Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Volvo to Share Fleet Performance Tool With Dealers

TT Senior Reporter Roger Gilroy recaps Volvo's announcement at TMC 2020 that it will share an internal tool for reviewing fleet operational performance with dealers.

February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo to Share Fleet Performance Details With Dealers

Volvo The Volvo booth on the exhibit floor. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Volvo Trucks North America has developed an internal tool called Expert Analysis for reviewing fleet operational performance and will put it in the hands of dealers and some customers later this year.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 26, 2020

Volvo Cars Owner Plots Merger That Puts Listing Back in Play

Li Shufu, head of Geely Group, at an interview in Beijing, China, in March 2018. Li Shufu, chairman of Geely Group and Volvo Cars, at an interview in Beijing, China, in March 2018. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Volvo Cars owner Li Shufu set out to combine the Swedish carmaker he bought in 2010 with his Hong Kong-listed automobile unit to create a company with the scale to compete in a rapidly consolidating global market.

February 10, 2020
Business, Equipment

Volvo Reports Higher Q4 Income, Flat Revenue

Volvo Volvo truck cabins are hoisted over the production floor at the Volvo AG New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va. (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

Volvo Group reported flat revenue and stronger net income in the fourth quarter compared with a year earlier as deliveries of construction equipment and buses grew and truck deliveries declined.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 31, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt Outlines Time of Transition for Trucking

Meritor CEO Jay Craig (left) interviews Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt Meritor CEO Jay Craig (left) interviews Volvo CEO Martin Lundstedt. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — Volvo Group CEO Martin Lundstedt said the commercial vehicle industry has entered a time of transition with the rise of electric-powered trucks, automated driving technology and connected vehicles.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 31, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Unveils New VNR Model, Touts Aerodynamic Option

Volvo's VNR 660 model, available in 2020 Volvo's VNR 660 model, available in 2020. (Volvo Trucks North America)

ATLANTA — A new vehicle model meant to enhance regional-haul assignments was unveiled by Volvo Trucks North America at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 28, 2019
Business, Equipment

Volvo Braces for 2020 Slump as Truck Orders Hit the Brakes

Volvo truck at truck stop A Volvo truck at a truck stop. (Volvo Trucks)

Volvo Group is preparing for more output cuts after forecasting a slump in truck deliveries next year in North America and Europe on weaker demand.

Niclas Rolander | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Volvo Improves Braking, Detection With Updated Driver Assist System

Interior view of Volvo's active driver assist system Interior view of Volvo's Active Driver Assist System. (Volvo Trucks North America)

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America introduced an updated version of its driver assistance system that increases the speed from which the brakes can stop the truck without driver input, and which improves the system’s recognition of when the driver switches lanes to avoid a vehicle in its path.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

VTNA Expands Use of 3D Printing at Truck Plant

Volvo Trucks North America Volvo Trucks used 3D printing technology to develop a one-piece diffuser used in the paint atomizer cleaning process, saving the firm more than $1,000 per part, as well as eliminating the need for a multiple-piece component. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America announced it is using 3D printing technology to produce tools and fixtures used in the manufacturing process at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va., where all of its trucks for the North American market are built.

September 6, 2019
Business, Technology

Volvo Trucks Debuts Service Through Noregon Partnerships

Volvo truck on a city street Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks has introduced a “dynamic” maintenance service through its ongoing partnership with Noregon Systems Inc., an internet of things company that specializes in connected-vehicle solutions.

September 3, 2019