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In the latest installment of the Volvo Trucks web series Welcome to My Cab, Tim Baumgartner, owner of Crockett’s Interstate Towing, shows off his patriotic Volvo VNL called “The Freedom Flyer.” Emblazoned with the American Flag, bald eagles and soldiers, the Vietnam veteran’s truck has won several awards and participates in many parades. Source: Trucking Info

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America now share a brand new three-story building on outskirts of Greensboro dubbed The Uptime Center. The 123,000-square-foot facility co-locates personnel from every customer support function, and connects them, separately, to Mack and Volvo customers and dealers with the latest telematics, communications, and case management tools. The operational teams responsible for customer uptime at both companies had been in different locations in Greensboro. A key benefit of the Uptime Center is that uptime support employees now can frequently and easily interact with one another face-to-face, allowing increased flexibility and faster response times. “Bringing these professionals together under one roof allows them to collaborate and prioritize more quickly and effectively,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “We owe it to our customers to make our superior service and support even better. They don’t make money if their […]

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Comments Off on Volvo’s Integrated Powertrain in Majority of Its Trucks

Volvo Trucks says its customers currently choose Volvo diesels in 92% of all the trucks it builds, and of those, 74.7% get Volvo’s I-Shift automated mechanical transmission. That converts to 69% of the total truck build getting I-Shifts, which are only available with Volvo engines. The high “take” for Volvo’s integrated powertrain reflects customer satisfaction with the efficiency and reliability of the products, said Seth Gruber, the builder’s marketing communications director, during a Tuesday press event at Volvo’s plant in Dublin, Va. Those penetrations have climbed steadily from about 52% for Volvo engines and 15% for the I-Shift in 2008. Volvo also offers Cummins’ ISX15 in VN road tractors and Eaton’s manual and automated transmissions in certain models, but fewer buyers are spec’ing them. A small number of customers spec Cummins Westport natural gas engines. Volvo builds all of its heavy trucks and tractors for North America at the Virginia […]

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