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  • Imagine if you knew when your truck would breakdown before it happened? How much would this improve your business’ uptime and productivity? With the help of data, our understanding of how vehicles work is improving fast. And with the help of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, it will become possible to predict breakdowns with even greater accuracy.

  • Electromobility

    09/09/2022 5.5 min 5.5 min

    7 common myths about electric truck batteries 

    Today there are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding electric trucks. Many of those involve the batteries and their environmental impact. To be able to make well informed decisions and investments, it’s important to be able to distinguish fact from myth.

  • Technology & Innovation

    06/20/2022 4 min 2 min

    How technology contributes to efficient driving 

    Connectivity and data analytics are creating new opportunities in driver development and coaching. Whether you’re an owner-driver or a fleet manager, this has the potential to improve fuel consumption, uptime and safety.

  • Electromobility

    05/27/2022 4 minutes 4 minutes

    How good planning can help an electric truck go further 

    When investing in electric trucks, it is essential to plan your routes and operations. If done effectively, this can help make a smooth transition and extend an electric truck’s range.

  • Saving Fuel

    04/26/2022 4 min 3 min

    How good vehicle maintenance can save you fuel 

    A well-maintained truck is a fuel-efficient truck. Here are some examples of areas where regular upkeep will keep your vehicle in good condition and avoid any unnecessary increases in fuel consumption.

  • Electromobility

    04/14/2022 3 minutes 3 minutes

    Calculating a truck’s true climate impact 

    Choosing the most sustainable vehicle for your application is not always straight-forward, however it can be a lot simpler with a life cycle assessment. This is because it creates a holistic picture that considers the environmental impact across the vehicle’s lifetime.

  • Are you the lucky driver of an all-electric truck? Then you have probably noticed how big an impact your driving style has on the truck´s range. Here Jared Ruiz and Ebba Wallin Bergbom, both electromobility experts at Volvo Trucks, share their top tips on how to maximize range – and avoid unnecessary range anxiety.

  • Through various investments and government incentives, the infrastructure for LNG in Europe is swiftly expanding. As the production of Bio-LNG also increases, liquefied gas is quickly proving to be a viable alternative to diesel for long-haul goods transports.

  • While charging stations for passenger cars are an increasingly common sight, the same public infrastructure for trucks is virtually non-existent. However, recent developments suggest that this is about to change.

  • Electric trucks open new opportunities for low noise and zero exhaust emissions. Good planning when it comes to routes, driving times and charging opportunities keep productivity high.

  • How far you can drive in an electric truck? Find out the answer to this question and others about batteries, range and driver impact here.

  • Electric trucks have become reality and a necessity for many transport assignments. Are you operating in urban areas and need some guidance in your next step into electrified transport solutions? Here are some questions to consider.

  • The whole transport industry is facing tough demands to improve its climate impact. To speed up the transition towards more sustainable transports, Volvo Trucks’ objective is for its entire product range to be fossil-free by 2040. Electric trucks will play a key role to achieve this. It may sound as an unrealistic target, but in fact, the switch to electric vehicles is set to go much faster than most have anticipated. Here are some reasons why.

  • Renewable Fuels

    01/24/2020 10 min

    Will your next truck be fuelled by Bio-LNG? 

    The transport industry is slowly waking up to the potential of Bio-LNG as a promising alternative to diesel. And rightfully so. Here are some of the reasons why Bio-LNG (liquefied natural gas) might be the fuel for future long-haul transport.

  • Sustainable Profitable Business

    12/20/2019 8 min

    Should your business be using social media? 

    Whether it is to promote your haulage business, improve customer relations or attract new drivers, there are many reasons to incorporate social media into your business. But without proper planning and commitment your social media efforts could easily backfire and do more damage than good. As a Global Social Media Manager I have been running Volvo Trucks’ social media channels for more than 10 years. Here is a look at some of the things you should consider before getting your business started on social media.

  • Technology & Innovation

    12/13/2019 8 min

    What role can Machine Learning play in the trucking industry? 

    Machine Learning is a term that often get thrown around a lot, particularly in an exaggerated and unrealistic futuristic context. The truth though is that the technology is very much part of our lives already today and benefiting many industries including trucking. Here is a look at what Machine Learning is enabling for logistics and trucking today and what opportunities it could present in the future.

  • Technology & Innovation

    12/05/2019 5 min

    What are Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems? 

    By enabling communication between vehicles, infrastructure and other road users, Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) can greatly improve safety and efficiency in road transport. Here is a look at some of the most recent developments in C-ITS and how quickly the technology could change the way we drive and interact with each other in traffic.

  • Technology & Innovation

    11/29/2019 4 min

    How can 3D printing change the trucking industry? 

    3D printing has the potential to change the trucking industry in many different ways. But what will it mean for you as a truck owner and operator? Here are five major ways it could benefit you.

  • Technology & Innovation

    11/21/2019 6 mins

    Engine technology: A look at the fundamentals 

    Specifying the right engine when buying a new truck is key to getting the most out of your investment. Here is a look at some of the most important concepts.

  • Renewable Fuels

    11/15/2019 5 min

    Is LNG right for your business? 

    Are you thinking of adding an alternative driveline to your fleet? Changes in regulation, developments in new technology and rising diesel costs are prompting haulage operators to seriously consider non-diesel alternatives. A number of factors mean that LNG (liquefied natural gas) is increasingly proving to be a good and viable option not just in terms of lowering environmental impact but also improving performance and cutting costs. Here are a few reasons why you should consider investing in LNG technology today. Transport companies are waking up to the potential of LNG. In Europe alone, the number of LNG trucks climbed to around 6,000 in 2019 – up from only 170 two years ago. That’s a pretty promising start. And there’s a lot of potential for natural gas to keep growing. Here are a few factors behind that quick growth that could also make LNG a good match for your operation:

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