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Don’t ‘yada yada yada’ the OTA engine reprogramming details

What’s the deal with over-the-air engine reprogramming? That’s no Seinfeld bit – it’s what OEMs are starting to hear from customers every day. Most manufacturers who offer it say OTA reprogramming had already been steadily gaining traction pre-pandemic among fleets looking for a boost in engine effectiveness and reliability. Today, the contactless nature of this

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Volvo names new head of global truck production organization

Jens Holtinger has been appointed as head of Volvo‘s global truck production organization and member of the Volvo executive board. He will replace Jan Ohlsson, who will retire. Holtinger will take on his position as of Oct. 1. Holtinger began his career at the Volvo Group in 1995. He has held many senior positions within

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Link introduces ROI Cabmate aftermarket kits

Link Manufacturing has released aftermarket kits for its ROI Cabmate Semi-Active Cab Suspension. The kits are designed and engineered to replace original, factory-installed cab suspensions with Link’s “intelligent” cab suspensions featuring Road Optimized Innovation (ROI) technology, the company says. The kits target sleeper models including the Freightliner Cascadia, Kenworth T680, International LT Series, Peterbilt 579

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Volvo Trucks partners with Galfab and Fontaine Modification to streamline installation of roll-off bodies

Volvo Trucks North America has announced a collaboration with Galfab to have roll-off bodies available for installation at the Fontaine facility near Volvo Trucks’ Dublin, Va., factory. The local process will enable a more efficient body installation and delivery of Volvo truck models with 60,000- or 75,000-lb. Galfab roll-off hoist bodies to customers and dealers,

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Building the right truck for regional haul applications

The roller coaster of freight demand continues. For fleets looking at new applications to drive business, regional haul equipment options have expanded over the past several years. From gearing and powertrain options to driver safety and creature comforts, it’s important you spec the right truck for the regional job. And if you aren’t in a

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Volvo Trucks North America announces driver display Activation for remote programming

Volvo Trucks is rolling out a new version of its Remote Programming services called Driver Display Activation. The new service allows drivers to update software and parameters at any time, from anywhere they have cellular service. Remote Programming Driver Display Activation will be available in Q4 of this year. Volvo Trucks says its Remote Programming

Volvo Trucks partners with Fontaine Modification on reduced-height VAH 300 day cab

The Volvo Auto Hauler (VAH) 300, Volvo Trucks’ North American day cab, is now available for order at an unladen 94.5-inch height. The lower overall height of the VAH 300 offers the flexibility to position a larger vehicle over the truck’s cab to maximize payload, Volvo says. A clean top-of-frame behind the cab also allows

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Volvo Financial Services offers enhanced finance program

Volvo Financial Services (VFS) is offering customers in the U.S. an enhanced finance program on the purchase or lease of a model year 2020 or 2019 Volvo VNL, VNR, VNX or VHD model during this time of financial uncertainty as a result of COVID-19. Volvo says the “Hammer Down 2.0” program extends the first payment

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Volvo Trucks names M&K Truck Centers 2019 U.S. Dealer Group of the Year

Volvo Trucks has awarded M&K Truck Centers, headquartered in Byron Center, Michigan, and its other 15 Volvo Trucks dealer locations, as its 2019 U.S. Dealer Group of the Year. The annual U.S. Dealer Group of the Year Award recognized M&K Truck Centers and its employees for outstanding performance in a number of key areas including

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Volvo Trucks North America announces Driver Display Activation for remote programming

Volvo Trucks is rolling out a new version of its Remote Programming services called Driver Display Activation. The new service allows drivers to update software and parameters at any time, from anywhere they have cellular service. Remote Programming Driver Display Activation will be available Q4 2020. Volvo Trucks’ Remote Programming services allow drivers and decision

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Inside the Volvo Trucks electric VNR

Volvo Trucks North America offered a first look at its Class 8 battery-electric project trucks during an event at TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana, Calif. The Volvo VNR Electric project trucks will be put into real-world commercial operations with two of California’s leading freight companies, Dependable Supply Chain Services and NFI. Volvo Trucks engineers and

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Addressing electric truck charging infrastructure challenges

Electric truck charging infrastructure can be confusing, especially when fleets that have talked diesel MPG need to talk electric Kwh. At the Volvo LIGHTS Project event that highlighted a collaborative approach to truck electrification, a panel of speakers took to the TEC Equipment shop floor next to newly-installed ABB chargers to tell fleets: You’re not

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