First order of new VNLs goes to Legend Transportation

First order of new VNLs goes to Legend Transportation

Expected to arrive later this year, Legend Transportation will be the first to receive the Volvo VNL with their order of 50 VNL 860 trucks.

Volvo Trucks North America customer Legend Transportation secured the first order of 50 all-new Volvo VNLs, the company shared. Legend Transportation worked with TEC Equipment to order 50 VNL 860 sleepers which will be manufactured at the Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Operations in Dublin, Virginia. Volvo Trucks introduced the new Volvo VNL in January, opened order books in April and will start production this summer, with the company expecting customer deliveries to begin later this year.

“The all-new Volvo VNL is setting the new industry standard, and we are excited that a top customer has placed a significant order as soon as the order books opened,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “Legend’s early adoption shows the value offered by the new Volvo VNL in terms of safety, fuel efficiency, connectivity, and driver productivity.”

“The all-new Volvo VNL will play a big part in our sustainability and overall business goals. Fuel economy is paramount, as are the other areas where the all-new Volvo VNL adds value,” said Baveljit “Sunny” Samara, founder of Legend Transportation Inc. “The new Volvo VNL will help us attract top talent and provide a boost in our effort to recruit and retain drivers. The improved technology and amenities will make our drivers more productive and comfortable.”

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