Things About Suzuki Trucks

Suzuki is one of the leading names in automotive industries. The company produces plenty of vehicles with massive technical features and functions. This company is having exclusive coverage of different themes and fascinating functions. One of the most popular and preferred vehicle prepared by the company is the Pickup truck section and among these trucks, the Equator is the most popular name. Here is the total exposure of Suzuki Equator with the technical features.

The Introduction

Equator is the latest model launched in 2009 and having major share in the development of trucking industries of the company. This model is created by the engineers and technical persons of Nissan trucks. This is the mid sized Pickup truck which us inspired by the Nissan Frontier. The truck was launched for the first time in 2008 Chicago Auto Show. These models are appraised highly by the experts and truck lovers.

The availability

The trim availability of these is quite utility oriented and also are having excusive performance. The truck is offered in Extended Cab and Crew Cab style. Both of these are having the main difference in the space and area of storage. Both of these models are offering availability of fiver persons in the trucks. These are offered in various countries and are having greater preference level in the truck lovers. These are having the variety of two doors and four doors options. Also they are offered in different transmissions of five speed automatic model and the manual model as well. The automatic model is the model that can provide more comfort and relaxation to the driver. These availabilities of the trims are the best possible features of the trucks.

The engine option

The engines are the hearts of the trucks and Nissan is having expert performance in the engines of their trucks. The engine in the trucks can be the most promising focus of trucks as they produce the horsepower and also assist the torque power that can manage the towing power of the company. Here in this model of Suzuki Equator, the four cylinder engine is used by the company which is better for these categories of trucks. The V6 engine is good enough to haul the weights of massive loads. The engines of these trucks are also offered warranties and other facilities.

The engine of the trucks are having 2.5 L Inline 4 and is able to produce 152 hp which is equivalent to 113 kW with the capacities of 5,200 rpm and 171 lb ft at the rate of 4,400 rpm. The base trim is offered manual transmission and the advanced model of 4 cylinder engine is motivated with five speed automatic transmission. Another option of engine in these trucks is the 4.0 L with V6 engine that delivers 261 hp and 5,600 rpm at 281 lb ft rpm. This engine model is also available in the five speed automatic model and is available in the alternative of all-wheel-drive.

The Dimension

The dimension of the trucks is quite elevated and energetic. The Wheelbase of this Suzuki Trucks is 125.9 inches which makes the trucks more fit and firm on the streets. The length of Crew Cab is 220.1 inches which reveals the space for storage and other facilities. These trucks are one of the lengthier trucks of the company. The Extended cab is having extensive and exclusive dimension of having the length of 206.6 inches, width of 72.8 inches and the height of 68.7 inches. This dimension is quite aggressive and attacking for any truck driver.

About Suzuki Trucks

Suzuki trucks are the most important and leading names in trucks for sale industries. This Japan based company has got reputation in making the Bikes, ATVs, Cars and trucks that makes the company leader in two wheelers to six wheelers. This company is therefore quite appraised and innovated by the truck drivers. The model of Equator is also the name that has made the trucking sense of the trucks more deliberate and dynamic.

The larger collection of trucks for sale, the better and smarter features of used trucks and cheap used trucks and the variety of truck manufacturers are making the trucks more fascinated and deliberated. One of the most important and searched names in truck manufacturers is the Suzuki trucks.

 

What You Should Know About Semi Truck

Desperate times require desperate actions. It was a desperate act. I desperately needed a job or a story to sell.

Basically, I needed money and something to do. I was still searching for a second career and running out of options.

It was a Sunday morning and I had a bus pass, but nowhere to go. I was trying to “think outside the box” in hopes that I could find a second career with the skills some human resource specialist always tells me are “transferrable,” but never knows any company that is hiring someone with over 20 years’ experience in a different industry. I was frustrated, tired, irritated and just plain bored.

I had to do something, even if it was wrong. I had always done all the right things throughout my life, but even a stupid person knows that you can’t keep doing the same things over and over and expect different results.

Poor Odds

Looking for a job was not getting me a job. The odds were against me. There are too many unemployed people with good skills, education, and plenty of experience and, still, too few jobs to spread around. I thought if I could ride along in the second seat of a semi-truck, it would give me an opportunity to really learn what the job was about before I invested time and money into getting my Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and searching for a company willing to pay an over 40 year-old woman to drive for them. I would still have to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical test also. I worried that age might be a barrier too. With so much to worry about, I was finding it difficult to prioritize what to worry about most.

Truck Stop

So, with this in mind, I went to a local truck stop to interview some of the drivers. I was considering driving a semi-truck as a potential second career because my dad had been an over-the-road truck driver when I was young.

Once, during summer break from high school, my dad let me “ride along” with him when he was driving locally. Then, a few years later, he taught me some simple maneuvers like how to drive the tractor around a warehouse parking lot and dock the trailer so the warehouse men could unload it. That was how I had spent one Saturday afternoon.

So, on this particular Sunday afternoon, I rode the bus to the nearest truck stop in Denver. I stood out back and watched. I watched as the truck drivers carried their luggage and shower kit from their semi-truck through the back door reserved for “professional drivers” on their way to the 24-hour restaurant, the coin-operated laundry room or to purchase a $12-ticket for a private shower.

I watched as the drivers fueled their trucks. I watched them drive through the parking lot and back their big rig in a slot. A truck driver is judged, not by how fast he can drive on an interstate, but how smoothly he can back his trailer between two trucks. I watched the other drivers watch the other drivers.

Mostly, I was surprised by how many female drivers I saw climb out of the truck. I was encouraged to see them climb out of the driver’s seat. I spoke to a few of the women as they headed towards the back door. I asked them questions about their jobs and the lifestyle that came with it.

Most of the women I spoke with were over-the-road (OTR) drivers which meant they drove long-distances, cross-country and, therefore, weren’t home often. All of them were single; many of them traveled with a dog for companionship. One of the women traveled with a dog and two cats in her truck. She was an independent driver with her own truck. She drove “solo,” she said, and preferred her animals to humans as companions. She had been driving for years and wouldn’t go back to office work for love of money. That’s pretty much what they all said.

As I stood and watched the truckers fuel their tractors, inspect their trailers and look for a parking spot for the night, I tried to imagine what it might be like being a professional semi-truck driver. I was hopeful that my limited understanding about the basics of semi-trucks and the trucking industry might give me an insight into a new industry where there might be a job available for an over 40 year-old, white female, with no children and no need to return to a home base to visit family or friends. This was my hope anyway.

Road to Employment

I thought I might have discovered a new road to employment. I was expecting a new job which would allow me to work independently from the comforts of a semi-truck with a combination trailer complete with surround-sound stereo, a portable 24-inch flat-screen satellite television, a mid-sized refrigerator, a microwave and, of course, a full-size sleeper. What more could a girl want? There was even an on-board Global Positioning System (GPS) to help me map my way across the United States. With one touch, on the 7-inch touch-screen, I could locate the nearest rest stop, truck stop or my final destination.

The job was starting to sound ideal – especially considering my current situation.

It was a job that would allow me to see the countryside without having to pay for an airplane ticket or a Greyhound bus ticket. It was a job where I could eat, sleep and work in one vehicle. I could travel the country, with a paycheck in one hand and a steering wheel in the other. I wouldn’t even have to go home to visit friends and family because after being unemployed for so long – I didn’t have anything better to do. I could work day and night and pack my savings account with cash.

I closed my eyes as I tried to envision myself sitting in the driver’s seat, enjoying the scenery, while listening to my favorite music as I traveled the countryside from one state to the other. I had noticed some of the newer models that one man called a “condo cab.” He said they are called condo cabs because they are large and have almost as many amenities as a recreational vehicle. Some of the men told me that some of these interiors are custom designed and, of course, are really fine. I didn’t get to see the inside of one though. I did speak with one female driver, however, who called her standard-size sleeper a “bedroom suite” because she liked it so much. She admitted to having it “out-fitted” in pink with goose-down pillows, a goose-down comforter, floor rugs and curtains to match.

The thought of driving a semi-truck with the interior decorated in pink was appealing to me. I was starting to get caught up in the decorating while trying to think about the actual job of driving. It was starting to work for me. I could combine my desire for the comforts of home with the need to earn a paycheck and I wouldn’t even have to give up my laptop computer.

Global Positioning System

I also didn’t anticipate any problems learning how to use the on-board, Global Positioning System (GPS). The on-board email system shouldn’t present any major problems either. Half of my problems were solved. I just had to learn how to drive a semi-truck and, of course, get a license to do so. The thought of transporting about 80,000 pounds of cargo in an aluminum trailer during rain, hail, sleet and snow rarely occurred to me. I could drive by day and write by night. I thought this might be the perfect solution. I could solve two problems with one job. I could earn a paycheck by day and use my computer at night to freelance my writing career. The secret is in the decorating.

Black Tires

In addition to decorating my tractor-trailer combination vehicle in calm, soothing colors, I could have my name painted on the side and look really cool. Most of the tractors can be identified by the writing on the driver’s door which identifies the owner or operator of each vehicle. Many drivers will have their name printed on the driver’s door. Other drivers paint a favorite expression or scripture which usually complements the custom paint job. All vehicles are required to have custom numbers; however, these are supplied by DOT. It seems the Department of Transportation (DOT) insists on it. These numbers are always printed in black. I guess this is a regulation or something. But, that’s okay, black goes with everything. It never clashes. Besides, it will make the big, black tires more noticeable and provide a more “grounded” look to the vehicle.

Scoop Hood

The newly designed, aerodynamic “scoop hood” and “scoop roof” are really cool too. Salesmen will tell you that they help the air flow over the tractor and trailer and, therefore, reduce wind drag and improve fuel mileage. I think they just did it because it looks cool and gives more head room inside the cab.

More headroom allows the trucker to actually stand inside the cab. More headroom also provides a nice open feeling to any space; which appealed to me and my sense of the outdoors. The additional space also allows the trucker to more easily open and close the refrigerator door while he watches satellite television on his new, 24-inch flat screen television, with a built-in DVD player.

Remote Control

Most truckers reported that they especially like the remote control which allows them to change television stations while sitting on the sleeper. This allows them to remain seated and, therefore, not have to stand or move to change the channel or insert a new disc.

The refrigerator is typically located next to the sleeper, which is also convenient. This allows the driver to open the refrigerator to grab a drink or a snack without getting up. Only a man would think to engineer the cab of a truck this way. Men live in their trucks the same way they live at home; food in one hand and the television remote in the other.

Automated Power Unit (APU)

The Automated Power Unit (APU) was also considered by most truck drivers to be a popular feature. It is responsible for making all of these appliances and comforts works so easily in a semi-truck. The APU provides power to the refrigerator, microwave, lights and other electrical type things that make living in a truck more pleasurable. All of the truckers wanted an APU. The APU makes luxury happen.

Dashboard

The dashboard inside a semi-truck is cool too. It has a gauge for everything. The inside of these trucks look like the inside of an airplane. They have enough gauges to monitor almost everything on the truck or trailer. They have gauges to monitor fuel levels, oil levels, manifold pressure and even the gross weight of the cargo in the trailer.

Weight Guages

State patrol inspectors are also fond of the weight gauges also. They especially like the weight gauges that they can monitor while sitting inside the “shack” at the port of entry. The state patrol can now monitor a semi-truck’s front and rear axle weight “in-motion” as it passes the port-of-entry. Even the port-of-entry is automated these days. The highway department put scales underneath sections of the interstate which allows the state patrol to check the weight of the cargo as the semi-truck travels past the weight station. The truck drivers no longer have to stop at every port-of-entry when entering a new state; instead, they can just drive-by while the state patrol monitors the weight on a computer screen. If the cargo weight is too heavy, according to Federal regulations, the state patrol still gets to get in their cars, turn on a siren and chase the truck driver to give him a ticket. Some things haven’t changed. The truckers watch the state patrol and the state patrol watches the truckers.

Commercial Driver License (CDL)

While riding in a semi-truck, I learned a lot about the trucking industry. I learned so much that I decided to get my CDL license so that I, too, could haul cargo across the country. It is a difficult job, but does have the primary benefit of not having a boss inside the cab. Having a boss inside the cab is similar to having a back-seat driver who wants to tell you how to drive. This is the benefit that promotes many truck drivers into becoming truck drivers. They get to control the truck, their routes and, if they deliver on-time, they get paid to drive. They also get to choose which radio station they prefer to listen to while they travel the countryside. It is important when choosing a trucker to ride with, that you choose someone with similar taste in music. This is very important.

Logged 10K Miles

I rode with one trucker for over two months and, according to his log, we logged over 10,000 miles in his semi-truck. I think I criss-crossed the United States five times during these two months. I enjoyed it.

I enjoyed it so much that I decided to apply for a job as a truck driver. However, after talking to several recruiters and truck-driving schools, I learned that there isn’t a high-demand for women; but they were willing to give me a chance. I applied to work for a motor carrier that is known to hire inexperienced drivers. I borrowed money from a friend, took a Greyhound bus to another state and, after one failed attempt, I got my permit to drive a semi-truck. Sadly, the school was not what I was expecting. After two days, I dropped-out, took a bus back home and started looking for jobs in my career field. I also went back to writing and decided to do what I planned all along – to write a short-story about my experience traveling cross-country in a semi-truck for two.

 

All About Kenworth Trucks

Kenworth Trucks – a Humble Beginning

Kenworth Trucks originally started when a man named Edgar Worthington who was merely the manager of a building that his mother owned, took an interest in one of the struggling tenants.

Making the Transition from Tenant to Owner That tenant was the Gerlinger Motor Car Company, and the company wasn’t doing very well. But then, it put out its first truck in 1915, which was the Gersix, a six-cylinder truck. Two years later Worthington bought the company, which at the time had two offices: Seattle and Portland, and renamed it the Gersix Motor Company, and partnered with Fredrick Kent. Kent’s son Harry, took it over from him in 1919, and in 1922 the Gersix truck did well and they sold 53 of them in 1922. In 1923 they incorporated and named the company Kenworth after their two last names. Thus Kenworth trucks were born.

Kenworth Trucks: The Early Years

The new Kenworth Trucks did fairly well over the next two years, selling at least two trucks a week. Custom made trucks were their hallmark product. As time went on, the company grew even more profitable with higher production levels. To save on costs, Kenworth decided to start making their trucks in Canada to save duty charges. By 1929 they were so successful that they needed to open a new factory in Seattle, Washington and Harry Kent became the president of the company.

Kenworth Trucks: The Depression Years

During the Great Depression between 1930 and 1932, the company had its own financial issues, but they tried to stay afloat and did that by starting to make fire trucks in 1932. Their custom fire trucks made all the fire chiefs want one because Kenworth could input the ideas they wanted into the trucks, while other companies either could not or would not do it for them, making innovation their saving factor.

Kenworth Trucks: After the Depression

Once the Depression was finally subsiding, Kenworth started to do better again and was the first trucking company in the U.S. to put diesel engines in their vehicles as standard equipment. This worked well for its customers since at the time diesel was much cheaper than gasoline. Kenworth also made and sold its very first sleeper cab in 1933, and two years later it started making some of its truck parts using aluminum.
As the next couple of years came and went, Kenworth came out with its bubble nose cab over engine truck, and it managed to sell 226 trucks in 1940. Sadly though, Harry Kent died in 1937 and Phil Johnson became company president.

Kenworth Trucks: The War Years

During the WWII Kenworth did its patriotic duty and produced 430, 4-ton heavyweight trucks, and then another 1,500 more, making it a high producer for the military. They were custom made for the Army and came with cranes, winches, cutting, welding and flood lights. Kenworth also made non-truck items for the war effort such as parts for the B-17 and B-29 airplanes.

Kenworth Trucks: The After War Years

In 1944 the company lost another president with the death of Phil Johnson and was bought by Paul Pigott of the Pacific Car and Foundry (PACCAR) and the following year it made 485 military trucks and 427 civilian commercial trucks, raising that to 705 commercial trucks the next year. The company was then making trucks for Hawaii and by 1950, it was so successful it was able to start distributing its vehicles to 27 locations outside the US, making its foreign profits up to 40 percent of its sales.

Kenworth was making 30 different models by this time as well and in 1951 it was rewarded with a huge deal with the Arabian American Oil Company They sold 1,700 trucks and had a huge role in helping to develop the oil reserves in the middle east. By the year 1955 it was producing trucks in British Columbia and formed the Canadian subsidiary: Canadian Kenworth Limited.

Kenworth Trucks: The Later 50s and Beyond

Kenworth officially became the Kenworth Motor Truck Company in 1956 and was producing its newly designed 923 model trucks that had a drop frame, thus making the chassis shorter and lighter. Their innovation continued as always and by the 1976 Bicentennial celebrations Kenworth Trucks came out with their K100 cabover style truck that offered long haul truckers some luxuries in the form of double beds, a closet, a fridge and even a hot plate. However, they didn’t sacrifice the trucker’s safety or the reliability of the vehicle.

In 1979, Kenworth was picked to carry a high resolution spectrometer magnet which was 140 feet long, weighed 107 tons, was 18 and a half feet wide and 13 and a half feet high. It needed to be transported from Illinois to California and Kenworth built one of its custom trailers to do the job. The trip got lots of media coverage, especially when they had to take it up the 8,640 feet tall Laramie Summit while there was 60 mile an hour winds blowing. It was a very dramatic. The trip took 19 days.

Kenworth Trucks: The 1980s

Once again Kenworth displayed their innovation, coming out with the T600A truck which combined a traditional slope shaped front with a setback front axle, making it more maneuverable while not sacrificing the driver’s comfort. Plus, it had aerodynamic features that saved nearly a quarter on the cost of fuel. Because of the slope hood the trucks earned the moniker “anteater”. During the 80s Kenworth also produced the T800 truck that had a setback front axle to make it more maneuverable, but it was also able to carry very heavy loads and was versatile enough to work on or off the highway. That decade also brought the C500B construction series of trucks, as well as the T400A tractor which had even more fuel savings capabilities. By the end of the decade, Kenworth came out with the W900L truck, which had a long nose and extended hood and was extremely popular.

Kenworth Trucks: the 1990s

Kenworth Trucks kept its innovative spirit in the 90s by producing the new T884 truck with two steering axles in the front and was and ideal mixer truck, making it easier to make turns. Plus, it had all wheel drive, making it perfect for off road use in construction areas. Kenworth also got another special transport deal and moved the SR71 Blackbird Spy Plane from the Mojave Dessert to Seattle, Washington, which took a lot of coordination and required specially made vehicles to hold the wings and fuselage sections. The plane was being installed in the Museum of Flight.

Kenworth introduced the Kenworth Driver’s Board in 1992 to help give its input into future trucks. They went to trade shows, did surveys and drove all over the US. The 90s also brought the invention of the K300 cabover and the company’s B series trucks. Kenworth also helped to promote road safety by funding a special program called “Sharing the Road.” By this time Kenworth had added production plants in Washington, and Ohio and were adding another new and innovative truck: the t600 Aero Cab. It offered more space for the drivers and their cargo, as well as the OEM Sleeper truck called the Studio Sleeper that had a huge sleeper couch, 30 percent more storage space, two closets, shelves, a table and there was even an option to pay extra to get a TV installed.

In 1996, the T2000 truck came out and Kenworth had a premium style 350,000 mile warranty with service only needed every 25,000 miles versus 10 or 15,000 in standard contracts due to better maintenance and upgrades in technology.

Kenworth Trucks: the 2000s and beyond

In 2000, Kenworth came out with what they called the T604 Technology Truck, which had every available safety feature from the times from collision avoiding radar to GPS, LED lights, and external cameras to prevent them from hitting anything. By 2007, Kenworth was making trucks called the C540 to be sold in Australia, which was a mining series truck and the next year the company made a commitment to the greening of the world by getting certified by the International Environmental Management Standard certification. The company hit a milestone two years later when the 40,000th Kenworth Truck was built. Since then, Kenworth is continuing its innovative production standards and dedications to excellence as it continues to expand in the trucking industry.

 

Story Behind Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks has its headquarters in Sweden and is considered to be the second biggest brand of heavy truck manufacturer. It is owned by Volvo Group-AB Volvo. As of 2011, Volvo was making their trucks in 15 different countries and has been selling more than 100,000 trucks a year all over the world. The Volvo Group also consists of trucking companies Renault, Mack, and UD trucks.

Early History of Volvo Trucks

Volvo produced its first truck in 1928, but had also been making cars the year before. The first truck was the LV series 1. It came with a 2.0 L four-cylinder engine that had 29 horsepower and that first year they sold 500 of this model. While most trucks of this era had chain-drive systems and solid rubber tires, Volvo was being innovative and the LV truck was shaft-driven and had pneumatic tires.

This model was much more of a success than Volvo expected and unlike other trucks made in the 20s, Volvo had designed the entire vehicle. After the first 500 sold out quickly, they had to hurry to do a second series of 500 more trucks, which were considered Series 2 and had a few modifications, such as widening its track to 1,460 mm, and reducing the previous double rear axle to only one, which made it safer, though it drove slower.

Volvo Produces First Six Cylinder Trucks

In 1929, Volvo Trucks came out with the very first six cylinder truck, dubbing it the Series 3 truck. It was fairly close to the Series 2 trucks in design however, so only the motor was different. It had wooden wheels, which were not that practical for heavy work and its two wheeled brakes were not considered as safe as brakes nowadays for the weight of these medium duty vehicles. The company manufactured and sold about 3,000 of these trucks.

Volvo Makes First Three Axle Trucks

In the 1930s, Volvo came out with their first truck with three axles, which was called the LV64 LF. It was made to comply with the rules then that only allowed smaller loads on each axle due to the fact the roads in the 30s were pretty terrible.

Volvo Trucks in the 1930s

The 1930s was when Volvo began to be a lot better at making more modern style trucks and their trucks were using diesel fuel and changed from wooden to steel wheels and to hydraulic style safer brakes.

With this move to be more innovative, Volvo became a more dominant force in the Nordic countries for selling and making trucks, and by the end of the 30s they were more recognized in the world of heavy and medium weight trucks.

The LV series of trucks were considered more modern and helped to get Volvo established as a big exporter of trucks to countries all over the world. During this time frame Volvo continued to make improvements in their trucks, making chassis changes, longer wheelbases in some models, and larger margins for overload in off road style trucks.

Especially the LV 8 and 9 were considered to be models that helped Volvo have a stronger position as a major player in producing trucks. In these models, the truck engine was moved from the usual spot behind a front axle to sit on the top of the front axle, which helped make for better distribution of axle load. Since there were road restrictions concerning axle weight, this made these two trucks very popular.

Plus, these trucks had a more aerodynamic design and were rounded instead of having the usual more vertical or horizontal shapes. Plus, drivers were happy that these trucks had a standard heater, which many at that time didn’t have. The LV 8 and 9 were also more able to be modified and adapted to do a variety of jobs.

Volvo in the 1940s

World War II in the 1940s caused Volvo to go into producing trucks for the Swedish army more so than for anyone else. This relationship with the military helped Volvo long term because it gave them a chance to develop rough terrain trucks that later could be produced for the construction field.

By the mid 1940s Volvo was getting more experienced in the heavy duty type trucks, something they hadn’t done much of prior to the war. The L29 trucks that came out were a more powerful style with a diesel engine and were introduced in 1946. The Swedish road commission was pleased with them because these trucks were good at handling the harsh weather and in helping with road construction in Sweden.

Volvo’s First Diesel Engine

Volvo also made their first diesel engine in the 40s called the VDA, or Volvo Diesel Type A, which was a pre-combustion style of motor. However, it proved to be hard to get going in cold weather, so a newer version was brought out in 1946 and became very popular in Volvo’s trucks. The later LV series of Volvo trucks had this new diesel engine in some of them.

Volvo Trucks in the 1950s

Volvo’s next vital change in their motors came in the 50s, when they change to a direct ignition VDC engine, which was better in fuel consumption levels. It is considered the ancestor to today’s Volvo truck engine. Volvo was considered a pioneer in using a turbo charged engine that was stronger and more efficient. Plus, Volvo was then able to make heavier weight and longer style of trucks.

Volvo in the 1960s through the 1990s

Trucks were very popular for transportation by the 60s and were becoming a more flexible tool. By then, the truck cabs had rubber suspension systems, more visibility due to higher up cabs, and more comfort for drivers in the seats as well.

The 1970s brought more refinements for trucks in general and they had tilt cabs, turbocharged engines, better horsepower, and could go faster. Two very dramatic entries into the world of Volvo trucks were the F10 and 12 trucks that were made in 1977. They had better ergonomics and were safer and set the stage for trucks of the next few decades.

In the 1980s, trucks were getting more sophisticated with stronger and better motors, air suspension systems, and more earth friendly features, plus more ways to make the truck drivers more comfortable on those long hauls across the country.

Plus, trucks were getting even more valuable as a means of transporting goods and services across the U.S. and elsewhere and were considered very efficient, especially when they could combine them with sending products from the manufacturer to the rails, sea or air by bringing them from their originating places by truck.

Trucks were getting safer, had cleaner emissions, were less noisy, had better engines and were getting more refined in several ways.

Volvo Today

Today, Volvo is going strong and has manufacturing in Sweden, Belgium, South Africa, the US, Brazil, Australia, India, China, and Russia and several other places. They are famous for being a global presence in truck manufacturing.

The 21st Century Volvo truck is even stronger, as well as being safer and more earth friendly that it has ever been. They make several models of trucks all over the globe and by 2011 Volvo had made more than half a million trucks in the U.S. alone. The Volvo Group is a leader in the manufacturing of trucks, buses and construction gear and is a lead producer of heavy duty diesel engines worldwide.

Volvo Trucks produces vehicles in 19 countries and sells them in more than 180 markets worldwide and is still taking innovative steps in the world of trucking.