volvo D11, D13 or D16 engines. Volvo claims

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    Volvo achieves record Canadian market share

    January 19, 2015 3:54PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Canada loves Volvo. The truck maker declared today it achieved its best Canadian market share ever in 2014, at 15.3% of the heavy-duty retail market. The data was compiled by the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association and HIS

  • Getting down with uptime

    December 10, 2014 12:29PM by Sonia Straface

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Uptime was the buzzword of the year for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks – and they finally brought the word to life with their new joint venture, the Uptime Center in Greensboro, N.C. that opened

  • Bison O/O named Volvo-CTA National Driver of the Year

    November 17, 2014 1:44PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — A Bison Transport owner/operator has been selected as the Volvo-CTA National Driver of the Year. Mark Tricco received the honour, having put together an accident-free 33-year driving career. Over that time Tricco has run three million miles,


    November 11, 2014 10:34AM by James Menzies

    While adaptive gearing may not be a fit for many Canadian customers due to its requirement for high road speeds and its GVWR limitations, most of the enhancements built into 2016 model year Volvo VNs will benefit Canadian customers. Some

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    November 11, 2014 10:31AM by James Menzies

    Shortly after returning from Charleston, it was back down to the southern states – if Virginia is considered a southern state. I visited Volvo’s New River Valley truck plant in Dublin, Va., where all Volvo trucks for the North American

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    August 4, 2014 9:32PM by James Menzies

    I love driving trucks and I’ll travel anywhere to do so, but there’s something special about driving them in your own neck of the woods over familiar roadways. I had the opportunity to do so when Volvo made its new