Volvo Trucks Debuts Optimized Series for Regional-Haul Fuel Efficiency

Volvo Trucks has introduced its Optimized Series of regional-haul trucks, which are equipped with fuel- and weight-saving features designed to enhance the performance of tanker, bulk haul, refrigerated, dry van, flatbed and other applications.

The series includes eight models: VNM 200 and VNL 300 daycabs; VNM 430 and VNL 430 flat-top sleepers; VNM 430 and VNL 430 mid-roof sleepers; and VNM 630 and VNL 630 mid-roof sleepers.

Optimized daycabs, 430 sleepers and the VNM 630 model feature a Volvo D11 engine with 405 hp/1,550 lb.-ft. of torque and the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission. The optimized Volvo VNL 630 model has a Volvo D13 engine featuring 435 hp/1,750 lb.-ft. of torque. All Optimized Series models utilize an aluminum fifth wheel, Michelin wide-base single tires, aluminum wheels, 6×2 tandem rear axle configuration with rear-tag axle and Volvo Optimized Air Suspension rated up to 38,000 lbs.

‘In their constant quest for more fuel-efficient trucks, our customers are looking at every part of the fuel-efficiency equation, and that includes tractor weight,’ says Goran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. ‘Our Optimized Series delivers even greater value of ownership without compromising on features or performance.’

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