Volvo

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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Paccar recalls trucks equipped with defective part

Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks were using the same brake component that affected production of Navistar and Volvo Group trucks.

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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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Bendix part recall delays new truck shipments

Paccar, Navistar and Volvo have deferred shipments of Class 8 vehicles equipped with the faulty part.

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Bendix malfunction delays new truck shipments

Paccar, Navistar and Volvo have deferred shipments of Class 8 vehicles equipped with the defected part.

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Navistar: Part defect leads to production halt

Company says it stopped Class 8 truck production in mid-December until the problem can be remedied. Paccar and Volvo trucks also are affected.

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Click for Parts

Expanding e-commerce options make ordering parts online efficient and convenient.

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Oil & 2010 Tech

Most manufacturers have yet to extend change intervals, but oil seems to thrive in the new engines.

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