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Promising Future for BIO-DME as a Vehicle Fuel

The Bio-DME project aims to assess whether there is a market for Bio-DME (Di-Methyl-Ether) for commercial vehicles. Now, halfway through the two-year project, the preliminary results show that Bio-DME already functions in daily commercial operations. If diesel fuel were to be replaced by Bio-DME, CO2 emissions would be able to be reduced by a massive […]

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Cranage Haulage Ltd Upgrade to Euro 5 with New Fh16-600 6×4 Tractor

When Holmes Chapel, Cheshire-based heavy haulage specialist Cranage Haulage Ltd were looking to upgrade to a productive, new Euro-5 emissions compliant truck to meet the 2012 London Low Emission Zone requirements, they opted for a Volvo FH16-600 double-drive tractor unit.

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Volvo Trucks’ Deliveries: February 2012

Deliveries from Volvo Trucks reached 8,238 trucks in February, down by 2% compared with the year-earlier period. In Europe, deliveries amounted to 3,077 trucks in February, down 18% compared with the corresponding period in 2011. While continued uncertainty concerning economic development in Southern Europe continued to impact truck customers in certain markets, the picture is […]

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Volvo 8×4 Tridem for Cowindale Feeds Of Carmarthen

A new Volvo FM-420 8×4 Tridem has entered service with animal feeds specialist Cowindale Feeds of Carmarthen, South Wales. The FM Tridem was supplied by Volvo dealer Mansel Davies at Llanfyrnach. Thanks to its excellent wall-to-wall turning circle of around 12.5 metres (depending on wheelbase), Volvo’s 8×4 Tridem is able to make deliveries that would […]

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Volvo trucks named first U.S. Manufacturer to achieve dual energy certifications

Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant is the first U.S. manufacturing facility to achieve two top energy certifications. New River Valley is the largest Volvo Trucks manufacturing plant in the world, and has been certified by the ISO 50001 standard and the Superior Energy Performance (SEP). ISO 50001 and SEP are, respectively, the […]

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New Volvo Truck Center Opens In Czech Republic

On March 2nd Volvo Trucks Czech Republic opened its eleventh Volvo Truck Center facility, based in the city of Olomouc, thereby marking a further expansion of the in-house service network operated entirely by Volvo Trucks Czech Republic.

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WELCOME TO MY CAB – NEW ONLINE VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE

Volvo Trucks’ online video series ‘Welcome to my cab’ invites viewers into the cabs of truck drivers from around the world and in the latest episode we visit Italian truck driver Paolo Villa and the ‘Untouchable’. 

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WOODSIDES £4.1M INVESTMENT IN NEW VOLVO FLEET

Northern Irish-based transport and logistics company, Woodside Group, has completed the purchase of 45 new Volvo trucks in an investment worth £4.1 million. Believed to be the largest single fleet vehicle purchase of the last 12 months in Northern Ireland, the new, mostly Volvo FH tractor units join the 200-strong Woodside fleet to perform a […]

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VOLVO TRUCKS DELIVERIES JANUARY 2012

Volvo Trucks’ deliveries for January rose 5% to 6,822 trucks, compared with the year-earlier period. In total, deliveries in Europe amounted to 2,961 trucks in January (up 6%, year-on-year). In Western Europe the deliveries decreased 3% due to continued uncertainty in terms of economic development.

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VOLVO TRUCKS’ NORTH AMERICAN SAFETY AWARD RETURNS IN 2012

For the fourth consecutive year, Volvo Trucks will recognise two North American fleets for their commitment to safety through the Volvo Trucks Safety Award. Each recipients of the 2012 award will each receive $ 25,000 (£ 15,750) to be used toward their safety-related activities.

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CCC TAKE DELIVERY OF 15 FMX TIPPERS: THE LARGEST SINGLE FMX ORDER IN UK

Liverpool-based construction industry waste disposal and recycling experts City Centre Commercials (CCC) have taken delivery of the largest single order for Volvo FMX tippers since the truck’s launch in 2010. The company, which was founded in 1986, celebrated 25 years in business last year.

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E-trade increasing the need for transport

With 2,200 vehicles, PostNord (Nordic Post) is one of Sweden’s largest transport companies when it comes to the number of vehicles in its fleet. When the company recently updated its fleet with 175 heavy-duty trucks, it chose only Volvo trucks.

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VOLVO TRUCKS’ DRIVER CHALLENGE 2012 GETS UNDERWAY WITH ALL-FM FLEET

The Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge 2012 got underway on February 6th. The event, which takes place over a five-month period, measures and assesses individual driver’s techniques. These techniques are the basis for a professional driver to achieve optimum fuel economy and uptime from their vehicle. A major difference for this year’s event is the use […]

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VOLVO TRUCKS’ DELIVERIES : DECEMBER 2011

Volvo Trucks’ December deliveries increased 27% year-on-year to 11,882 trucks. For the full year 2011, deliveries rose 53% to 115,346 trucks. In total, deliveries in Europe amounted to 4,394 trucks in December, an increase of 8% over the corresponding period of 2010. However, the uncertain macro-economic situation continued to affect truck customers, who have become […]

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MILESTONES IN SAFETY DEVELOPMENT – MOVING FROM PASSIVE TO ACTIVE SAFETY

Early traffic safety development was focusing on protecting those involved in a collision. The focus now and in the future will be on preventing accidents from happening. Volvo Trucks has long been the industry leader in the field of passive safety. For example in 1959, Volvo introduced the three-point safety belt – Volvo’s gift to […]

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VOLVO TRUCK AND BUS CENTRE EAST ANGLIA MAKES KEY APPOINTMENTS

Nicky Gill and Con Rooney have joined wholly-owned dealer group Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia. Nicky Gill has been appointed to the position of New Truck Sales Director and Con Rooney has joined as Aftermarket Director.

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NEW ORGANISATION FOR VOLVO TRUCKS

The Volvo Group’s new truck organisation will sharpen the focus of its truck business by breaking down the marketing and sales responsibility for the Group’s truck brands into three geographic areas. However, brands and product strategies will still be managed at a global level. At the beginning of 2012, Claes Nilsson, formerly President Europe Division, […]

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DEVONIAN HAULIER CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF VOLVO LOYALTY

The recent acquisition of a new Volvo FM11 six-wheeler by family business L&B Haulage marks more than 25-years of almost unbroken loyalty to the Volvo brand. Established more than 40-years ago the first Volvo joined the business in 1983. Since that time owner Angelo Binaccione has built up a fleet that is now 100 percent […]

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Volvo breaks the ice

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan is no stranger to wintery conditions – but imagine this, it’s the middle of winter, it’s been snowing for days, the temperature has dropped out of sight and you need to get to town… enter Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE).

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OPTIMISED LINE-BUILT VOLVO DRAYS JOIN CARLSBERG FLEET

Designed and built to provide optimum operational flexibility and ease of use for drivers and crew, 16 new Volvo vehicles entered service with Carlsberg UK Ltd at their Stonecross (Warrington) and Croydon Regional Distribution Depots recently. Carlsberg UK Logistics is the last national brewer with its own in-house distribution providing drinks distribution to pub chains […]

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STRONG SAFETY MESSAGE FROM VOLVO GROUP

Zero accidents with Volvo products was the theme for a much-appreciated Safety seminar held in Abu Dhabi by Volvo Trucks in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Race stop-over last week. Invited by Volvo and its UAE exclusive importer FAMCO, participants from government, key customers and media shared the Volvo expertise on the subject of traffic […]

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Volvo Trucks: The diesel engine leads the emission race

The Volvo Group is the global leader in the race for reduced emissions, and the diesel engine – a veteran that has been going strong for over 100 years – still plays a key role. The diesel engine has become 100 times cleaner in just 20 years.

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Volvo Trucks: Every drop counts

One percent here, one percent there; it soon adds up to a noticeable saving. This is the thinking behind our philosophy. We are constantly scratching away, looking for new ways to make our trucks run further with less fuel and less impact on the environment. It’s a down-to-earth approach that’s made us leader of the […]

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‘WELCOME TO MY CAB’ – NEW ONLINE VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE

Volvo Trucks’ online video series ‘Welcome to my cab’ invites viewers into the cabs of truck drivers from around the world and in the latest episode we visit Polish truck driver Lucian Igras and his ‘Black Pearl’. While watching ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, Lucian was inspired to decorate his Volvo FH12-460 with images and themes […]

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