Volvo Trucks Debuts New Installment in ‘Welcome to My Cab’ Series

Volvo Trucks debuted the second North American installment of its popular “Welcome to My Cab” series recently featuring Tim Baumgartner, owner of a heavy-duty towing operation, and his award-winning “Freedom Flyer,” a patriotic-themed Volvo VNL.

Baumgartner, a veteran of the Vietnam War and founder and owner of Crockett’s Interstate Towing in Eugene, Oregon, customized his Volvo VNL to feature the American Flag, eagles, soldiers and other military elements. The truck has earned several truck beauty awards and typically participates in several parades each year.

“I’ve got 1.2 million miles on this truck,” Baumgartner said. “It’s just a class ride."

The “Welcome to My Cab” series offers professional truck drivers a way to show their appreciation of large trucks and inspire others. Volvo drivers can visit to enter for a chance to be featured.

“The latest episode of ‘Welcome to My Cab’ adds to the momentum of this worthwhile program highlighting professional truck drivers and their passion for trucks and the road,” said Magnus Koeck, Volvo Trucks vice president, marketing and brand management. “We hope many more drivers will invite us to learn about their trucks and their livelihoods, which are so vital to the economy and our daily lives.”

Click the image below, or visit to view the “Welcome to My Cab” episode featuring Baumgartner and his Freedom Flyer.

Volvo Trucks launched the “Welcome to My Cab” series in Europe in 2009, and it debuted in North America earlier this year with the story of Jon and Miriam Brown, owners of a custom-chassis Volvo VNL daycab. 

Freedom Flyer

Heavy-duty towing operator Tim Baumgartner shows off his patriotic-themed Volvo VNL that he calls “Freedom Flyer” in the second North American installment in Volvo Trucks’ “Welcome to Cab” series.

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Quality, Safety and Environmental Care. The Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH 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. The New River Valley Plant is certified to ISO50001 energy standards. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 110,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2013, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to $41.5 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information, please visit or if you are using your mobile phone.

Dec. 16, 2014