• By reexamining every component of the truck – from the bumper to the back of the trailer – Volvo Trucks was able to drastically reduce the vehicle weight as part of the SuperTruck project. In fact, these lightweight features reduced the SuperTruck’s weight by 3,200 pounds.

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    Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • The SuperTruck project resulted in a culmination of ideas and concepts that will prove to benefit society moving forward. For Keith Brantley, project manager of advanced complete vehicle at Volvo Trucks, it was an opportunity of a lifetime.

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    Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • Professional truck driver Rod Stanley tests his driving skills on the winding mountain roads of western Canada.

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    Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • Regardless of what you’re transporting, load security is absolutely vital for the safety of everyone on the road. A poorly secured load can result in damaged cargo, lost income, substantial fines and will adversely affect your reputation and relationship with your customer. Items that fall off the truck or trailer could strike the following and oncoming traffic, or a load that shifts could cause the truck to rollover. Any of these occurrences could cause bodily injury or a fatality. In all situations, an improperly secured load is an avoidable situation that professional drivers prevent from occurring.

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    Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • By pushing the boundaries of heavy-duty vehicle efficiency, Volvo’s SuperTruck vastly exceeded the U.S. Department of Energy’s initiative to build a highly efficient truck that strengthens U.S. manufacturing and reduces dependence on foreign oil.

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    Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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