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Volvo Trucks N.A. pres. talks electric truck service, the Daimler/Volvo JV

You got the high-level view of Volvo’s decarbonization efforts, both diesel and electric, in our exclusive executive interview story with Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. But Peter and I spent much of our time together in the weeds, talking about the nitty-gritty details of early electric truck adopters, the EV service and

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Diesel engine aftertreatment service tips

It’s probably not a surprise to hear that a large number of the most common issues with today’s diesel engines involve aftertreatment systems. Recently, Fleet Equipment discussed the causes of problems such as excess regeneration activity and how to determine if the regeneration frequency with their engines is within a normally accepted range. Our panels

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What’s the commercial EV reality?

This is the second time that Volvo Trucks North America’s Allison Athey has turned the tables on me. When she last took over the FE Unscripted hosting duties, we busted trucking spec’ing myths. This time, the Volvo Trucks North America product marketing manager has me in the hot seat to talk about the reality of

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The biggest heavy-duty truck equipment stories of the year

I’m going to do something surprising. This list will not feature any electric truck headlines, despite the topic owning 2021 headlines. It’s not that I’m turning a blind eye to it. My counterpart in content crime, Mr. Sickels, named decarbonization as the Fleet Equipment’s Truck Equipment Trend of the Year last week. It’s more than

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Volvo, Daimler, Traton form JV to develop electric truck charging network

Three commercial vehicle manufacturers – Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and the Traton Group – have signed a binding agreement to create a joint venture (JV) to install and operate a high-performance public charging network for battery electric, heavy-duty long-haul trucks and buses across Europe. The parties say they are committed to initiating and accelerating the necessary

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No doubt about it: Decarbonization is FE’s 2021 Truck Equipment Trend of the Year

The most wonderful time of the year is finally here, because it’s that time again to announce Fleet Equipment’s Trend of the Year. Typically, when this annual story rolls around the editorial staff takes a week or so to pore over our content from our most recent cycle around the sun, articulating in detail our

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Volvo Trucks Dealer Group Vanguard acquires Advantage Truck Centers

Volvo Trucks North America announces Vanguard Truck Centers, a multi-regional, full-service commercial truck dealer group and leasing operation, has acquired Charlotte-based Advantage Truck Centers and Advantage Truck Leasing. Vanguard Truck Centers is one of Volvo Truck’s leading sales and leasing dealer groups, Volvo says, with locations in Georgia, South Carolina, Texas and Arizona. The acquisition

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Four electric truck questions with QCD

The year 2020 was the first time that fleets began to take delivery of electric trucks as part of pilot programs. Since we have already raced nearly to the end of 2021, FE checked in with fleets to see how their experiences have been with these trucks; how the trucks have held up compared to

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Five truck trend takeaways from November

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from November focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place. 5. Truck service tips for when the snow starts to fly Like it or not, it’s time to start preparing

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Early electric truck wins and what’s needed going forward

There are still plenty of unknowns about the road the trucking industry will travel toward zero-emissions trucks, but if 2021 proved anything it’s that early adopting fleets are ready for electric. And the right applications are ready for electric trucks too. Many OEMs touted electric truck orders and deliveries this year. On Volvo Trucks North

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Trucking sustainability starts now

Peter Voorhoeve is serious about trucking sustainability. And the Volvo Trucks North America president doesn’t mean sustainability that happens tomorrow or the day after. For Volvo Trucks and fleets across the country, it means now. Right now. While Volvo Trucks has seen early success with the adoption of its VNR Electric–Voorhoeve knows that decarbonization efforts

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Volvo Group North America awarded $18M for SuperTruck 3 program

Volvo Group North America (VGNA) announced that it was selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SuperTruck 3 Program and will receive more than $18 million in federal funding to develop technologies that advance the industry’s adoption of regional-haul, heavy-duty zero-emission electrified trucks in the United States. VGNA will also invest matching

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