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Volvo Group Announces Leadership Changes

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Volvo Trucks announced on Dec. 12 that Roger Alm will take over leadership of its global operations on Jan. 1, 2019, replacing Claes Nilsson, who is retiring.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 13, 2018
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Volvo Launches Transport Service Using Fully Autonomous Trucks

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Volvo Trucks announced it has signed a “landmark” agreement in Norway with mining company Bronnoy Kalk AS that calls for the truck maker to haul commercial loads of quarried limestone across mine property using six fully autonomous heavy-duty trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Pushes Forward With Electric Trucks

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Volvo Trucks executives said they are convinced that electric vehicles will play an increasingly important role in the future of commercial transportation and outlined their first steps toward making that vision a reality.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Video: Volvo Sets World Record for Largest Object Unboxed With New VNL Truck

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Volvo Trucks North America set a Guinness World Record for the largest object unboxed when it launched its new truck, the Volvo VNL.

Transport Topics Staff
July 11, 2017

Volvo Trucks North America Offers Battery-Powered Parking Cooler

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Volvo Trucks North America announced that it now offers a battery-powered parking cooler as a factory-installed option on its VNM 630, VNL 630, VNL 670, VNL 730 and VNL 780 sleeper models.

Transport Topics
February 19, 2016

4-Year-Old Tests 18-Ton Volvo Truck; Mayhem Ensues

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In its latest Live Test series of videos, Volvo Trucks put 4-year-old Sophie in charge of its 18-ton FMX construction truck and, predictably, mayhem ensued.

Transport Topics
December 3, 2015

Volvo Breaks Ground on $38.1 Million Virginia Truck Factory Expansion

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Volvo Trucks North America announced that it broke ground on a $38.1 million expansion of its New River Valley truck assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2015

Volvo Launches VAH 630 Autohauler Model

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Volvo Trucks introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a premium sleeper version for longhaul auto-hauling operations.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
February 2, 2015

Volvo Improves Fuel Efficiency in 2016 VN Tractor

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Volvo Trucks said it has improved fuel efficiency in the model year 2016 VN series highway tractor using several aerodynamic and powertrain enhancements.

Transport Topics
August 13, 2014

Volvo Trucks Opens Customer Test Track at Va. Plant

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Volvo Trucks has opened a 1.1-mile customer experience test track at its New River Valley, Virginia, manufacturing facility.

Transport Topics
August 12, 2014