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Volvo Trucks releases new Payload Plus fuel efficiency package

Volvo Trucks has introduced new “Payload Plus” packages for the Volvo VNR and VNL series trucks, which are now available to order. According to Volvo, the packages provide a way to shave up to 540 lbs. from Volvo VNR regional-haul models and remove more than 335 lbs. from Volvo VNL long-haul models, and are geared toward weight-sensitive

Volvo Trucks, Greenlots to provide EV charging infrastructure in Southern California

Greenlots, a provider of electric vehicle charging software and solutions, announced it will collaborate with Volvo Trucks to deploy charging infrastructure for electric trucks operating out of warehouses in Southern California. This project was borught about as part of a public-private partnership with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB awarded $44.8 million to the South Coast Air Quality

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Volvo and Trimble to collaborate on fleet management services

Volvo Trucks North America has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Trimble Transportation Enterprise (formerly TMW Systems) to develop future transportation management and fleet maintenance products and services. According to the companies, the proposed collaboration leverages Volvo’s on-board connectivity hardware to offer solutions that help fleets run their businesses more effectively, bringing critical

Volvo Trucks offers new Xceed efficiency package for VNL 760 and VNL 860

Volvo Trucks has introduced the new “Xceed” fuel efficiency package for Volvo VNL 760 and VNL 860 models operating in dry van and refrigerated trailer operations. The new fuel efficiency package will be available for order beginning in January for 2020 model year trucks. “The new Xceed fuel efficiency package is the most efficient package

Volvo Trucks develops new transport solution featuring automated electric trucks

Volvo Trucks announced the development of a new transport solution consisting of automated electric commercial vehicles that can contribute to more efficient, safer and cleaner transportation. According to Volvo Trucks, this solution is aimed at adding capacity and complementing today’s offerings to support fleets and drivers by relieving driver shortages and constraints on freight capacity.

The AAA Cooper Transportation advantage: A cohesive maintenance, safety and purchasing approach

Combining three functional areas of its fleet operation under a single management team is proving to be an advantage at AAA Cooper Transportation. “With safety, maintenance and purchasing for the fleet managed collectively we have a combined thought process,” says Steven Aronhalt, the fleet’s vice president of safety and maintenance. “The value in that approach

Where should the motors go on electric truck axles?

There are three options currently being used for motor placement in an electric powertrain: centralized direct drive solutions, centralized motor with a gearbox or deep reduction axle gearing, or an e-axle in which the motor is placed directly onto the axle itself. According to Steve Slesinski, director of global product planning for Dana, the latter

Driving the future: Volvo is bringing its first electric trucks to market in Europe—and says this is only the beginning

It’s starting to rain a little bit here in Gothenburg, Sweden. In the cab of this particular truck that fact is more noticeable than it would normally be, because the sound of the rain is actually louder than the sound of the idling truck itself. Yes, this Class 7 truck, this behemoth refuse collection tool,

Volvo’s ‘Shape of Trucks to Come’ has arrived. Now what?

Magnus Koeck stands in a sprawling ExpoCam 2017 trade show booth flanked by a pair of Volvo VNR regional-haul tractors. The sleek new trucks stand in stark comparison to the sand-blasted Brutalist construction of ExpoCam’s Place Bonaventure exhibit hall. Yet, the VNR’s aggressive aerodynamic design is given some bite with angular headlights and air intakes

Safety system 101: The simple facts about today’s advanced safety systems

Let’s face it: while advanced safety systems offer numerous benefits, the fast-advancing nature of this technology has led to some confusion in the marketplace. While we all may understand what collision mitigation systems do in the big-picture sense, the details of each system are not always so easily understood: Does it have forward collision warning

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Volvo Trucks North America appoints Per Carlsson as acting president

Per Carlsson, currently the global senior vice president of strategy and transformation office for Volvo Trucks, has been appointed acting president of Volvo Trucks North America. He will, on an interim basis, succeed Göran Nyberg, who has decided to take a position outside the Volvo Group. Carlsson, pictured above, has held several senior management positions

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A hammer doesn’t swing itself: The evolving role of people, technology in truck service

Conal Deedy sits in a dramatically lit conference room within the Volvo Trucks Customer Center. Spotlights shine on technology innovations past, present and future—from today’s over-the-air engine reprogramming to a rarely seen scale model of a Volvo concept truck. As Volvo Trucks’ director of connected vehicle services, Conal is Volvo’s foremost voice on all things