Volvo Trucks Adds Factory-Installed Natural Gas Option for VNM Daycab

Volvo Trucks is expanding its commitment to environmental care and energy security through the introduction of a natural gas-powered Volvo VNM daycab.

The natural gas option is ideal for port drayage, pickup and delivery applications, grocery and beverage haulers, or any private fleet concerned about CO2 emissions.

“Localized or closed-loop operations present a great opportunity for companies to utilize our nation’s abundant domestic supply of natural gas,” said Ron Huibers, senior vice president – sales and marketing. “Volvo is already delivering the cleanest trucks in the world in terms of regulated emissions, and now we’re offering an alternative fuel option to move our nation’s goods while emitting less CO2.”

Powering the VNM daycab is a 9-liter, 320 hp, 1,000 lb.-ft. torque Cummins Westport ISL G engine that uses cost-effective, clean-burning compressed or liquefied natural gas. The heavy-duty engine features maintenance free aftertreatment, requiring only a three-way catalyst to meet EPA 2010 emissions standards.

Volvo recently delivered its first 10 natural gas-powered VNM daycabs to Talon Logistics, Inc., the transportation division of Giant Eagle, Inc., a multi-format food and fuel retailer with stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. Talon also received Volvo’s first delivery of EPA 2010-certified trucks in November 2009.

VNM Option 1

VNM Option 2
Now available, Volvo Trucks’ natural gas-powered VNM daycab is ideal for port drayage, pickup and delivery applications, grocery and beverage haulers, or any private fleet concerned about CO2 emissions.

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo 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 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 more than 90,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2010 amounted to $36.7 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.

July 14, 2011

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