Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Electric VNR Models to Hit Streets as VTNA, Partners Accelerate EV Program

VNR electric truck One of Volvo Trucks North America's VNR electric models at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

FONTANA, Calif. — Volvo Trucks North America provided the first rides in its forthcoming electric VNR model, and its partners in the Volvo LIGHTS project provided an update on efforts underway to accelerate adoption of electric trucks during a Feb. 11 media event.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

New Volvo Engine Offers Fuel Economy, Efficiency Gains

Volvo D13TC engine D13TC by Volvo Trucks North America

DUBLIN, Va. — The next generation of the 13-liter turbo compound engine from Volvo Trucks North America offers improved fuel economy over the current model, the company announced.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 13, 2019
Business, Technology

Volvo Debuts ‘Dynamic Steering’ in North America

Volvo Dynamic Steering blowout assistance Volvo Dynamic Steering can help drivers navigate unexpected situations such as potholes and rapid tire deflations, providing up to 9 ft.-lb. of torque in the steering column. (Volvo Trucks North America)

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America is introducing a steering system on its Class 8 trucks that the company said reduces steering force up to 85%, which it said can reduce driver fatigue and improve road safety.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
September 12, 2019
Business, Technology

VTNA, Trimble to Collaborate on Fleet Management, Maintenance

Volvo truck on display John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Volvo Trucks North America entered into a memorandum of understanding with Trimble Transportation Enterprise to develop future transportation management and fleet maintenance products and services.

November 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

VTNA Names Peter Voorhoeve President

Voorhoeve Voorhoeve (Volvo)

Volvo Trucks North America appointed Peter Voorhoeve, currently CEO of Volvo Group Australia, as its president, effective Sept. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2018

VTNA Offers Online Customization of VNR, VNL Models

Volvo Trucks North America has made available an online configurator tool for customizing eight new models in its VNR and VNL series.

May 7, 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 | Senior Reporter
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology

VTNA Offers Mobile App for Service Management

Volvo Trucks North America customers now can use the Volvo ASIST service management platform through a new mobile app.

March 2, 2018

VTNA Adds Certified Uptime Centers

Volvo grille Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

Volvo Trucks North America reported its dealer network now includes more than 100 certified uptime centers to help maximize uptime through greater service bay availability and standardized processes that lead to expedited check-in and repair times.

February 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Prepares for Future of Electric Trucks

VTNA President Nyberg Nyberg at an industry trade show last year. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Volvo Trucks North America views urban distribution and other pickup and delivery applications as the starting point for battery-powered electric trucks in North America, but Europe is the first market where its parent company will enter the segment.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2018