FIRST OF MANY: Talon Logistics recently took delivery of this, its first of 23 EPA2010 Volvo VNs.
GREENSBORO, N.C. –Talon Logistics has taken delivery of the first EPA2010-certified production truck to roll of Volvo Trucks North America’s assembly line.
The delivery was made Nov. 17 and was the first of 23 EPA2010 Volvo trucks ordered by Talon, which is a division of US grocery chain Giant Eagle.
“This is a great moment for everyone who cares about the air that we, our children and grandchildren breathe,” said Scott Kress, Volvo Trucks senior vice-president, sales and marketing. “These are the cleanest diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks ever built and are the first of a new generation of trucks to serve our society with near-zero emissions, better fuel economy and lower greenhouse gas emissions.”
Talon Logistics has partnered with Volvo to field test 2010 trucks and engines using selective catalytic reduction (SCR). The company has racked up about 6.5 million miles with its 2010 test trucks, Volvo claims.
“Sustainability and dynamic energy management are two components of Giant Eagle’s environmental commitment,” said Bill Parry, vice-president of logistics for Giant Eagle. “That includes operating the cleanest and most fuel-efficient trucks, and helping to develop these technologies. Our work with Volvo demonstrated that SCR is effective and reliable, and we expect to benefit from that experience with our new Volvo VNs.”
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