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

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

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 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 and… » 9/11/11 2:00pm 9/11/11 2:00pm

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 115 … » 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