Tag: Volvo

Volvo keeps on trucking

Volvo keeps on trucking

THE truck industry’s most demanding test – the Thousand Point Test – is carried out every year by the motoring trade press with the aim of comparing the market’s range of long-haul trucks with each other. The test lasts four days and covers everything from fuel consumption and engine performance […]

Get trucking with Volvo

Get trucking with Volvo

TO help deal with a serious shortage of technicians and drivers in some areas of Europe, Volvo Trucks is raising its visibility to attract more young people into these particular professions. One such campaign involves Boije Ovebrink, the former truck racing driver, who recently set a new world record for […]

Volvo’s big Tipper

Volvo’s big Tipper

BIRMINGHAM-based Central Tipper Hire have added three new Volvo’s to their fleet: An FH16-580 6X4 tractor unit plated at 150 tonnes GCW and two FM-400 8X4 tippers plated at 32,000kgs. Staunch Volvo customers, almost since their foundation 10 years ago, Central will use the trucks on contracts for the major […]

Brookes hooks up with Volvo

Brookes hooks up with Volvo

CHESIRE-based demolition, recycling and waste disposal specialists, Nick Brookes has taken delivery of a new 13 litre Volvo FM 8×4 hook lift fitted with a tri-axle close coupled trailer plus a Boughton hookloader and Kwikcova system. According to Nick Brooke’s Transport Manager, Gary Edwards, this has been possible as “the […]

TOP TEN GENEVA SHOW-STOPPERS

TOP TEN GENEVA SHOW-STOPPERS

All shows are designed to grab the attention, but at Geneva there is a heavy emphasis on style, which is why some of the most successful cars debuting there have been style icons – good or bad. Here are ten of the most notable vehicles to get their first public […]

Volvo truck is ‘best ever’

Volvo truck is ‘best ever’

The Volvo F88, a truck that was first launched in right-hand drive form the UK in 1968, has topped a nationwide reader’s poll in ‘Commercial Motor’ magazine to win the title of the Greatest Truck Ever. Polling 25.1% of all the votes cast, the F88 gained twice as many votes […]

TOP TEN DETECTIVES’ CARS

TOP TEN DETECTIVES’ CARS

IT’S A very simple formula. To create a popular detective series, your main protagonist needs just three things; a cool name, distinctive dress sense and a car that sums up their personality in an instant. UK car marketing website Cardata.co.uk has produced a list of ten detective’s motors, all of […]

Volvo’s vision of modular modernity

TRUCK-based transport is essential to our modern society, but the necessity of transporting goods does have its drawbacks, such as exhaust gas emissions, noise, traffic congestions and accidents, especially when it has been estimated that road freight on European roads is expected to expand by 50 per cent over the […]

Volvo focuses on ‘safety ahead’

Volvo focuses on ‘safety ahead’

VOLVO Trucks is focussing on safety at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC from 5th-7th May 2005, running with the ‘Safety Ahead’ theme. The Volvo stand will contain one of the show’s safest product ranges, including the high-specification Volvo Safety Truck, an FH12 460 6×2 tractor unit bristling […]

Truck concept goes into service

Truck concept goes into service

VOLVO Trucks has launched a new concept study into distribution vehicles in Scandinavia designed for urban traffic conditions. The aim is to produce fewer, but safer trucks, along with the more efficient distribution of packages and goods. The result – the Distribution Concept Vehicle (DCV), is the result of a […]