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A VISION FOR AERODYNAMIC DESIGN

The visionary design of Volvo Trucks and the thinking behind it have always been driven by a view to the bigger picture. To do this, it is important to understand the context in which the products are used, which means that you need to understand the current needs of the truck drivers.

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Mack Trucks on National Geographic Channel

The National Geographic Channel will premiere its episode of Ultimate Factories featuring Mack Trucks, Inc. The hour-long episode will take viewers behind the scenes, showing start to finish what it means to be Built Like A Mack Truck®.

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ALLAN SANDERSON HAULAGE FMX TIPS TOP PAYLOAD AND FUEL FIGURES

A Volvo 32,000kg GVW FMX 8×4 tipper fitted with a Boweld steel body and roll-over sheet is achieving a class leading payload of 20,500kgs and “excellent” fuel returns of 7.9mpg overall, says owner Allan Sanderson of Whitworth, Lancashire. According to Allan Sanderson, unladen weight of the FMX-450, which features B-Ride rear bogie suspension, aluminium wheels […]

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Volvo Trucks WHEEL AND TYRE CHOICE CUTS CO2 EMISSIONS

STEERING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: WHEEL AND TYRE CHOICE CUTS CO2 EMISSIONS In 2010, global CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels rose by more than 5% according to the International Energy Agency. At the same time the vehicle industry dedicates huge amounts of resources to reducing CO2 by just a few percentage points. However, minor […]

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Volvo Trucks London waste warriors

Last year, companies and industries in London generated 4.5 million tonnes of refuse. In order to meet demand, Bywaters recently initiated an innovative partnership with Volvo for the delivery and maintenance of 52 new trucks.

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CONSIDERABLE AWARENESS OF FUEL CONSUMPTION AMONG DRIVERS

More than 50 per cent of the members of the global Worldtrucker forum always try to drive as economically as possible. This is the result of a recent Web-based survey* on the popular truckers’ website. Fuel economy is always a hot climate-related issue, but it is not only the environment that stands to make major […]

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THE VOLVO HAULAGE CHALLENGE MEASURING 25 YEARS OF PROGRESS

In 2012, Volvo Trucks will begin production of its most powerful truck yet – the 750hp Volvo FH16. The year marks exactly 25 years since Volvo first launched its 16-litre engine back in 1987, so to find out what has really changed in that time, British truck journalist Brian Weatherley put the original Volvo 470hp […]

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VOLVO TRUCKS’ DELIVERIES : NOVEMBER 2011

Volvo Trucks’ November deliveries increased 45% year-on-year to 11,349 trucks. In total, deliveries in Europe amounted to 4,418 trucks in November, up 35% compared with the corresponding period of 2010. Delivery increases were noted in such countries as the United Kingdom, France and Sweden.

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NEW ISSUE OF VOLVO TRUCKS’ TABLET MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE

A new issue of Volvo Trucks’ tablet magazine is now available for download, offering the latest news from Volvo Trucks and the transport industry. In this, our fourth issue for 2011, we go to London where Bywaters is cleaning up one the world’s great cities, with the help of Volvo Trucks. We also go to […]

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Mack makes Capitol Christmas tree shine

After 4,000 miles and three weeks on the road, the Bulldog can finally rest and bask in the glow of the illuminated 2011 Capitol Christmas Tree now lighting the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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DIAMOND H’s FIRST VOLVO TAKES TRUCK-MOUNTED CRANES TO NEW HEIGHTS

To meet rising demand from the sector generally, and wind farm construction companies in particular, heavy lifting specialists Diamond H Transport have invested in a new Volvo FH-500 Heavy Haulage 8×4 tractor unit equipped with a FASSI F1500XP crane. This is the company’s first-ever Volvo and was supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials. The tractor unit […]

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VOLVO Rearview mirror

Mack trucks put out so many fires. 1965 was the year in which Mack produced a special version of a water cannon that was connected to a truck. It was produced for the fire brigade in New York City and it can be seen here being presented to the mass media on Welfare Island under […]

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VOLVO TRUCKS STARTS LOCAL PRODUCTION OF I-SHIFT GEARBOXES AND 11-LITRE ENGINES IN BRAZIL

Volvo do Brasil has started the production of the I-Shift gearboxes in its industrial complex located in Curitiba, Brazil and will also start local production of 11-litre engines. The Brazilian gearboxes will equip the FH and FM heavy vehicle lines. “The I-Shift gearbox has been getting outstanding acceptance in Brazil and in all the other […]

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VOLVO TRUCKS DEVELOPS MOBILE WORKSHOP SYSTEM

Two of Volvo Trucks’ most promising regions for the future are Africa and the Middle East, however, what is lacking is a well-developed service network. To help combat this, Aftersales & Retail Development within the Northern Africa & Middle East (NAME) area has therefore developed a mobile workshop system, which is already able to service […]

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FIRST FMX SNOWPLOUGHS IN UK FOR SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE COUNCIL

The first FMX snowploughs in the UK, including the first FMX 4×4 variants, have entered service with South Gloucestershire Council. These are also the first Volvo gritters to be operated by South Gloucestershire Council. The order, for a total of eleven vehicles, comprises eight FMX-330 6×4 twenty six tonners and three FMX-330 4×4 eighteen tonners.

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FIRST EVER VOLVOS WIN ON FUEL FOR M J GRIFFITHS TRANSPORT

Managing Director Mick Griffiths has declared himself “very impressed” with the fuel economy of the first-ever Volvo trucks to join the 16 strong fleet of his company, Burscough, Lancashire based M J Griffiths Transport Ltd. Mick reports that the two new Volvo FH-500 6×2 tractor units to join the mixed fleet of the family business […]

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WORLD RECORD WITH THE MEAN GREEN HYBRID TRUCK NOW VERIFIED

The FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) has verified Boije Ovebrink’s world record run with the ‘Mean Green’ hybrid truck. He received a diploma confirming his speed record from the Swedish Automobile Sports Federation on the occasion of the Federation’s 75th jubilee celebrations in Stockholm on 19th November.

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NEW LIQUEFIED METHANE GAS REFUELLING STATION OPENED IN STOCKHOLM

Last Wednesday (Nov 23rd) saw the opening of the Greater Stockholm region’s first refuelling station for liquefied methane gas, LNG/LBG. The filling station, Statoil Järna, is part of the BiMe Trucks project in which Volvo Trucks is one of the participating companies along with AGA, which supplies the liquefied gas. One of the project’s focus […]

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VOLVO TRUCKS FIRST FMX TIPPER IN SOUTH WALES JOINS BOB GAY PLANT HIRE FLEET

Operating from a depot in Pontypridd, the first Volvo FMX 8×4 tipper sold in South Wales joined Bob Gay Plant Hire recently. The FMX purchased by Bob Gay Plant Hire is the first Volvo to enter the business for more than a decade and joins a fleet of artics, tippers, excavators and similar plant equipment.

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VOLVO COVERS THE GROUND FOR EUROVIA

Eurovia, one of the UK’s leading provider of highway and infrastructure services, have taken delivery of a new Volvo FM 8×2 rear-steer vehicle for highway resurfacing work. Since its arrival it has proved so successful, there’s an order for a second in the pipeline.

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VOLVO TRUCKS DELIVERIES OCTOBER 2011

In October, Volvo Trucks delivered 11,110 vehicles, an increase of 39% compared with the year-earlier period. Deliveries in Europe totalled 4,628 trucks, up 34% year-on-year. Truck deliveries in Eastern Europe rose 130%. The trend in Russia remained positive and the number of deliveries in October increased 150% to 561 vehicles compared with October 2010.

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COMPACT FL FIRE APPLIANCES ENTER SERVICE IN NORTH WALES

Five new Volvo FL-260 Fire Appliances have joined the fleet of North Wales Fire & Rescue Service as part of a rolling programme of vehicle replacement. Supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials on Deeside, a total of 21 new Volvo FL appliances are scheduled to enter service in the communities of North Wales in the coming […]

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VOLVO USED TRUCK OPENS TRADE AND EXPORT CENTRE IN COVENTRY

Volvo Trucks Used Truck Department has opened its first dedicated Trade & Export Centre. The facility, which is located on Padstow Road, off Torrington Avenue, close to the A45, in the Tile Hill area of Coventry, offers trade and export buyers the opportunity to view a comprehensive stock of around 100 trucks.

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HARTSHORNE FOCUS ON PARTNERSHIP HELPS KEEP UK MAIL GROUP ROLLING

As part of the company’s enhanced professional focus on working in partnership with key businesses in the Midlands, the new management team at Midlands Volvo dealer Hartshorne are pleased and proud to announce that they are working closely with UK Mail Group to provide strategic transport solutions and vehicle support services.

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Tuesday 5 July, 2022 The UK new light commercial vehicle (LCV) market declined for the sixth consecutive month in June, falling -23.0% to 26,443 units and rounding off a challenging first half

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