Volvo VN truck of choice at National Truck Driving Championships

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Volvo says the VN once again proved itself the first choice of professional drivers, as more than three-quarters of the top drivers at the 2009 National Truck Driving Championships drove Volvo VNs to podium finishes. Volvo says VNs were driven by 16 out of 21 top three finishers in seven categories where Volvo VNs were available, including six first-place finishes.

NTDC, held annually by the American Trucking Associations, is known as the “Superbowl of Trucking,” with the best drivers from each state competing in nine categories based on vehicle configuration. Competitors choose which make of truck they compete in, even if it isn’t the same brand they drive for work. The competition requires navigating an extremely challenging course, which places a premium on visibility, truck performance, maneuverability and ease of handling.

“These are the most skilled drivers trucking has to offer, and Volvo Trucks North America is honored that they freely selected our trucks for an event which means so much to them,” says Scott Kress, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “It shows that when top drivers have a choice, they choose Volvo. More importantly, the same features and performance that make the Volvo VN a great competitor make it a great truck, period – safe, productive, fuel-efficient and comfortable.”