Volvo announces 2007 engines

| December 12, 2008

Volvo announces 2007 Engines
Volvo Trucks North America will meet 2007 emissions standards with a complete family of diesel engines that includes new 11- and 13-liter models, in addition to the
16-liter Volvo D16 introduced earlier this year.

The engines will be unveiled in early 2006.

Volvo also will continue to offer customers the option of Cummins ISX engines, says Peter Karlsten, president and CEO of VTNA. Currently, about 60 percent of Volvo’s truck customers spec Volvo engines, 40 percent Cummins engines.

The new Volvo engines are designed with both 2007 and 2010 emissions standards in mind, Karlsten says. Volvo will meet 2007 standards with high-performance exhaust gas recirculation and a diesel particulate filter.

The use of EGR technology in 2010 is still being explored, Karlsten says. The new engines will be adaptable to selective catalytic reduction in 2010 if Volvo opts for that technology, Karlsten says.

Other features of Volvo’s 2007 engines include:

  • Advanced high-pressure fuel injection;

  • Increased peak cylinder pressures;
  • Single-stage variable geometry turbocharger;
  • Reinforced base components to handle internal loads;
  • Fully integrated high-capacity cooling ; and
  • Advanced centrifugal crankcase ventilation.


Reunion time
Charles Simmons of Gainesville, Texas, whose rig boasts $30,000 of added lights and chrome, won the Best X in Show during the X Family Reunion at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Mo. Eighteen Peterbilt 379X owners gathered with friends and family to display their special-edition trucks during the event, hosted by the Larson Group, which owns seven Peterbilt dealerships.

Randall publishing announces sale to wachovia
Overdrive publisher Randall Publishing Co. announced Nov. 1 that its controlling shareholders, the family and estate of H. Pettus Randall III, have sold all their interests to Randall-Reilly Publishing LLC, a new entity formed by F. Mike Reilly, chief executive officer, top managers and Wachovia Capital Partners of Charlotte, N.C.

“The management of Randall Publishing Co. is excited to begin a new chapter in the company’s history and believes that this partnership with Wachovia Capital Partners will enhance the company’s profitability, security and growth,” Reilly says.

Randall Publishing Co. was founded in 1934 by H. Pettus Randall Jr. His son, H. Pettus Randall III, assumed the leadership of the company in 1976. Reilly joined the company in 1975 and became president in 1984. Under the leadership of Randall III and Reilly, the company grew into one of the country’s fastest-growing business-to-business publishing firms. Randall also publishes eTrucker, Truckers News and Commercial Carrier Journal and owns the Great American Trucking Show.

Upon the death of her husband in 2002, Dr. Cathy J. Randall became chairman of the company, and Reilly was appointed CEO.

“We are convinced that Wachovia understands the culture of partnership, mutual respect and expectation of high performance that we, as owners, have been proud to create,” Randall says. “They also have the expertise and resources to help Mike and his management team, along with Randall’s 400 associates, lead Randall to even greater heights.”

Wachovia has invested in more than 200 businesses since 1988, many of them in publishing, says Sean Smith, principal of Wachovia Capital Partners.

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