Volvo Trucks

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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‘Something new every day’: Meeting Phil and Diane Madsen

Phil and Diane Madsen haul expedited in this 2006 Volvo with 132-inch ARI sleeper and 16-foot box. Over the past several years, I've called on the pair several different times for perspective on all manner of topics, from truck maintenance/warranty issues to unique hauls to examples of the many owner-operators out there taking to the web to write and publish. I profiled Phil as part of the "Trucker webmasters" piece in the September 2010 edition ...

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Fifth wheel system

Volvo Trucks offers a new fifth wheel option, which is installed directly into a truck’s frame. The smaller, lighter design preserves ride and drive quality and weighs 165 pounds, 100 pounds less than current standard-duty fifth wheel systems. It can handle a vertical load of 50,000 pounds and a drawbar pull of 150,000 pounds. VOLVO, volvotrucks.us.com

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Trucker of the Year 2011

When the housing market collapsed, Dan Heister learned how quickly flatbed could go sour — and what it would take to keep his head above water.

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Custom Volvo Class 8 VHD pickup makes splash

Volvo Trucks is offering customers the experience of a lifetime at the company's New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va., a little more interesting with the addition of a severe service model VHD built in modified pickup truck form. The bright orange, one-of-a-kind Volvo VHD chassis has a full-size crew cab and a pickup bed.  The four-door, five-seat vehicle is powered by an EPA 2010-certified 500-hp Volvo D13 engine and features an I-Shift transmission. It was designed and ...

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Meet the Fleet

Following ISO standards and aiming for 100 percent on-time deliveries help Everhart Trucking survive in auto-industry transportation.

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Arrow Truck Sales’ winner named

Robert Snyder was announced as winner of Arrow’s Back On The Road 2010 campaign.

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