Hartshorne Group Awarded Exclusive Vehicle Supply Contract


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


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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Volvo Trucks Launches A Unique Gearbox For Heavy Trucks

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Volvo Trucks is now launching I-Shift Dual Clutch – the first automated transmission for heavy vehicles with a dual clutch system. Thanks to power-shift gear changes torque is maintained without any interruption in power delivery and, as a consequence, the truck does not lose any speed during gear changes. For the driver, the result is […]

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New Sales Director For Volvo Truck And Bus Centre London

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Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London has appointed Martin Williams to be its Sales Director. Reporting directly to Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London’s Regional Managing Director Peter Groome, Williams will be working with the Sales and Driver Development team to increase sales of transport solutions via the company’s eight Dealerpoints in and around London. […]

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Volvo First Quarter Deliveries Up By 36%


28,741 Volvo trucks were delivered in the first quarter 2014, an increase of 36% compared with the same period last year. In Europe 10,462 vehicles were delivered between January and March, up by 31% compared with the first quarter 2013. First Quarter deliveries in North America increased 93% to 7,685 vehicles in comparison with the […]

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Currie European Transport ‘Encouraged’ By Euro 6 Fuel Results

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Currie European Transport Ltd has placed orders with Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland for 25 Euro 6 compliant new series FH tractor units. Managing Director Stephen Turner reported that early fuel figures are encouraging: “We have only had the first Euro-6 vehicle since 1st March, but early fuel data indications show consistent […]

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Sales Start For Volvo FH16 Euro 6


Sales of the Volvo FH16 Euro 6 are now under way, and with up to 750hp and 3500 Nm of torque it retains its position as the strongest truck in the world. The latest model comes equipped with a new generation of 16-litre engines producing a choice of 750, 650 or 550hp – all conforming to […]

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Award For Technology Behind ‘The Epic Split’

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Six of the people behind Volvo Dynamic Steering have received the Volvo Technology Award 2014. “Volvo Dynamic Steering elevates the steering of heavy commercial vehicles to an entirely new level. This technology gives the driver better control over the vehicle and makes the working conditions much easier. Thanks to first-class engineering work we are the […]

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New Regional MD For Volvo Truck And Bus Centre London


Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London has appointed Peter Groome as its new Regional Managing Director. Reporting directly to Volvo Trucks’ UK MD, Arne Knaben, Peter will be responsible for eight Dealerpoints in and around London, from Milton Keynes to Croydon and from Didcot to Bedford. He will be based at the region’s head office […]

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