Volvo Tweaks Engine Offering

In the European market, Volvo tweaks engine offering. It has tweaked its Euro 6 engines and FH cab aerodynamics in what it describes as, “…yet another step on the path to efficient transportation.” It goes on to say changes to its Euro 6 ‘C’ D13 engine (fitted in FH and FM) represent, “A perfect example of how several small advances together can result in a big improvement.” The two most significant updates under the shed are the...

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Thinking About Training New Drivers

One of the truck manufacturers which has been thinking about training new drivers is Volvo. The company has been developing its training system over the years and has declared its intention to work towards some kind of certification for drivers to enable for them to demonstrate their professional ability. Although still in its early stages, Volvo have declared their intention to take on the issue of driver availability and...

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Driver Shortage Issue

The, so-called, driver shortage issue comes from the way drivers are treated and regarded in the industry and in wider society. Another issue is the distinct lack of women working in the industry. An initiative, started by Volvo to help improve the driver’s lot aims to address the issue of getting more female truck drivers out on the highway armed with the skills the industry needs.   In looking into the overall question, one of...

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Sophisticated Electronics Is The Name Of The Game

Sophisticated electronics is the name of the game in modern trucks, especially those originating in Europe. Taking a Volvo FH on the road from Melbourne gives a driver time to have a look round the dashboard and marvel at all of sophisticated systems are now included in the latest trucks. These may be ignored by the traditionalists, but they are becoming more and more a part of the modern trucking experience.   We may try and...

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New World Truck Speed Record

Here we see a Volvo setting a new world truck speed record at a closed track in Sweden breaking the previous record, also set in a Volvo. Commentator on the video is Diesel’s European Correspondent Brian Weatherly, flying over the course in a helicopter and running down the events for us.   Volvo Trucks’ The Iron Knight, driven by Boije Ovebrink, now holds the official speed records for the 500 and 1000 metre distances....

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2400 hp Truck To Take On World Record

Volvo has unveiled a 2400 hp truck to take on world record speed attempts, but is holding back showing of the video of the event until August 24. The Iron Knight is the result of cooperation between technicians, engineers and designers at Volvo Trucks.   August 23 is the date, announced a few weeks back by Scania, for the unveiling of an all new truck model. The timing of the video release appears to be a part of an ongoing...

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