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Lynyrd Skynyrd continues long-haul legacy with new record

Lynyrd Skynyrd's new "Last of a Dyin' Breed" record runs hard with themes of the passing of a generation of highwaymen and -women. Interviews here with guitarist/Blackfoot founding member Rickey Medlocke and tour hauler Dale Macon.

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Ahead of the curve: VN 670 test drive

The Volvo VN, still true to its roots, evolves to new levels of performance, aerodynamics and safety.

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Channel 19’s Friday trucking news quiz

A brief quiz on the week's news -- play yourself! Post answers in the comments here then go back through the past week's blog entries to check your results. Get all five without cheating? You might be my best reader. 4: A Channel 19 regular, no doubt. 3: Thanks for reading! 2: Where have you been? 1: You know, you really could look into feeding the blog into your mobile RSS reader. 0: Um, mind ...

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If you could do a plant tour, what would you like to see assembled?

Readers share their dream factory tour wishes.

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Volvo uses custom graphics to pay tribute to veterans

Volvo designed graphics for a VNL to honor Prisoners of War for the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally.

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Volvo Trucks plans 13-liter LNG engine for 2014

Volvo's new LNG engine will round out a complete range of natural gas-powered offerings.

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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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Drivetrain changes help fuel efficiency

Find out how some of the new transmission axle ratios could affect the bottom line on your mileage.

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Volvo hybrid truck breaks records

This Volvo set speed records for hybrids. Looks very cool! See it at their booth.

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XE13 powertrain package named top innovation

The Volvo XE13 powertrain package has been named 2011’s Top Industry Innovation by the Truck Writers of North America. Named the most significant technical innovation, the package boosts fuel efficiency by 3 percent through a process referred to as downspeeding. Features include a Volvo D13 engine with 425-455 horsepower rating and 1750 lb.-ft. of torque, Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission with a 0.78:1 ratio, axle ratios of 2.64-2.69, and software that provides easy communication between Volvo’s powertrain ...

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