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  • Volvo to offer fatigue-reducing VDS as option

    September 12, 2019 12:37PM by Abdul Latheef

    DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks  North America plans to offer its Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) system, designed to reduce driver fatigue, as an option on trucks starting next year, the company announced Thursday. Volvo will start taking orders for VDS

  • Volvo Trucks rides high on innovation, investment

    September 11, 2019 1:19PM by Abdul Latheef

    DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America is on a roll. In the year since Peter Voorhoeve took over as president of VTNA, the company has unveiled a slew of technology updates, and announced fresh investments worth hundreds of millions

  • Volvo improves quality with 3D printing technology

    September 4, 2019 1:52PM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America is using 3D printing technology extensively to produce tools and fixtures at its New River Valley (NRV) plant in Dublin, Va., the company announced Wednesday. All trucks for the North American market are

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    Volvo updates collision warning system

    June 26, 2019 9:29AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Volvo has unveiled the latest generation of its Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) collision mitigation system, which will be standard in VNR and VNL models and also available in the VNX. VADA 2.0 integrates radar and camera readings to monitor

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    Mack, Volvo offering certified used truck warranties

    June 11, 2019 11:08AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack and Volvo have both announced new warranty programs for pre-owned trucks. The Volvo Certified Warranty provides engine and transmission coverage based on its Volvo Engine Plan 2 Protection Plan for new trucks. It offers fully inspected,

  • Volvo expands parameters eligible for over-the-air updates

    April 24, 2019 10:37AM by Truck News

    Volvo Trucks has added more parameter updates to its Parameter Plus subscription package, and now offers more than 250 paramaters that can be changed over the air. The Parameter Plus package allows for up to 50 parameter updates per year.

  • Volvo Trucks expands over-the-air offerings

    March 20, 2019 8:52AM by John G. Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Volvo has taken the next step in its over-the-air programming capabilities, unveiling the new Parameter Plus subscription package that allows up to 50 parameter updates per year. “It really brings a lot of value,” says Ashraf Makki,

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    Volvo expands workstation availability

    February 11, 2019 2:41PM by johng@newcom.ca

    Drivers who work the wheels of select Volvo trucks will soon have the option of a new space to work within the sleeper. The VNL 760 and 740 tractors, along with the VNX 740, can now be equipped with a

  • Volvo to electrify VNR

    December 11, 2018 5:35PM by James Menzies

    Volvo will commercialize VNR Electric by 2020

  • New Volvo Trucks leader optimistic about the future

    December 11, 2018 5:09PM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 53-year-old former engineer from the Netherlands now leads Volvo Trucks North America, after a successful stint in Australia where he grew the company’s market share. Now Peter Voorhoeve hopes to do the same as president of

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    Volvo’s Payload Plus sheds the pounds

    December 5, 2018 11:31AM by johng@newcom.ca

    Volvo Trucks’ new Payload Plus packages for VNR and VNL trucks have been unveiled to maximize payloads and fuel economy in weight-sensitive applications like tankers, bulk haulers, and specific dry van operations. Up to 540 lb. are shed from VNR

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    Autonomous Volvo trucks deployed by Norwegian mine

    November 20, 2018 9:14AM by Truck News

    VELFJORD, Norway – Volvo Trucks has announced it’s providing an autonomous transport solution to Bronnoy Kalk AS, a mine operator in Norway. The mining trucks will be used to transport limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port.

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    Volvo teams with Trimble for fleet management services

    November 2, 2018 9:58AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has partnered with Trimble Transportation Enterprise to collaborate on fleet management services. The two companies inked a memorandum of understanding that will see Trimble develop future transportation management and fleet maintenance products and services for

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    Mack, Volvo expand over-the-air capabilities

    October 17, 2018 9:17AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack and Volvo have both announced expanded over-the-air (OTA) software and vehicle parameter update capabilities. They’ve also created a simple portal to allow customers to register their trucks for OTA updates. “Customers who utilize Mack Over The

  • Volvo’s electric trucks coming to North America in 2020

    October 1, 2018 11:38AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has announced it will introduce all-electric trucks to the North American market in 2020. The launch will come through a partnership between Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), and other industry