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Volvo Trucks North America and UAW reach tentative agreement

By The Trucker News Services
Posted Mar 13th 2008 2:36AM

volvo_logo.jpgDUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America said Tuesday that the company and the United Auto Workers have reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new three-year agreement that would cover approximately 2,600 UAW members at the New River Valley, Va., plant.

Further comment about the proposed agreement is being withheld pending ratification by UAW Local #2069, according to the Volvo news rlease. Ratification meetings are being scheduled by the UAW.

Volvo Trucks North America assembles its Volvo VT, VN and VHD trucks in the United States, at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin. Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Md.

Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group, which is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and the world's leading producer of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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