Volvo Trucks has introduced its Optimized Series of trucks, designed to offer greater fuel efficiency and payload capacity for regional carriers.
The series includes eight models outfitted with fuel- and weight-saving specifications for regional tanker, bulk haul, refrigerated, dry van and flatbed applications, Volvo said in the Oct. 28 announcement.
The Optimized Series includes Volvo’s VNM 200 and VNL 300 daycabs, VNM 430 and VNL 430 flat-top sleepers, VNM 430 and VNL 430 mid-roof sleepers, and VNM 630 and VNL 630 mid-roof sleepers.
These “optimized” models, which are available for order, feature Volvo engines, an aluminum fifth wheel, wide-base single tires, aluminum wheels, a 6x2 tandem rear axle configuration with rear-tag axle and Volvo air suspension.
Volvo said the mid-roof design for its VNM 430 and VNL 430 sleepers provides additional headroom.