Sometimes, boring is good. When you’re dealing with 70,000 pound double-trailer FedEx trucks, boring isn’t just good, it’s fantastic. In the world of trucking, excitement usually means expensive or dangerous trouble. That’s how you could tell that Volvo’s relatively boring public demonstration of truck platooning was…
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People say that the self-driving cars of the future will be just living rooms on wheels. But those people are fools, because they underestimate how easily you can already live in a car—especially if that car is huge. We know this. We’ve slept in vans before, but we’ve never experienced any mobile lodging as grand as…
British kids are cuter than American kids, FACT. But to make them truly perfect, you need to give them remote control over a giant dump truck, and then let them run wild. I don’t care that this is an ad for Volvo Trucks, because it is the greatest and best video I’ve seen all day.
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.
Volvo is nearly done constructing a 1.1 mile "Customer Experience Track" at their New River Valley manufacturing plant in Virginia to showcase the abilities of their Class 8 (very large) commercial trucks and articulating dump-trucks for prospective buyers.
This 90-second clip is actually for Volvo Trucks Gear; those sweet muted-color graphic T's and accessories donned by the scruffy-sexy narrator. But if driving a semi-truck really is all about looking cool and drinking coffee like it seems here, sign me the hell up.
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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.
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.
In Volvo Trucks’ new film ‘The Chase’, the Volvo FL distribution truck faces the ultimate test. In the film the truck is chased by bulls in a race through the medieval Spanish town of Ciudad Rodrigo, a small cathedral city in western Spain, “It’s incredible that you can get a truck this size through a town this…
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.
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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
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…