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Volvo Buses to close Wroclaw factory in 2024

The Wroclaw facility will be divested to Vargas Holding who will re-purpose and gradually grow the production facility starting in 2024 and the years to follow.

Volvo receives record order for electric trucks in Australia

In Australia, sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up.

Five truck trend takeaways from December

Take a look back at December’s biggest stories while you look ahead to the New Year.

Ryder deploys Volvo VNR Electric trucks to service Volvo assembly operations 

Volvo Trucks North America has delivered seven Volvo VNR Electric trucks to Ryder System to support local supply chain routes servicing the Volvo Group’s truck assembly operations in Pennsylvania. Ryder replaced the diesel trucks that were previously servicing the route and will operate the zero-tailpipe emissions Class 8 battery-electric trucks to support the Volvo Group’s

Volvo delivers electric trucks with fossil-free steel to customers

Volvo has begun using fossil-free steel in its trucks. The first electric trucks with fossil-free steel are now being delivered to customers. In September this year, Volvo Trucks started series production of heavy-duty electric, 44-ton trucks, as the first global truck manufacturer to achieve this. Some of the electric trucks will also be the first

Volvo Trucks to begin customer testing fuel cell trucks in 2025

The testing of fuel cell electric trucks in commercial traffic will start in 2025 with selected customers in Northern Europe, followed by additional trucks in more countries over the coming years, Volvo Trucks says. The goal of the pilot tests will be to look at all different aspects of the truck’s operation including working components,

Volvo Group pledges to ‘Drive to Zero’ program

CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program and campaign welcomes the Volvo Group as its newest pledge partner. By signing the Drive to Zero pledge, the Volvo Group joins Drive to Zero’s current network of 130+ manufacturers, fleets, governments, infrastructure providers and other market leaders committed to accelerating zero-emission commercial vehicles. Pledge partners agree to work strategically and

Volvo makes Allison RHS transmission available on VNL trucks

Allison Transmission has announced that the Allison 3414 Regional Haul Series (RHS) fully automatic transmission has been integrated into Volvo’s heavy-duty VNL trucks and is currently available to order. The first production orders for 3414 RHS equipped VNL trucks have been built for regional haul, food and beverage and distribution customers. The Allison 3414 Regional

Automated and automatic transmissions for heavy-haul

Heavy-haul. Just the name itself gets across the kind of power that is needed for trucks in these applications. Yet the trucks need to be versatile as well, because the truck won’t spend all of its time on the jobsite.

Diesel Technology Forum congratulates inaugural Diesel Progress Awards winners

The Diesel Technology Forum congratulates all the winners of the inaugural Diesel Progress Awards, especially forum members Caterpillar, Volvo Penta of the Americas and John Deere. The awards celebrate innovation in making internal combustion engines and machines more efficient, powerful and productive.

Volvo Trucks to introduce all-electric trucks in North America

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $44.8 million to SCAQMD for the Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project.  The Volvo LIGHTS project will involve 16 partners, and transform freight operations at the facilities of two of the United States’ top trucking fleets.  Volvo LIGHTS is part of California Climate

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Leveraging analytics helps Leonard’s Express reduce maintenance costs

To get the most out of its trucks, Leonard’s Express, a family-owned asset-based transportation provider headquartered in Farmington, N.Y., invests heavily in predictive analysis. The fleet is continuously working to stay one step ahead of the curve, working to keep its trucks running productively each day. As Leonard’s Express Chief Information Officer Kyle Johnson puts