Regional Volvo VNR 660 Added to Commercial Truck Offerings
The recent introduction of the Volvo VNR 660 represents the latest effort by heavy-duty truck OEMs, particularly Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks, to provide semi-trucks that add comfort while increasing productivity. Announced at this year’s North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Georgia, the new model will be available in the first quarter of 2020.
Volvo VNR 660 Boasts More Comfort and Efficiency
There is a constant challenge in the trucking industry for transport companies to remain compliant with changing regulations, such as federal or state bridge laws, truck length laws and weight restrictions. The new truck not only satisfies the necessary length and weight requirements but also includes a sleeper cab, which is a feature not usually found on commercial truck models optimized for regional haul. On top of that, Volvo Trucks North America claims that the model offers increased payload capacity.
Key Benefits and Specs
Regional-haul trucking customers are always looking for ways to increase payloads without sacrificing efficiency. This latest model in the Volvo Trucks lineup has the specs and features to achieve just that by reducing the vehicle’s weight and utilizing longer trailer sizes. And as a bonus, the high-roof sleeper means extra space and more comfort for drivers.
Volvo VNR 660: Cargo & Comfort
The Volvo VNR 660 offers both increased weight savings and versatility thanks to the shorter, 164-inch bumper to back-of-cab length, which allows customers to use more versatile tractor-trailer combinations for increased cargo capacity.
The high-roof configuration with a 61-inch sleeper that comfortably fits two people on overnight stops is another standout feature of the latest addition to Volvo’s VNR product line. There is room for a refrigerator, microwave and television, as well as storage space above the driver and passenger seats. All this makes the Volvo VNR 660 the perfect choice for team drivers on local or regional routes.
Volvo VNR 660: Driving & Performance
Available with the Volvo Premier Trim package (wood-grain trim for the dash and cabinetry), the new model comes with other advantages drivers are sure to appreciate. For example, the shorter hood design associated with this product line optimizes visibility, maneuverability and easy docking in urban areas and tight spaces. Plus, it includes the Volvo D11 engine, the Volvo I-Shift transmission and Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) 2.0, the revamped comprehensive collision mitigation system.
To learn more about the new Volvo VNR 660 and other options from brands like Ford, Mack Trucks, or Isuzu, contact Nextran Truck Centers. We have 16 locations across Florida, Alabama and Georgia, making us the perfect option for any fleet’s services or purchasing needs.