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  • Volvo safety-improvement team turns 50

    October 2, 2019 9:31AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – It has been 50 years since Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team began gathering information to improve road safety. The team’s work focuses on improving both active and passive safety for Volvo trucks. Research into passive safety is

  • Registration opens for VISTA 2019-20

    October 1, 2019 9:36AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Registration is now open for what is billed as the world’s largest service market competition, the Volvo International Service Training Awards, or VISTA. This year up to 20,000 technicians from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses global dealer

  • 20,000 technicians expected to compete in VISTA  

    September 10, 2019 8:05AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Registration opens Sept. 30 for the world’s largest service market competition, the Volvo International Service Training Awards, also known as VISTA. Nearly 20,000 technicians from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses global dealer networks are expected to participate

  • Volvo marks 60 years of saving lives with seat belts

    June 27, 2019 9:32AM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – It was 60 years ago this year Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin invented the three-point seat belt while working at Volvo. Now a standard feature in all vehicles, the seat belt is seen as the world´s most important

  • News Technology

    Volvo’s Vera making driverless deliveries

    June 13, 2019 12:51PM by Truck News

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo’s driverless, cabless, electric truck has been put to work shuttling containers between a port and logistics center. Dubbed Vera, the truck is operating for ferry and logistics company DFDS. The objective is to put Vera into

  • Volvo cars and trucks to share traffic info

    May 7, 2018 9:16AM by Truck News

    GOTHEBURG, Sweden – Volvo trucks and cars in Europe are participating in a cloud-based service to share real-time traffic hazard information. Volvo’s Connected Safety was launched by Volvo Cars in 2016, and is now being rolled out in Volvo Trucks.

  • Volvo Trucks names its Canadian Dealer of the Year

    December 2, 2015 3:48PM by Truck West

    LANGLEY, B.C. – Volvo Trucks has named Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group of Langley, B.C. its 2015 Canadian Dealer of the Year. Volvo Trucks also handed out Dealer of the Year honours to Michigan’s M&K Truck Centers for North American

  • Navigating the roadblocks

    November 5, 2014 9:41AM by Carolyn Gruske

    Figuring out how to make a self-driving truck is the easy part. Integrating autonomous technology into society is
    where the challenge truly begins.

  • Kriska wins Volvo Safety Award

    October 7, 2014 9:47AM by Truck News

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Thanks to winning a safety award, a Canadian trucking company now has an extra US$25,000 to spend on making its operations even safer. Kriska Holdings Ltd. of Prescott, Ont. was one of two companies named as

  • Green to Gold: Waiting for the greap leap forward

    September 10, 2014 8:00AM by Harry Rudolfs

    Diesel engines are becoming cleaner and more efficient, but alternative fuels are gaining in popularity. Will diesel still be king of the road in 2025?

  • Volvo upgrades assembly plant

    June 26, 2014 10:13AM by Truck News

    DUBLIN, Va. – A good coat of paint doesn’t come cheap—at least not for Volvo Trucks North America. The manufacturer is spending US$69 million to upgrade its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va., and a significant portion

  • New leadership for Volvo in Canada

    June 5, 2014 10:36AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Trucks has hired a new executive for its Canadian operations. Greig Howlett, who was formerly director of sales at Mack Trucks Inc., has been named as vice-president, Canada region, and will succeed Brent Weary, who is