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    Mack, Volvo Uptime Centers seeing impressive benefits

    November 11, 2016 9:15AM by Truck News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mack and Volvo have received an award for their Certified Uptime Center training programs. The companies received a Brandon Hall Group gold award for Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy. The awards are given

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    US government lauds handling of Volvo recall

    November 1, 2016 6:35AM by Truck News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is lauding the handling of an unprecedented recall earlier this year. The agency announced 100% of the nearly 16,000 affected Volvo trucks have been accounted for. The trucks had

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    Volvo anticipating further decline in Class 8 truck market

    October 25, 2016 8:00AM by James Menzies

    LAURENS, S.C. – Volvo Trucks is projecting North American Class 8 truck sales are going to get worse before they get better. Magnus Koeck, vice-president of marketing and brand management, told the truck press Monday that Volvo is predicting a

  • Mack, Volvo bringing remote diagnostics to older trucks

    October 5, 2016 9:15AM by Truck News

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Mack and Volvo announced at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition, deals with telematics provider Geotab that will bring remote diagnostics to older vehicles. “We are pleased to sign this agreement with Geotab because

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    Volvo hits 13 mpg with SuperTruck

    September 13, 2016 2:34PM by James Menzies

    Truck maker exceeded goal to improve freight efficiency by 50%

  • Volvo deploys fully autonomous truck in Swedish mine

    September 7, 2016 7:00AM by Truck News

    ARVIDSJAUR, Sweden – Volvo Trucks says it has deployed the world’s first fully autonomous truck in the world to be tested in mining operations deep underground. The truck is operating in the Kristineberg Mine in northern Sweden. It will cover

  • Volvo names new senior v.p. of sales

    July 20, 2016 1:20PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America has named Jeff Lester its new senior vice-president of sales. Lester will take over the new role Aug. 1 and will lead the North American regional sales organization. “Jeff has successfully served 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

  • Mack and Volvo offering Omnitracs to increase productivity and safety

    June 16, 2016 1:47PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North American have both launched the expansions of their fleet management services with Omnitracs Integrated Telematics. Mack has utilized the new fleet management solution with its factory-installed telematics hardware in an effort

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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

  • With record-setting year in the books, Volvo eyes further growth

    February 24, 2016 8:43PM by James Menzies

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Volvo built more trucks than ever before for the North American market in 2015, setting market share records in the US and Canada in the process. But Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America, said the

  • Titanium orders 145 new Volvos

    December 16, 2015 8:34AM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Titanium Transportation Group announced it will take delivery of 145 new Volvo trucks in 2016. Ninety-five Volvo VNL 670 trucks have already been delivered and another 145 will be received in 2016, the company announced. Titanium says

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    September 1, 2015 10:36AM by James Menzies

    I spent some time earlier this month with Volvo in Utah and Idaho, where I had the chance to drive the company’s new 6×2 setup with Adaptive Loading. The configuration features a liftable pusher axle that is raised when empty

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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