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7/17/2017

Volvo D13 Turbo Compound Engine Powers New Volvo VNL Series to 7.5 Percent Improvement in Fuel Efficiency

Volvo Trucks North America’s new VNL series delivers up to 7.5 percent improved fuel efficiency when spec’d with Volvo’s innovation-packed D13 Turbo Compound engine (D13TC), providing customers a potent combination that is raising the standard for performance and efficiency in long-haul trucking.

7/11/2017

Volvo Active Driver Assist now standard on Volvo VNR, VNL models

Volvo Active Driver Assist is now standard equipment on the new Volvo VNR and VNL series, improving safety not only for truck drivers, but all motorists. Volvo Active Driver Assist includes Bendix Wingman Fusion, a comprehensive, camera- and radar-based collision mitigation system that is fully integrated with Volvo’s Driver Information Display. Volvo is the first heavy-duty truck OEM to offer Bendix Wingman Fusion as standard equipment. 

7/11/2017

Watch 3-year-old Joel Jovine and Volvo Trucks in the ‘World’s Largest Unboxing’ – a New GUINNESS WORLD RECORD Title

Volvo Trucks North America recently set a spectacular record when launching their all-new truck series, the Volvo VNL. By letting 3-year-old Joel Jovine unbox the full-size truck, he not only revealed the U.S.-developed truck, but also helped achieve a formal GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest object unboxed.

 

 

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Driver's Digest

Challenge Accepted: SuperTruck shapes the course of efficient freight transports

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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Mission with Special Permission

Professional truck driver Rod Stanley tests his driving skills on the winding mountain roads of western Canada.

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"The Effort Put Forth for SuperTruck Was Unbelievable"

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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