GREENSBORO, NC – Volvo Trucks North America said it recently delivered its first 10 natural gas-powered VNM daycabs to Talon Logistics Inc., the transportation division of Giant Eagle Inc.
Giant Eagle is a food and fuel retailer operating in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. The corporation’s Talon division also received Volvo’s first delivery of EPA 2010-certified trucks in November 2009.
Powering the VNM daycab is a 9-liter, 320 hp, 1,000 lb.-ft. torque Cummins Westport ISL G engine that uses compressed or liquefied natural gas. Volvo Trucks said the heavy-duty engine features maintenance-free after-treatment, requiring only a three-way catalyst to meet EPA 2010 emissions standards.
“Localized or closed-loop operations present a great opportunity for companies to utilize our nation’s abundant domestic supply of natural gas,” said Ron Huibers, senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Volvo VN and VHD trucks are assembled at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va., while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Md. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards.
Volvo Trucks North America is part of the Volvo Group, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.