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Volvo Trucks delivers VNL 760 to America’s Road Team

May 22, 2018
Volvo Trucks North America recently presented a new Volvo VNL 760 to representatives of America’s Road Team.

Volvo Trucks North America recently presented a new Volvo VNL 760 to representatives of America’s Road Team, the trucking industry’s premier safety outreach program, at the recent Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport RI. 

Road Team captains will drive the VNL 760 and the American Trucking Association (ATA) Interstate One mobile classroom trailer across America, meeting with everyone from congressmen to school-aged children to spread the word about how the trucking industry delivers America's freight “safely, securely and on time.”

“It’s an honor for us to work with such a dedicated, elite group of industry professionals,” said Magnus Koeck, Volvo Trucks North America vice president of marketing and brand management. “America’s Road Team embodies all the greatest elements of this industry. They’re truly heroes, and we’re happy to support them with the best tools for the job, a new VNL 760 outfitted with our top safety, efficiency, comfort and connectivity features.”

America’s Road Team captains will use the  VNL 760 to haul the ATA Interstate One mobile classroom. The 53-foot show trailer, equipped with a conference room, seven presentation screens, a truck driving simulator and educational displays, enables the captains to deliver interactive trucking demonstrations on safety and the importance of trucking.

“America’s Road Team captains speak to tens of thousands of people every year about the essential and safe role the trucking industry plays in the American economy, and being able to showcase industry-leading equipment like the Volvo VNL 760 really helps reinforce our message,” said Chris Spear, ATA’s president and CEO.

The VNL 760 model is equipped with active safety technologies like Volvo Active Driver Assist, with Bendix Wingman Fusion fully integrated into the driver information display. It also features Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology and a Lane Departure Warning system.

The new tractor is powered by a Volvo D13 engine and is equipped with a 12-speed Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission. Volvo’s connectivity services, Remote Diagnostics and Remote Programming, supported by Volvo Action Service agents, help maximize uptime.

“Volvo Trucks’ generosity is deeply appreciated by ATA and goes a long way toward helping us reach our goals as an association,” Spear said.