Driver Efficiency

Volvo Trucks is committed to continously improve the value of ownership for its customers.  Safety, fuel efficiency,driver comfort and performance features all contribute to an outstanding driving experience.  They also contribute to your bottomline by keeping your truck operational in the most efficient manner.
I-Shift gearstick

Become the Efficiency Expert.

Volvo’s I-Shift automated manual transmission is more than the driver’s preferred choice. It is also a real pleasure to drive. Intelligent electronics monitor changes in grade, vehicle speed, acceleration, torque demand, weight and air resistance. Then it selects the best gear for the engine, allowing every driver to shift like a fuel-efficiency expert. This puts less stress on the driveline, for longer life and less maintenance.

With both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road, i-Shift also helps keep you safe. Still, if you want to get more involved, you can. The buttons on the premium shift selector allow you to step in and shift manually.

Learn more about I-Shift.

Driver information display

Important information at your fingertips.

A quick glance is enough. The over-sized Driver Information Display tells you everything you need to know, including your fuel efficiency, trip mileage, battery voltage, fluid levels and  tire pressure. You can also set it to show the favorite gauges you like to see. And our unique Performance Bonus Display can give you real-time driving feedback to help you increase fuel economy. The interface is available in English, French and Spanish.

VEC Display Warnings

Volvo Active Safety technologies are also integrated into the Driver Information Display (DID).  For example, the Volvo Enhanced Cruise (VEC) with Active Braking system will present 1.) a driver information display warning alert, 2.) a separate distance warning indicator, 3.) red speedometer surround indicator and 4.) an audible warning tone when the VEC sensor detects an unsafe object proximinity or possible collision.

Volvo’s standard Bluetooth radio package has an integrated design which also allows drivers to view pertinent incoming and outgoing call information on the vehicle’s DID. Even the Volvo Pre-Trip Assistant makes the driver more productive, reducing inspection and diagnostic time before hitting the road.

Volvo Engine Torgue Curves

Volvo Power.
With torque curves you’ll love.

Want to know the secret behind the great driveability and superb efficiency of Volvo engines? Just look at the performance curves. Excellent torque even at low RPMs, with a broad range for maximum torque. You’ll also see that peak torque overlaps peak power in the mid RPM range, helping you drive both performance and fuel economy. That means you’ll notice the difference immediately, whether you work behind the wheel or behind the desk. And you have plenty of power options, from 375 to 600 hp.

Learn more about Volvo Torque Ratings.