Commercial Motor Live 2013: new Volvo boss reveals UK plans

New Volvo Trucks MD Arne Knaben has hit the ground running: on only his second day on the job, he met customers and drove Volvo trucks at Commercial Motor Live yesterday (2 October) at Millbrook Proving Ground.

Speaking exclusively to, he revealed his plan for Volvo in the UK under his leadership: "This is already a well-functioning organisation; it's about keeping up the good work. It's a very strong management team: they all know what they're doing

"My plan is to listen a lot and get to know people and the market.

"We will try to stick together and do the best job we can for our customers. It's a very basic plan. I like things simple - I don't like to complicate them."

On the first day of Commercial Motor Live, Knaben not only drove a Volvo truck for the first time in the UK (he drove the new FH when he was president of Volvo Group Australia), but also met his first UK customer, Day Aggregates, in the show's Tipper Zone.

Commercial Motor Live continues today (3 October). Follow all the latest news on Twitter using the hashtag #cmlive2013