A thorough equipment walkaround before starting a shift can make a big difference, and it doesn't need to take a lot of time. Every good articulated hauler operator should establish a daily routine of prestart checks. Regular machine upkeep can ensure safety, while improving productivity and uptime.

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is launching its 105- ton (95 t) R100E rigid in North America. With a size and capacity that make it the largest hauler in the company's line-up, the new R100E rigid hauler from Volvo CE promises to drive down operating costs for customers by boosting productivity, uptime and operator comfort, according to the manufacturer.

The TA15 autonomous electric hauler from Volvo Autonomous Solutions has wowed a panel of design experts in Essen, Germany, to win a Red Dot Product Design Award 2020 – a seal of high design quality from the world's largest and most distinguished design competition.

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at the company's Motherwell facility in Scotland. Guests got their first glimpse of the new machines — which consist of the R45D, R60D, R70D and the flagship R100E — on April 10.

Volvo CE is set to enter the rigid hauler market with a complete Volvo-branded range. Using the expertise of its Motherwell facility in Scotland, the range consists of four machines, starting at the 45-ton (40.8 t) R45D and extending up to the flagship 100-ton (90.7 t) R100E.