Volvo Trucks North America will showcase the 2022 Volvo VNL 760 “Purple Haze”, a VNL 760 equipped with the latest D13 Turbo Compound and I-Torque at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2023 Spring Meeting from February 27-March 2 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. TMC attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the “Purple Haze” driver – fuel efficiency forerunner and social media influencer, Joel Morrow. The latest version of the Class 8 BEV market leading Volvo VNR Electric truck will also be on display.

“As we continue the journey of decarbonizing transport with our customers, we are rolling out new features and services for every part of that transition — accelerating our ongoing expansion of the electromobility ecosystem with new service offerings. We are also proud to announce a first of its kind dynamic service offering to the North American market, which is paired with enhanced connectivity” said Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “Volvo Trucks and its dealer network continues to further elevate customers truck uptime, productivity, and plannability that lead to a lower overall total cost of ownership and increased sustainability with every new Volvo truck regardless of the energy source.”

To announce and expand on a new dynamic service offering coming to Volvo Trucks customers and dealers will be Mike Furst, director, contract service and business tech solutions and Duane Tegels, powertrain marketing manager. The duo will highlight the ways in which Volvo Trucks plans to maximize uptime through the truck life cycle, further improve fuel mileage and other key total cost of ownership savings.

On Tuesday, February 28th and Wednesday March 1st, Joel Morrow will be in the Volvo Trucks’ booth (#1907) to share his experience operating the “Purple Haze” Volvo VNL 760 with the D13TC engine and I-Torque in real-world conditions. The Volvo VNL I-Torque and Morrow will be featured in the Volvo Trucks "No Compromise" video series coming to Volvo Trucks North America’s social channels, enjoy the teaser video here.

Volvo Trucks product experts will also be on hand to discuss the I-Torque technology in depth, including how it pairs with I-Shift’s adaptive gear shift strategy and the intelligent GPS mapping in I-See to further improve fuel efficiency without compromising truck performance and productivity. Attendees can also learn more about the D13TC robustness and reliability and how it reduces overall maintenance on the powertrain and brakes with running lower engine RPMs paired with proper driver training and utilizing engine braking in an effective way.

The Volvo VNL 760 that will be on display in Volvo Trucks’ booth includes:

  • Volvo D13TC engine with I-Torque, XE Economy 425 HP and 1750 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 13,200 lb. front axle
  • 40,000 lb. rear axle
  • Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS)
  • Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) 2.0
  • Xceed fuel efficiency package
  • FlowBelow AeroKit aerodynamic package

Another highlight in Volvo Trucks’ booth at the TMC event will be the enhanced six-battery pack version of the Volvo VNR Electric model. The Class 8 Volvo VNR Electric truck has been commercially available since December 2020, and trucks have been delivered to customers throughout the U.S. and Canada to operate in their daily freight routes. Volvo Trucks continues to prepare and train its national dealer network to support customers with the commercial deployment of Class 8 battery-electric trucks and recently announced its 25th Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle dealership in North America.

The enhanced Volvo VNR Electric 6x2 Tractor that will be on display in Volvo Trucks’ booth includes:

  • Six-battery-pack configuration
  • 455 HP and 4,051 lb.-ft. of torque
  • I-Shift automated manual transmission, two-speed
  • 14,600 lb. front axle
  • 40,000 lb. rear axle
  • Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) 2.0
  • 565 kWh total battery capacity
  • Up to 250kW DC charge rate

Further innovative news from Volvo Trucks will be announced at the VTNA press conference (February 28th - 11:30 am EST) at the TMC show. To learn more about Volvo Trucks North America and read about the latest technological innovations and vehicle deployments, visit the company website.

Medium Size I-Torque

CAPTION: The Volvo VNL 760 “Purple Haze” with the latest D13TC engine I-Torque, with opportunities to meet its driver, fuel efficiency forerunner Joel Morrow, will be available in the Volvo Trucks North America booth #1907 at TMC in Orlando February 27-March 2, 2023.

Volvo VNR Electric On the Road

CAPTION: The enhanced Volvo VNR Electric 6x2 Tractor will be showcased in the Volvo Trucks North America booth #1907 at TMC in Orlando February 27-March 2, 2023.

Volvo Trucks North America, headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, is one of the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturers in North America. Its Uptime Services commitment is delivered by a network of nearly 400 authorized dealers across North America and the 24/7 Volvo Trucks Uptime Center. Every Volvo truck is assembled in the Volvo Trucks New River Valley manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia, which meets the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, 14001 standard for environmental care and holds a dual ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance certification at the platinum level, indicating a sustained excellence in energy management. Volvo Trucks North America provides complete transport solutions for its customers, offering a full range of diesel, alternative-fuel and all-electric vehicles, and is part of the Volvo Trucks global organization.

Volvo Trucks supplies complete transport solutions for discerning professional customers with its full range of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Customer support is provided via a global network of dealers with 2,300 service points in about 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 12 countries across the globe. In 2022 approximately 145,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.