GREENSBORO, N.C. – At a ceremony at its headquarters Volvo Trucks delivered its 1,000th Volvo Autohauler (VAH) model to Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport.
Gӧran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing (center) presents Hansen & Adkins founders Louie Adkins (left) and Steve Hansen (right) with the 1,000th Volvo Autohauler during an Oct. 1, 2014 ceremony at Volvo Trucks’ North American headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.
“Having been involved with the VAH since its inception, it’s nice to commemorate this milestone,” Hansen said. “Auto transport requires a very specific vehicle configuration – low height and short bumper-to-back-of-cab – and Volvo has been responsive in working with us to continue refining the VAH to meet our needs. It’s well accepted by our drivers, who note its comfort.”
“We are pleased to recognize Hansen & Adkins with the 1,000th Volvo VAH,” added Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “Understanding that payload is key for auto transporters, we designed the Volvo Autohauler’s dimensions to maximize the size and number of vehicles that can be carried in each load. The VAH combines maximum payload capacity with Volvo’s hallmarks of safety, efficiency and driver productivity, contributing to a better return on investment for our customers.”
This delivery marks the series’ increasing popularity among the niche marker of auto transporter. The VAH model was launched in March 2011.
Today, all VAH models include a package of unique features to provide loading flexibility.
“The VAH model and its success has truly been a collaborative effort, working alongside customers to help meet their specific operating needs for this niche market,” said Steve Boyer, president of Fontaine Vocational Services, which has worked closely with Volvo from the beginning on development of the VAH and its ongoing enhancements.
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