Volvo Trucks Delivers Safety Technology to America's Road Team



The America’s Road Team has an important new asset in its campaign for truck safety: a Volvo VN 780 equipped with the company’s leading safety technologies — and Volvo’s No-Regen Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology.

America’s Road Team, sponsored by Volvo Trucks North America, is a national public outreach program led by a group of professional truck drivers who share superior driving skills, remarkable safety records and a strong desire to spread the word about safety on our nation’s highways. American Trucking Associations created America’s Road Team in 1986 to reach out to the trucking industry and the motoring public.

ATA kicked off the 2011-2012 America’s Road Team with the selection of 18 Captains at a special event held at ATA headquarters in Arlington, Va., Jan. 9 to 11. The newly selected America’s Road Team Captains then traveled to Volvo’s New River Valley facility in Dublin, Va.

During a dedication ceremony at NRV, with the Road Team Captains looking on, Patrick Collignon, general manager of the plant, and Ron Huibers, Volvo senior vice president, sales and marketing, turned over the truck to Bill Graves, president and CEO of the ATA, and ATA Chairman, Barbara Windsor, President and CEO of Hahn Transportation in New Market, Md. The captains then learned about key features of the vehicle, including Volvo SCR, delivering a five percent or more fuel efficiency improvement and near-zero NOx and particulate emissions without the use of emissions credits, and three key safety and productivity technologies: Volvo I-Shift, Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology and Volvo Enhanced Cruise.

“With safety as a core value, Volvo Trucks is proud to be associated with the dedicated professional drivers that make up America’s Road Team, and to give them a powerful new tool for accomplishing their mission,” Huibers said. “We’re extremely grateful to Bill Graves, Barbara Windsor and all of the captains for taking the time to visit our NRV plant, where we’re committed to setting a new standard for industrial production. We particularly enjoyed sharing with them all of the safety technologies built into our trucks — something we call safety by design — making a world of difference to truck drivers, their families and all motorists.”

“At ATA, we believe that education is the key to making our roads safer for everyone,” Graves said. “With Volvo Trucks’ ongoing support, we have been able to bring America’s Road Team programs across the country and positively affect countless lives. With the new Volvo VN 780, our drivers will be able to show how the technology in trucks today is providing additional safety and greater peace of mind.”

More info: www.americasroadteam.com.

Printer Friendly Version
Email This Story
RSS
Bookmark and Share

Industry : Related News

1/18/2011 – Volvo Trucks Delivers Safety Technology to America’s Road Team


The America’s Road Team has an important new asset in its campaign for truck safety: a Volvo VN 780 equipped with the company’s leading safety technologies — and Volvo’s No-Regen Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology….
More

1/11/2011 – Proposed Accounting Changes Would Affect Truck Leasing

Reforms put in motion after the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom and others nearly a decade ago will likely soon have an effect on fleets that lease their trucks rather than buying….
More

1/11/2011 – Museum Seeks Help Relocating USAir 1549 Wreckage from New Jersey to Charlotte


If any heavy haulers have a few days and a truck to spare, here’s a chance to haul into the history books….
More

12/29/2010 – Economy, Regulations, Top Most Important Trucking Stories of 2010

To help us pick the top trucking-related stories of the year, we looked at what we covered, what articles were the most-viewed on Truckinginfo.com, and the top concerns of the industry as ranked by an annual industry survey….
More

12/17/2010 – The Scully Companies, Inc. to be Acquired by Ryder System


Ryder System, Inc., has reached an agreement to acquire the full service lease, contract maintenance, commercial rental and dedicated contract carriage businesses of The Scully Companies, Inc….
More

12/14/2010 – ACT: Transportation Trends Producing Stronger Demand for Trucks

Demand for both heavy-duty (Class 8) vehicles and commercial trailers will drive significant production gains for North American OEMs in the next two years, says ACT Research….
More

12/13/2010 – Trucking Restrictions Lifted To Mitigate Freeze Damage to Crops

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson has alerted the state’s agricultural producers that highway restrictions have been eased so that they can quickly harvest and transport crops that are vulnerable to the freezing weather expected to blanket Florida early this week….
More

12/8/2010 – Fleet Survey: Expansion Plans Lag Freight Growth

A new survey of fleets finds that carriers are shifting to more aggressive equipment acquisition and replacement plans….
More

12/8/2010 – Diesel-Based Economic Index Looking Up, But More Movement Needed

An index that gauges the health of the economy based on diesel fuel purchases showed a slight increase in November after three months of decline….
More

12/6/2010 – FTR Associates: Heavy Truck Orders Reach Highest Level in Over Four Years

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing November Class 8 truck net orders for all major North American OEM’s totaled 26,005 units, a 38-percent increase over October and the highest monthly order level since May 2006….
More

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )
Join over 3.000 visitors who are receiving our newsletter and learn how to optimize your blog for search engines, find free traffic, and monetize your website.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.