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 | Staff 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

Volvo Recalls 500,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Engine Part

Volvo Recalls 50,000 Vehicles Due to Faulty Engine Part Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg News

Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch fire.

July 22, 2019
Business, Equipment

Volvo Group to Spend $400 Million on Plant Upgrades, Expansion

Volvo The New River Valley Facility. (Volvo Group)

The Volvo Group on June 28 announced plans to invest nearly $400 million over six years to upgrade its New River Valley, Va., plant that produces all Volvo trucks sold in North America.

June 28, 2019
Business, Equipment

Volvo Rides Higher Truck Revenue to First-Quarter Gains

Volvo truck Volvo Trucks North America

AB Volvo reported first-quarter net income and revenue rose as it brought in more money from truck sales in all markets.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2019
Business, Technology

Truckmaker Volvo Gains After Profit Surge Offsets Order Slowdown

Volvo Ore Huiying/Bloomberg News

Volvo Group rose after a jump in first-quarter profit helped to quell fears that demand is weakening in key markets.

April 24, 2019