Volvo Trucks

Could stocks lead natural gas power uptake?

Much has been made in recent times of the traction being gained by natural gas as an energy source to power truck freight transportation. Natural gas powertrains have made their most significant gains to date in vocational markets. Recall my post here in Overdrive Extra about the Ozinga Ready-Mix fleet in Chicago and 13 new natural gas Kenworth Class 8s they've had in service for going on a year now. Since Navistar's announcement of full-scale pursuit ...

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Volvo unveils new drivetrain packages

Volvo announced two new XE drivetrain packages for its 16-liter D16 engine.

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XE13 powertrain with I-Shift

Volvo now offers a 455-hp rating for the XE13 powertrain package.  The package lowers engine rpm and is available on Volvo VN series tractors. The company says the package boosts horsepower from the previous 425-hp XE13 package and includes various components such as a Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission with a 0.78:1 ratio and axle ratios of 2.64:2.69. Volvo Trucks, volvotrucks.us.com

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Bruckner Truck Sales opens Mack Truck, Volvo dealership

A new full-service Mack Truck and Volvo dealership is now open at 35680 LBJ Freeway on Interstate 20 in Dallas, Bruckner Truck Sales announced. The Amarillo, Texas-based company has 17 dealerships in Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. “We are excited to be opening a new location on I-20 and our team looks forward to being able to serve customers who travel the I-20 corridor through Dallas,” says Bruckner Truck Sales President Brian Bruckner of his ...

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Volvo sales surge in 2011

Volvo Trucks recorded the North American heavy-duty truck industry’s largest market share gain of the year, WardsAuto said.

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Volvo Group leads 13-liter sales

For the first time, 13-liter engines have become the number one choice of U.S. Class 8 truck customers.

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LogBook

Driver data could go public, U.S. and Mexico sign trucking deal, broker regulatory bill reintroduced and other industry news items are featured.

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A summer weekend read for gearheads

The technology for air-to-air coolers and auxilliary power units was invaluable for making cleaner running engines and saving fuel.

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Decorated Volvos to ride for Memorial Day

Two Volvo trucks, a commemoratively-wrapped VNL 760 and an patriotically-adorned VHD pickup, will ride to Washington, D.C., for Memorial Day.

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Braving the storm — two haulers’ Birmingham tornado stories

"I just spent all day yesterday cleaning up tornado damage," Overdrive Trucker of the Year Dan Heister told me this morning. Heister (pictured) was loaded heading south on I-65 bound for Saginaw, Ala., Wednesday afternoon, when he could see the big tornado that made its way into Cullman, Ala., around 3 p.m. that afternoon. "I kept the hammer down and got about four miles south of it" before it made the interstate, he says, then kept ...

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