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

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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
Business, Equipment

Class 8 Sales Jump 43% in December to Cap Strong 2017

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U.S. Class 8 retail sales in December cleared 22,000 for the highest volume since mid-2015, WardsAuto.com reported, as analysts forecast higher volumes for the year ahead.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
January 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Touts New Piston Design That Helps Enhance Fuel Efficiency

Volvo Technology Award winners Balthasar, second from right, and Eismark, right, developed the new piston design. (Volvo Group)

A new design in engine pistons is increasing fuel efficiency and reducing particulate matter in Volvo Trucks North America’s heavy-duty D11 and D13 engines.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 29, 2017

Volvo Trucks North America Delivers Its First 2017 Engines in Canada

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Volvo Trucks North America announced it recently delivered 19 D13-powered Volvo VNL 300 models to Mississauga, Ontario-based Purolator Inc., marking the first Canadian delivery of trucks equipped with Volvo’s new 2017 engines.

January 13, 2017

Volvo Trucks North America to Make New Factory-Fill Oil Available in October

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Volvo Trucks North America said beginning in October it will offer a new factory fill engine oil, VDS-4.5, for its D11, D13 and D16 engines that exceed the new API specification CK-4.

August 19, 2016

VTNA Says Cuts at New River Plant Pushed Back to September

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Volvo Trucks North America, a unit of Volvo Group, said its next reduction at its New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, will affect about 300 employees and occur in September instead of August, as previously announced.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 26, 2016