Volvo Trucks is adding an “ergonomically advanced” workstation to its VNL 760, 740 and VNX 740 models that is designed to provide a flexible living environment for drivers who make their homes on the road.
The upgrade, intended to improve productivity, comfort and convenience, is now available for order, the company said.
“This advanced workstation is the latest example of the emphasis Volvo Trucks has placed on enhancing driver comfort and driver productivity,” said Allison Athey, product marketing manager at Volvo Trucks North America. “The ability to create an exceptional all-in-one living space and working environment is essential to attracting and keeping drivers.”
Each year, truck drivers spend “thousands” of hours in their cabs driving, living and keeping the economy going. The new workstation provides a relaxing, versatile living space for work and rest to enhance driver productivity, Volvo said.
This workstation was developed as a result of rigorous testing and input from Volvo customers and drivers. It features ergonomic advancements that allow drivers to enjoy the comforts of home while on the road. The workstation transforms from a sitting area and table for relaxing, eating and catching up on work, then lowers as a base for seating cushions that unfold into a bed. Additional enhancements include an angled table for easy seating, a 103-degree cushion seat angle to improve seating comfort and connected cushions that can be secured to allow for rest.
The workstation is a prominent feature in the cab, giving drivers flexibility to personalize their living space while on the road. With various configuration possibilities, solo drivers may prefer to leave the table set-up and sleep in the top bunk, while team drivers may choose to collapse the table for access to both bunk beds. The workstation also allows space for storage inside the bottom bunk bases.
Designed for owner/operators and fleet drivers on the road for extended periods of time, the workstation has been shown to help boost resale value for customers, Volvo said. Previously successful on the VNL 670 model, the enhanced workstation for the VNL 760, 740 and VNX 740 models enters production in February.