Tag Archives: Volvo

Slim Pickings | TRUCK REVIEW

Improving aerodynamics can enable a truck and trailer combination to slide through the air rather than hit it head-on. Brenton O’Connor drives Volvo’s latest super-slippery FH – Images by Torque it Up Photography. Someone once said to me, when it comes to operating efficiently in the transport game, it’s not what you make, but what you save. Obviously in many ...

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Steering and Shifting | TRUCK REVIEW -Volvo Trucks introduces dynamic steering and dual-clutch transmission technology to the Australian market

Volvo Trucks introduces dynamic steering and dual-clutch transmission technology to the Australian market Improvement to the dynamics of steering heavy vehicles is something that all heavy vehicle drivers will welcome, with Volvo Group Australia taking a progressive step forwards that is currently unique for our market by adding its Dynamic Steering system to its portfolio of driver support systems. “What ...

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Classical Gas | TRUCK REVIEW – Gas powered trucks

Habitually the domain of the taxi industry, will stepping back into gas be the way forwards to reduce emissions?  Words by Chris Mullett. When fuel prices are low nobody gives a hoot about the cost of filling a tank. But, as prices rise, as they are doing so currently, the cost of fuelling a vehicle takes on a greater significance. ...

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Making Tracks | TRUCK REVIEW-VOLVO FH600 Globetrotter

Volvo’s FH600 Globetrotter provides plenty of on-road appeal, as Brenton O’Connor discovers. Photography by Geoff Parrington If you were in the market for a truck 30 years ago, and your purchasing decisions revolved around performance, fuel economy and engine brake performance, you would have purchased a North American truck every time. By contrast, the European offerings were typically heavy, underpowered, ...

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Volvo’s Heavy Hitters | TRUCK REVIEW

The US stays with conventional designs as the new VNX and VNL 760 come to market North American truck regulations could certainly do with a revamp that acknowledges efficiency and productivity when it comes to axle weights and payloads. But with a system that concerns itself with a general overall gross weight limit of 80,000 lb (36,287 kg) spread over ...

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KEEPING IT COOL | REVIEW – QCFM – Volvo Trucks

Melbourne-based QCFM grows its business in refrigerated freight – Words and images by Ed Higginson It is always great to see a business grow from small beginnings, reminding everyone out on the road that the dream of starting your own business can be achieved. And, with QCFM, managing director Eddie Quadara’s success has been amazing to see. Just six years ...

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Tony O’Connell Appointed Vice President Sales, Volvo Trucks Australia | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Group Australia is pleased to announce that current Aftersales and Services Vice President, Tony O’Connell, has been appointed Vice President Sales, Volvo Trucks Australia. Volvo Group Australia President and CEO Martin Merrick said the appointment demonstrated the Group’s confidence in Mr O’Connell’s expertise in understanding and responding to customers’ needs. Mr O’Connell started with Volvo Group Australia as a ...

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Cummins ISX12N “Near Zero” Natural Gas Engine now available in Volvo Trucks in North America | TRANSPORT NEWS

Volvo Trucks North America has released the latest version of the Cummins ISX12N “Near Zero” natural gas engine as an option in the VNL 300 day cab models used for pick up and delivery or regional-haul operations. The inclusion of the Cummins ISX12N represents best-in-class natural gas engine technology and is an indication of the increasing attention of truck makers ...

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Peter Voorhoeve appointed President of Volvo Trucks North America with Martin Merrick named President of Volvo Group Australia.| TRANSPORT NEWS

Peter Voorhoeve, currently the President and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, has been named President of Volvo Trucks North America, effective Sept. 1, 2018.  He succeeds Göran Nyberg, who left the company in April; Per Carlsson will continue to serve as acting President until Sept. 1. Peter Voorhoeve has led Volvo Group Australia since 2013, prior to which he held ...

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A Shock to the System | Company Profile – GB Galvanizing

Galvanising – why outsource when you can do it yourself? Words and images by Ed Higginson When you run a successful manufacturing business, there are a lot of options for distributing your products out to market. Such as using a 3PL or full 4PL model, or simply booking a transport company to make the final shipment. But when you want ...

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