Volvo Group New River Valley Plant

Led by Vice President/General Manager Koen Knippenberg, the plant is the exclusive producer of Volvo trucks in North America and operates in 2.3 million square feet of manufacturing space under roof.


The All-New Volvo VNL

Volvo Group's New River Valley Plant is located on 566 acres bordering Interstate 81 in Dublin, VA.

Location: I-81, exit 98. GPS coordinates: latitude: 37.073293, longitude: 80.704077. 

NRV plant is certified to ISO-9001 Quality standards, ISO-14001 Environmental standards and ISO 50001 Energy standards, plus Superior Energy Performance Platinum-Level by the U.S. Department of Energy.

About the plant

3,600 employees produce every Volvo truck for the North American market, which includes total Cab and Vehicle Assembly.  The All-New Volvo VNL will be produced at NRV starting mid-2024, and current models in production include the VNR series highway tractors, the VNR Electric, and VHD Trucks.

Over 200 robots are used in the cab and paint facilities. Our wet-on-wet paint systems are the first in the heavy truck industry, providing a premier paint finish. 

Recent updates and highlights


Assembly of the all-new VNL



Opening of New Body in White / Global Pilot Plant



Volvo VNR Electric



Announced $400M expansion



Won Volvo Group Trucks Operations’ prestigious Landfill Free Environmental Award



Won Volvo Group Trucks Operation’s prestigious Safety Award 



Began purchasing electricity from 13 local landfills 



Plant became the first USA based facility to receive dual certifications to the ISO-50001 energy-management system, and achieved the highest level of certification (platinum) to the new Superior Energy Performance standard administered by the U.S. Department of Energy. 

The first U.S. built Volvo branded truck, a Volvo F7, was assembled at NRV in September 1982, and that truck resides in our plant today! 

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