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  • South African haulier ATS has always had an ability to see new opportunities in every facet of its business. The chance to test drive the new Volvo Torque Assist and reduce fuel consumption was one such opportunity, and it is already paying off.

  • Business story

    10/17/2019 5 min read 5 min read

    The Volvo Flexi-Gold Contract keeps Michael Vermaak's trucks running 

    For South African farmer Michael Vermaak, success is all about uptime. Having his own fleet of Volvo FH trucks with the Flexi-Gold Contract helps him secure profitability – and stay ahead of his competitors.

  • Volvo Trucks’ new Flexi-Gold contract offers the security of a long-term contract but with the flexibility to continuously match maintenance and costs to usage.

  • Through a combination of new software and engine upgrades, Volvo Trucks’ updated D13 diesel engine range for Euro 3, Euro 4, Euro 5 and EEV markets, enables fuel savings of up to three per cent.

  • The assignment

    05/14/2019 6 min read 6 min read

    Driving hazardous loads in Brazil's mountainous south 

    The mountain roads of southern Brazil may be beautiful but they are also perilous. When truck driver Aldinan Cézar Rodrigues transports highly corrosive chemicals in the region, he puts his trust in his Volvo VM and his safety training.

  • Tech Product

    05/09/2019 1 min read 1 min read

    Distance Alert function takes active safety to another level 

    Distance Alert has been added to the latest generation of Volvo Trucks' Collision Warning with Emergency Brake driver support system, making its active safety functionality better than ever before.

  • All new European trucks must now meet tough EU fuel economy CO2 standards. Volvo Trucks is investing heavily in new sustainable transport solutions and continues to work hard to address the huge impact this will have on the truck industry.

  • Business story

    03/20/2019 7 min read 7 min read

    Cutting fuel consumption beyond all expectations 

    In just four years, Czech haulier Vapas lowered fuel consumption by 10 per cent. Key to its success was regular training sessions and educating its drivers on how to make the most of the latest Volvo technology.

  • Business story

    01/30/2019

    Breaking new ground 

    At the Brønnøy Kalk mine in Norway, autonomous Volvo FH trucks are being tested, transporting limestone along a five-kilometre stretch. This is Volvo Trucks’ first autonomous solution in real operation. The aim is to greatly improve the mine’s productivity and safety.

  • Business story

    12/10/2018

    Master of the forest 

    He was runner-up at this year’s Volvo Driver Challenge World Final and is a real master at fuel-efficient driving. Timber truck driver and owner Bert ‘Knatte’ Johansson knows how to get the most out of every drop – and his Volvo trucks.

  • Inside Volvo

    12/10/2018

    Electric transition made easy 

    Electric trucks are about more than batteries and charging stations – they can help improve working conditions for drivers and increase profits for transport companies. Three Volvo Trucks experts help navigate an electric future.

  • The assignment

    12/10/2018

    Where nature rules 

    The roads in south-western Norway are amongst the most challenging in the world. When you’re driving a 50 tonne combination with a load of live fish in sloshing water tanks, the complexity becomes extreme.

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    10/31/2018

    The D12 engine – a paradigm shift 

    When the D12 engine was launched 1993, it was truly a revolution. Some said Volvo was ten years ahead in time. Göran Nyholm, now a retired Volvo engineer, tells us the story from the beginning.

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    10/31/2018

    Safety as a cost saver 

    Volvo FH, one of the world’s safest trucks, is an innovation leader in high quality safety features. Together with the driver’s conscious safety mindset, investing in safety features can contribute to cost savings for transport companies. We met Carl Johan Almqvist, Traffic & Product Safety Director at Volvo Trucks, to talk about how.

  • She was not even born when the first Volvo FH was launched in 1993. He had been on the assembly line for years at the same point in time. Meet Nesma and Daniel, now colleagues at the Volvo engine plant in Skövde where the important FH engine comes alive.

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    10/31/2018

    25 Volvo FH Heroes 

    The Volvo FH is the truck of the drivers. But before it reaches the driver, it passes the minds and hands of a vast number of passionate employees. Here are 25 of the heroes working hard to make every Volvo FH contribute to your business success.

  • Tech Product

    08/17/2018

    A clearer view 

    Urban areas can be challenging environments for truck drivers. This is why the newly updated Volvo FE Low Entry Cab has been designed to improve visibility, safety, ergonomics and productivity.

  • Digitalisation is rapidly reshaping society and the transport industry is no exception. Carina Holm, Services Manager at Volvo Trucks, explains how launching Volvo Connect, a single interface for information and services, will make customers’ lives easier.

  • R&D

    08/17/2018

    Licensed to grille 

    Seen from a distance, the grilles on the front of the Volvo FH and FH16 are unmistakable and iconic. They are also highly practical. So what lies behind the design?

  • Business story

    08/17/2018

    It’s Volvo come rain or come shine 

    The Swedish family firm Sanfridssons has been driving Volvo trucks since the company started back in 1961. Twenty-five years ago, it became one of the first transport companies in the world to buy a Volvo FH.

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