Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Redesigns VAH Model for Auto Haulers

VTNA auto hauler Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America announced the rollout of the Volvo Auto Hauler, a specialized solution for the auto transport industry that completes the design overhaul of the VTNA product portfolio.

June 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

VTNA Deploys First Electric Class 8 at SoCal Dealership

Volvo-TEC Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America has deployed its first pilot VNR Electric Class 8 vehicle in Southern California at its TEC Equipment dealership in Fontana.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 18, 2020
Business, Equipment

Northwest Equipment Sales Adds First Washington State Location

Mack Anthem A Mack Anthem. Northwest Equipment Sales' location in Burbank, Wash., offers brands from Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America. (Mack Trucks)

Northwest Equipment Sales has opened a dealership in Burbank, Wash., that offers brands from Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America.

June 16, 2020
Business, Technology

VTNA Encourages E-Commerce Use for Parts

Under the current COVID-19 working conditions, Volvo Trucks North America announced it is encouraging customers to utilize the Volvo Select Part Store, its e-commerce parts platform, and replace in-person transactions with online ordering and direct delivery.

April 24, 2020
Business, Equipment

VTNA, Fontaine Modification Partner on Day Cab

VAH 300 VAH 300 by Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America is partnering with Fontaine Modification Co. to offer its Auto Hauler 300 model, a day cab, at an unladen 94.5-inch height.

March 31, 2020
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