10/28/2013

Volvo Trucks Optimizes its Regional Haul Models for Greater Fuel Efficiency and Payload



by Brandon Borgna

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.

Optimized Volvo VNM 200, VNM 430 mid-roof and VNL 630 models are on display this week in Houston at the National Tank Truck Carriers’ 30th annual Tank Truck Show & Maintenance Seminar.

“In their constant quest for more fuel-efficient trucks, our customers are looking at every part of the fuel efficiency equation and that includes tractor weight,” said Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “For our customers, it’s all about the bottom line, and our Optimized Series delivers even greater value of ownership without compromising on features or performance.”

“The Optimized Series was born from our close relationships with motor carriers and a data-driven understanding of the optimum specifications for their intended purposes,” said Chris Stadler, Volvo Trucks product manager.

Volvo Trucks’ Optimized Series of vehicles includes:

Optimized daycabs, 430 sleepers and the VNM 630 model feature a Volvo D11 engine with 405 horsepower and 1,550 lb.-ft. of torque and the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission. The optimized Volvo VNL 630 model is spec'd with a Volvo D13 engine featuring 425 horsepower and 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque. All Optimized Series models utilize an aluminum fifth wheel, Michelin wide-base single tires, aluminum wheels, 6x2 tandem rear axle configuration with rear-tag axle and Volvo Optimized Air Suspension rated up to 38,000 lbs.

Volvo Family Line-Up

Volvo Trucks’ Optimized Series includes eight models (above) 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 (below) and VNL 430 sleepers to provide additional headroom.

VNM 430

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. The New River Valley Plant is certified to ISO50001 energy standards. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2012, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to $45 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information, please visit http://www.volvogroup.com/ or http://www.volvogroup.mobi/ if you are using your mobile phone.

Oct. 28, 2013

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