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Transaid’s Volvo truck heads for Uganda

Volvo Trucks has handed over a used FH tractor unit to Transaid, which will soon be shipped to Uganda for use in the organisation’s Professional Driver Training Project. The presentation took place in January at Volvo’s Trade & Export Centre in Ely, where Chris Cann, Dealer & Fleet Sales Development Manager – Used Trucks, presented the 6×2 tractor unit to …

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Volvo to start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019

Volvo Trucks will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units going into operation with selected customers later this year. With the reduced noise and exhaust emissions of electric trucks, it could mean that more goods can be carried at night, meaning fewer trucks need to compete for road space during peak daytime hours, according to …

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Five-figure donation enables Transaid to expand road safety projects

International development organisation Transaid has received its biggest single donation in more than a decade from Volvo Trucks – £67,080 – that will help it to expand its current and future road safety projects in Africa. The donation came following an auction at Volvo UK’s 50th anniversary gala dinner which saw a top-of-the-range limited edition Ailsa gold FH16-750 auctioned for …

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Volvo launches FM and FH models powered by LNG

Volvo Trucks is introducing Euro 6-compliant FM and FH models that run on liquiefied natural gas (LNG) or biogas. The company says that these trucks offer the same performance, driveability and fuel consumption as Volvo’s diesel-powered models. Furthermore, the new trucks’ CO2 emissions are 20–100% lower compared with diesel, depending on choice of fuel. The new Volvo FH LNG and …

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LNG best alternative fuel for regional and long-haul transport operations, says Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks is intensifying its development of gas-powered trucks for heavy regional and long-haul operations, as it believes that liquefied natural gas (LNG) or biogas can be a competitive vehicle fuel with considerable environmental benefits. Replacing diesel with LNG or biogas could drastically reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from heavy trucks, Volvo add. Natural gas is a fossil fuel, but …

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Volvo test self-steering truck in Brazil

Volvo Trucks has been testing a self-steering truck which, it hopes, can boost productivity for Brazilian sugar cane growers. For the past growing season, Volvo Trucks has been testing a prototype in the sugar cane fields in Maringa owned by the Usina Santa Terezinha Group. The truck is used to transport newly harvested sugar cane through the fields with precision …

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Number of serious accidents involving trucks falling, but more needs to be done to improve safety, report finds

The number of serious road accidents involving trucks is falling, but the safety of vulnerable road users needs to be improved, a report has found. Volvo Trucks’ 2017 Traffic Safety Report reports that about 35% of people suffering serious injuries or fatalities in accidents involving heavy trucks are vulnerable road users. With the increasing pace of urbanisation and more people …

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