Volvo Trucks says it’s boosting fuel efficiency and payload capacity for regional-haul carriers with the introduction of its Optimized Series, now available for order. The series includes eight models equipped with proven fuel- and weight-saving specifications for regional tanker, bulk haul, refrigerated, dry van, or flatbed applications.
As part of the Optimized Series, Volvo Trucks is also offering a mid-roof design for its VNM 430 and VNL 430 sleepers to provide additional headroom. The series includes: 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. Optimized daycabs, 430 sleepers, and the VNM 630 model feature a Volvo D11 engine with 405 hp and 1550 lb ft of torque couple to the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission. The Volvo VNL 630 model is spec’d with a Volvo D13 engine featuring 435 hp and 1750 lb ft of torque. All Optimized Series models use an aluminum fifth wheel, Michelin wide-base single tires, aluminum wheels, 6×2 tandem rear axle configuration with rear-tag axle, and Volvo air suspension rated up to 38,000 lb