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  • Award-Winning Volvo LIGHTS Project Wraps in Southern California

    Volvo Trucks North America announced the culmination of the Volvo LIGHTS project – an innovative three-year project that brought together 14 public and private partners to design and implement a blueprint for the robust support ecosystem necessary to deploy battery-electric trucks and equipment at scale. During the project, which ran from 2019 to 2022 in California’s South Coast Air Basin, Volvo Trucks deployed its first Class 8 pilot Volvo VNR Electric trucks to fleet operators to collect real-world operating data and customer feedback ahead of announcing its commercial model in December 2020.

  • Kyle Zimmerman Appointed Public Relations Manager for Volvo Trucks North America

    Kyle Zimmerman is appointed public relations manager for Volvo Trucks North America. Kyle begins his new position on July 11, 2022.

  • Volvo Trucks to Exhibit Next Gen Volvo VNR Electric, Autonomous and Electromobility Solutions at ACT Expo 2022

    Volvo Trucks North America is set to debut its next generation Volvo VNR Electric 6x2 tractor in its booth (#1736) during the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, May 9-12, 2022. Volvo Trucks’ ACT Expo booth will for the first time also feature a long-haul VNL model, integrated with the Aurora Driver from Volvo Autonomous Solutions, and an ECR25 Electric excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE).

  • Sue Ann Smith named Vice President of Leasing National Accounts, VTNA

    Sue Ann Smith has been appointed Vice President of Leasing National Accounts for Volvo Trucks North America. She began her new position on April 1, 2022.

  • Volvo Trucks Announces 2021 U.S. Dealer Group of the Year Award Winners

    Volvo Trucks North America named New York-based Milea Truck Sales and Leasing as its 2021 U.S. Dealer Group of the Year. The annual award recognizes exemplary performance across several key areas, including reaching sales targets, business growth, and customer satisfaction. The company also honored its top regional dealership groups at its annual awards dinner in conjunction with the 2022 ATD Show in Las Vegas.

  • Volvo Trucks Introduces Route Planning and Connected Technology Tools to Support Customers in Scaling Electromobility Solutions

    Volvo Trucks North America is introducing two new innovative technology tools to support customers in successfully deploying Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 models into their fleet operations. The new route planning and connected technology tools are designed to help customers maximize performance capabilities and benefits of the zero-tailpipe emission Volvo VNR Electric model.

  • Volvo Trucks Applauds 2022-2023 America’s Road Team Captains

    Volvo Trucks celebrated the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) new trucking ambassadors at the association’s headquarters in Arlington, Va., last week including delivery of a VNL 760 long-haul tractor. The newly appointed America’s Road Team Captains will use the VNL 760 to haul the ATA Interstate One mobile classroom for their nationwide education program.

  • Volvo LIGHTS Project Team Wins 2021 Climate Leadership Award for Innovative Partnership

    Volvo Trucks North America today accepted a 2021 Climate Leadership Award for the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project in Southern California. The “Innovative Partnership” award was presented by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR) during a virtual event to showcase and recognize exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change in their operations and strategies.

  • Volvo Trucks to Showcase VNR Electric and 25th Anniversary VNL 760 at NPTC Conference

    Volvo Trucks North America will display the latest Volvo VNL 760 and VNR Electric model, including the next-generation D13 Turbo Compound (D13TC) engine and Volvo I-Shift transmission, in its booth (No. 612) at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) 2021 Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition. The event takes place June 13-15, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Volvo Trucks and Lytx Partner to Boost Safety and Performance with State-of-the-Art Video Telematics

    Onboard technology from Lytx®, a leading provider of machine vision and artificial intelligence-powered video telematics, is now available on all model-year 2022 or newer Volvo trucks as a factory-installed option. The integration of this technology reinforces Volvo Trucks’ vision Towards Zero Accidents and commitment to offering the latest safety features for its customers.

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