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  • Saving Fuel

    11/18/2022 5.5 min 5.5 min

    Five tips to save fuel and improve a truck’s fuel economy 

    Even in good times, minimising a truck’s fuel consumption is essential for a profitable business. But when you’re dealing with inflation, high energy prices and a cost-of-living crisis, then no saving is too small. The good news is that there is plenty you can do right away to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency.

  • Aerodynamic resistance has a major impact on the fuel efficiency of your truck, especially when it’s travelling at speeds exceeding 50 km/h. The key to reducing this impact and lowering your fuel costs is understanding how truck aerodynamics work.

  • Truck drivers play a key role in improving any businesses’ fuel economy but what’s the best way to keep them motivated and inspired?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Technology & Innovation

    06/15/2020 12 min

    Hydrogen fuel cells: All your questions answered 

    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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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:

  • Many truck owners are trying to survive in highly competitive markets with tight margins, so it’s not surprising that some are tempted to use non-genuine parts in their vehicles. But the short-term savings can easily end up costing you more.

  • Technology & Innovation

    10/24/2019 5 min

    What is the future of hydrogen in trucking? 

    With so much talk around the rise of electric vehicles, for a while hydrogen and its potential in the transport industry seemed to be losing ground in the debate around cleaner transport. But is this really the case? Let’s take a look at hydrogen fuel cell technology and its potential as an alternative fuel.

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