Volvo Group Earnings, Revenue Fall in Second-Quarter and Six-Month Periods

Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Group reported earnings and net sales fell in the second quarter and six-month periods, citing the slowdown in the North American truck market as a key factor that led to a plunge in orders.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2016

Volvo Cuts North American Truck Market Outlook as Orders Slump

Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Volvo AB cut its outlook for the North American truck market for the third time this year after stagnant freight volumes and excess inventory drove orders in the region down by nearly one-third in the second quarter.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
July 19, 2016

Volvo Touts New Crawler-Gear Option for Off-Road Trucks

Fran Matso-Lysiak/TT

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Managers of Volvo Trucks North America talked up the improved fuel efficiency and increased driver productivity of their new crawler-gear option on the I-Shift automated manual transmission designed for applications where very slow speeds are used.

Fran Matso-Lysiak | Equipment Editor
June 29, 2016

UTA President Michael McColgan of VTNA Dies at 61

Michael McColgan, president of the Used Truck Association and the longest-serving employee of Volvo Trucks North America, died unexpectedly in Greensboro, North Carolina, on May 30. He was 61.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 3, 2016

Volvo Trucks Says Concept Vehicle Slashes Fuel Consumption by One-Third

Volvo Trucks announced that it has developed a new concept heavy-duty vehicle with support from the Swedish Energy Agency that offers almost one-third lower fuel consumption.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2016

VTNA Plans More Production Cuts in Early August

Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

Volvo Trucks North America announced that it will cut production further in August as it adjusts to a period of reduced demand for its longhaul trucks.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2016

Volvo: Too Tough GHG Rule May Scare Off Truck Buyers

Jonathan S. Reiskin/TT

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America is laboring diligently to persuade federal and state regulators to ramp up standards on greenhouse-gas emissions in an orderly fashion so as not to scare off fleets from buying more fuel-efficient trucks that will be produced to comply with the Phase 2 rule expected later this year.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
May 16, 2016

More Than 800 Volvo Trucks Still Need to Be Checked

Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

More than 800 of the Volvo trucks recalled by the company March 23 remained unaccounted for April 26, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2016

European Truck Makers Daimler, Volvo Report Lower First-Quarter Net Income

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European truckmakers Daimler AG and Volvo Group reported lower net income for the first quarter amid a softer North American market.

Transport Topics
April 22, 2016

Volvo Debuts Updated Powertrain, Claims Additional Fuel Efficiency

Volvo's John Moore, photo by Rip Watson/Transport Topics

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Volvo Trucks North America last week introduced a suite of new products, including 2017 engines and powertrain enhancements, with the common goals of enhancing fuel efficiency and driver experience.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 28, 2016