Volvo Trucks Dealer Burr Truck Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Longtime Volvo Trucks North America dealership Burr Truck of Vestal, New York, is commemorating its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1967 by Charlie, Melvin and Clark Burr, the dealer is one of the oldest family-owned Volvo Trucks North America dealerships.

“Volvo would like to congratulate Burr Truck on reaching this milestone,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “We appreciate their dedication to excellence, as well as their ongoing commitment to the Volvo Trucks brand and our customers.”

Burr Truck began selling Volvo trucks after more than a decade in business. The dealership outgrew its original location in 1987 and moved to its current 20,000 square-foot site at 2901 Vestal Road.

The dealership offers medium- and heavy-duty truck and motorcoach services including parts, service, sales and leasing, offering a full array of support for its customers. The dealership has 15 service bays and 34 employees.

Burr Truck won Volvo’s highest award “Second to None” in the 1990s in recognition to its overall performance. It also has won seven Northeast Volvo International Service Training Award (VISTA) Championships and the overall U.S. and Canada VISTA National Championship in 2001. The aim of the VISTA competition is to help employees develop and improve knowledge, skills and ability to work as a team, promoting improved customer service.

“We take great pride in celebrating our 50th year,” said Chuck Burr, president and son of one of the founders, Clark Burr. “Volvo Trucks has helped us remain successful in our business, and we are glad to have been one of the first VTNA dealerships in North America.”

Burr Truck sales is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and parts and service is open 7 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday.

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,200 dealers and workshops in more than 125 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 15 countries across the globe. In 2016, 103,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, and drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo’s work is based on the core values quality, safety and environmental care.

The Volvo Group, which employs about 95,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2016, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $33 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.

July 5, 2017

For further information, please contact John Mies, Volvo Trucks, phone 336-543-9094, email john [dot] mies [at] volvo [dot] com  

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