Volvo Unveils New VNR Model
Volvo recently debuted a new regional-haul tractor created specifically for the professional trucker and the changing landscape of the freight transport industry.
The new and improved model features reworked safety systems, improved engine components, aerodynamic design, and much more. A great fit for urban area delivery, liquid tanker transport, dry bulk hauling, and more, this new vehicle was announced on the eve of Expocam, a large trucking tradeshow.
Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America, spoke about the new model, saying: “Our goal with the new VNR was to give our customers a versatile tool to meet their individual needs and challenges in the critical regional haul market. Our investment in this new truck is a clear signal of Volvo’s commitment to meeting the needs of regional haul customers in North America today and in the future. Everything about the new Volvo VNR represents the shape of trucks to come.”
Better sightlines and a more athletic body-type means increased maneuverability and improved handling. Not only does this have the potential to improve safety, it may also lower costs for those who use the vehicle for long trips.
Wade Long, director of product marketing for Volvo Trucks North America, said: “The VNR model is a work truck, but it’s a dynamic, premium work truck, and aerodynamics are greatly important within the regional haul segment. Regional routes often mean traveling at highway speeds, where aerodynamics becomes increasingly important. With the new VNR model, customers will see an overall fuel efficiency gain of up to 3.5 percent compared with our previous regional haul model.”