Business, Technology

Volvo Rolls Out Remote Programming for Over-the-Air Vehicle Software Updates

Volvo's Conal Deedy Volvo's Conal Deedy by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Volvo Trucks said it has begun rolling out its Remote Programming feature for over-the-air vehicle software updates to help customers streamline maintenance and prevent vehicle downtime.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 6, 2018

Volvo AB Ends 2017 With Record Revenue

Volvo Truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Diversified truck manufacturer Volvo AB reported a surge in net income as well as record revenue for 2017 as truck demand remains high in Europe and is increasing in North America and Brazil.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2018
Business, Equipment

Volvo Sees Rising Global Truck Demand Straining Supply Chain

Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Volvo AB boosted its forecast for truck markets in the U.S. and Europe this year as low fuel prices and interest rates push demand, a development that’s expected to put more strain on an already tight supply chain. The shares rose the most in three months.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
January 31, 2018

Martin Weissburg Appointed President of Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks Joe Howard/Transport Topics

Martin Weissburg, currently president of Volvo Construction Equipment, will become president of Mack Trucks effective June 1, 2018.

Transport Topics
December 8, 2017
Business, Equipment

Truck Makers Point to Improving Market in 3Q

Mercedes Trucks Guenter Schiffmann/Bloomberg News

Truck makers highlighted growing demand for their equipment in third-quarter earnings reports even as they posted mixed results. One saw profitability slip but revenue climb, while two others reported an increase in net income and revenue.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2017

Analysis: Let’s Give a Blast of the Air Horn for Global Truck Boom

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It’s rare that major economies all grow at the same time. For investors that’s sometimes frustrating. There’s always at least one country—Brazil, Russia, wherever—blotting a multinational’s otherwise decent set of numbers.

Chris Bryant | Bloomberg News
October 20, 2017
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Trucks Adds Gas-Powered Trucks in Europe

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks introduced two gas-powered, heavy-duty trucks that offer fuel efficiency and performance on par with that of diesel-fueled trucks, and comply with Euro 6 emissions regulations.

Transport Topics
October 6, 2017
Business, Equipment

Daimler, Volvo Execs Praise Inaugural NACV Show

Volvo's Magnus Koeck Koeck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — North American executives from Daimler Trucks and Volvo Group offered an early post-event endorsement of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show just ended.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
October 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

Takeaways From Volvo Announcements at NACV

TT Executive Editor Joe Howard (right) and Associate News Editor Jonathan S. Reiskin discuss the takeaways from Volvo's announcements on Sept. 25, 2017, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

September 25, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Volvo’s Top Tech Official Says Engineers Face Uncertain Technology Landscape

Volvo's Lars Stenqvist Lars Stenqvist, Volvo Group's chief technology officer. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Truck engineers are in the midst of a technological revolution, but are challenged to move away from established technologies and venture into the unknown, according to Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer Lars Stenqvist.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2017