Videos dive into new Volvo VNR

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TORONTO, ON – Today’s Trucking has unveiled three new videos exploring Volvo’s new VNR regional tractor, with equipment editor Jim Park taking the wheel.

It begins with a look at a new driver information display and “human/machine interface.” Volvo Trucks technology product marketing manager, Jason Spence, walks us through the new display and the new steering wheel mounted controls for the system.

Then there’s a look at the VNR 640, targeted toward fleets and drivers that run short over-the-road trips from a few days to a week out. It’s an ideal size for that type of operation. We took one for a test drive in Winston-Salem, North Carolina about a month after the new lineup was introduced.

For those looking for a day-cab, Jim takes the VNR 300 on a test drive in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, finding that the truck is as much at home on Main Street as on Fifth Avenue.

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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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