Volvo ready to roll

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America is now accepting orders for new EPA 2010-compliant trucks, with delivery starting later this year.

Customers can place orders now for trucks across Volvo’s product line equipped to meet the U.S. EPA 2010 emissions standards, using Volvo’s selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology.

Initial production is scheduled for the fall 2009, with deliveries beginning a few weeks later. These will be initial production trucks, not prototypes or test models.

“A number of customers have expressed an interest in placing SCR-equipped units in their fleets ahead of 2010,” says Scott Kress, senior vice-president of sales and marketing. “This gives early adopters the opportunity to gain familiarity with the technology and the benefits of SCR.”

“These trucks will deliver the near-zero emissions and improved fuel economy SCR-equipped Volvo trucks have demonstrated over two winters and more than three million miles of North American customer testing,” adds Kress. “We have also demonstrated that our ‘No Regen’ promise is a reality that will bring additional fuel economy improvements by eliminating active regenerations of the diesel particulate filter.”

Orders for approximately 50 Volvo trucks equipped with SCR had been received by mid-June.

By initiating the process so soon, Volvo hopes to efficiently and effectively ramp up production of EPA 2010 trucks on its production line at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va.

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