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Categories: Operations
Volvo Offers Remote Climate Control Feature on Select 2012-2013 Models

Volvo built a number of safety functions into this new feature that are designed to prevent its accidental activation and keep users from leaving the engine...
Categories: Operations
Volvo’s Subscription Service Begins with XC40, Starts at $600

Volvo's Care subscription service will cost $600 per month and arrive next year as a pairing with the release of 2019 XC40 when the compact SUV hits...
Categories: Awards, Dealer Ops, F&I
Mercury Insurance Names the Most Affordable New Electric Vehicles to Insure

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe EV tops the list.
Categories: Green Fleet
Coca-Cola Is Investing in Green Cars from Volvo

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN – Almost 200 new company cars, primarily Volvo V70 2.0 Flexifuel models but also V70 2.0D models, will be delivered over the next...
Categories: Safety

WASHINGTON - Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 6,100 MY 2007-2009 VHD, MY 2006-2010 VN and MY 2007-2009 VT trucks with an air-release...
Categories: Operations, Safety

NEW YORK – Volvo Cars’ in-house developed technology for avoiding low-speed collisions — is receiving the American “Traffic Safety Achievement Award”...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Ford, Google Form Autonomous Vehicle Advocacy Group

Google, Ford, Volvo, Uber and Lyft form the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to push for federal standards for self-driving vehicles.
Categories: Industry
Categories: Operations

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Volvo Trucks is now introducing Volvo I-Sync — a new automated transmission for the Volvo FL distribution truck
Categories: Vehicles
Volvo SUV Offers Nice Ride In All-Wheel-Drive’s editor reviews the XC90 and explains its benefits to the chauffeured transportation industry.
Categories: Industry
Categories: TSBs
Volvo window glitch

This TSB applies to a range of Volvo vehicles, including type 124, 134, 135, 136, 156, 533, 544 and 545. Incorrect, reduced or non-operative power window...
Categories: Fleet Management, Operations
Volvo Group Hires Former Aramark Fleet Manager

Kevin Fisher has joined the Volvo Group as its national account lease manager for the Northeast Region, the company has announced.
Categories: Green Fleet

VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA --- Westport Innovations Inc., a leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, announced that Volvo...
Categories: Safety
Volvo Wins World Traffic Safety Achievement Award

The World Traffic Safety Symposium honors Volvo for the company's research and development of pedestrian safety features.
Categories: Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Volvo Offers 2020 Fleet Incentives

Volvo will offer fleet incentives on seven of its sedans and SUVs in its 2020-model-year lineup, including the XC90, which is expected to receive a midcycle...
Categories: Equipment, Vehicle OEM
Test Drive: Optimized Lightweight VNL

Senior Editor Tom Berg takes Volvo's lightweight Optimized VNL430 for a drive near Volvo's New River Valley plant in Virginia.
Categories: TSBs
Volvo key won’t work

With some Volvo models, one or more ignition keys may not be accepted, leading to a no-start condition. Affected vehicles include 2010 S80, V70 and XC70.
Will Cars Become Transportation Appliances?

The cars are still the stars, but this year’s L.A. Auto Show revealed an auto industry at a crossroads.
Categories: Equipment
Test Drive: Optimized Lightweight VNL

HDT Senior Editor Tom Berg takes Volvo's lightweight Optimized VNL430 for a drive near Volvo's New River Valley plant in Virginia.
Categories: Operations
Volvo Begins Building 2017 S90, V90 Cars

Volvo has begun production of its 2017 S90 flagship sedan and V90 wagon at its Torslanda plant in Sweden.
Categories: Drivers, Equipment, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Vehicle OEM
Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to...
Categories: Operations, Rental Operations
Volvo Shifts Sales Strategy Away From Rental

North America remained Volvo's largest market just ahead of China for 2013, as the automaker reported a 10.1% decline in sales partly due to a shift toward...
Categories: Products, Vehicle OEM

Mack and Volvo both announced that their model year 2014 trucks and tractors are now certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National...
Categories: Safety, Safety & Risk Management

Volvo Cars has introduced its new Red Key, which activates functions on the vehicle to make sure it driven responsibly by third parties, such as valet...
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Volvo Unveils Cyclist Detection Safety Feature with Auto Brake

A cyclist in the same lane swerving out in front of the car is one incident type that is addressed by Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake,...
Categories: Safety

WASHINGTON - ALPS Electric Co. has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that more than 12,700 airbag clock springs the company...
Categories: Operations, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Volvo XC90: Head of the Class

The 2015 Volvo XC90 is due in showrooms sometime next spring. he new XC90’s 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged inline four is expected to deliver 316...
Categories: Operations

GOTEBORG, SWEDEN - Volvo Trucks is launching the rugged, new Volvo FMX, based on the very successful FM platform, which is well proven in demanding...
Categories: Fuel Smarts, Vehicle OEM
Trailers: The Next Generation

There aren’t many things less aerodynamic than a box. And a dry van trailer is basically a 53-foot box on wheels. The drag caused by that box and its effect...
Categories: Auto Finance

There are reasons why The Suburban Collection, the 14th largest dealer group in the nation, has achieved 60 years in the business. Learn how the dealer...
Categories: Electric Vehicles
2020 Trucking Ahead

The early signs indicate this will be a newsworthy year -- both inside trucking and out. Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.
Categories: Green Fleet, Hybrids
Volvo Announces Pricing for XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo's 2016 XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid luxury SUV with a twin-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder will start at $69,095 with the destination charge included,...
Categories: Safety
Volvo's 2019 XC60, S90 Recalled for Front Seat Issue

Volvo Car USA is recalling an estimated 2,297 2018-2019 XC60 and S90 vehicles because the driver and passenger front seat rail rear flange nuts may not have...
Categories: Leasing, Operations, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Trends in Executive Fleet Vehicle Management

Fleets utilize executive vehicle programs as compensation or perks. Several luxury automakers discuss their programs and current trends.
Categories: Operations
Volvo Bringing V60 Sports Wagon to U.S. Market

Volvo is planning to bring its V60 Sports Wagon to the U.S. in early 2014. The automaker said the V60 is designed for those who want a sports sedan but need...
Categories: Green Fleet, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Volvo Shows Electric Car Safety Leadership at the Auto Show In Detroit

ROCKLEIGH, NJ - By displaying a crashed Volvo C30 Electric in its stand at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Volvo Car...
Categories: Leasing, Operations, Safety & Risk Management, Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Volvo Introduces All-New S80 Sedan

The 2009 S80 luxury sedan offers safety, style, and performance.
Categories: Global Fleet, Safety
Volvo Tests Road Magnets for Self-Driving Cars

Road-integrated magnets remain unaffected by physical obstacles or poor weather conditions unlike GPS or cameras and remain the most reliable and accurate...
Categories: Vehicles, Operations
U.K. Operator Aligns With Cruise Provider For Seamless Service

Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services joins with Royal Caribbean Cruises to offer luxury transportation for cruise ship passengers.
Categories: Operations

GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN – Volvo Cars is starting the countdown to the Volvo Ocean Race by launching a series of specially designed cars. The new Volvo Ocean...
Categories: Operations, Safety, Safety & Risk Management
Volvo's Safety Tech Helps Avert Bicyclist-Vehicle Crashes

A partnership involving Volvo Cars, Ericsson and sports gear maker POC results in development of two-way communications technology offering proximity alerts...
Categories: Operations

The trucks use selective catalytic reduction to bring nitrogen oxide emissions down to EPA 2010 levels.
Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
JD Power: Initial Quality Stalls After 4 Years of Acceleration

Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai lead J.D. Power’s Initial Quality rankings for the second straight year, but new-vehicle quality scores are flat overall, driven...
Categories: Equipment, Fleet Management, Vehicle OEM
Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change

Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over...
Categories: Operations
The New 2009 Volvo XC60 Redefines The Small Premium Crossover

IRVINE, CA – The new Volvo XC60 has its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with the first cars reaching dealers in Europe in fall 2008.
Categories: Equipment, Safety, Technology, Vehicle OEM
Volvo, Aurora to Develop On-Highway Autonomous Trucks

Volvo and Aurora signed a deal to work together on developing on-highway autonomous trucks.
Categories: Operations
Volvo Sets 2017-MY Order Cutoff Date

Volvo Cars USA will cease 2017-model-year ordering on Feb. 7 by commercial fleets and fleet management companies, the company has announced.
Categories: Vehicle OEM, Vehicle Research
Volvo Leads the Way in Top Safety Pick+ Awards for 2021

All five models aced the six Insurance Institute of Highway Safety crashworthiness tests, earning good ratings across the board.
Categories: Drivers, Maintenance, Products

Volvo Trucks will now offer Volvo I-Shift transmission fluid, a fully synthetic SAE 75W-80 transmission lubricant, engineered specifically for the Volvo...

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