(L-R): Richard Bell, Volvo Trucks regional vice-president; Greg Smith, salesperson with local Volvo dealer Vanguard Truck Centers; Mark Engdahl, enterprise director for Shamrock Foods; Matt Miller, Shamrock's enterprise operations manager; and Kurt Hollinger, Volvo Trucks district manager.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America is celebrating the delivery of its 50,000th truck with Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST).
The truck was recently delivered to Shamrock Foods in Phoenix, Ari.
VEST is a full electronic stability system that intervenes when needed to help a driver maintain control of the vehicle when a rollover or jackknife is imminent. It has been standard on all Volvo highway tractors since 2005, the company notes.
“VEST represents an enormous advancement in truck safety,” said Ron Huibers, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Volvo. “We’re part of the first heavy-duty truck manufacturing group to make the technology standard in our products – and we did it because it’s so important for the safety of truck drivers and the motoring public.”
VEST was developed in partnership with Bendix, and features a steering angle sensor, a lateral acceleration sensor and algorithms to read the driver’s intent as well as vehicle response in rapidly changing situations. The system can apply the brakes on individual wheel ends when a dangerous situation is detected, helping the driver regain control of the vehicle.
“VEST is something no driver should be without,” said Matt Miller, enterprise operations manager for Shamrock Foods. “It provides improved safety and peace of mind. Volvo’s commitment to safety is one of the reasons we ordered 105 Volvo trucks this year.”
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