Deliveries by the Volvo Group's three truck companies increased 23% year on year in the eight months to the end of August 2004.

Mack deliveries were up 27%, while Renault Trucks was up 15% and Volvo Trucks increased volume 29% during the period.

On a rolling 12 month basis, orders for the group's trucks were 45% higher year on year. Orders rose 26% in Europe, while the increase in North America was 88%.