Volvo Group

Business, Technology, Autonomous

Volvo Trucks Develops Autonomous Vehicle Called Vera

Volvo Vera Volvo Truck Corp.

Volvo Trucks, the manufacturing arm of Volvo Group, underscored its commitment to offering autonomous commercial vehicles in the near future with the announcement recently that it has developed a self-driving, battery-electric, tractor-like unit it calls Vera.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2018
Business, Equipment

Volvo Trucks Adds Second All-Electric Truck in Europe

Volvo Trucks expanded its European push into electrification, announcing its FE electric model, intended for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations with gross weights of up to 59,525 pounds.

Transport Topics
May 11, 2018
Business, Equipment

Volvo Reports Higher Quarterly Net Income, Revenue as North American Orders Soar

Volvo trucks at a customer service center Volvo trucks at a Virginia customer service center. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

AB Volvo reported first-quarter net income and revenue increased despite supply chain constraints in North America’s surging truck market.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Group Introduces All-Electric, Heavy-Duty Truck for European Market

Volvo's new FL electric model Volvo's new FL electric model — its first all-electric truck for commercial use. (Volvo Group)

Volvo Trucks on April 12 introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use, with sales and production of its FL Electric model to start in Europe in 2019.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 12, 2018
Business, Equipment

Vanguard Truck Centers Adds Houston Location

Multistate truck dealer Vanguard Truck Centers announced it acquired a Volvo dealership in Houston that features 28 service bays, including 12 body shop bays.

Transport Topics
October 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Increase 8.7% in July

Freightliner Cascadia trucks Freightliner

U.S. retail sales of Class 8 trucks rose in July, the first year-over-year gain since November 2015, amid reports carriers have begun expanding fleet size to meet rising demand now or to prepare for expected growth in 2018.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2017