Volvo received the first order of the new Volvo VNL from Legend Transport

Legend Transportation ordered 50 units of Volvo VNL 860 trucks, production starts this summer, with deliveries later this year.

Volvo received the first order of the new Volvo VNL from Legend Transport

Greensboro, United States- Volvo Trucks North America., has announced that Legend Transportation Inc., secured the first order of 50 all-new Volvo VNL trucks. The VNL 860s, will be manufactured at the Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Operations in Dublin, Virginia. This order was facilitated through TEC Equipment Inc., The all-new Volvo VNL was introduced in January, with order books opening in April. Production is set to begin this summer, with customer deliveries starting later this year.

The all-new Volvo VNL is designed to enhance driver comfort and productivity with premium featurs, such as the ultra-quiet Volvo Parking Cooler. This eco-friendly feature uses battery power for climate control when parked, ensuring a quiet, vibration-free resting environment. Volvo Trucks has streamlined the VNL series' configuration process by offering package options, simplifying orders, and providing cost savings.

Legend Transportation was particularly drawn to the advanced safety features of the new Volvo VNL, especially the Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) package. This package includes forward collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control, and forward pedestrian detection. Legend also chose the VADA Plus, which adds short-range detection for pedestrians and bicyclists in blind spots and frontal automatic emergency braking. These features help reduce collision risks and support Volvo Trucks' vision of zero accidents.

Mr. Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America said, “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. Legend wanted to demonstrate their commitment to quality and innovation combined with sustainability to both current and prospective customers, as well as present and prospective drivers.”

Mr. Baveljit “Sunny” Samara, owner of Legend Transportation, said, “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. 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.”

Mr. Adam VanderBee, regional sales director, TEC Equipment, said, “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. 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.”

TEC Equipment guided Legend Transportation in selecting the best configuration for their new Volvo VNLs using Volvo Trucks' advanced online configurator. This tool offers a 360-degree view of the truck's interior and exterior, showcasing features, benefits, and trim levels to help fleets customize the optimal truck for their needs.