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Seeing the Solution: Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve is focused on producing the right tool for the job

The former head of Volvo Group Australia, Peter Voorhoeve, was named Volvo Trucks North America President last September, and he was thrown into an industry where today’s talking points include electric trucks and automated driver assistance systems that will lead to higher levels of self-driving technology.

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Volvo partners with Nvidia to develop AI for autonomous trucks

The Volvo Group has signed an agreement with Nvidia to jointly develop the decision-making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines.

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Volvo Trucks integrates autonomous transport system into logistics company

The purpose of the collaboration is to implement Vera in a real application, enabling a connected system for a continuous flow of goods, from a DFDS’ logistics centre to an APM Terminals port facility in Gothenburg, for distribution across the world, Volvo says.

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What electric trucks on the road now can tell us about electric trucks of the future

Electric trucks are hitting the road. And beyond the (extremely cool) fact that what once may have seemed like a distant fantasy has now officially become a full-fledged reality, there’s a lot we can learn from observing these trucks.

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Volvo facilities report improved energy performance

Volvo Group North America improved its energy performance at 14 of its U.S. facilities by 17.5% since Volvo re-pledged the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge in 2014 to reduce energy consumption by 25% in 10 years, the company says.

Volvo presents $44.8M check for Volvo LIGHTS project to South Coast AQMD

Volvo Trucks North America hosted the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as they presented a $44.8 million check to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (South Coast AQMD) for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project.

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Shifting transmission maintenance gears

AMTs have impacted the service process.

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Volvo Trucks releases new parameter updates

Volvo Trucks has made parameter updates to complement its newly-launched Parameter Plus subscription package, which allows for up to 50 parameter updates annually per covered vehicle.

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Diesel Forum highlights technologies that will drive efficiency for tomorrow’s trucks

Modern commercial vehicles have made incredible strides in fuel efficiency and emissions reductions, and continuing innovation, research and regulation is anticipated to deliver even greater savings in coming years, according to regulators, industry leaders, and vehicle, engine and fuel manufacturers heard recently at the SAE Government/Industry Meeting in Washington, D.C. During a two-part session titled

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Volvo Trucks adds new over-the-air ‘Parameter Plus’ subscription package

Volvo Trucks has introduced a new Parameter Plus Package, which allows for up to 50 parameter updates annually per covered vehicle. According to Volvo, this feature was implemented in part based on feedback from customers using over-the-air updates–a feature that Volvo says is currently used on 16,000 of its trucks. The multitude of parameter update

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Using the latest cab and sleeper enhancements to support truck driver retention

As the driver shortage and turnover rates remain significant challenges, the investment in premium equipment and comfort and convenience amenities can be offset by lower costs for recruiting, hiring and training. This has led many fleets focus on specifying equipment that can help attract and retain drivers. While it is hard to pinpoint a specific

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Handling remote diagnostic service notifications effectively to boost uptime

There’s no doubt that today’s advanced telematics systems are improving vehicle uptime. Along with providing information that helps streamline operations, these solutions are proving to be a critical part of eliminating guesswork about the severity of events requiring service. By notifying drivers and fleet managers instantly, telematics systems indicate fault code severity levels and allow

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