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  • About 1.35 million road users are killed worldwide every year. More than half of them are vulnerable road users (pedestrians, cyclists, moped and motorbike riders). When this type of accident involves a heavy truck, it is likely to have very serious consequences. Although the reasons for these accidents are complex and varied, a truck driver’s actions in traffic can help to save lives.

  • 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.

  • From July 2024*, all new trucks sold in the EU must comply with the updated General Safety Regulations (GSR). The regulations require a range of mandatory advanced safety features. What are they and how will they impact your transport business?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The thought of hitting the open road and never having to refuel your truck is certainly a nice one. And this is exactly what electric roads claim to be able to do. By charging vehicles as they cruise down the highway, proponents of electric highways say the technology can make charging faster and travel longer. But are electric roads really all that they are cracked up to be? Or just a niche solution for confined areas?

  • There is a lot of buzz around hydrogen and whether it might replace diesel in the future. But how does the technology work? What are the pros and cons of hydrogen? How does it stack up against electric trucks? Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about hydrogen fuel cells.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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