Volvo Trucks exhibiting fuel efficiency technologies at Mid-America Trucking Show

At the Mid-America Trucking Show 2015, Volvo Trucks will highlight fuel efficiency technologies such as its I-Shift transmission with eXceptional Efficiency package.

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Volvo Trucks will bring the latest in fuel efficiency from aerodynamic and powertrain improvements to the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show March 26 to 28 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. Volvo’s booth (No. 32125) includes 11 vehicles designed for regional haul, long haul, heavy-haul and vocational segments of the Class 8 market and a section dedicated to Volvo’s uptime services.

“Our product line reflects the wide range of applications for heavy-duty trucks and our efforts to optimize efficiency and performance for our customers’ varying needs,” says Göran Nyberg, President, Volvo Trucks North America. “Many of our latest models incorporate aerodynamic enhancements and application-specific torque management options that further increase the efficiency of our vehicles.”

Most of the trucks on display at the Volvo booth feature an integrated powertrain with Volvo engines and a Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission, and most of those are spec’d with Volvo’s XE – eXceptional Efficiency – powertrain packages.

All trucks on display equipped with Volvo engines feature Volvo Remote Diagnostics, which monitors critical fault codes, enabling proactive diagnostics and repair planning to maximize uptime. Volvo made Remote Diagnostics standard on all Volvo-powered trucks in 2013. Remote Diagnostics is a central component of Volvo’s uptime services, which also include 24/7 support, Volvo Action Service and ASIST, Volvo’s service management platform.

Volvo will display the following models at the 2015 show:

Regional Haul

Volvo’s regional haul daycab and small sleeper models offer versatility and efficiency for regional and short-haul applications while providing the comfort and productivity drivers expect.

Volvo VNM 200 4x2 straight truck

  • Volvo D11 engine – 335 hp, 1,250 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift
  • 26-foot van truck body

Volvo VNM 200

  • Volvo D11 engine – 405 hp XE High Torque, 1,550 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Volvo VNM 430

  • Volvo D13 engine – 425 hp XE Adaptive Gearing Gentle Shift, 1,750 lbs.-ft. of torque

Volvo VNL 300

  • Volvo D13 engine – 425 hp XE High Torque, 1,750 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Long Haul

Equipped with 61- or 77-inch sleeper compartments, Volvo’s long-haul VNL models offer superior efficiency and performance combined with the comfort and productivity features drivers need for extended runs.

Volvo VNL 630

  • 61-inch mid-roof sleeper
  • Volvo D13 engine – 425 hp XE Adaptive Gearing, 1,750 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Volvo VNL 670

  • 61-inch tall sleeper
  • Volvo D13 engine – 425 hp XE, 1,750 to 1,450 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Volvo VNL 730

  • 77-inch mid-roof sleeper
  • Cummins ISX15 engine – 450 hp, 1,550 to 1,750 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • Eaton Advantage

Volvo VNL 780

  • 77-inch tall sleeper
  • Volvo D16 engine – 600 hp, 2,050 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Heavy Haul

The Volvo VNX is engineered for applications up to 225,000 lbs., such as long combination vehicles, heavy equipment hauling and specialized loads.

Volvo VNX 630

  • 61-inch mid-roof sleeper
  • Volvo D16, 600 hp, 2,050 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift

Alternative Fuels

Ideal for local and regional haul fleets concerned about reducing carbon emissions, the factory-built Volvo VNM 200 and VNL 300 feature Cummins Westport ISL G and ISX12 G compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered engines.

Volvo VNL 300 CNG

  • Cummins Westport ISX12 G – 400 hp, 1,450 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • Eaton UltraShift
  • New aerodynamic fuel tank


Engineered for a wide range of vocational applications, the Volvo VHD 200 daycab and VHD 430 regional sleeper models offer an easily customizable chassis, up to five power take-off options and Volvo's electronic bodybuilder module which simplifies electric and hydraulic connections. Both VHD models are available in either axle forward or axle back configurations.

Volvo VHD 200 Axle Back

  • Volvo D13 engine – 500 hp Eco-Torque Performance, 1,850 to 1,650 lbs.-ft. of torque
  • Volvo I-Shift
  • Dump body
  • Displayed with a Volvo Construction Equipment wheel loader