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As a truck driver one of the worst things that can happen is when your rig is down due to a service or technical issue. Rigs that aren’t running, aren’t earning… and thats always a problem. Volvo as a company understands this and places a high priority on ensure that Volvo drivers have access to mechanical assistance Canada wide.

While the team at Gerry’s Truck Centre in London and Woodstock are ready and able to help you with any problem or issue you have with your Volvo rig (or almost any other heavy truck manufacturer), we’re often asked, what happens if your somewhere else in Canada? Will another Volvo dealer [...]

While Gerry’s is a Volvo dealer, it is a misconception that they exclusively service Volvo trucks. In this blog post, we will clarify this misconception and highlight the wide range of heavy truck brands that Gerry’s can expertly service. Additionally, we will explore the extensive coverage provided by the Volvo network for repairs done at Gerry’s, ensuring truckers have access to reliable service centers across North America.

Contrary to popular belief, Gerry’s is equipped to service trucks from various manufacturers, not just Volvo. Step into their service bays on any given day, and you’ll find an assortment of truck brands being serviced by their skilled technicians. While certain manufacturers may have proprietary engine codes specific to their brand, Gerry’s has extensive expertise in all major brands. From engine [...]

When truckers have their rigs serviced at Gerry’s, in either London or Woodstock, a common concern is what happens if an issue arises while they are far away.

In this blog post, we will explore how Gerry’s, as a Volvo dealer, provides warranty coverage for repairs and parts. We’ll also discuss the extensive network of Volvo dealers across North America, ensuring that you are never far from help if and when you need it.One of the great advantages of choosing a dealership like Gerry’s for service is the warranty coverage that is offered. Since both Gerry’s locations are Volvo dealers, any repairs or parts provided at Gerry’s are backed by warranty.

As anyone responsible with the management of truckers and fleets will undoubtedly be aware of, is that keeping a handle and control of expenses is absolutely necessary to maintain profitability and operational efficiency.

What many of those people who are managing fleets may not be aware of is that Volvo Trucks actually offers a solution to help tackle one of the most unpredictable aspects of running a fleet: vehicle maintenance costs. Today we’ll discuss how Volvo vehicle maintenance contracts can provide truckers with peace of mind, stable pricing and financial flexibility. To start with, Volvo realizes that each trucker and fleet’s needs vary greatly, so from this they have developed various programs which can be tailored [...]

As any truck driver or heavy rig operator knows, in the course of getting the job done, truckers often encounter various challenges and obstacles. One of these challenges arises when your rig gets stuck due to terrain issues or inclement weather conditions. Regardless of the cause, these issues can be at the very least frustrating, and at the very worst a time-consuming and costly nightmare.

Fortunately, Volvo has an innovative solution called Rock Free Technology. In this post, we will discuss the functionality of this feature, which not only helps free your rig when it gets stuck but also enhances your safety. To put it simply, Volvo’s Rock Free Technology works by creating a controlled rocking [...]

Electric trucks (and electric vehicles in general for that matter) are still a bit of an anomaly for many people. From this, there are countless misunderstandings, half-truths and even outright falsehoods that many people believe to be fact when it comes to these new rigs.


Probably the ultimate current example of this is that electric trucks don’t have the ability to travel long distances on a single charge. This is completely false. The fact is that currently electric Volvo trucks can cover an outstanding distance. One one single charge, you can travel up to 440 kilometres! Thats basically the distance from Toronto to Ottawa, and again thats on one single charge!

As they say, accidents happen. This is a reality of life and thankfully most accidents are not a big deal… but when heavy trucks and rigs have accidents, their size and dimensions quickly turn even small incidents into a big deal. Thankfully Volvo is aware of this and spends quite a bit of time, energy and money to engineer their rigs so that they offer a higher degree of safety for everyone on the mean streets we all traverse.

Today we’ll discuss some of the ways Volvo is working to ensure their electric trucks are safer in the event of an accident.

Let’s start by touching [...]

The open road is an alluring thing. Jump behind the wheel, turn on your favourite music and just drive!

See new places, new things and just generally enjoy the experience. Many people love this. Some actually make it a career. Actually LOTS of people do! The truck driving industry is a major employer in Canada. The trucking industry plays a vital role in the Canadian economy, transporting goods to businesses and consumers across the country. According to Statistics Canada, there were over 400,000 people employed in the trucking industry in 2020, making it one of Canada’s largest employers.

Truck drivers make up a significant [...]

While no one can see the future (if you could you wouldn’t be reading this post), we can try to make predictions.


A great question that has been circulating for years now with prospective truck driving candidates is will self driving trucks eventually eliminate the need for truck drivers? Today we’re going to try and shed some light on this, and we’ll start with by saying that no, we do not think this is something truckers really need to be concerned with. While we understand the fear, the prevailing thinking is there several reasons self driving trucks will not eliminate truck drivers.

Let’s [...]

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