Kids Get Their Hands On a Volvo VNL 670

The interactive Volvo VNL 670 exhibit lets children get behind the wheel and explore all aspects of the truck.

GREENSBORO, NC — What better way to learn about the role trucks play in society than by playing with a truck? Children in Greensboro can now do just that.

Volvo Trucks partnered up with the Greensboro Children’s Museum, an interactive museum for children, families, and teachers. The Museum has 20 permanent hands-on exhibits, through which it aims to teach children. And now it has a Volvo VNL 670.

The Volvo exhibit lets children learn in a very hands-on environment, where they can literally put their hands on the wheel, and where they can explore all aspects of the truck and its sleeper cabin.

“The new truck exhibit provides a fun environment for children to learn about the integral role trucks play in sustaining the quality of life in our communities,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Trucks North American sales and marketing.

The Volvo VNL 670 model is housed in the Museum’s transportation area and showcases facts on Volvo’s focus on safety and environmental care. The exhibit is also designed to teach children how to safely cross the street in front of stopped vehicles and buckle three-point safety belts, a feature Volvo invented in 1959.

The “bright red truck” will not only entertain children, it will also help them learn through play, said Marian King, the Museum’s chief executive officer.

Over 800 Volvo employees and their families attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the exhibit.

“Greensboro is home to Volvo Trucks, and we’re proud to have a place where our employees can take their children to learn about the industry we serve,” explained Huibers.

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