Volvo Trucks in North America began delivery of 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNL tractors to SUPERVALU, INC., one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. The CNG-powered Volvo daycabs will operate out of the company’s Mechanicsville, Va. distribution center.
Volvo Trucks in North America is boosting fuel efficiency and payload capacity for regional haul carriers with the introduction of its Optimized Series, now available for order. The series includes eight models equipped with proven fuel- and weight-saving specifications to deliver a greater value of ownership for regional tanker, bulk haul, refrigerated, dry van or flatbed applications. As part of the Optimized Series, Volvo Trucks is also offering a mid-roof design for its VNM 430 and VNL 430 sleepers to provide additional headroom.
Outstanding performance on the road and a focus on training with safety in mind earned Tidewater Transit Co., Inc. and MCO Transport, Inc. the 2013 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. The fleets were recognized today at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. and presented $25,000 to be used toward their safety-related activities.
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