Customers discuss experience with Volvo Trucks SCR on camera

Fleet managers and drivers can hear straight from their peers how well selective catalytic reduction (SCR) works in the real world as Volvo Trucks customers talk about their experiences in a video on and YouTube.

The video can be viewed at (using “Click here to view the Volvo SCR Customer Experience video” link) as well as YouTube at

In the video, a long-haul truck driver and a fleet executive both discuss the ease of use, improved fuel economy, great performance and other operational aspects of SCR in down-to-earth terms. 

Mike Halpin, a team driver for Watkins Shepard Trucking, covers about 7,200 miles a week coast-to-coast and North to South, and says his experience with SCR has been trouble-free. 

Bill Parry, vice president of logistics for regional grocery chain Giant Eagle, details how his five SCR-equipped Volvo tractors have gotten the job done on a daily basis with no drama since they were delivered in October 2007. 

Both emphasized how obtaining, handling and using diesel exhaust fluid has been a non-issue in their operations;  Parry says it is similar to handling windshield washer fluid.

Their testimonials bear out the reasons why Volvo Trucks chose SCR to meet the EPA’10 emissions regulations:  excellent fuel economy, low operating costs, better engine performance and near-zero emissions, without resorting to credits. 

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values:  Safety, Quality and Environmental Care.  The Volvo VT, VN and VHD 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.  Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.  Volvo also sponsors America’s Road Team, a national highway safety outreach program.

Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and one of the world's leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter).  The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.  The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets.  Volvo Group sales for 2008 amounted to over $46 billion.  The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.  Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the U.S.

April 24, 2009

For further information, please contact Jim McNamara, Volvo Trucks North America, phone 336-393-2143, email