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Volvo, Mack receive EPA certification for Class 8 lineup

Both Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are part of the Volvo Group.

The Trucker News Services

12/12/2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks announced Wednesday that their entire Class 8 vehicle lineup have received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in accordance with 2014 fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations.

 “Volvo is committed to leadership in fuel efficiency, and to reducing the carbon footprint of our operations and products,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales and Marketing. “Environmental care is a longstanding Volvo core value, and we will continue to work with EPA and NHTSA to deliver on the important goals of these regulations”

“Certification of Mack’s entire vehicle portfolio reflects our continued commitment to fuel efficiency, environmental stewardship and the country’s long-term energy security,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing.

As part of ongoing work to further improve fuel efficiency, Volvo Trucks introduced in early 2011 advanced aerodynamic components for the Volvo VN model highway trucks. New exterior components included redesigned mirror heads with aerodynamic shrouds and arms, redesigned hood mirrors that also increase visibility, as well as additional ground effect features below the bumper and side fairings. A more aerodynamic roof fairing and sun visor were also added to the VN model day cabs.

Both Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks are part of the Volvo Group.

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