Ascend, Volvo announce autonomous partnership
Ascend, a truckload carrier that offers middle-mile supply chain solutions, announced a commercial partnership with Volvo Autonomous Solutions (VAS). Ascend is the first asset-based truckload carrier to reserve capacity for VAS’s hub-to-hub autonomous transportation offering in the first lane planned for operation. Ascend Dedicated is the firm’s newest arm which is being built upon the strong foundation
Volvo Trucks announces 2022 Dealer Group of the Year winners
Volvo Trucks announced award winners at the company’s annual dinner in Las Vegas.
Volvo Trucks expands EV charger access with new vendor partner
The company’s Vendor Direct Shipping program now includes five models of EV chargers.
Volvo to supply 20 heavy-duty electric trucks to Amazon in Germany
Volvo Trucks will deliver fully electric heavy-duty trucks to Amazon in Germany by year end. The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually, fuelled with electricity instead of diesel. Heavy goods vehicles and other commercial vehicles make up around 36% of Germany’s domestic transport emissions, which makes
Volvo Trucks launches electric truck total cost of ownership tool
Volvo Trucks North America has introduced a new electromobility total cost of ownership (TCO) tool to support customers to make fact-based decisions about the business impact of purchasing and operating zero-tailpipe emission battery electric trucks, the company announced during a press conference at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition earlier this week. The TCO tool,
Volvo Trucks presents a new fully electric axle for extended range
Volvo Trucks unveiled a completely new, fully electric rear axle at the IAA transport show in Hannover, Germany. Freeing up space for more batteries, the new e-axle means even longer range for Volvo’s battery electric trucks. Volvo Trucks has the widest offer of battery electric trucks in the industry, with six different models in serial production.
Gabrielli Truck Sales becomes Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer
Volvo Trucks North America has designated Gabrielli Truck Sales, one of the largest and oldest commercial truck dealers in the Northeast, as a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, signifying that it is ready to support customers interested in adding Volvo VNR Electric trucks to their fleets. Gabrielli Truck Sales recently completed the required
Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, TRATON GROUP kick off charging infrastructure joint venture
The Volvo Group, Daimler Truck, and the TRATON GROUP completed the final step in forming the previously announced joint venture (JV) for charging infrastructure in Europe. The new JV, with Anja van Niersen as appointed CEO, is expected to have a significant role in supporting the European Union’s Green Deal for carbon-neutral freight transportation by
Volvo Trucks North America introduces I-Torque
The new Volvo I-Torque is a unique powertrain solution enabling the truck to operate optimally with up to a 31% increase in fuel-efficient speed range, achieving up to an amazing 8.5 miles per gallon at 85 mph, the company says. I-Torque comprises the D13 Turbo Compound (TC) engine, the I-Shift with overdrive features, adaptive gear shift
Volvo Trucks named first certified EV dealer in Central Valley
Volvo Trucks North America has designated Affinity Truck Center’s Fresno, Calif., location as a Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, signifying that it is ready to support customers interested in adding Volvo VNR Electrics to their local and regional distribution, pickup and delivery, and food and beverage distribution routes. Located in the heart of
Three takeaways from the Daimler Trucks AG, Volvo Group cellcentric JV announcement
Make no mistake: The trend of increasingly sustainable truck equipment technology is here to stay, with even more equipment advances coming down the line to meet an array of trucking applications. That was the tone set by the leaders of two global truck manufacturers–Martin Daum, chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG
Daimler Truck AG, Volvo Group launch joint venture fully committed to hydrogen-based fuel cells
Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group officially outlined their roadmap for the new hydrogen fuel cell joint venture cellcentric, as part of commitment to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells for long-haul trucks and beyond. The companies say cellcentric will build one of Europe’s largest planned series production of fuel-cell systems, with operation planned