Volvo Trucks – Back to the future in a metallic green Volvo FH16 750 – “Welcome to my cab – light”

Welcome to Michael Dahlin’s cab, a Volvo FH16 750 horsepower from 2017, featuring Volvo Dynamic Steering and I-Shift. The idea of having a vintage look from the 1980s on a modern truck really appealed to Michael, and you can see why. Those clean lines and retro colour scheme are taking us right back to the […]

Volvo Trucks – Volvo FH roadtrain in the heart of trucking hell: Brian’s Truck Report (E03)

In this episode of “Brian’s Truck Report”, we’ve travelled down under. Together with my old mate Steve Brooks, editor-in-chief of Diesel Magazine, we’re setting out on a two-day journey into the Australian outback, to put the new Volvo FH to the test. A real trucking adventure! Ever since 1993, the Volvo FH has been an […]

Volvo Trucks – Seamless gear changes with the new I-Shift Dual Clutch

In 2014, Volvo Trucks introduces the new I-Shift Dual Clutch Gearbox. Dual clutch technology already exists in passenger cars. But Volvo Trucks is the first manufacturer in the world that has been able to adapt the system for heavy trucks. I-Shift Dual Clutch is our new powershift transmission. While driving in one gear, it’s possible […]

Volvo Trucks – One Minute about Tandem Axle Lift

Volvo Trucks Tandem Axle Lift is a revolutionary feature that allows for better turning radius and helps lower fuel consumption. When your truck is unloaded, you just push a button on the dashboard to disengage and raise the drive axle. As soon as the truck is loaded, the drive axle automatically lowers itself and engages […]

Volvo Trucks – How the new D13TC engine cuts fuel consumption while increasing power

This is how the new D13TC works. Air flows through the engine and into the cylinder. Injectors spray fuel into the compressed air, causing it to ignite. The piston’s patented wave-shaped interior guides the flame back to the centre of the cylinder for a concentrated and efficient burn. The hot exhaust flows out of the […]

Volvo Trucks – Debunking the LNG myths

We’re here today to dispel some of the myths surrounding LNG, liquefied natural gas, and who better to do that with me than Volvo Trucks’ safety director, Carl Johan Almqvist. – Welcome. – Thank you. Pleasure to be here. Now, let’s have a look here. I’m going to take some pure normal drinking water, pour […]

Volvo Trucks – Tyre pressure monitoring explained

The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System helps the driver to keep full track of tyre pressures. That is done via sensors that are attached to the wheels. 30 seconds after starting the engine, the pressure levels show up in the display. They can be consulted in the TPM menu. In that TPM menu, you can scroll […]

Volvo Trucks – Defying the dangerous curves of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains – Driver’s World (E10)

The Atlas Mountains, Morocco It was here that my colleagues lost their lives aboard a tanker truck. That’s where it happened. It was right there. National Route 9 Tizi n’Tichka Pass The driver lost control of the tanker. The assistant fell all the way down but fuel poured over him and he caught fire. Truck […]

Volvo Trucks – Introducing our new gas-powered trucks that can reduce CO2 emissions by 20-100%

Until now, no gas-powered vehicle on the market has been able to match the power of a Volvo FH. Enter the Volvo FH LNG. The first Volvo 460 horsepower truck powered by liquefied natural gas. It delivers the same high performance driveability and fuel efficiency as a regular Volvo FH. Even on steep hill climbs. […]

Volvo Trucks – Growing business with gas-powered trucks – Meet our customer: Transnugon

The gas truck is clearly the future. It’s already a reality today, and we are an example that it’s possible. MEET OUR CUSTOMER TRANSNUGON – SPAIN We started investing in gas trucks for economic reasons. When we started, diesel was really expensive. And gas is competitive in terms of cost. 99% of our cargo is […]