Mid-American Trucking Show is the largest truck show in the U.S. At this event drivers, fleet owners and trucking companies meet up for a few intensive days to inspire each other. Of course Volvo Trucks were also in place at the fair and visitors flocked around hybrid truck Mean Green. We also took a look at a really homely truck - who would not want to have a truck with its own shower and kitchen?
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Volvo Trucks - FH16 750 vs. F16 470 - Brian's Truck Report (E02)
Renowned truck journalist Brian Weatherley puts a Volvo F16 470 from 1987 head-to-head with the new Volvo FH16 750, in a haulage challenge up one of Sweden's toughest ascents - the so called Gothenburg hill located just outside Jönköping, Sweden - just to find out what has really changed in 25 years.
Volvo Trucks - "Welcome to my cab" Ralf Ekdahls Road cruiser a true prize-winner
When Ralf Ekdahl started driving for his parents' haulage firm 20 years ago, the company had a fleet of eight trucks. Today he is company president and the haulage firm, Ekdahls Åkeri, has grown to more than 200 trucks. When Ralf Ekdahl is not busy managing the company, he enjoys attending exhibitions with his Road Cruiser, a custom-designed Volvo FH16 700 in which every detail has been meticulously thought out.
El HD-1000 siendo probado en Cerro de Pasco, en las Minas de Carbon (Oyon) a 4,300 mts sobre el nivel del mar
En este video se ve notablemente la traba cruzada que tiene, es de 404 HP. contactenos
CRASHES 2013 Volvo FH
The driver of a new Volvo FH would emerge from an 80 km/h collision without any serious injuries. And if the truck rolled over, there is an emergency exit at hand. But not only the driver's safety has improved.
Thousands of simulated collision tests and about 100 real crash tests have allowed Volvo Trucks' engineers to develop a safer truck cab. For instance, high-strength materials such as dual-phase steel have been used in collision-absorbing beams and in the doors. The cab too uses the strongest steel available today for body panelling -- ultra-high-strength, thermoset, press-moulded boron steel.
Behind the Scenes of Top Truck Challenge 2010
Every year I get the honor to work as a Judge for Top Truck Challenge and Four Wheeler Magazine. This includes not only judging the events, but also designing the courses and seting them up. Here are some of the fun scenes behind the awesome off-road event.
My '07 Volvo 780
This is the Volvo I had for a very short time, one run to be exact. It had some serious damage to the top of the sleeper I hadn't noticed until I ran into rain!! USX isn't getting any more Volvos unfortunately, they truly do have more room and driver comforts than the Petes and Freightliners. These Volvos had a 77" deep sleeper compared to the standard 60" on the aforementioned two and cabinets galore. Although I did use the top bunk for sleeping and left the table set up all the time, it was really hard to make your bed standing on the ladder; especially when changing your sheets and blanket. Also, I did miss all the under bunk storage I have in my Freightliner, (There are small storage spaces under each booth seat.) Each truck I've been in has unique likes and dislikes, it would be neat to take all the good attributes form each truck and create an entirely new truck....what would it be called?
2013 Volvo FH Series on the Road
With its new Volvo FH series, Volvo Trucks is pushing the envelope for what a premium truck can offer. Fuel economy, reliability, ergonomics, superior handling, active and passive safety, and time-saving features. The Volvo FH is a truck built with the driver in mind and with the focus on improving the haulage firm's profitability. There is no doubt that fuel economy is one of the highest priorities for haulage firms today. So it was naturally also in firm focus during the development of the new Volvo FH. The already fuel-efficient Euro 5 driveline is now even more economical. At the same time, Volvo's first Euro 6 engine sees the light of day, significantly reducing emissions. Moreover, the new I-See function makes it possible to cut fuel consumption still further -- by up to 5 percent. And in autumn 2013 a new driveline will be launched, Volvo I-Torque, setting a new technological benchmark and delivering even lower fuel consumption and further improved driveability: features that will benefit both haulage firm and driver.