Swedish truck maker Volvo AB said it's getting $19 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help develop more fuel-efficient tractor-trailers.

The company said Monday that the work will be done at its Hagerstown powertrain assembly plant, and Greensboro, N.C., home to Volvo's technology unit and Mack Trucks brand.

Brandon Borgna, a spokesman for Volvo Trucks North America, said the new work will not mean any additional jobs for the Hagerstown plant.

The five-year project is part of a SuperTruck initiative the DOE announced last year aimed at improving heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency by 50 percent.

Volvo competitors Daimler, Cummins and Navistar are the lead recipients of grant funding. The government announced in January 2010 that each of those companies would get nearly $40 million from the program.

Staff writer Andrew Schotz contributed to this story.

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