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Volvo improves electric power supplies in FM and FH

Volvo improves electric power supplies in FM and FH

Volvo Trucks is introducing a new battery system for Volvo FH and Volvo FM, which provides sufficient power for all in-cab functions while also reducing the risk of standstill due to discharged batteries. “Drivers can enjoy improved comfort and living conditions, knowing that they have enough power for their needs, with minimal risk of draining…Continue Reading

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Volvo unveils new LNG engines

Volvo unveils new LNG engines

When Volvo decided it would compete in the new class of LNG trucks, which is being dominated by Iveco and Scania, they wanted engines which deliver the same performance as their diesel siblings. It seems that Volvo has succeeded. Volvo unveils  a thirteen litre LNG engine which is based on the current diesel block and…Continue Reading

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Girteka buys 2,000 Volvo’s

Girteka buys 2,000 Volvo’s

Girteka Logistics, one of Europe’s largest road transport companies, has ordered 2,000 new Volvo FH trucks to grow and renew its fleet. Roger Alm, Volvo Trucks SVP Europe presented the symbolic key to the new Volvo vehicles to Girteka Logistics, Chairman Mindaugas Raila in Gothenburg. Girteka Logistics, one of the biggest European transport companies, has…Continue Reading

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Why some Dutch prefer a low roof cab

Why some Dutch prefer a low roof cab

In the latest issue of BIGtruck Online Magazine you’ll find a unique story about oldschool Dutch trucks. But they are actually brandnew! Weeda from the southwest of the country has very specific requirements, but rest assured, style plays a main role! And no, it’s not only Volvo in their shiny truckpark. To read more about…Continue Reading

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Volvo tests autonomous refuse trucks

Volvo tests autonomous refuse trucks

Together with Swedish waste management company Renova, Volvo Trucks is currently testing and researching how automated vehicles can contribute to safer, more efficient refuse handling and create a better working environment for drivers. The automated systems being tested are in principle the same as those fitted to the autonomous Volvo truck operating in the Kristineberg…Continue Reading

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Volvo discontinues D16 engine  in US

Volvo discontinues D16 engine in US

Several American media reveal that Volvo immediately discontinues  availability of it’s D16 engine for both Volvo and Mack trucks. Volvo says demand for trucks with a large engine has decreased, most of it’s customers prefer the smaller 13 litre engine. Volvo also has en eleven litre engine available for long distance Volvo trucks. Customers can…Continue Reading

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Self driving truck with a load of beer!

Self driving truck with a load of beer!

A self driving Volvo truck with Otto technologie has driven 120 miles with commercial cargo on public roads in the USA. On Thursday, the self-driving truck left Fort Collins, Colorado, at 1 a.m. and drove itself 120 miles on I-25 to Colorado Springs. The driver, who has to be there to help the truck get…Continue Reading

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Volvo stunts with racetruck ‘Iron Knight’

Volvo stunts with racetruck ‘Iron Knight’

When your main competitor comes up with a new truckseries, you have to mak sure that you still get some attention. Here’s why Volvo comes with this. According tot Volvo The Iron Knight is the result of ‘unique’ cooperation between technicians, engineers and designers at Volvo Trucks. With the exception of the engine and its…Continue Reading

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Volvo I-Torque is not forgotten

Volvo I-Torque is not forgotten

Volvo lauched the I-Torque system in 2013 but the only thing that was realy lauches was the I-Shift Dual Clutch. That was one important piece of the I-Torque puzzle but now it looks like the other pieces were also found. On the USA website of Volvo we found the information that the 2017 models will…Continue Reading

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