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Volvo workstation comes to three more truck models

February 11, 2019 by John Smith

Volvo VNL 760 and 740 tractors, along with the VNX 740, can now be equipped with a workstation that transforms from a sitting area and table into a base for seating cushions that unfold into a bed.

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Volvo packages lighten VNR, VNL

December 5, 2018 by John Smith

Volvo Trucks’ new Payload Plus packages for VNR and VNL trucks have been unveiled to maximize payloads and fuel economy in weight-sensitive applications like tankers, bulk haulers, and specific dry van operations. Up to 540 lb. are shed from VNR […]

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Volvo Xceed delivers fuel-economy boost

October 29, 2018 by John Smith

Volvo’s new Xceed fuel efficiency package for VNL 760 and 860 models has been specifically designed for those who haul dry vans or reefers – promising to boost fuel economy by 11% when compared to the existing Fuel Efficiency Plus […]

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Volvo expands in Mexico, predicts growing Nam market

November 16, 2017 by John Smith

GUADALAJARA, MX – Volvo’s “shape of trucks to come” has come to Mexico, with the official unveiling of the VNL long-haul tractor, VNR regional hauler, and an expanded VAH auto hauler lineup.
It’s a significant expansion of Volvo offerings available in the country, which had previously been limited to the VNL long-haul trucks.
“Mexico is a very important market for us globally,” said Magnus Koeck, vice president – marketing and brand management, comparing the market’s size to that of Canada, with 25,000 to 27,000 in annual sales placing Mexico among the largest truck markets in the world.
Volvo now has a presence in 140 countries overall, with manufacturing capabilities on every continent. The North American models will be built in Dublin, Virginia.
There will be more trucks to manufacture, too. Volvo now projects North America’s Class 8 market to reach 260,000 units next year, compared to 235,000 in 2017. That could even be a conservative number, Koeck added, noting that some analysts are predicting as many as 309,000 units. “We will see if that will hold.”
Buyers around Mexico City will also have easier access to the trucks, through Grupo Alden’s addition to the dealership network following a US $6 million investment. Volvo now has 43 dealer locations in Mexico overall.

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Volvo Pushes Forward

July 13, 2017 by John Smith

Volvo has been mighty busy of late. Back in late April it chose our very own Expocam truck show in Montreal to unveil its new and long overdue VNR regional tractor. Promoted as the “shape of trucks to come,” it was joined this week by another much updated truck, the long-haul VNL, replete with all manner of safety technology as standard equipment.

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Volvo unveils VNL tractor

July 13, 2017 by John Smith

DUBLIN, VA – Volvo promised that its new regional VNR tractor was the “shape of trucks to come”, and it delivered on that promise on Tuesday with the reveal of its long-haul counterpart – the VNL. The new tractor comes as the VNL 300 daycab, VNL 400 flat-roof sleeper, VNL 740 mid-roof, VNL 760 high-roof, and VNL 860 with its 77-inch sleeper. The VNL 740 and VNL 760 are also available with a new 70-inch sleeper. “It’s so nice to see this truck without a cover on it,” quipped Jason Spence, product marketing manager, noting how prototypes had been moved around North America under the cover of darkness. “We’ve been hiding the truck from you for 10 months.”

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Volvo unveils VNL tractor

July 13, 2017 by John Smith

DUBLIN, VA – Volvo promised that its new regional VNR tractor was the “shape of trucks to come”, and it delivered on that promise on Tuesday with the reveal of its long-haul counterpart – the VNL. The new tractor comes as the VNL 300 daycab, VNL 400 flat-roof sleeper, VNL 740 mid-roof, VNL 760 high-roof, and VNL 860 with its 77-inch sleeper. The VNL 740 and VNL 760 are also available with a new 70-inch sleeper. “It’s so nice to see this truck without a cover on it,” quipped Jason Spence, product marketing manager, noting how prototypes had been moved around North America under the cover of darkness. “We’ve been hiding the truck from you for 10 months.”

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Volvo launch showcases new customer center

July 12, 2017 by John Smith

DUBLIN, VA – Volvo revealed more than a new long-haul truck with the official launch of its VNL on Tuesday. The event was set against the backdrop of a new customer center as part of the company’s New River Valley plant.

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Volvo VNL reveal breaks record — with a 3-year-old

July 11, 2017 by John Smith

DUBLIN, VA – We’ve all known the excitement of opening a present. But three-year-old Joel Jovine helped Volvo Trucks secure a Guinness World Record with the “world’s largest unboxing” – unveiling a new Volvo VNL.

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Genuine painted Volvo parts

June 6, 2017 by John Smith

Volvo Trucks North America has unveiled a new Genuine Painted Parts Program that offers factory-built parts that are custom painted for pre-orders or quick turnarounds.

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Volvo unveils painted parts program

June 5, 2017 by John Smith

DUBLIN, VA – Volvo is now offered a genuine painted parts program, delivering factory-built replacement parts that are custom painted for pre-order or a quick turnaround.

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Volvo Reveals New VNL Daycab, Then Goes Mean and Green

December 16, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, KY. – New VNL daycab expands product offering, and Mean Green Hybrid breaks speed records.

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Volvo Air Suspension

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New ‘Blade’ suspension on VNL and VNM models said to improve ride and handling