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Great success for mDrive in the U.S.A

Assembly of the MACK mDRIVE® automated manual transmission began today at the Hagerstown, Md. powertrain facility where Mack powertrain components have been assembled since 1961.

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VOLVO TRIDEM’S TRACTION AND MANOUVERABILITY CONVINCES WYNNSTAY

The first new Volvo trucks for twelve years have entered service with the Agriculture division of Wynnstay Group PLC. The company, which has its headquarters in Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain in Powys, manufactures a diverse range of animal feeds for livestock, has added three new Volvo FM11-410 Tridem eight wheelers to its fleet of eighty LGVs.

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BROOKING HIRE TAKE ON THE GRIM SWEEPER AND WIN

An unusual Volvo FM road sweeper equipped with a Globetrotter cab and a host of driver amenities has entered service with Brooking Hire Ltd from Totnes in Devon. Dubbed the ’Grim Sweeper’, the FM is fitted with the latest state-of-the-art Johnson VT800 bodywork and will spend most of 2012 working at Royal Naval Air Station […]

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VOLVO FM REPRESENTS SOUND INVESTMENT – SAYS VIBIXA

When the time came to replace one of their older vehicles in order to meet the requirements of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in London, Weetabix-owned packaging company Vibixa Ltd ‘had no hesitation whatsoever’ buying a Volvo according to Warehouse and Transport Manager Gary Bridges.

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VOLVO SUPPORT HELPS TEAM SKY’S BRADLEY WIGGINS TOUR TRIUMPH

historic victory in the 2012 Tour De France. Winning is only possible when you have the best back-up. That’s why, since Team Sky launched in January 2010, both Volvo Trucks and Volvo Bus & Coach have been at the heart of the race support crew with two high-tech mobile workshops mounted on Volvo FH-500 chassis […]

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NEW ISSUE OF VOLVO TRUCKS TABLET MAGAZINE

A new issue of Volvo Trucks’ celebrated tablet magazine is now available for download, offering the latest news from Volvo Trucks and the transport industry.

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NEW VOLVO ENGINE FOR EURO-6

Volvo Trucks is now presenting an engine tailored for the tough Euro-6 environmental standards. Oxides of nitrogen emissions have dropped by 77 per cent and particulate emissions have been halved. First off the mark is Volvo’s D13 460 hp engine, which today powers more than one-third of all Volvo trucks. “The Volvo FH gets a […]

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FIRST VOLVO FOR WITNEY PLANT HIRE – AND IT’S A BIG UN!

Family-owned and managed Witney Plant Hire’s new FH16-750 is the first-ever Volvo to join the Oxfordshire operator’s four-strong truck fleet. Volvo dealer Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London supplied the FH16-750 through their Didcot Dealerpoint. Witney Plant Hire Company Director Dave Johns reports that the dealer’s serious approach and rapid response to his sales enquiry […]

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REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR VOLVO’S VISTA COMPETITION 2012-2013

VISTA – Volvo Trucks’ and Volvo Buses’ world championship for service and workshop personnel – is once again about to begin, with registrations being accepted from 1st July. When round one of the competition kicks off in September, it is hoped that over 14,000 participants will be taking part.

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BOIJE OVERBRINK AND MEAN GREEN RECEIVE FIA DIPLOMA

World-record breaking truck driver Boije Ovebrink was formally presented with a diploma from the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) last week to officially acknowledge his hybrid truck speed records. Kenneth Thoren, vice president of Svenska Bilsportförbundet (Swedish motor sports association), personally handed over the diploma in a brief ceremony held at Volvo Trucks’ global headquarters […]

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NEW I-SEE FROM VOLVO TRUCKS CUTS HAULAGE FIRMS FUEL BILLS

The truck industry is searching high and low for solutions that cut fuel consumption. One method is to use the vehicle’s kinetic energy to propel the truck and now Volvo Trucks has developed I-See, which operates like an autopilot and takes over gear-changing and utilises gradients to save fuel.

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VOLVO TRUCKS DELIVERIES: MAY 2012

Deliveries of Volvo branded trucks in May decreased by 9% to 9,285 vehicles compared to the same period last year. The deliveries in Western Europe declined by 18%, as the markets in southern Europe are affected by the economic downturn. Given the current economic development in Europe, we are evaluating if the announced increases in […]

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Volvo Trucks: FH16-750 MAKES CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DEBUT AT HILLHEAD 2012

The Volvo FH16-750 makes its UK and Ireland construction industry show debut on the Volvo Construction Equipment stand at Hillhead 2012 where a 6×2 tractor unit will be on display together with two high spec Volvo FMX 8×4 tippers.

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SUCCESSFUL BIO-DME FIELD TESTS OPEN THE DOOR TO THE FUTURE TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Trucks that impose hardly any load on the environment because their carbon emissions are virtually zero. Could this be a future scenario? Well, in actual fact, Volvo Trucks is already running successful field tests with vehicles powered by bio-DME, a fuel that can be produced from biomass both cost and energy efficiently. For the transport […]

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NEW DYNAFLEET APP KEEPS TRACK OF THE ENTIRE FLEET

Dynafleet, Volvo Trucks’ web-based fleet management system, can now be accessed via a new application designed for mobile devices, making information even more accessible. The Dynafleet app enables businesses to manage their entire fleet and transport route planning remotely, from any location via smartphone or tablet. They can also access a range of parameters in […]

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HELPING FORD MOTOR COMPANY MAKE THE DIFFERENCE FOR MACMILLAN

Volvo Trucks, together with dealer MC Truck & Bus, car transporter manufacturer Transporter Engineering and vehicle livery specialist Sign-It, are doing their bit to help Ford Motor Company employees publicise their hugely successful fundraising activities for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

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NEW EDITION OF AWARD-WINNING VOLVO TRUCKS TABLET MAGAZINE

A new edition of Volvo Trucks’ award-winning tablet magazine is now available to download, free-of-charge, offering the latest news from Volvo Trucks and the transport industry. The tablet magazine itself was recently awarded the annual Swedish content marketing award, ‘Guldbladet’, for the best mobile communication – for the second year running.

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FL FUEL FIGURES AND DEALER FLEXIBILITY

Warrington-based Road & Sea Express have achieved an 8% improvement in overall fuel economy since making the decision in 2011 to change the entire truck fleet to 100% Volvo over the next five years. Road & Sea Express Managing Director Stephen Jones reports that four new Volvo FL 18 tonners are delivering an improvement in […]

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FIRST VOLVO FH16-750 IN NORTHERN IRELAND FOR V FRASER & SONS THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY

V Fraser & Sons Ltd, based in Cookstown, County Tyrone, have recently taken delivery of a Volvo FH16-750 tractor unit from Volvo Truck & Bus dealer, Dennison Commercials – the truck is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. The XL Globetrotter cab has been kitted out to the highest specification to offer the […]

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NEW WORLD SPEED RECORDS FOR VOLVO HYBRID TRUCK

Volvo’s hybrid truck, ‘Mean Green’, established new world speed records on April 27th at Wendover Airfield in Utah, USA. ‘Mean Green’ achieved the following world record speeds: Flying Kilometre+ –236.577 km/h (147.002 mph) and Standing Kilometre* – 153.252 km/h (95.245 mph). “We are very pleased with ‘Mean Green’s performance, especially at such a high altitude,” […]

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MJ GRIFFITHS TRANSPORT LTD CHILLS AS FH16-750 FUEL FIGURES HIT 9 MPG

Temperature controlled distribution and storage specialists M J Griffiths Transport Ltd are achieving around 9mpg “and improving” from their new FH16-750 tractor unit, reports Managing Director Mick Griffiths.

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Large Order for 200 Volvo FH Trucks From Hungarian Customer

Volvo Hungária Ltd. has concluded a contract for the delivery of 200 units of Volvo FH trucks to the major Hungarian transport and logistics company Waberer’s International Inc., formerly known as Hungarocamion. Waberer’s International is the biggest customer for Volvo Hungária Ltd., with a history of co-operation between the two companies lasting for over 15 […]

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Aitik And Goliath: A Volvo Fh16’s Giant Challenge

In the Bible, the mighty warrior Goliath is described as being ‘six cubits and a span’ tall. But this is nothing compared with the Goliath that rules over the Aitik opencast mine in northern Sweden – a Volvo FH16, which pulls 500 tonnes of copper ore out of the depths of the mountain every day […]

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Mean Green, Volvo Hybrid Truck, To Attempt World Speed Record

‘Mean Green’, the world’s fastest hybrid truck, will attempt to reach speeds in excess of 260 km/h (165 mph) on April 27th at Wendover Airfield in Utah, USA, to try and beat its own world speed records set only last year by ‘Mean Green’s driver, Boije Ovebrink.

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