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REGIONAL EFFICIENCY BY VOLVO

Posted: August 1, 2014

Volvo VNM 430 mid-roof sleeper

Volvo Trucks says it’s boosting fuel efficiency and payload capacity for regional-haul carriers with the introduction of its Optimized Series, now available for order. The series includes eight models equipped with proven fuel- and weight-saving specifications for regional tanker, bulk haul, refrigerated, dry van, or flatbed applications.

As part of the Optimized Series, Volvo Trucks is also offering a mid-roof design for its VNM 430 and VNL 430 sleepers to provide additional headroom.

The series includes: 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 and 1550 lb ft of torque couple to the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission. The Volvo VNL 630 model is spec’d with a Volvo D13 engine featuring 435 hp and 1750 lb ft of torque. All Optimized Series models use an aluminum fifth wheel, Michelin wide-base single tires, aluminum wheels, 6×2 tandem rear axle configuration with rear-tag axle, and Volvo air suspension rated up to 38,000 lb.

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