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  • Titanium Group to bring in 240 new Volvos

    July 15, 2015 8:06AM by Truck News

    WOODBRIDGE, Ont. — Titanium Group has announced it’s adding 240 new Volvo VNL 670 trucks to its fleet. The first shipments have already arrived, with the company scheduled to take delivery of 140 this year and in early 2016. It

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    Beaver Truck Centre adding new Brandon location

    July 10, 2015 12:59PM by Truck News

    BRANDON, Man. — Beaver Truck Centre has announced the opening of a new location in Brandon. The new Volvo dealership will be managed by Patrick Southall and Norm Verboom, the company announced. Southall will serve as operations manager and Verboom will

  • Volvo supports GHG regs, but still prefers complete vehicle standard

    June 22, 2015 8:45AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Group announced today it is committed to working with the EPA and NHTSA to meet Phase 2 greenhouse gas regulations, but it will continue to push its point that a single vehicle standard would be more


    May 26, 2015 9:37AM by James Menzies

    Editorial director Lou Smyrlis attended a Volvo event in Newport, Rhode Island earlier this month, where technology was the theme. Among the futuristic concepts broached by Volvo executives was the idea of a ‘smart’ trailer that can operate independently of

  • Smart trailers, predictive safety systems part of the future of trucking

    May 19, 2015 10:26AM by Lou Smyrlis

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Can you imagine driving a tractor-trailer combination where the trailer is smarter than the tractor and can operate independently? Volvo Trucks can and its executives took the opportunity to share with clients and media their view of

  • Volvo outlines how connectivity will reshape trucking

    May 16, 2015 10:48AM by Lou Smyrlis

    NEWPORT, R.I. — Vehicle connectivity innovations will soon change the face of the trucking industry, reshaping everything from maintenance practices to driver productivity, according to Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. Nyberg was one of several Volvo C-Suite

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    April 28, 2015 9:43AM by James Menzies

    Marc Poland, service manager at Sheehan’s Truck Centre, gave a presentation at Performance Innovation Transport’s (PIT) annual conference a couple months back and provided what I felt were some useful tips on how to expedite the service of your vehicle.

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    Volvo Group invests in truck platooning technology

    April 27, 2015 12:01PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo announced today it has invested, through its Volvo Group Venture Capital subsidiary, in truck platooning pioneer Peloton Technology. Peloton has developed an integrated safety, efficiency and analytics platform that builds upon advanced collision mitigation and adaptive

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    Volvo reinforces I-Shift for severe-duty applications

    March 18, 2015 8:47PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo’s I-Shift automated manual transmission can now be deployed into severe-service applications. A more rugged version of the transmission has been developed and will be available for order in May in Volvo VHD vocational trucks. It can

  • Volvo accepting entrants for fleet safety awards

    February 26, 2015 5:19AM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo will once again this year recognize two of North America’s safest fleets. The truck maker announced it will once again recognize two North American trucking companies with the safest driving records and best safety programs. Each

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    Volvo extends service intervals to reduce maintenance costs

    February 16, 2015 10:28AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Volvo has extended recommended maintenance intervals on oil changes and diesel particulate filter (DPF) cleanings. The extended intervals apply to all model year 2011 and newer Volvo trucks with Volvo D11, D13 or D16 engines. Volvo claims

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    Volvo adds long-haul VAH auto-hauler

    February 2, 2015 3:06PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo has added a VAH 630 premium sleeper tractor designed for long-haul transport to its auto-hauler line. The new offering rounds out a line of auto-haulers that already include a VAH day cab and small sleeper model.

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    Volvo achieves record Canadian market share

    January 19, 2015 3:54PM by Truck News

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Canada loves Volvo. The truck maker declared today it achieved its best Canadian market share ever in 2014, at 15.3% of the heavy-duty retail market. The data was compiled by the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association and HIS

  • Getting down with uptime

    December 10, 2014 12:29PM by Sonia Straface

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Uptime was the buzzword of the year for Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks – and they finally brought the word to life with their new joint venture, the Uptime Center in Greensboro, N.C. that opened

  • Bison O/O named Volvo-CTA National Driver of the Year

    November 17, 2014 1:44PM by Truck News

    WINNIPEG, Man. — A Bison Transport owner/operator has been selected as the Volvo-CTA National Driver of the Year. Mark Tricco received the honour, having put together an accident-free 33-year driving career. Over that time Tricco has run three million miles,