Volvo Trucks Delivers 1,000th Auto Hauler

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October 9, 2014 Source Transport Topics

1,000th Auto Hauler

Volvo Trucks said it recently delivered its 1,000th Volvo Auto Hauler model, which the company designed specifically for the specialized automobile transport industry.

Volvo delivered the milestone truck, a VAH 200 model powered by Volvo’s D11 engine, to Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport. The daycab model featured a short bumper-to-back-of-cab configuration that enables the truck to haul up to 11 vehicles per trip.

“Understanding that payload is key for auto transporters, we designed the Volvo Auto Hauler’s dimensions to maximize the size and number of vehicles that can be carried in each load,” Göran Nyberg, Volvo Trucks’ president of North American sales and marketing, said in the announcement.

In addition to the VAH 200 daycab model for local hauling, Volvo also offers the VAH 430 sleeper model for regional-haul applications.

Volvo said all of its VAH models include features that reduce the truck’s overall height, including deep-drop front axles, low-height Volvo air ride rear suspension and reduced-height cab options.

Hansen & Adkins, based in Los Alamitos, California, operates 29 terminals in 21 states. The carrier delivers nearly 2 million vehicles per year with its 884-truck fleet.