7/20/2016

Volvo Trucks North America Names Jeff Lester Senior Vice President of Sales

Volvo Trucks North America appointed Jeff Lester senior vice president of sales, effective Aug. 1, 2016. Lester will lead the North American regional sales organization, working closely with the regional vice presidents to drive growth.

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7/11/2016

Volvo Trucks Eases Online Parts Purchasing Process with New Cross-Reference Feature of SELECT Part Store

Volvo Trucks North America recently launched a new parts cross-reference feature for its online SELECT Part Store. The cross-reference tool is the first of its kind in the heavy-duty truck industry and will make it easier for customers to search for and buy parts online. The SELECT Part Store is an e-commerce platform that offers customers the experience of visiting a parts counter with the convenience of online ordering.

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6/7/2016

Volvo Trucks Highlights Refuse-Focused Versatility, Capability in WasteExpo Lineup

Volvo Trucks North America is bringing its wide range of refuse-focused truck models to WasteExpo 2016, highlighting the versatility and capabilities refuse customers require. Volvo booth no. 2267 will feature three models – a Volvo VNM, VHD and VNL – each designed with the refuse industry in mind.

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Volvo Trucks North America Names Jeff Lester Senior Vice President of Sales

Volvo Trucks North America appointed Jeff Lester senior vice president of sales, effective Aug. 1, 2016. Lester will lead the North American regional sales organization, working closely with the regional vice presidents to drive growth.

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Volvo Trucks Eases Online Parts Purchasing Process with New Cross-Reference Feature of SELECT Part Store

Volvo Trucks North America recently launched a new parts cross-reference feature for its online SELECT Part Store. The cross-reference tool is the first of its kind in the heavy-duty truck industry and will make it easier for customers to search for and buy parts online. The SELECT Part Store is an e-commerce platform that offers customers the experience of visiting a parts counter with the convenience of online ordering.

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Volvo Trucks Highlights Refuse-Focused Versatility, Capability in WasteExpo Lineup

Volvo Trucks North America is bringing its wide range of refuse-focused truck models to WasteExpo 2016, highlighting the versatility and capabilities refuse customers require. Volvo booth no. 2267 will feature three models – a Volvo VNM, VHD and VNL – each designed with the refuse industry in mind.

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Volvo Trucks Honors Military Heroes with Ride for Freedom Truck

Employees at Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia recently unveiled their 2016 Ride for Freedom truck, which will take part in the Ride for Freedom rally in Washington, D.C. over the Memorial Day weekend. Now in its 29th year, the annual Ride for Freedom rally salutes prisoners of war-missing in action (POW-MIA) from all wars, as well as the brave men and women who have served – and continue to serve – to protect America.

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Volvo Trucks to Now Offer a One-Box Exhaust Aftertreatment System for Improved Body Flexibility, Fuel Efficiency

Volvo Trucks North America recently launched a new one-box design for its Exhaust Aftertreatment System (EATS), resulting in increased flexibility, increased fuel capacity and a more aerodynamic vehicle. Standard with Volvo D11- and Volvo D13-equipped vehicles, the one-box EATS offers greater flexibility with the vehicle.

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Volvo Trucks Debuts New 2017 Powertrain at Truck World

Volvo Trucks North America’s new 2017 integrated powertrain made its public debut today at Truck World 2016 at the International Centre in Toronto. Volvo’s new powertrain delivers best-in-class performance, productivity, fuel efficiency and improved total cost of ownership for Volvo customers through numerous updates designed to increase fuel efficiency, productivity, reliability, packaging, comfort and uptime.

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Volvo Uses Knowledge Gained from SuperTruck to Increase Efficiency, Performance in 2017 Powertrain Lineup

Key learnings from Volvo’s SuperTruck efforts played a critical role in the design and engineering of Volvo Trucks North America’s recently introduced 2017 powertrain, delivering improved fuel efficiency and performance to customers. The development of several new features, such as the wave piston, turbo compounding and a common rail fuel injection system, was supported by the SuperTruck program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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Volvo Trucks Highlights New 2017 Powertrain in Truck World 2016 Lineup

Volvo Trucks North America’s new 2017 powertrain will take the spotlight at Truck World 2016 April 14-16 at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Featuring several innovations to boost fuel efficiency and productivity, Volvo’s new powertrain was engineered to provide customers best-in-class performance and an improved total cost of ownership.

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Volvo Trucks’ I-See Memorizes Roads to Increase Fuel Efficiency

In an effort to further increase productivity and fuel efficiency, Volvo Trucks North America developed Volvo I-See, a new feature that memorizes thousands of routes traveled and uses that knowledge to keep the truck in the best, most fuel-efficient gear possible.

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Volvo Trucks North America and UAW Agree on Five-Year Contract

Volvo Trucks North America today announced that employees represented by the United Auto Workers have ratified a new five-year agreement covering about 2,000 members of UAW Local #2069 at the New River Valley, VA, plant. The new contract is effective March 17, 2016, and will expire on March 16, 2021.

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Volvo Trucks Delivers 100,000th Truck Equipped with I-Shift

Volvo Trucks North America recently delivered the 100,000th truck equipped with its groundbreaking I-Shift automated manual transmission (AMT). The landmark truck, a Volvo VNL 670 model, was presented to Watkins & Shepard Trucking during a brief reception at Transport Equipment, a Volvo Trucks dealer in Missoula, Montana.

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Volvo Trucks Prepares for Production of 2017 Powertrain at Hagerstown, Maryland Site

Volvo Trucks North America is preparing for production of its updated 2017 powertrain at the Hagerstown, Maryland powertrain manufacturing facility. The site, which assembles the full line of Volvo Trucks' proprietary engines and I-Shift automated manual transmissions, will produce Volvo's updated powertrain beginning in late 2016.

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Volvo Trucks Unveils New Logo

Volvo Trucks North America today introduced its new logo, a more contemporary Volvo iron mark, to North America. The new iron mark, which will be on all Volvo Trucks printed materials, web pages and dealer signage moving forward, features a more streamlined design, spotlighting the company's dedication to innovation and quality.

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Volvo Trucks Unveils New Powertrain Featuring Increased Power and Fuel Efficiency

Volvo Trucks North America today launched several new integrated powertrain solutions, offering increased fuel efficiency, productivity, reliability, packaging, comfort and uptime. Integral to the new powertrain are enhanced design features that were engineered to provide Volvo customers best-in-class performance, productivity, fuel efficiency and an improved total cost of ownership.

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Volvo Trucks Unveils Innovative New Engines for Increased Fuel Efficiency

Volvo Trucks North America today introduced its model year 2017 Volvo engines, delivering increased power, performance and fuel efficiency to benefit customers. Volvo incorporated multiple engine improvements to extend fuel efficiency benefits, including enhancements to the Volvo D11 and D13 engines, as well as the development of the Volvo D13 with turbo compounding. As a result of the improvements, Volvo is delivering between 2.2 to 6.5 percent better fuel efficiency with the 2017 engines compared with previous generation power.

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New Volvo I-Shift with Crawler Gears Offers Slow Speed Maneuverability, Extreme Startability

Volvo Trucks North America today introduced the Volvo I-Shift with Crawler Gears, a new option designed for applications where very slow speeds and maneuverability are needed. Appropriate for both vocational and on-highway applications, Volvo I-Shift with Crawler Gears provides crawler functionality for concrete mixers with curb-pouring capability, asphalt paving and other low-speed tasks, as well as improved startability for heavy haul. It also offers up to 220,000 lbs. or more GCW based on application approval.

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Volvo Trucks Names First Volvo Certified Uptime Centers

Volvo Trucks announced the first dealer locations in the U.S. and Canada to earn its Volvo Certified Uptime Center designation. Seven dealers received the certification, which requires redesigning service bays and adopting standardized processes and workflows to speed repair time through faster diagnostics and more efficient service.

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Volvo Trucks Boosts Driver Comfort, Productivity with New Battery-Powered Parking Cooler Option

Volvo Trucks North America today introduced a battery-powered parking cooler as a factory-installed option for its VNM 630, VNL 630, VNL 670, VNL 730 and VNL 780 sleeper models. The battery-powered parking cooler allows drivers to keep the cab and sleeper comfortable without idling the engine, providing the most environmentally friendly and efficient solution for maintaining comfort while parked.

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Volvo Trucks Names TransEdge Truck Centers 2015 Northeast Dealer of the Year

Volvo Trucks has selected TransEdge Truck Centers of Pennsylvania as its 2015 Dealer of the Year for the Northeast Region. The TransEdge flagship facility is in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with a full-line Volvo sales location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Volvo Trucks Achieves Record North American Results in 2015

Volvo Trucks North America posted record results achieving all-time highs in 2015 for U.S., Canada and NAFTA Class 8 retail sales. In addition to its strong market performance, Volvo also achieved record penetration levels for Volvo power, I-Shift automated manual transmissions and XE eXceptional Efficiency powertrain packages.

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Volvo VHD Models Spotlighted at World of Concrete 2016

A sampling of Volvo's VHD product range will be on display next week during World of Concrete 2016 Feb. 2-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Engineered for reliable performance in demanding applications such as concrete mixer, construction, oil field, logging, snow plow or heavy haul, the VHD is tough enough to handle any task while keeping drivers safe and in a comfortable environment.

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Volvo Trucks Highlights America’s Road Team in Latest ‘Welcome to My Cab’ Video

The fourth installment of Volvo Trucks' popular "Welcome to My Cab" video series features a very special Volvo model: the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) America's Road Team 2015 Volvo VNL 780.

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Advantage Truck Center Opens in Greensboro, Expanding Volvo Trucks Sales and Service

Advantage Truck Center recently opened a new location in Greensboro, N.C., increasing Volvo Trucks sales and service capabilities in the Southeastern U.S. Located off Interstate 40, the new $7.5 million full-service dealership offers 20 service bays and $2 million in parts inventory.

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Volvo Trucks Approves Use of Renewable Diesel Fuel for Proprietary Engines

Volvo Trucks North America, after concluding truck and engine lab testing, today approved the use of renewable diesel fuel for all of its proprietary Volvo engines, offering environmental and cost-savings benefits to customers. Volvo is the first OEM to endorse the use of advanced hydrocarbon renewable diesel fuel.

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Volvo Trucks Names M&K Truck Centers 2015 North American Dealer of the Year

M&K Truck Centers of Byron Center, Michigan was recognized as the 2015 North American Dealer of the Year by Volvo Trucks. Volvo also honored its top dealers in Canada and Mexico. The 2015 Canada Dealer of the Year is Pacific Coast Heavy Truck Group of Langley, British Columbia, and the 2015 Mexico Dealer of the Year is Tractoremolques del Noroeste, SA de CV of Son, Mexico.

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Manhattan Beer Chooses Natural Gas-Powered Volvo VNM 200 Model Tractors

Manhattan Beer Distributors recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet. Manhattan Beer executives said they chose Volvo models due to the strong relationship with its dealer and because the VNM 200 – Volvo's regional haul daycab – offered the durability of a Class 8 model paired with the maneuverability necessary for urban deliveries.

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Volvo Trucks Renews Sponsorship of America’s Road Team for 2016

Volvo Trucks will continue to be the exclusive sponsor of the America's Road Team safety outreach program for 2016. Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America, made the announcement today at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Ruan Transportation, Searcy Trucking Named 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Award Winners

Ruan Transportation Management Systems and Searcy Trucking Limited were awarded 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Awards today at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The two companies were honored for their exemplary safety records and training programs, with each receiving $25,000 for future safety initiatives.

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Volvo Trucks Launches Certified Uptime Centers to Boost Customer Uptime

Volvo Trucks will begin introducing Volvo Certified Uptime Centers within its dealer network in 2016 as part of its ongoing commitment to maximizing customer uptime. Dealer locations will receive the certification after adopting a standardized process designed to provide more transparent information to the customer and complete repairs more quickly.

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Volvo Trucks Breaks Ground on New Customer Experience Center at New River Valley Plant

Volvo Trucks North America today announced it will make several plant upgrades and open a new Customer Experience Center as part of a $38.1 million investment in the New River Valley (NRV) truck assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, where all Volvo truck models for North America are assembled.

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North American Teams to Compete in Volvo’s Global Aftermarket Competition

Volvo Trucks North America continues to accept registrations for teams of aftermarket professionals from Volvo dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico to compete in the 2015-2016 Volvo International Service Training Award (VISTA) competition. VISTA, which involves teams from 93 countries, assesses teamwork, skills and knowledge in key areas that drive customer satisfaction.

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Volvo Trucks Unveils Latest Video in ‘Welcome to My Cab’ Series

Volvo Trucks recently debuted the third North American episode in its popular "Welcome to My Cab" video series featuring Kenn and Beth Zelten, a husband-and-wife owner-operator team, and "Kermit," their custom-decorated green Volvo VNL 730.

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Volvo Improves Uptime Services with Expanded Diagnostic Capabilities

Volvo Trucks North America has expanded its partnered services to maximize uptime by providing more detailed diagnostics on truck components, allowing customers to make more rapid repair decisions. Volvo's ASIST, a web-based service communication platform developed by Decisiv, now integrates with Truck Diagnostics System (TDS), a JPRO-based diagnostics software solution provided by Volvo partner Noregon Systems.

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Volvo and Omnitracs to Pursue Partnered Fleet Management Services

Volvo Trucks North America today entered into a memorandum of understanding with Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management, routing and predictive analytics solutions, to develop future fleet management services for customers. The agreement allows the leveraging of Volvo's Remote Diagnostics telematics-based proactive diagnostic and repair planning system to offer solutions that help fleets run their businesses more effectively.

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Volvo’s Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans Help Customers Manage Costs

Volvo Trucks North America has introduced pre-paid preventive maintenance plans as part of the company's ongoing effort to reduce customers' operating costs. The maintenance plans cover all model year 2011 and newer Volvo models powered by Volvo D11, D13 or D16 engines and align with the new service intervals announced earlier this year.

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Knight Transportation Marks 25th Anniversary with Special Silver Volvo VNL Models

Knight Transportation, one of the nation's leading truckload carriers, selected Volvo Trucks to supply 38 specially decorated Volvo VNL 670 models to recognize its 25th anniversary. Instead of the widely recognized red and charcoal gray trucks that Knight Transportation and Knight Refrigerated operate, each of the anniversary trucks features a silver finish with a special decal incorporating Knight's logo.

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Volvo VHD Model to Help Evaluate U.S. Roads

Beginning this month, researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) will use a Volvo VHD 430 vocational model outfitted with highly specialized instrumentation to help evaluate the safety of highway surfaces in several U.S states. The project, funded by the Federal Highway Administration, will analyze continuous stretches of pavement to determine whether improving highway materials or design could reduce crashes and save lives.

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Volvo Extends Deadline for Volvo Trucks Safety Award

Volvo Trucks extended its deadline for entering the 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Award competition to July 17. Two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive the annual award and $25,000 to be used for their safety-related activities.

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Volvo Trucks’ Ride for Freedom Truck Honors America’s Military Heroes

Volvo Trucks' New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia unveiled the design of its 2015 Ride for Freedom truck, which honors U.S. military service members. The memorial truck will accompany a motorcade of about 160 motorcycles from the plant to Washington, D.C., during the Run for the Wall motorcycle rally Memorial Day weekend.

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Volvo Dealers Aftermarket Team Focus on Uptime at Biennial Event

Volvo Trucks' ongoing commitment to uptime was recently highlighted during UPTIME 2015 – a three-day event focused on the latest developments in aftermarket issues, trends and operations. Every two years, Volvo's aftermarket team, North American dealer principals, parts and service managers, key suppliers and vendors convene to focus efforts on keeping customers' trucks moving.

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Volvo Trucks Furthers Application-Specific Offerings with Volvo VNX Tridem Model

Volvo Trucks' powerful Volvo VNX 630 model, designed for high gross weight applications and heavy-haul tasks like heavy equipment hauling, oil and gas delivery and timber transport, is now offered with a tridem rear axle group, offering maximum traction and an increased payload for customers.

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Volvo Trucks Expands Lineup of Fuel Efficient Powertrain Packages

Volvo Trucks today showcased its latest fuel efficiency improvements, including a new powertrain package for linehaul applications, at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.

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New Volvo Trucks 6x2 Suspension Offers 4x2 Flexibility

Volvo Trucks in North America today introduced Adaptive Loading, a new 6x2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4x2 operation under certain conditions. Volvo demonstrated Adaptive Loading at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Volvo Trucks Strengthens Uptime Services with Monitoring of I-Shift Transmission

Advancing its commitment to maximizing customer uptime, Volvo Trucks today announced that beginning in April its Volvo Remote Diagnostics service will be expanded to monitor critical fault codes on the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission. Other developments related to uptime that Volvo is highlighting at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, include dealer investments in parts and service and the recent opening of the Uptime Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Volvo Trucks to Showcase Fuel Efficiency and Uptime Services at 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show

Volvo Trucks will bring the latest in fuel efficiency from aerodynamic and powertrain improvements to the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show March 26 to 28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Volvo's booth (No. 32125) includes 11 vehicles designed for regional haul, long haul, heavy haul and vocational segments of the Class 8 market and a section dedicated to Volvo's uptime services.

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Volvo Trucks Introduces I-Shift Transmission for Severe-Duty Applications

Volvo Trucks in North America today introduced a rugged version of the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift for severe-duty (SD) applications will be available for order in May in Volvo VHD vocational models. The I-Shift for severe duty is designed for on- and off-road work in construction and other applications requiring frequent shifting.

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Volvo Trucks to Feature Vocational, Heavy-Haul Models at the National Heavy Equipment Show

Volvo Trucks will showcase its truck models designed to handle vocational tasks like construction, oil field and logging and heavy haul at the National Heavy Equipment Show March 5-6 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, near Toronto.

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Volvo Trucks To Recognize Safest North American Fleets with 2015 Award

Volvo Trucks is seeking North America's safest fleets to recognize them with the Volvo Trucks Safety Award. For the seventh straight year, two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs will receive the annual award and $25,000 to be used for their safety-related activities.

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Online Tool Helps Volvo Trucks Customers Select Most Efficient Powertrain

Volvo Trucks in North America is assisting customers in finding the best powertrain torque package for their operation through a recently launched and easy-to-use online survey. Using the theme "Don't Go Power Crazy," Volvo is promoting the survey with several short videos emphasizing the importance of using the right amount of power for the job.

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Volvo Trucks’ New Maintenance Intervals Reduce Customers’ Costs

Volvo Trucks in North America extended its recommended maintenance intervals for diesel engine oil and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) on all model year 2011 and newer Volvo trucks equipped with Volvo's D11, D13 or D16 engines. The longer intervals can save customers thousands of dollars during the life of a truck.

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Volvo Trucks to Highlight Connected Vehicle Technologies, Fuel Efficiency at TMC 2015

Advanced connected vehicle technologies and fuel-efficient solutions will be featured in the Volvo Trucks booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council's (TMC) 2015 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition Feb. 16-19 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Volvo Offers Financing Opportunity for Returning US Military Personnel

Volvo Financial Services is offering returning U.S. veterans special financing terms when purchasing new Volvo Trucks models.

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Volvo Trucks Launches Long-Haul VAH 630 Autohauler Model

Adding to its lineup of Volvo Autohauler (VAH) models, Volvo Trucks in North America introduced the Volvo VAH 630, a premium sleeper version for long-haul operations. The VAH family, which Volvo Trucks launched in March 2011, already includes day cab and smaller sleeper VAH models for local and regional automobile transport applications.

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Volvo Trucks Achieves Record Canadian Market Share in 2014

Volvo Trucks reached a company record share of 15.3 percent of the Canadian heavy-duty retail market in 2014, according to data compiled by the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association and IHS Automotive. Volvo also achieved a 12.4 percent market share for the combined U.S. and Canadian heavy-duty retail market, another all-time high for the company. The company attributed the high marks to customers' continued positive response to Volvo's fuel-efficient products and Uptime services.

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Volvo Trucks Dedicates New VNL Model and Recognizes New America’s Road Team During Event at NRV Facility

Volvo Trucks today dedicated a 2015 Volvo VNL 780 model equipped with advanced safety features and recognized the 2015-2016 America's Road Team, the trucking industry's premier safety outreach program. The ceremony took place at Volvo's New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, where all Volvo truck models for North America are assembled.