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Volvo Trucks North America


  • 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

  • Product Uncategorized

    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

  • News Technology

    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.

  • News Equipment

    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

  • News Technology

    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

  • News Equipment

    Volvo designers win award

    September 26, 2018 12:50PM by Truck News

    NEW ORLEANS, La. – Volvo Trucks’ designers recently received a silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) for their design of the new VNL. “Our first goal with our design was to bring value to customers. To receive accolades from the

  • Volvo film underscores essential role of the professional truck driver

    September 6, 2018 12:38PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks is rolling out a new film to mark National Trucking Week in Canada and Truck Driver Appreciation Week in the U.S. “Professional truck drivers play a crucial role in almost every aspect of our daily

  • News Equipment

    First Volvo built at New River Valley returned

    August 16, 2018 10:18AM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley truck plant was recently reunited with the first truck ever built there. The truck was donated by the Wilson family, founders of the former Wilson Trucking Corporation. It’s a 1982 Volvo F7

  • The many benefits of electrification

    June 21, 2018 4:59AM by James Menzies

    For Volvo, the advantages of electrification will not only be enjoyed by customers, but by the world at large

  • News Equipment

    Volvo launches truck configurator

    May 7, 2018 10:19AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has developed an online configurator that allows customers to design their own VNR and VNL online. The custom design can be shared via social media, or sent to a Volvo dealer. “The Volvo Trucks online

  • News Equipment

    Volvo celebrates 35 years of aerodynamics

    April 20, 2018 11:11AM by Truck News

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Volvo was doing aero before aero was cool. The company announced at Truck World that it’s celebrating 35 years of aerodynamics. The company brought an integral sleeper to the market in 1983 as Volvo White. In 1996,

  • News Equipment

    Volvo completes transition to new VNL

    April 3, 2018 8:24AM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. – Volvo Trucks has announced it has completed its transition to full production of the new VNL 760 model for long-haul applications, ending production of the legacy VNL 670. The new VNL, introduced last year, features an all-new

  • Swedish P.M. visits Hagerstown plant

    March 16, 2018 9:24AM by Truck News

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Volvo Group’s Hagerstown powertrain plant hosted Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven this week. Swedish ambassador to the U.S., Karin Olofsdotter also visited, and the delegation was hosted by Volvo Group president and CEO Martin Lundstedt. A discussion