Volvo Trucks Is ‘Headline’ Sponsor Of FTA Crisis Summit

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In a move that the company says recognises that, as a truck manufacturer, it stands in the front line with hard-pressed hauliers, in the search for solutions to the national shortage of drivers, Volvo Trucks has announced that it is to be the headline sponsor of the FTA Driver Crisis Summit on Thursday 12 March at […]

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Volvo Trucks’ UK dealers Achieve 96% First-Time MOT Pass Rate In 2014

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Volvo Trucks’ UK Dealer network achieved a record breaking MOT ‘First-Time Pass Rate’ of 96% in 2014. The result for 2014 represented an improvement of 1.1% on that for the previous year, which was itself a record. At 96%, the Volvo Trucks’ UK Dealer network MOT ‘First-Time Pass Rate’ was 13.9% higher than the UK […]

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Volvo Wins Quality Innovation Award – Again

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For the second consecutive year Volvo Trucks has received Europe’s prestigious Quality Innovation of the Year Award. The company received the award for its new transmission, I-Shift Dual Clutch, whose main benefit is that it makes the driver’s job simpler and safer. “It is of course really great that our innovative capability is once again […]

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Volvo Completes 45% Acquisition Of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles

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AB Volvo has completed the acquisition of 45% of the Chinese automotive manufacturer, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicles Co., Ltd (DFCV). The purchase consideration amounted to RMB 5.5 billion (just over £500 million). DFCV includes most of Dongfeng’s operations in heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial vehicles. This transaction will significantly strengthen the Volvo Group’s position in medium-duty trucks […]

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Volvo Trucks Cut Bodybuilders Lead-Times

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Volvo Trucks has developed advanced 3D drawings, which are available for bodybuilders via an internet-based database which means the chassis and bodywork for several Volvo Trucks’ truck models can now be designed in parallel. This means that the bodybuilding process, and the customer lead time in some cases, can be shortened by up to 14 […]

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Volvo Trucks Appoint New Commercial Truck Director

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Mike Corcoran has been appointed to the position of Commercial Truck Director for Volvo Trucks. In his new role, Corcoran will be responsible for the Volvo Trucks new business – including fleet sales, in the UK and Ireland, reporting directly to Arne Knaben. Corcoran has held a number of positions in various Volvo Group UK […]

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Used Truck Sales Exec – Enfield – OTE £55k

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Hartshorne Group Awarded Exclusive Vehicle Supply Contract

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Volvo Trucks and Hartshorne Group are pleased to announce that they have been jointly awarded the exclusive vehicle supply partnership contract for leading chilled food and drink logistics experts NFT. The contract involves an order for 100 trucks in the next two years. All are replacements for existing fleet vehicles, any growth will further be […]

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Volvo Group Develop Safety At World’s Most Advanced Test Track

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The Volvo Group has marked the opening AstaZero, the world’s first full-scale test track located in Sweden. The 2,000,000 square metres testing area simulates cities as well as multi-lane motorways and it is here that the Volvo Group will test and develop future safety solutions for heavy vehicles. When it comes to safety, the Volvo […]

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Volvo Trucks Supports Speed Limit Rise

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Volvo Trucks has announced its support for the governments plans to increase the speed limits for goods vehicles of 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads from 40mph to 50mph. Volvo Trucks MD Arne Knaben explained that the  increase in the speed limit, which is due to be implemented nationally in April 2015, will potentially deliver […]

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