DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks has recalled about 270 workers to its New River Valley truck plant and has secured some significant orders from customers, company spokesman John Mies said.
The recalled workers, representing about 23% of the plant’s total workforce, will be back on the job the week of Sept. 6. Mies said the recall of employees will support a production ramp-up driven by increased orders.
“In addition to some positive market trends, we believe the order increase is also being fueled by the very positive experience customers are having with our new EPA2010-compliant trucks – word gets around quickly in this industry,” said Mies. “We’ve also been working very hard to get people behind the wheel of demonstrator trucks to show them first-hand the quality, performance, and productivity of these vehicles.”
Volvo previously announced an order of 370 trucks from Knight Transportation and an order for 600 trucks from Penske Truck Leasing. Mies said “we’re continuing to win significant orders from new customers that until now have not had Volvo trucks in their fleets.”
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