Volvo Delivers First 2010 Field Test Trucks

Posted on October 3, 2007

Volvo Trucks North America said it will begin field testing in October of Volvo trucks equipped with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems to meet EPA 2010 emissions regulations.

The first five SCR-equipped Volvo VN Daycabs were presented to Talon Logistics at Volvo Trucks North America’s headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. on Sept. 13. Talon Logistics is the distribution unit of Giant Eagle, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of the largest food retailers and distributors in the U.S. Talon Logistics accumulated more than six million miles in an earlier SCR field test with Volvo that began in 2002.

“This is a milestone in achieving cleaner air, while delivering the fuel economy, reliability and performance our customers demand,” said Peter Karlsten, president and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America. “We know from Volvo’s experience in other markets that SCR is the best technology for producing very low NOx emissions, plus excellent fuel economy.”

Volvo’s technology solution for 2010 builds upon its current emissions reduction technology, with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). Volvo also draws upon the Volvo Group’s extensive experience with SCR in Europe, where more than 100,000 trucks have been built by the Group to date. A total of 11 trucks with the Volvo Group’s SCR technology are scheduled to enter field test service this year, with additional trucks entering service in 2008.

Volvo Trucks North America assembles its Volvo VT, VN and VHD trucks in the United States, at the ISO14001 and ISO9001 certified New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va. Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Md.