Watch: Volvo Trucks North America NACV announcements

Watch: Volvo Trucks North America NACV announcements

At NACV 2019, Volvo Group and Volvo Trucks North America took to the stage to make several product announcements, provide a market outlook and talk continually evolving technology trends. Check out the videos below for all of the coverage.

Volvo Group President and Chief Executive Officer Martin Lundstedt provides a global view of Volvo’s key markets.

Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve talked market 2020 expectations, technology trends.

Volvo Trucks North America Product Marketing Manager Allison Athey made several product announcements including aerodynamic improvements and new VNR model.

Click here to peruse all of our NACV 2019 content.

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