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Feb 29, 2024

On February 28, Volvo Trucks North America highlighted connectivity improvements on its recently launched Volvo VNL, built in New River Valley plant in Virginia.

As an industry first, Volvo Trucks has introduced E-Call, a self-activating crash notification, which automatically connects drivers with a 911 dispatcher via a hands-free call in the event of a rollover or airbag deployment. 

Volvo Trucks has taken the lead in providing a fully integrated Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution, powered by Geotab, so that drivers can easily maintain their logs through the truck’s optional infotainment screen and eliminate the need for an externally mounted ELD device. 

The all-new Volvo VNL will continue to be optimized through advancements in Volvo Connect, the all-in-one fleet management portal launched in October 2023, enabling fleet managers to see every Volvo truck in their fleet through one secure portal and view critical truck data.

Volvo Connect provides live maps so that fleet managers can monitor vehicle information, traffic conditions, speed, fuel levels and more, and set parameters through Volvo Remote Programming.

Through a completely new electrical architecture, the Remote Diagnostics capabilities on the all-new VNL are more accurate and monitor more areas on the truck than ever before, with monitoring facilitated through Volvo Trucks’ 24/7 Uptime Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.

(VTNA release on February 28, 2024)

Feb 28, 2024

On February 20, it was announced that Scania and Volvo supplied a total of 67 units to the Mexican transportation brand ADO, originally from the state of Puebla.

Of the total units, 23 are Volvo 9800, while 44 are Scania Nuväk K500 with Irizar i8 bodywork.

All buses have the latest generation Euro VI technology that helps care for the environment by reducing polluting emissions by up to 90%.

(Multiple sources on February 20, 2024)

Feb 13, 2024

On February 9, Mack Trucks announced it is investing USD 14.5 million to expand its Roanoke Valley Operations (RVO) manufacturing facility in Virginia to prepare the plant for higher demand for the Mack MD Series and Mack MD Electric vehicles.

Mack’s investment will go toward equipment, tooling and a 72,000 square-foot building expansion, making the facility 352,000 square feet. Construction will begin April 2024, and the expansion project is expected to be completed in Q4 2025. 

All Mack medium-duty models are produced at RVO. 

Mack launched the diesel-powered Mack MD Series in 2020 and launched the Mack MD Electric in March 2023. 

The diesel-powered Mack MD and MD Electric are available in Class 6 and Class 7 ratings. The Class 6 model has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 25,995 pounds, and the Class 7 model has a GVWR of 33,000 pounds.

(Mack Trucks release on February 9, 2024)