Volvo Trucks to Showcase Fuel Efficiency and Uptime Services at 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show

Volvo Trucks will bring the latest in fuel efficiency from aerodynamic and powertrain improvements to the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show March 26 to 28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Volvo’s booth (No. 32125) includes 11 vehicles designed for regional haul, long haul, heavy haul and vocational segments of the Class 8 market and a section dedicated to Volvo’s uptime services.

​“Our product line reflects the wide range of applications for heavy-duty trucks and our efforts to optimize efficiency and performance for our customers’ varying needs,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “Many of our latest models incorporate aerodynamic enhancements and application-specific torque management options that further increase the efficiency of our vehicles.”

Most of the trucks on display at the Volvo booth feature an integrated powertrain with Volvo engines and a Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission, and most of those are spec’d with Volvo’s XE – eXceptional Efficiency – powertrain packages.

All trucks on display equipped with Volvo engines feature Volvo Remote Diagnostics, which monitors critical fault codes, enabling proactive diagnostics and repair planning to maximize uptime. Volvo made Remote Diagnostics standard on all Volvo-powered trucks in 2013. Remote Diagnostics is a central component of Volvo’s uptime services, which also include 24/7 support, Volvo Action Service, and ASIST, Volvo’s service management platform.

Volvo will display the following models at the 2015 show:

Regional Haul

Volvo’s regional haul daycab and small sleeper models offer versatility and efficiency for regional and short-haul applications while providing the comfort and productivity drivers expect. 

Volvo VNM 200 4x2 straight truck

  • Volvo D11 engine – 335 horsepower, 1,250 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift
  • 26-foot van truck body

Volvo VNM 200

Volvo VNM 430

  • Volvo D13 engine – 425 horsepower XE High Torque, 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Long Haul

Equipped with 61- or 77-inch sleeper compartments, Volvo’s long-haul VNL models offer superior efficiency and performance combined with the comfort and productivity features drivers need for extended runs.

Volvo VNL 630

  • 61-inch mid-roof sleeper
  • Volvo D13 engine – 425 horsepower XE Adaptive Gearing, 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Volvo VNL 670

  • 61-inch tall sleeper
  • Volvo D13 engine – 425 horsepower XE, 1,750-1,450 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Volvo VNL 730

  • 77-inch mid-roof sleeper
  • Cummins ISX15 engine – 450 horsepower, 1,550-1,750 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Eaton Advantage

Volvo VNL 780

  • 77-inch tall sleeper
  • Volvo D16 engine – 600 horsepower, 2,050 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Heavy Haul

The Volvo VNX is engineered for applications up to 225,000 pounds, such as long combination vehicles, heavy equipment hauling and specialized loads.

Volvo VNX 630

  • 61-inch mid-roof sleeper
  • Volvo D16, 600 horsepower, 2,050 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Alternative Fuels

Ideal for local and regional haul fleets concerned about reducing carbon emissions, the factory-built Volvo VNM 200 and VNL 300 feature Cummins Westport ISL G and  ISX12 G compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered engines.

Volvo VNL 300 CNG

  • Cummins Westport ISX12 G – 400 horsepower, 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Eaton UltraShift
  • New aerodynamic fuel tank


Engineered for a wide range of vocational applications, the Volvo VHD 200 daycab and VHD 430 regional sleeper models offer an easily customizable chassis, up to five power take-off options and Volvo's electronic bodybuilder module, which simplifies electric and hydraulic connections. Both VHD models are available in either axle forward or axle back configurations.

Volvo VHD 200 Axle Back

  • Volvo D13 engine – 500 horsepower Eco-Torque Performance, 1,850-1,650 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift
  • Dump body
  • Displayed with a Volvo Construction Equipment wheel loader

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 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $38.2 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.

March 23, 2015