Volvo Trucks North America
Volvo Trucks North America customer Legend Transportation will be the first to receive the all-new Volvo VNL with its order of 50 VNL 860 trucks.

Volvo Trucks receives first order of 50 all-new VNLs

June 14, 2024
Legend Transportation will be the first to receive the all-new Volvo VNL, the latest version of the flagship sleeper, with the VADA Plus option for greater safety features.

Volvo Trucks North America has received its first order for 50 all-new Volvo VNLs from Legend Transportation.

Legend Transportation worked with TEC Equipment to order 50 VNL 860s, Volvo Trucks’ flagship sleeper, which will be manufactured at the Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Operations in Dublin, Virginia.

Volvo Trucks introduced the all-new Volvo VNL in January, opened order books in April, and will start production this summer, with customer deliveries beginning later this year.

See also: Video: A detailed look at the new Volvo VNL

“The all-new Volvo VNL is setting the new industry standard, and we are extremely excited that a top customer has placed such a significant order as soon as the order books opened. Legend’s early adoption is a testament to the immense customer value offered by the all-new Volvo VNL and what it will mean for safety, fuel efficiency, connectivity, and driver productivity,” Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America, said.  

Legend Transportation was especially interested in the Volvo VNL's advanced active safety features, designed to mitigate both forward and side collisions. The proprietary Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) package, standard across all VNL models, features forward collision avoidance technology to assist drivers in maintaining safe speeds and distances and offers adaptive cruise control that maintains a safe following distance.

A new forward pedestrian detection feature is also part of the standard VADA package and alerts the driver to pedestrians or bicyclists in their path. Legend has added the VADA Plus option, which includes short-range detection that senses pedestrians and bicyclists that may appear in blind spots immediately on either side of the truck and trailer. It can also activate frontal automatic emergency braking when objects are directly in the path of travel.

“The all-new Volvo VNL will play a big part in our sustainability and overall business goals. Fuel economy is paramount, as are the other areas where the all-new Volvo VNL adds tremendous customer value,” Baveljit “Sunny” Samara, owner of Legend Transportation, said. “The new Volvo VNL will help us attract top talent and provide a big boost in our effort to recruit and retain drivers, which remains a significant industry challenge. The improved technology and amenities will make our drivers more productive, comfortable, and the job more enjoyable.”

TEC Equipment provided comprehensive guidance to Legend Transportation throughout the process of selecting the optimal configuration for the all-new Volvo VNLs. To explore the Volvo VNL features and trim levels interactively, Volvo Trucks has developed an online Volvo VNL configurator. The configurator tool provides detailed information on the features and benefits of each trim level and cab option, as well as a 360-degree view of the truck interior and exterior. This allows fleets to customize the optimal truck for their operations.

“We conducted several in-depth consultations to fully explain the capabilities of each option and highlight how each feature could benefit their specific use cases,” Adam VanderBee, regional sales director of TEC Equipment, said. “Our goal was to ensure that Legend Transportation could fully leverage the innovative features of the all-new Volvo VNL to enhance their operational efficiency and driver satisfaction. The end result is a product that we see as the flagship of Legend’s fleet.”

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