Mack, Volvo 2010 trucks roll off assembly line

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Progress continues on schedule for the production start of 2010 customer trucks from Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America, the truck makers announced Monday, July 20.

Mack says that in recent weeks, employees at its Macungie (Pa.) assembly operations plant have built Granite and TerraPro models equipped with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions reduction systems on the production line; these trucks have the same selective catalytic reduction (SCR) components that will be installed on customer trucks later this year.

“The fact that we are already building these trucks online clearly demonstrates that we are ready to start producing them for our customers,” says Jim Goodell, Macungie’s vice president and general manager.

Volvo Trucks North America says that its first production-level EPA 2010 Volvo VN was driven off the line on July 2 at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Va.; the Volvo VN670, including its production-ready SCR system, was fully assembled on the NRV production line. Volvo says production of customer trucks with EPA 2010 systems will begin this fall.