Volvo Trucks North America presented the keys to two new Volvo VHD models to officials from Pulaski County, Virginia during a brief ceremony at the Volvo Trucks Customer Center in Dublin, Virginia. Both trucks were purchased from Volvo Trucks dealer Worldwide Equipment in Abingdon, Virginia.
“Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley assembly plant calls Pulaski County home, as do hundreds of our employees,” said Franky Marchand, vice president and general manager, New River Valley. “We’re pleased that the county chose two Volvo VHD models proudly built here in Pulaski County.”
Andy McCready, chairman of the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors, and Dennis Setliff, member of the Pulaski County Public Service Authority, accepted the keys to the two new Volvo VHD models from Marchand. The new VHD models will be used for refuse and recycling collection throughout Pulaski County.
“Pulaski County is excited to strengthen our PSA fleet through the receipt of two new Volvo Trucks,” said Jonathan Sweet, Pulaski County administrator. “Not only are these the best made trucks in the world, but they are made by the best workforce right here in Pulaski County where they will ultimately be put into action to serve those who built them. This connection is what makes this transaction that much more meaningful and we couldn’t be more proud to be driving Volvo trucks in service to our citizens.”
Built to safely handle demanding jobs, the Volvo VHD series combines serious off-highway capability with premium on-highway features in one versatile truck engineered to tackle a number of applications in construction, refuse and more. The VHD comes standard with Volvo’s proprietary powertrain, including a Volvo D11 or D13 engine and the Volvo I-Shift for Severe Duty transmission.
In contrast to its rugged exterior, the VHD interior helps boost driver productivity with a quiet, comfortable cab, great visibility for safety, adjustable and supportive seats, and an ergonomic wraparound dashboard.
Franky Marchand (center), vice president and general manager of the Volvo Trucks New River Valley assembly facility, presented the keys to two new Volvo VHD models to Dennis Setliff (left), member of the Pulaski County Public Service Authority, and Andy McCready (right), chairman of the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors, during a brief ceremony today at the Volvo Trucks Customer Center in Dublin, Virginia. Both trucks were purchased from Volvo Trucks dealer Worldwide Equipment in Abingdon, Virginia.