Volvo Trucks North America

Business, Technology, Fuel

VTNA Slates Production on Enhanced VNR Electric for Q2

Volvo's next-generation VNR Electrick truck Improvements in battery design have resulted in an up to 40% increase in storage capacity for each battery in Volvo's next-generation VNR Electric truck. (Volvo Trucks)

Volvo Trucks North America announced production of the enhanced Volvo VNR Electric model will begin in the second quarter.

January 14, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Volvo Trucks Outlines Next Steps Toward Carbon-Free Transport Vision

Volvo Trucks North America's Peter Voorhoeve Voorhoeve says Volvo intends to offer a fossil-free vehicle lineup by 2040. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Volvo Trucks is ramping up sales and deliveries of battery-electric trucks while also reducing carbon emissions within its own facilities and supply chain in North America as part of its global efforts to improve environmental sustainability.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 24, 2021
Business, Equipment

UAW Members Narrowly Approve New Six-Year Contract With VTNA

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

Striking United Auto Workers at Volvo Trucks North America’s truck assembly plant in Dublin, Va. — in a close vote — ratified a new six-year contract, both parties announced July 14.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 12, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Vanguard Truck Centers Adds Houston Location

Vanguard Truck Center Volvo Trucks

Vanguard Truck Centers, with a network of 20 sites in six states, announced it invested $23 million in a new facility in the Houston area, joining three others there.

February 19, 2021
Business, Equipment

Conway Beam Expands Dealership in Western New York

A Mack truck A Mack truck on the highway. Conway Beam Truck Group sells and services vehicles from Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America. (Mack Trucks)

Truck dealership Conway Beam Truck Group announced it invested $16.2 million with the opening of a new 75,000-square-foot location in West Seneca, N.Y.

January 22, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Allows Private Sales of Electricity as Motor Truck Fuel

Volvo A Volvo VNR Electric truck model being charged. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America announced it, and other industry associations and companies, helped facilitate the modification of California utility rules to give private entities the ability to sell electricity as a motor fuel at publicly accessible charging stations for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, TCA

Volvo Turns 3D Printers From Making Truck Parts to Face Shields

The Volvo logo is seen on the front grill of a truck at the company's New River Valley Plant in Virginia. The Volvo logo is seen on the front grill of a truck at the company's New River Valley Plant in Virginia. (Justin Idle/Bloomberg News)

Emmanuel Fargeon has been 3D printing truck parts for Volvo for 23 years, but he never imagined he’d be creating personal protective equipment on one.

Carl Wilson | News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.)
April 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

VTNA Pursues Intuitive AI to Improve Safety

Perceptive Automata dashboard view (PRWeb)

Volvo Trucks North America announced it has demonstrated how leveraging “human intuition artificial intelligence” — that reads the intention and awareness of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorists — can enhance the situational awareness of truck drivers.

June 21, 2019
Business, Equipment

Volvo Trucks Adds Upgrade for Ergonomic Workstations

Volvo Trucks The new workstation setup is designed to improve driver productivity, comfort and overall convenience. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks is offering an ergonomically advanced workstation as an option on its VNL 760, 740 and VNX 740 models.

February 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

Volvo to Sell Electric Trucks in North America in 2020

Volvo FE Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks announced it would commercialize all-electric trucks in North America in 2020 after introducing them in California next year, a move made in conjunction with a partnership that includes Volvo Group, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District and industry leaders in transportation and electrical charging infrastructure.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2018