Volvo Trucks delivers first EPA2010-certified trucks to Talon Logistics Inc.

On November 17 Talon Logistics, Inc. USA, took delivery of its first EPA2010-certified trucks from Volvo Trucks in North America, with two more delivered since. Talon to date has ordered a total of 23 EPA’10 Volvo VN Daycabs for its fleet.

The delivered trucks are powered by Volvo D13 engines with 405 hp and 1450 lb-ft of torque, and Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmissions.  The trucks rank the cleanest trucks in the world, since they are certified without the use of emissions credits.

Talon Logistics is the transportation division of Giant Eagle, Inc., Pittsburgh, a grocery chain with stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. Working with Volvo Trucks, Talon has been a pioneer in field testing advanced emission control technologies.  For the past seven years, the two companies have tested selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems in real world operation in Talon’s fleet.  The company also inaugurated Volvo Trucks’ EPA’10 customer field testing in September 2007. 

EPA2010 diesel emissions standards are the most stringent in the world requiring near zero-emissions. By using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to reduce NOx, Volvo meets these standards as well as improves fuel economy and reduces emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2. The use of SCR is already wide spread in Europe among other markets. Volvo Trucks is the first truck manufacturer to have its heavy-duty 11 and 13 liter diesel engines certified for 2010 by both EPA and CARB. 

November 24, 2009

For further information please contact: 
Jenny Björsne, Volvo Trucks Corporate Communications,  tel +46 31 66 45 23, e-mail