Volvo Trucks North America, and its Mack Truck brand, are recalling VHD, VNL, and VNM trucks to prevent the possibility of premature axle hub failure.
Volvo Trucks North America will lay off 500 workers at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Va. early next year.
Self-driving trucks face myriad technical and regulatory hurdles before they will become common on highways, said Volvo Truck tech expert Torbjörn Holmström.
Volvo Trucks North America will recall nearly 4,200 work trucks in the U.S. because a critical part of the suspension system could fail, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA says that vehicle recalls are almost never fully successful and on average take 18 months to finish, but Volvo Trucks North America did it in half that time.
A federal appeals court will consider whether Volvo Trucks must pay a $6.5 million breach of contract award to the Andy Mohr Truck Center in Indianapolis.
Volvo is the only major U.S. truck manufacturer that equips its commercial vehicles with air bags. Medium- and heavy-duty trucks are exempt from air-bag regulations.
Walmart, Volvo, Shell and others are dreaming up futuristic trucks that blend form and eco-friendly function.
The world’s fastest heavy-duty truck, a 2,400-horsepower customized Volvo FH, clocks in at 105 mph during 0.62-mile run.
Four truck builders were fined a record 3 billion euros by the European Commission for price-fixing and illegally passing on emission-equipment costs to customers.
Volvo Trucks North America cites declining truck demand as reason for a second round of layoffs at its New River Valley Plant in Virginia. The company’s Swedish parent also reported lower second quarter sales and profits Tuesday.