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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

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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

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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

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Volvo Trucks announces Dealer 2020 Group of the Year winners

Volvo Trucks North America named North Carolina-based Advantage Truck Center as its 2020 North America Dealer Group of the Year. The company also honored its top regional dealership groups during a recent virtual awards ceremony. Volvo Trucks says the annual North America Dealer Group of the Year Award recognizes leading performance across several areas. In

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Mack, Volvo dealer Vanguard Truck Center invests in new Houston dealership

Vanguard Truck Centers recently opened a new dealership in Houston, investing $23 million in the facility. The Mack and Volvo truck dealer now operates 20 different sites in six states, including Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, South Carolina and Texas, The new 120,000 square-foot facility rests on 23 acres at 12935 Crosby Freeway, north of U.S.

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Volvo LIGHTS team helps facilitate modification for California public EV truck charging stations

Working in collaboration with its Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project partners – Calstart, Trillium and Greenlots – and other industry organizations, Volvo Trucks says it has helped facilitate the modification of California utility rules to give private entities the ability to sell electricity as a motor fuel at publicly-accessible charging stations for

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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