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VOLVO TRUCKS CHALLENGES ONE OF THE WORLD’S FASTEST SPORTS CARS – A KOENIGSEGG ONE:1

A Volvo FH in a race against one of the world’s fastest sports cars. This is the scenario in Volvo Trucks’ upcoming film ‘Volvo Trucks vs Koenigsegg’. The aim is

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Mike Boyd, Caroline Gardner and their Volvo FH16-750

Owner Driver Mike Boyd and his partner Caroline Gardner originally planned to get married in 2016. Unusually, their wedding list included a new Volvo FH16, which they were planning to order in time for it to be at the ceremony in Kinlochbervie, north-west Scotland.

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ECWVTA – Important Volvo Whole Vehicle Type Approval for European Trucks

With orders being taken now for delivery this autumn, Volvo Trucks has issued a reminder to customers that all vehicles registered after 29th October 2014 must have a complete or completed European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA).

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Ross Garrett get Volvo Trucks

ROSS GARRETT TAKES FIRST VOLVOS FOR 20 YEARS – AND THEY’RE EURO-6 ! West Country operator Ross Garrett has taken delivery of the first Volvo trucks to enter service with the family-owned company for twenty years.

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Volvo Trucks Campaign wins Black Pencil Award

VOLVO TRUCKS’ CAMPAIGN TRIUMPHS AT WORLD’S TOUGHEST AD CONTEST – WINS COVETED BLACK PENCIL The Live Test campaign for Volvo Trucks’ new truck range received a ‘Black Pencil’ and three ‘Yellow Pencil’ awards at the revered D&AD Awards – the world’s toughest advertising competition. The honours are the latest accolades for the campaign which also […]

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Concrete Show 2014 – Volvo Concrete Mixer Trucks

FL TRUCKMIXER ON CIFA STAND AT UK CONCRETE SHOW 2014 (HALL 5, A67) Spanners Mixer Hire and Volvo Trucks will be exhibiting an 18-tonne GVW Volvo FL chassis equipped with a CIFA four cubic metre truckmixer at the UK Concrete Show this week at Birmingham’s NEC. Spanners Mixer Hire, based in Market Deeping near Peterborough, […]

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NEW VOLVO FH TRUCK FOR HEAVY HAULAGE SPECIALIST RUTTLE PLANT

Chorley, Lancashire-based Ruttle Plant has updated the company’s famous high-profile livery to coincide with the arrival of a new Volvo FH tractor unit. Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, Preston, the new FH features a ‘high-visibility’ modern take on Ruttle Plant’s familiar and unique, multi-colour paintwork.

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Volvo Trucks Deliver first Euro 6 Trucks

The UK’s first Euro 6, new Volvo FM has been delivered to The Malcolm Group in Linwood, Renfrewshire. Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland at Cardonald, the 6×2 tractor unit is fitted with a Globetrotter cab and Volvo’s D11K engine producing 450hp.

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Jean-Claude Van Damme Volvo Paris – PALAIS DU LOUVRE

THE ‘EPIC SPLIT’ TO BE SHOWN AT THE PALAIS DU LOUVRE IN PARIS Volvo Trucks’ live test film, the ‘Epic Split’ featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme, has already been viewed more than 68 million times on YouTube since its launch in November 2013. Now it will also be available for visitors to La Musée de la […]

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NACARATO VOLVO TRUCKS

VOLVO TRUCKS NAMES NACARATO VOLVO 2013 NORTH AMERICAN DEALER OF THE YEAR Nacarato Volvo of Nashville, Tenn. has been named Volvo Trucks’ 2013 North American Dealer of the Year. The annual award recognizes Nacarato Volvo’s organization and employees for overall accomplishment and performance. Selection criteria for the award includes outstanding performance in new truck sales, […]

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INTERNATIONAL TRUCK OF THE YEAR 2014

A year, almost to the day, after its spectacular launch, the new Volvo FH was voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2014’ by leading commercial vehicle journalists, representing 25 magazines throughout Europe. The ‘Truck of the Year’ award was received by Volvo Trucks’ President Claes Nilsson at a ceremony at the Comtrans exhibition in Moscow […]

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Brian Yeardley Continental’s Volvo FH-500 4×2 tractor units

NEW FH GOES ON TRIAL WITH BRIAN YEARDLEY CONTINENTAL The new FHs, which were supplied by Crossroads at Normanton, have been specified with Volvo’s latest fuel saving technology, including the I-Shift gearbox with Long-Haul & Fuel Economy+ software and I-See.

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NEW VOLVO FMX IS PUT TO THE TEST AT BAUMA

Volvo Trucks says that the new Volvo FMX is probably the best and toughest construction truck in the world.

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Volvo FM at the Commercial Vehicle Show

BRIAN WEATHERLEY EXPLORES THE NEW VOLVO FM AT THE CV SHOW The celebrated UK truck journalist Brian Weatherley went to the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham this week, to find out what makes the new Volvo FM so special.

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Carlsberg and Volvo Trucks

DUAL-ROLE VOLVOS IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND CUT COSTS AT CARLSBERG Following successful trials over a 12-month period, Carlsberg UK recently invested in two new Volvo FM artic units capable of performing completely separate functions. Brainchild of Carlsberg UK’s National Fleet Engineer, Andrew Davis, the multi-role tractors can be used as regular long-distance trunkers at night and […]

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VOLVO FH Rigorous Quality Tests

THE RIGOROUS QUALITY TESTS BEHIND THE NEW VOLVO FH The new Volvo FH has been subjected to a range of gruelling quality tests. It has been cooled and heated. It has been shaken and thrown around. It has been driven for mile after mile in extreme environments. It has taken the punishment – and come […]

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VOLVO TRUCKS TAKES THE LEAD WITH TOMORROW’S WIRELESS ROAD TRAINS

Using wireless technology to link a road train, in which a lead truck controls a convoy of vehicles driving behind it, is now technically feasible. The technology was demonstrated at the conclusion of the Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SARTRE) project, which Volvo Trucks participated in. Although it may take some time for wireless […]

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VOLVO FH LAUNCH RECEIVES TWO AWARDS IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEST

Volvo Trucks has received two top awards in the prestigious Epica 2012 International Creative Awards for the launch of the new Volvo FH.

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THE NEW VOLVO FH – A MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR VOLVO TRUCKS’ DESIGNERS

Truck design is about much more than just colour, shape and attractive lines. Behind the new, safer, larger and more ergonomically optimised Volvo FH lies a significant design challenge. “Coming up with solutions where design and function go hand-in-hand was one of our most important tasks,” says Rikard Orell, Design Director at Volvo Trucks.

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KARL’S PRODUCTIVE FH ALLOWS FOR INFLATION ON THE MOVE

According to Karl Jones, attention to detail when choosing the specification of the latest Volvo FH tractor unit to join the family business of Karl Jones and Son Haulage Ltd has brought major productivity benefits.

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GRS BAGS ANOTHER SIX VOLVO FMs

A three week demo that delivered a fuel improvement of up to 20% has landed an order for six new Volvo FM11-450 tractors from GRS Bagging. Specialist suppliers of bagged sands, gravels and decorative stone to builders merchants, from Newcastle to the south coast, GRS has lifted its fuel economy from “the mid-fives” to 7.3mpg […]

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VOLVO TRUCKS INTRODUCES COLLISION WARNING WITH EMERGENCY BRAKE

Volvo Trucks has developed Collision Warning with Emergency Brake – an advanced emergency braking system equipped with early collision warning to help prevent severe accidents caused by inattention.

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VOLVO TRUCKS INTRODUCES NEW FH SERIES

“A truck that will carry us far into the future.” That is how Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks, summarises the new versions of the Volvo FH and Volvo FH16 that will be released shortly. On Wednesday September 5th Volvo Trucks will launch new versions of the best-selling Volvo FH and the prestigious Volvo FH16.

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ROADCREW TRAILER PARTS CATALOGUE BEST IN INDUSTRY

In a major initiative to continue to broaden the range of parts offered, Roadcrew have launched the company’s first trailer parts catalogue. Described by Roadcrew Managing Director James Charnock as ‘the best in the industry right now’, the catalogue covers all major product groups, including axles, suspension, air brakes, electrical and many other general trailer […]

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Volkswagen To Release Global Premiere For New Amarok This Week

Johannesburg, 4 July 2022 – The new Volkswagen Amarok will be officially unveiled during its global premiere on Thursday, 7 July 2022. “We are incredibly excited for the world and our customers

Breyten Odendaal

4 July, 2022

Which? ‘Best Buy’ Recommendation Awarded To Citroën ë-C4 Electric

Citroën’s ë-C4 Electric has achieved a ‘Best Buy’ recommendation from UK’s leading consumer champion Which? following rigorous analysis by its testing team. Which? ‘Best Buy’ is one of the ultimate consumer

Breyten Odendaal

4 July, 2022

Winners At Heveningham Concours

The winners in the automotive and aviation categories at this year’s charity Heveningham Concours were announced at a summer garden party for owners and guests on Saturday 2nd July at Heveningham

Breyten Odendaal

4 July, 2022

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