Volvo

Volvo introduces new tractor aimed at regional market

Volvo Trucks on Thursday in Montreal rolled out the company’s first new production model tractor since the VN Series debuted 15 years ago. The VNR will be available in three models: daycab, 42-inch flat roof sleeper and 61-inch mid-roof sleeper.

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Mack, Volvo announce over-the-air system updates for new models

Mack, Volvo, Stoughton Trailers and more are some of the latest equipment and technology companies to make announcements at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual conference, which is ongoing in Nashville through Thursday.

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Volvo recalling thousands of trucks for potential braking problem

In total, Volvo is recalling 6,271 trucks manufactured between April 11, 2012, and Sept. 30, 2016. Affected models include certain 2013-2017 VNL, VNM and VNX trucks.

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Keep track of appointments with 2017 trucking calendars

Calendars featuring Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo trucks are available.

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DOT: All of the nearly 16,000 recalled Volvo trucks have been accounted for

All of the nearly 16,000 Volvo trucks recalled earlier this year have been accounted for, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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ATA names 33 drivers finalists for America’s Road Team

A panel of industry officials and trucking news media will judge the drivers on their knowledge of the industry, dedication to safety, ability to communicate the industry’s messages and their overall safe driving record.

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Volvo intros collision avoidance system, Mack partners with new ELD provider, more equipment updates from ATA

Volvo, Mack and International all made equipment- and technology-related announcements over the last two days of ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition this week.

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Photos: Volvo introduces SuperTruck concept, averages over 12 mpg

The tractor-trailer concept combination vehicle also boosted fuel efficiency by 70 percent, exceeding its 12 miles per gallon target. While SuperTruck itself will likely never reach production, many of the technologies implemented during the project are already on the highway.

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Several major truck, engine makers awarded $20M to build SuperTruck II

The DOE announced the SuperTruck II program earlier this year. The goal, it says, is to double so-called freight efficiency on Class 8 tractor-trailers by driving down fuel consumption. The program follows up on the original SuperTruck program, which handed out the same $20 million to major truck and engine makers in 2010 to improve fuel economy over 2009 tractor-trailers by 50 percent.

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Channel 19 tip line: Super sleepers in Penn., electrified tiny highway coming across the pond

Following the "world's first ehighway," a 1.25-mile stretch in Sweden, coming to fruition, watch for the second in 2017 in CA -- and: owner-operator Joe Bielucki offers tip on a custom classic 1983 359 appearing in Penn. this weekend.

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