Find a Volvo truck that's perfect for your needs.
The future of regional hauling - today.
Long haul efficiency – premium comfort.
Setting the standard for heavy haul.
Serious off-highway capability.
Premium features, purpose built.
Volvo Powertrain keeps your business moving forward.
The engine that redefines versatility.
Lightweight, heavy-duty performance
Power for every application
Power options for special applications
Factory-installed engine options
Ensures the right shift at the right time
Near-zero emissions and enhanced efficiency
Speak to a Volvo expert near you.
Find a Dealer
For The Future Of Transport
The Future of Fuel Efficiency
Uptime & Connectivity
How to Buy
Solutions to get your business moving fast.
News & Stories
The Latest In Volvo Trucks
The latest news from Volvo Trucks.
Connect with us on social.
Stories from our drivers.
Your Volvo truck is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles on the road today, offering the latest innovations in fuel efficiency, driver productivity, safety and uptime management. XE eXceptional Efficiency powertrain packages, our Remote Diagnostics connected vehicle platform, and Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology are all common on Volvo trucks, and in some cases, standard. In addition, your truck is your home away from home when you’re on the road – a place to charge your electronic devices, warm up your dinner and relax and watch TV before the next day’s work.
All of these amenities make it safer and easier to do your job, but they can also draw more power from your truck’s electrical system. If you’re continually dealing with drained batteries, your alternator may not have the output to keep up with your electrical demand, or it has failed due to duty-cycle problems related to high-draw electrical loads. If your alternator is going bad, you may be experiencing problems ranging from dim headlights and slow power windows to being stuck on the side of the road due to a dead battery.
Generally, alternator efficiency is a combination of load, temperature, friction and output. The larger the alternator, the more efficient it usually is. Follow the steps below to perform an energy audit on your truck and determine whether you need to upgrade your alternator:
Your local Volvo dealership carries a wide range of starting and charging components. The parts and service experts there can recommend which alternator is right for you. Check out the alternator offerings at Road Choice™ while you’re making your decision, and be sure to visit the online SELECT™ Part Store 24/7 for exclusive discounts on high-demand starting and charging system components for your Volvo Truck.