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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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    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 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.

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    Volvo Group opens new Canadian PDC in Milton

    March 26, 2019 2:42PM by James Menzies

    MILTON, Ont. – Volvo Group has opened a massive new parts distribution center (PDC) in Milton, Ont., triple the size of its former Mississauga location, about 20 kms away. More favorable real estate pricing, less traffic congestion, airport access, and

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    Volvo demonstrates connected vehicle technologies

    March 12, 2019 8:41AM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Volvo Group recently demonstrated the potential of connected vehicle technologies integrated with traffic signal data, using a Volvo VNL. The demonstration of Eco-Drive was done along two connected freight corridors in Carson, Calif. Eco-Drive integrates traffic signal

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    Volvo invests in wireless EV charging

    January 16, 2019 8:23AM by Truck News

    PHILADELPHIA, Penn. – Volvo Group Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, has invested in a firm developing high power wireless charging of electric vehicles. Momentum Dynamics, based in Pennsylvania, is developing and commercializing high power inductive charging for the

  • 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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    Remote programming for all Volvo GHG17 engines

    October 17, 2018 9:28AM by johng@newcom.ca

    All Volvo trucks with GHG 2017 engines and factory-installed connectivity hardware are now eligible for software and parameter updates through Volvo’s Remote programming. Remote programming takes less than 20 minutes, the company says. Several parameter packages now allow truck owners

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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

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    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

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    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