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  • Press release

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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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