Volvo Trucks North America’s Voorhoeve slated as keynote speaker for launch of ACT Virtual online series – The Trucker

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Organizers of ACT Virtual, a four-month online event series covering innovations in advanced vehicle technology and clean fueling infrastructure for fleet operators, announced that Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America, will deliver a keynote presentation for the launch event on Aug. 18. Voorhoeve will provide insight into how one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers is driving global transportation electrification and increasing uptime and safety through connected technologies.

“Volvo Trucks is making major investments around the globe to support cities and our customers in developing a safer and more sustainable transportation sector,” Voorhoeve said. “ACT Virtual provides a great opportunity for our team to digitally connect with these stakeholders to help them navigate the evolving transportation ecosystem and source the latest advanced vehicle technologies.”

In his presentation, Voorhoeve will cover Volvo Trucks’ dedication to electromobility and how the company is working to invest in and drive the development of zero-emission vehicles globally and in North America, according to a spokesperson for Volvo Trucks North America. He will also provide updates on the Volvo LIGHTS project in Southern California, a project aimed at the development of heavy-duty electric trucks and the necessary ecosystem for wide-scale operations.

Voorhoeve has led Volvo Trucks North America since 2018, working as part of the overall Volvo Group global effort to provide a full range of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses to customers. Before that, he led Volvo Group Australia; during the last 20 years he has held several senior management positions in the areas of aftermarket support, supply chain management and parts logistics within the Volvo Group.

A lineup of more than 130 transportation industry leaders will join Voorhoeve during 19 days of ACT Virtual programming, presenting through keynotes, executive panels, and breakout sessions. Featured speakers include:

  • Jay Craig, CEO and president of Meritor Inc.
  • Craig Harper, executive vice president of operations and chief operations officer for JB Hunt
  • Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Boris Kort-Packard, chief engineer of global vehicles for FedEx Express
  • Patty Monahan, commissioner of