Volvo Trucks this week reported another spec alternative, the “Payload Plus” bundle, for the Volvo VNR and VNL arrangement. Volvo says these new bundles give noteworthy weight reserve funds, amplifying payload and eco-friendliness in weight-delicate tanker, mass pull and explicit dry van and refrigerated applications. The Payload Plus bundles, now accessible to arrange, give a basic model-based approach to shave up to 540 lb. from Volvo VNR local pull models and expel in excess of 335 lb. from Volvo VNL whole deal models.
“Some applications are all about weight, and every pound saved means more payload and greater profitability per job,” says Chris Stadler, Volvo Trucks North America product marketing manager. “ Bulk and tanker businesses are typically constrained by weight, not trailer capacity, so reducing weight from the trailer and tractor can translate into greater payload capacity.”
Key lightweight components in the Payload Plus packages include horizontal exhaust, aluminum wheels, lightweight chassis components, Volvo says. Additional opportunities to reduce weight based on application can include optimized wheelbases and frame rail thicknesses.