Linking Limestone Trucks

VOLVO Trucks has signed a landmark agreement with a Norwegian company to provide its first commercial autonomous solution, transporting limestone from an open pit mine to a nearby port.

The solution for Brønnøy Kalk AS consists of limestone being transported by six autonomous Volvo FH trucks on a 5km stretch through tunnels between the mine itself and the crusher. Tests of this solution have been carried out successfully and will become fully operational by the end of 2019.

This commercial solution represents a first for Volvo Trucks: Rather than purchasing autonomous trucks, Brønnøy Kalk is buying a transport solution, specifically the transport of the limestone between the two hubs.

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