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  • Finnish company Kuljetusliike Antti Airaksinen recently began using a Volvo FH with I-Save in its food distribution operations. Fuel consumption has since decreased by 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres, making a huge impact on the company’s profitability.

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    10/31/2018

    The D12 engine – a paradigm shift 

    When the D12 engine was launched 1993, it was truly a revolution. Some said Volvo was ten years ahead in time. Göran Nyholm, now a retired Volvo engineer, tells us the story from the beginning.

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    10/31/2018

    Safety as a cost saver 

    Volvo FH, one of the world’s safest trucks, is an innovation leader in high quality safety features. Together with the driver’s conscious safety mindset, investing in safety features can contribute to cost savings for transport companies. We met Carl Johan Almqvist, Traffic & Product Safety Director at Volvo Trucks, to talk about how.

  • She was not even born when the first Volvo FH was launched in 1993. He had been on the assembly line for years at the same point in time. Meet Nesma and Daniel, now colleagues at the Volvo engine plant in Skövde where the important FH engine comes alive.

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    10/31/2018

    25 Volvo FH Heroes 

    The Volvo FH is the truck of the drivers. But before it reaches the driver, it passes the minds and hands of a vast number of passionate employees. Here are 25 of the heroes working hard to make every Volvo FH contribute to your business success.

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    07/03/2018

    Same truck – Worlds apart 

    Since 1993, Volvo FH has worked for businesses all over the world. It’s a truck that fits the needs for transporters in the extreme norths of Svalbard as well as the hot deserts of Saudi Arabia.

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    07/03/2018

    25 ways Volvo FH keeps the roads safe 

    Safety is deeply imprinted in Volvo Trucks’ DNA. It is simply what we do; create features and solutions that benefit the safety of everyone in traffic. The vision is that no Volvo truck will be involved in an accident. Here are 25 ways Volvo Trucks makes the roads safer.

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    06/04/2018

    25 places Volvo FH can call home 

    From snow and icy roads to heat and deserts. Through mountains and across the plains. Volvo FH is a truck that succeeds no matter what challenge or climate. Since 1993, Volvo FH has been a truck that meets the costumers' expectations. And 25 years later the Volvo FH keeps driving progress – and exceeding the expectations. Here are 25 different weather challenges that the Volvo FH can deal with. Do you have a favourite one to drive in?

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    04/24/2018

    25 Volvo FH Innovations 

    The Volvo FH has been changing the future from the beginning. It was a game-changer in 1993 and it continues to break new grounds in driver comfort, safety, performance and business adaptiveness. Here are 25 of the innovations that has taken Volvo FH to the top.

  • Celebrate Volvo FH

    04/22/2018

    Volvo FH – 25 Years of Innovation 

    The Volvo FH is an enormous success. And the innovations that benefit drivers, owners, safety and business keep changing the game. “You have to nourish a culture that enables people to explore new ideas. And a structure that implements the ideas that creates value for customers,” says Staffan Rödjedal, Product Manager FH at Group Trucks Technology.

  • Transport story

    12/13/2017

    The art of perfection 

    Raalte, Netherlands: With craftsmanship, passion and extreme precision, Roelofsen Horse Trucks and its team of expert bodybuilders create exclusive, tailor-made transport solutions that take luxurious comfort on the road. Customers include world champion show jumper Jeroen Dubbeldam. For him, the truck’s living space and horse cabins are home away from home when traveling to and from equestrian events. Every detail has been carefully designed by Roelofsen to accommodate the unique needs of the driver, team and valuable horses. For Roelofsen, the Volvo FH offers world-class safety and endless possibilities – making it a natural choice to build on.

  • Transport story

    12/13/2017

    On the plantations of Montes del Plata 

    Aigua, Uruguay: The scent of eucalyptus is in the air at the plantations of Montes del Plata. This fast-growing tree, ideal for producing cellulose, is part of the company’s commitment to responsible land management and sustainable forestry. But transporting the wood from the plantations to the processing plant about 600 km away is no small challenge, especially with heavy loads like this. It’s a complicated, highly demanding transport on narrow, hilly roads, often in remote areas. Breakdowns simply cannot happen. Montes del Plata depends on reliable transport companies to get the job done. For them, the solution is clear: a fleet of robust Volvo FMX 400 6X2 R trucks – perfect when every day involves back-to-back shifts in terrain that is as rough as it is beautiful.

  • Transport story

    12/13/2017

    Keeping the city clean 

    Gothenburg, Sweden: The city is a wonderful place to be – but keeping it clean is no small challenge. Urban transportation of waste and recycling material is often taken for granted. But imagine having to drive a truck in rush hour traffic, streets bustling with people and activity, or manoeuvring in narrow alleys and tight spaces. Every work day is like a labyrinth. This is why Wikab Transport’s fleet includes the compact, agile Volvo FL. It’s designed specifically for the city environment so that it can go where other trucks can’t – helping drivers like Efvelina Andreasson get the job done quickly, safely and efficiently. So, to everybody who helps keep our cities beautiful, thank you. After all, it’s about quality of life – every day.

  • Transport story

    12/13/2017

    Living the dream 

    Lysefjorden, Norway: The splendour of the views from the driver’s seat makes for an inspiring work shift. But the extremely variable weather and road conditions in this dramatic landscape also mean very real challenges, especially when hauling 35 tonne loads. It takes skill and professionalism at all times. For Lillian Hersvik, a driver at B.viks Transport AS, a passion for trucks began as a young girl while accompanying her father, also a truck driver, on his routes. Today, she is transporting cement bulk from Risavika to local cement mixers in the region. Other assignments can involve much longer distances, so that her Volvo FH 16 600 becomes office and home for several days. For Lillian, this is living the dream.

  • Transport story

    12/13/2017

    Dreaming big and keeping promises 

    Perth, Australia: Dreaming big and keeping promises go hand in hand for Danny Matic. He drove his first Volvo truck back in 2002. Today, he is the proud owner of Matic Group of Companies and its modern fleet of 70 trucks. Setting the standard in bulk pressure tanker transport, the company delivers bulk cement & lime to many major construction projects all over Australia. It’s a demanding task, involving heavy loads, several trailers and long distances. For some, it comes naturally, especially when your fleet includes the Volvo FM 500 Globetrotter – a truck designed to keep promises

  • Transport story

    12/12/2017

    Why transport seawater? 

    Incheon, South Korea: People here love fresh seafood. To ensure quality and taste, fish are delivered alive, which requires clean saltwater throughout the supply chain. This is where the company Younan comes in. Its facility at the bustling wholesale fish market includes an 8 km pipeline that pumps offshore ocean water into sandy filtering pools, producing about one million litres of filtered saltwater each day. Small trucks for local deliveries stop here to fill up their tanks before loading with seafood. In addition, seven Volvo FM trucks, each with a 25 tonnes capacity, deliver saltwater to fish markets, restaurants and aquariums throughout the Seoul and Gyeonggi area.

  • Transport story

    12/12/2017

    Enchanting – but challenging 

    Utajärvi, Finland: an enchanting place to be – but a challenging place to work. Imagine collecting timber in minus 40 celsius, deep in snowy woods. And then transporting the 48-tonne load in extreme driving conditions, including temporary icy roads over frozen lakes and marshlands. After the gruelling 100–200 km journey to the paper mill – it’s back to the woods. This is home for Hannu and Juha Moilanen, owners of Kuljetusliike Moilaspojat Oy. The custom painting on the truck shown here honours their first new Volvo – a Volvo F12 6X2 from 1983. They have come a long way since then, and so has Volvo. Their new Volvo FH16 650 is equipped with I-Shift with crawler gears and Volvo Dynamic Steering. But it’s the heater that is most appreciated, says driver Mika Myllyaho with a wink.

  • Transport story

    12/12/2017

    The vast, open plains of the pampas 

    30 de Agosto, Argentina: The vast, open plains of the Pampas is a glorious place to be – especially for the 540 cows at this tambo or dairy farm. They spend most of their time eating the green grass of these fertile fields. Twice a day the cows are rounded up for the slow walk to the milking yard, where 9,000 litres of milk is produced every day. Since the milk must be processed within a few hours of milking, reliable transport to the dairy plant is key. This is why the transport company RyD Cadierno has two Volvo VM 270 4X2 R trucks with I-Shift. Each truck has a 7,000 litres tank and 15,000 litres trailer tanker, collecting milk from six tambos every day. For driver Fabian Barbero, it’s all part of a good, wholesome day’s work.

  • Transport story

    12/12/2017

    Emergencies can happen anywhere 

    Svanesund, Sweden: the west coast island of Orust is like anyplace – emergencies happen. For the fire brigade, having the right training, equipment and preparation is vital for safety and protection. That’s why the small fire station in Svanesund carries out drills involving controlled fires. But sometimes just getting to the site of a fire can be a challenge, especially here where they operate along the entire coastline of the island. Just ask Mats Gustavsson, team leader. It takes a truck that is reliable and robust enough to go where roads don’t. After all, it’s urgent; lives could be at stake. With the Volvo FMX crew cab, customised to their specific needs, Mats and his team can get to hard-to-access places and the boats down at the dock.

  • Singapore: in this green, booming landscape, innovation comes in many forms. A perfect example is the Samwoh Corporation, which is leading the way in eco-concrete research & technology. It’s all part of their commitment to developing smart recycling solutions that contribute to a more sustainable construction industry. Today, they can supply concrete using up to 100% recycled concrete aggregates for structural applications. But as with any ready mixed concrete, it’s got to be delivered just in time, when and where it is needed. Just ask Operations Manager, John Toh. Fortunately, he can rely on 30 Volvo FMX ready-mixer trucks to get the job done – and help build a more sustainable future.

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