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Volvo Trucks N.A. partners with FedEx to test platooning vehicles in live conditions

June 27, 2018 by elizabeth

RALEIGH, NC — Volvo Trucks North America drove a long-held secret down North Carolina Highway 540 today.

In the first successful on-highway demonstration of platooning technology between a major truck manufacturer and a transportation company, Volvo and FedEx working closely with the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) took three trucks on the road to showcase their advanced driver assisted technology.

Volvo has kept its partnership with FedEx under wraps for about a year, using Volvo VNL 300 day cabs and a Volvo VNL 670 sleeper cab first on closed tracks in South Carolina and then for the last three  months on the North Carolina Triangle Expressway — an area designated by the NCTA as a testing place for autonomous vehicles — to adapt its platooning technology developed in Europe for the North American market.

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Volvo museum honors rich tradition

June 21, 2018 by John Smith

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – Volvo Trucks has a rich history, having produced its first truck in 1928, and the vehicles have clearly come a long way. But the Volvo Museum in the company’s home city of Gothenburg, Sweden, offers a nod […]

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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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Slam Dunks and Smashing Molecules: One on One with Ed Saxman

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Industry veteran and all around respected guy Ed Saxman was recently named Volvo Trucks Alternative Fuels guy. We caught up with him to talk emissions, engines and DME.

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Volvo Lays Out Plans for DME-Powered Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SACRAMENTO, CA. – Volvo Trucks North America announced yesterday plans to begin production of dimethyl ether (DME) powered class 8 trucks by 2015, bringing another alternative fuel to the North American market.