As part of its support, Volvo will donate a 2015 Volvo VNL 780 model for use by the America’s Road Team program. Gӧran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales and Marketing, made the announcement at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, California.
“Volvo Trucks is proud to again be the exclusive sponsor of the America’s Road Team program,” Nyberg said. “We applaud their efforts to share the trucking industry’s message of safety, environmental sustainability and the vital role trucks play in our economy.”
America’s Road Team members, called Captains, are expert professional drivers with elite driving skills who have logged millions of accident-free miles. The Captains help raise awareness about highway safety and the importance of the trucking industry by speaking to fellow drivers, government officials and students.
“Volvo has been a sponsor of America’s Road Team for more than a decade,” Nyberg said. “We could not ask for better representatives of our industry than the men and women serving as Road Team Captains.”
The Volvo VNL model will be driven by the new 2015-2016 Road Team Captains selected in January 2015. It will be used to haul the ATA’s Image Trailer, an interactive experience space used during presentations. The new tractor will feature several of Volvo’s advanced safety technologies, including adaptive cruise control with integrated collision avoidance, an electronic stability program and Volvo’s I-Shift automated manual transmission.
Volvo Trucks will continue as the exclusive sponsor of America’s Road Team in 2015. Traveling the country in a Volvo VNL 780 tractor with the American Trucking Associations’ Image Trailer, the Road Team delivers messages about highway safety and the importance of America’s trucking industry.
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 18 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 OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S. For more information, please visit http://www.volvogroup.com/ or http://www.volvogroup.mobi/ if you are using your mobile phone.
Oct. 6, 2014