Volvo

Volvo backs America’s Road Team

The Volvo VN 780 donated in January will continue to be used for the American Trucking Associations’ America’s Road Team highway safety campaign, the truck maker announced. The tractor features Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology by Bendix and Volvo Enhanced Cruise. The rig is also equipped with the truck maker’s I-Shift automated manual transmission. The campaign’s drivers, known as Captains, have been using the truck to transport the ATA so-called Image Trailer, a mobile presentation facility, around the ...

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Automated-manual transmission package

The XE13, a combination of Volvo’s I-Shift automated-manual transmission Volvo engine with modified-software, allows the engine to cruise at 1150 rpm at 65 mph. The XE13 package is rated for up to 80,000 pounds and includes a 425-hp, 1750 lb-ft-torque D13 engine. The Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission comes with a 0.78:1 ratio, and the package comes with software that facilitates communication between the integrated powertrain components. VOLVO TRUCKS, www.volvotrucks.us.com

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Volvo gets SuperTruck funds

Volvo and Mack Trucks will team to improve the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and reduce greenhouse gases.

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Navistar sues EPA again over SCR rule

Navistar alleges nitrogen oxide emissions skyrocket when drivers don't keep diesel exhaust fluid topped off.

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Navistar sues EPA again over SCR

Navistar alleges nitrogen oxide emissions skyrocket when drivers don't keep diesel exhaust fluid topped off, rendering EPA’s rule 'irrelevant.'

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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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Test Drive

Mack’s new automated manual transmission reads the road and makes the right calls to tame the Appalachian slopes.

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Marketplace

A lightweight fifth wheel, a lighting repair kit, a trailer suspension and an adjustable second deck are among the products featured.

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‘Here comes plug-in diesel!’

So gushed the website and weekly update of the group Hybrid Owners of America about several automakers' concept cars on display at the Geneva Auto Show last week. But in some sense, freight movement by plug-in powertrain is here, if not in the Class 8 realm, without even the diesel. Navistar recently announced expanded service points for its eStar (pictured) Class 2c-3 all-electric truck, developed in partnership with Modec EV. The new service locations include Chicago ...

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2010 Engine Performance

Manufacturers say EPA-driven changes yield better fuel economy and other benefits.

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