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  • Volvo Trucks South Africa announced its top-performing dealers, who excelled at supporting fleet customers during the uncertain times these past few years as part of a greater nationwide network.

  • Volvo Trucks South Africa welcomed 36 new technical apprentices this year to address the ongoing skills shortage in the local transport industry. Notably, four of the apprentices are female, a number the company wishes to increase considerably in the future.

  • Volvo Trucks South Africa’s dealer in Mbombela, Mpumalanga has moved into a new facility to enhance its service offering to its growing number of truck and bus fleet customers in the region. The new site offers more workshop capacity and increased functionality through its drive-through work bays.

  • Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of Waldemar André Christensen as the company’s new Vice President and Managing Director, with effect 1 February 2022. He is replacing Marcus Hörberg, who will be joining the Volvo Trucks team in France.

  • As Women’s Month concludes, Volvo Trucks South Africa welcomed the third intake of 30 female candidates to start the company’s Iron Women commercial vehicle driver training programme. The occasion formed part of Volvo Trucks’ continued drive to empower women to play a larger role in the local transport industry, as well as in the country’s economy.

  • Volvo Trucks South Africa, on behalf of the Volvo Group, has responded to the recent unrest and violence in the country by donating R1.68 million (SEK 1 million) to aid those severely affected, and to support the rebuilding of the region.

  • Volvo Trucks South Africa has opened a new R130 million dealership facility in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, to support the growth of the brand’s vehicle parc in the region.

  • 06/01/2021 3 min 2 min

    Accelerating women in transport 

    Lafarge South Africa and Volvo Trucks South Africa and have joined forces with other stakeholders to launch the AccelerateHer initiative to accelerate women-owned truck operations in the country.

  • Durban, South Africa. Volvo Trucks South Africa has presented the first locally produced unit of its new product range to Goldfields Logistics.

  • Volvo Trucks Southern Africa was named one of the country’s top gender empowered companies. The company was awarded for its commitment to, and achievement in the promotion of workplace equality for women.

  • With the sales start this year of three new heavy-duty all-electric models in Europe, Volvo Trucks believes the time is right for a rapid upswing in the electrification of heavy road transport. This positive outlook is based on the ability of Volvo’s electric trucks to meet a broad variety of transport needs. In the EU for example, almost half of all truck transports could be electrified soon.

  • Volvo Trucks’ new Volvo FM model has won the Red Dot Award 2021 in the Product Design category for commercial vehicles. The new Volvo FM, launched earlier this year in South Africa has been designed with an uncompromising purpose: To be the optimal work tool for a wide range of transport assignment, with the driver always the primary focus.

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    03/24/2021 3 Min 3 Min

    Volvo Trucks bringing water to where it is most needed 

    Water is a scarce and precious commodity, and access to a reliable and clean source is a basic human right. Unfortunately, many communities around South Africa must do without this essential resource. For this reason, Volvo Trucks South Africa has donated two FMX trucks to the SOS Water on Wheels project in the Western Cape, to bring water and sanitation right to communities’ doorsteps.

  • Volvo Trucks’ I-Shift intelligent automated manual transmission (AMT) innovation continues to be an important milestone in the industry, thanks to its positive impact on fuel consumption, vehicle performance, safety and driver comfort. By the end of 2020, more than one million Volvo Trucks around the world have been sold with I-Shift. And as we celebrate 20 years since its launch, this breakthrough powertrain technology is still being developed for future gains.

  • Volvo Trucks’ new generation Volvo FH16 is geared to give customers enhanced productivity. It achieves this through a combination of new safety features, a driver-centric working environment and innovative technologies.

  • Volvo Trucks has launched the next-generation Volvo FM packed with improvements to the driver environment and innovations that deliver a higher level of comfort, safety and productivity.

  • Volvo Trucks South Africa has introduced four new truck ranges to the local market, with a strong focus on the driver environment, safety and productivity. The launch of the four new-generation heavy-duty trucks; the Volvo FH, FH16, FM and FMX, is the biggest in the company’s history.

  • Volvo Trucks’ new Volvo FH is made for a truck’s most precious cargo; the driver. With a re-imagined cab, innovative safety features and a driver-focused working environment, the key aim of the new design is to give the driver a more productive, safe and comfortable life on the road.

  • Volvo Trucks has launched its all-new Volvo FMX with an entirely new cab, increased payloads and innovative safety features. With increased front axle loads of up to 20 tonnes and a 38-tonne bogie, the new Volvo FMX is built for the toughest conditions and most demanding assignments.

  • It is a reality that our Volvo Trucks workshops generate waste from servicing customer vehicles - keeping them safe and in good running order. Pioneering environmental care is one of our core values, and with this, we are committed to finding innovative ways to responsibly discard such parts and hazardous waste, through a professional waste management service.

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