Volvo Trucks will remain the sole sponsor in 2014 of the America’s Road Team, the premier trucking industry safety outreach program. Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing, announced Volvo’s ongoing support today at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.
“It’s an honor to be part of the America’s Road Team program,” Nyberg said. “Volvo’s support of the Road Team spans more than a decade, and we continue to believe it’s one of the best ways to educate a wide audience about the essential nature of trucking and our focus on safety and the environment.”
America’s Road Team is comprised of professional truck drivers, called Captains, with millions of accident-free miles behind the wheel. The Captains speak to lawmakers, government officials, students, regulators and other drivers to help raise awareness about highway safety and foster understanding about the crucial role that trucking plays in the economy.
“The men and women serving on the Road Team are elite professional drivers and the ultimate ambassadors for our industry,” Nyberg said.
America’s Road Team Captains travel the country in a VNL 780 tractor, which they use to transport the ATA Image Trailer, a mobile experience trailer used during presentations. The Volvo tractor is equipped with a Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission, Volvo’s full electronic stability program and integrated advanced collision avoidance technology.
Volvo Trucks will continue its sole sponsorship of America’s Road Team in 2014. The Road Team travels the country with this Volvo VNL 780 and the American Trucking Associations’ Image Trailer, delivering messages about highway safety and the essential nature of America’s trucking industry.
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. 21, 2013