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Tag Archives: Volvo

THUNDER STRUCK | Feature – Volvo FM and VOLVO FMX

Volvo Group chooses social media for the global launch of its new models.    In what Volvo Group calls its largest ever product launch, the company chose to release a series of video presentations rather than the more traditional way of inviting customers to see, touch and experience for themselves all the new models in sheet metal. The use of ...

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Volvo Autonomous Hauler wins Red Dot award  | TRANSPORT NEWS

 The Volvo TA15 autonomous  electric hauler has won a Red Dot Product Design Award 2020.  The battery-electric load carrier is a new machine concept, compared to traditional off road hauling, and forms one element of Volvo Autonomous Solutions’ TARA transport solution. The hauler runs on a battery-electric drivetrain based on shared technology from the Volvo Group. The automation system uses ...

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Volvo Group Australia resumes truck production at Wacol plant | TRANSPORT NEWS

After a four week shutdown as a result of supply chain disruption, work has recommenced at the Volvo Group Australia’s Queensland based, Wacol factory, effective May 11. The four week temporary stand down of VGA’s Group Trucks Operations facility was implemented due to the spread of COVID-19 across the globe and the subsequent disruption to shipping and component manufacture”. “Key ...

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The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG form joint venture for large-scale production of fuel cells | TRANSPORT NEWS

Daimler Truck AG and the Volvo Group have signed a preliminary non-binding agreement to establish a new joint venture to develop, produce and commercialise fuel cell systems for heavy-duty vehicle applications and other use cases. Daimler will consolidate all its current fuel cell activities in the joint venture. The Volvo Group will acquire 50% in the joint venture for the ...

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Volvo Group Australia shuts down Wacol operation  | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Group Australia has announced a temporary closure of the Wacol manufacturing facility, home to Volvo and Mack Trucks production, commencing 13 April and set to resume on 10 May. “Volvo Group Australia is committed to supporting a safe, sustainable, efficient and productive transport and manufacturing industry locally,” said President and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, Martin Merrick. “We are committed to customer success and ...

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New Vice President of Sales for UD Trucks | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Group Australia has announced that Lauren Downs has been appointed as the new UD Trucks Australia Vice President of Sales, commencing in the role from May 1, 2020. Lauren is the current Volvo Bus Australia General Manager and will succeed Mark Strambi following his decision to retire. Lauren has an extensive resume with Volvo Bus, beginning when still studying ...

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THE BEST OF THE BEST | PowerTorque Awards

As we head into a new year there’s just enough time left to pause a moment and reflect on the highlights of technology and innovation that we’ve witnessed in 2019 and that will carry the industry forwards into 2020. The heavy commercial vehicle segment sales are down for 2019 in relation to 2018 by 7.5 percent, (October VFacts), and before ...

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More bang For Your Buck | Engine Review

Volvo’s new enhanced turbo compound engine Volvo Trucks North America is introducing the next generation of its Turbo Compound technology to power its VNL range, providing up to an additional three percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the current 13-litre Turbo Compound engine, the D13TC. This new engine delivers up to 11 percent fuel savings overall compared to model-year 2015 ...

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Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors to form strategic alliance | TRANSPORT NEWS

The Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to form a strategic alliance that will result in the ownership of the complete global UD Trucks business being transferred from the Volvo Group to Isuzu Motors. In addition, the Volvo Group and Isuzu Motors have awarded each other private importerships in selected markets, ...

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BRISBANE TRUCK SHOW 2019 | EVENTS

A review of the trucks making the news by Ed Higginson and Chris Mullett. After a two-year wait, Australia’s trucking industry came together in Brisbane for the Southern Hemisphere’s largest truck show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. With some major advances in trucks showcased less than six months ago in Europe at the IAA Hanover, and in March ...

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