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  • Press release

    11/03/2020

    Volvo Trucks starts local LNG testing

    Volvo Trucks Southern Africa has brought in two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) trucks to be used for local testing. These gas-powered trucks have specifically been developed for heavy regional and long-haul operations.

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  • Press release

    08/13/2020

    Iron Women breaking gender barriers

    It is early morning in a busy commercial vehicle stockyard and Dorah Lungile Mabaso is meticulously completing a walkaround safety check of a new multi-million Rand truck that is about to be delivered to a local transport fleet.

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  • In 2010, Volvo Trucks introduced the Volvo FMX – a truck specifically developed for the demanding construction industry. Its ability to cope with tough conditions has evolved over the years as a result of the introduction of many innovative features. After a decade in the mud, it has a solid reputation as one of the toughest construction trucks on the market.

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  • Volvo Trucks Southern Africa has announced that it will continue supporting transport companies who are delivering essential services during the COVID-19 lockdown period in South Africa.

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  • Without Trucks South Africa would come to a standstill, and with the current situation, we need to take the necessary steps to ensure that our customer's trucks stay on the road, and are able to deliver all their valuable cargo so that the rest of South Africa can continue with their day to day lives.

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  • Volvo Financial Services South Africa has announced the end of its alliance with WesBank, a division of First Rand Bank effective February 2020.

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  • Volvo Trucks’ latest launch film has reached new heights. To demonstrate the power and strength of its four new vehicles, Volvo built a colossal 15-metre, 58-tonne truck tower, stacking its four new trucks on top of one another. Adding to that, they stood president Roger Alm on top.

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  • Volvo Trucks is now introducing the Volvo Flexi-Gold Contract – a new usage-based service contract where monthly fees are aligned with actual mileage. This means hauliers have greater flexibility to adapt their operations to market conditions and demand.

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  • On September 30th registration opens for the world’s largest and growing service market competition, VISTA, the Volvo International Service Training Awards. This year up to 20,000 technicians from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses global dealer network are expected to participate. Through teamwork and competence development VISTA aims to attract and maintain skilled technicians.

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  • This year marks the 50th anniversary since Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team began to systematically gather, analyse and act upon in-depth information about real-life traffic accidents. The knowledge gained provides unique value in the development of safety systems and future vehicle designs, with the objective of making trucks and transport safer.

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  • Volvo Trucks has introduced new functions that help drivers save fuel even when cruise control is not activated. The launch of upgraded D13 diesel engines for Euro 3, Euro 4, Euro 5 and EEV markets, together with the new software, enables fuel savings of up to 3%.

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  • Volvo Trucks is introducing new functions that help drivers save fuel even when cruise control is not activated. The launch of upgraded D13 diesel engines for Euro 3, Euro 4, Euro 5 and EEV markets, together with the new software, enables fuel savings of up to 3%.

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  • This year marks the 60th anniversary since the first Volvo drivers pulled Nils Bohlin´s innovative three-point seat belt over their shoulders in 1959. Today the seat belt is still seen as the world´s most important traffic safety innovation ever and is estimated to have saved more than one million lives. However, even with these facts in hand, too many truck drivers neglect to use this simple device. “This is clearly a waste of lives,” declares Anna Wrige Berling, Volvo Truck’s newly-appointed Traffic & Product Safety Director. “The record shows that there would be so many fewer casualties if all drivers used their belts.”

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  • Volvo Trucks’ electric, connected and autonomous vehicle Vera will form part of an integrated solution to transport goods from a logistics centre to a port terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. The assignment is a result of a new collaboration between Volvo Trucks and the ferry and logistics company, DFDS.

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  • Volvo Trucks has introduced a safety function, Distance Alert, which makes it easier for truck drivers to keep a safer distance from the vehicle ahead and avoid critical situations. Accidents where one vehicle runs into the back of another currently make up around 20 percent of all serious collisions involving trucks.

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  • Volvo Trucks delivered its first all-electric vehicles on 19 February – a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden.

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  • On February 18, the EU reached the decision to regulate CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. To speed up development, Volvo Trucks continues to invest heavily in more climate-friendly transport solutions. But additional measures are needed to stimulate demand for vehicles with low CO2 emissions.

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  • Thembelani Buso from Van der Vyver Vervoer has been crowned as the winner of the coveted 2019 Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge, which took place at Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind area on Saturday, 22 June.

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