This Koenigsegg One:1 Vs. Volvo Truck Ad Is Ridiculously Wonderful

When we first saw that a Volvo Truck was going to race a Koenigsegg One:1 last week, you could've definitely colored us excited. The end result is, as most things in life, kind of disappointing. But if you skip the fat infomercial bit in the middle, it's still a fantastic race. » 11/11/14 9:44am 11/11/14 9:44am

Did Jean Claude Van Damme Ad Cause Volvo Truck Sales To Rise 31%?

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/20/13 9:38am 12/20/13 9:38am

This Bizarre Volvo Truck Parody Nails The Surreality Of Mayor Rob Ford

Not unlike Jean-Claude Van Damme, Toronto's finest Rob Ford also had his ups and downs. That's what made him what he is today. » 11/18/13 12:20pm 11/18/13 12:20pm

Jean-Claude Van Damme's Split Between Two Moving Trucks Is No CGI

What happens when you ask Belgium's third most important export product (after ale and chocolate) to stand on the mirrors of two moving trucks and then turn the wheels a bit? Well, Van Damme does what he does best, for real. » 11/14/13 6:59am 11/14/13 6:59am

Volvo Races Truck Against Wild Spanish Bulls

For their latest stunt, Volvo took an FL distribution truck to the medieval Spanish town of Ciudad Rodrigo to be chased by a herd of bulls. This is a 12-tonne toreador in action. » 10/10/13 3:45pm 10/10/13 3:45pm

It Takes A Very Special Hamster To Steer A Truck

Volvo is getting close to 4.5 million views with their truck driving hamster stunt video. Now, we go behind the scenes to meet Charlie, who's a very special hamster indeed. » 9/23/13 3:55pm 9/23/13 3:55pm

Holy Crap: Watch Volvo Use A Hamster To Steer An Enormous Truck

Volvo's new trucks are so easy to drive, a hamster could do it! No, really. Volvo Trucks built a makeshift hamster wheel onto the tiller of one of its rigs, and using nothing but the orange-y allure of a carrot, a hamster steered a 15-ton truck all the way up a quarry, with sheer cliffs off each side. Holy crap. » 9/15/13 2:37pm 9/15/13 2:37pm

Volvo Trucks Hauls Their President Into The Air To Prove A Point

Volvo claims their newest trucks are tougher than ever. To prove it, they hoisted a 15-ton truck up into the air via its own towing hook with their president Claes Nilsson on top of it. Elon Musk, what's your next move? » 9/03/13 9:20am 9/03/13 9:20am

Watch A Woman Walk A Rope Between Two Speeding Volvo Trucks

World-record slackliner Faith Dickey had to walk from one speeding truck to another across a highline in Volvo Trucks' new ad. Sounds easy? No, there were high winds. Oh, and if she wasn't fast enough, she'd smash into a mountain. » 8/16/12 5:30pm 8/16/12 5:30pm

Watch a surprisingly close drag race between a Ferrari and a Swedish…

A drag race between a Ferrari 360 Spider and a Volvo big rig sounds pretty one sided, but this isn't just any big rig. The "Mean Green" was built by Volvo and features a twin turbo 16 liter engine good for 1900hp as well as a 200hp electric motor. The company created the truck to be the world's fastest hybrid truck… » 9/11/11 2:00pm 9/11/11 2:00pm

Volvo FH16, Worlds Most Powerful Truck, Unveiled In Europop Music Video

With 700 HP and 2323 Lb-Ft of torque, the new Volvo FH16 is the most powerful semi-truck in the world. Unfortunately, that message is lost in the Eurotrash technopop music video reveal. » 1/07/09 4:00pm 1/07/09 4:00pm

Volvo Trucks Posts 99.7% Decline In Euro Truck Orders Over Last Quarter

One of the behemoths of the global heavy trucking industry, Volvo Trucks, has reported a truly shocking decline in sales for the third quarter of this year. Volvo claims a 99.7% reduction in demand compared to the same period a year ago. That means orders went from 41,970 trucks in the third quarter of 2007 to just… » 10/28/08 8:40am 10/28/08 8:40am

Volvo Hybrid Garbage Truck Proves Hybrids Can't Clean Everything

What's the best thing about garbage trucks? They're loud. At least that's what you think when you're seven. But once you grow into your big-boy pants, that monstrosity slowly lumbering down your street, waking you up at 5AM every Tuesday, gets to be just a tad annoying after a while. Well, now Volvo has a solution, a… » 4/09/08 11:20am 4/09/08 11:20am