Dealership Opportunities


History and Background

Volvo Trucks North America is one of many business units under the "Volvo" umbrella which includes Mack Trucks, Inc., Renault Trucks, Volvo Buses, Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Penta, Volvo Aero, and Volvo Financial Services.  Founded in 1927, Volvo is one of the world's leading manufacturers of heavy commercial vehicles and diesel engines.  The Volvo Group also offers a comprehensive range of customized solutions in financing, leasing, insurance and service, as well as complete transport systems for urban traffic.

When Volvo produced its first truck back in the late 1920s, trucks were regarded as a complement to horse-drawn wagons, railway and sea transportation.  Today, the truck has become the primary tool for transporting goods with increasing demands by business and industry for speed, safety and economic viability.  Volvo is the world's second largest producer of heavy trucks.  We create reliable transport solutions all over the world - with safety and environmental care built into every truck.

Forerunner for the Environment

Volvo has a long tradition of care for environmental issues.  Our first environmental policy was developed as early as 1972 in conjunction with the United Nations first environmental conference.  Since the early 1990s, guardianship of the environment is one of our guiding principles and core values.

Prominence in Safety

As our founders put it, "An automobile carries, and is driven by, people.  Safety is and must be the basic principal in all design work."  The Volvo Accident Research Team studies how accidents really occur and the cause of injuries.  These details are implemented in our truck design, which is a foundation of our basic safety perspectives in preventing accidents and reducing injuries.


Volvo engineers "non-tool" preventative maintenance, conducts continuous materials testing, dealer testing and global parts resourcing to insure reliability and truck uptime.

Criteria for a successful dealership

  • Well-capitalized investors with financial resources.
  • People who understand that Customer Satisfaction is key to long term success.
  • Well-trained, qualified and professional dealership personnel.
  • Dealer operating and image standards that promote and maintain a strong, focused dealer organization.
  • Strong management and leadership skills.

Principals are encouraged to apply.  All inquiries are confidential.

Contact our Dealer Development Director in Canada.  He will perform a preliminary review of proposed business plan and capitalization.

David Alton
Director, Dealer Development
Volvo Trucks Canada

Phone: (289) 998-0031
Fax: (289) 998-0075

Thanks for your interest in dealership opportunities with Volvo Trucks!