Volvo

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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Engine Spotlight

Cummins’ ISX has been around for more than a decade, but recent changes turn heads for durability and fuel-mileage enhancement.

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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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Road Team finalists named

Thirty-four truckers are finalists in the American Trucking Associations’ selection process to become 2011-2012 America's Road Team Captains.

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Mack, Volvo fleets offer online folder

MVASIST is an Internet-based system that gives Mack and Volvo truck fleet managers control over their service experiences.

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Volvo to hold safety contest

Fleets as small as five trucks are eligible to enter the Volvo Trucks Safety Award contest, which awards two $25,000 prizes to fleets with the best safety records.

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Mack, Volvo to merge, keep brands separate

Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America will merge Nov. 1 into a single organization called North American Trucks.

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