‘Kermit’ stars in Volvo’s latest ‘Welcome To My Cab’ installment

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Updated Sep 9, 2015

image008Volvo Trucks recently debuted the third North American episode in its popular “Welcome to My Cab” video series featuring Kenn and Beth Zelten, a husband-and-wife owner-operator team, and “Kermit,” their custom-decorated green Volvo VNL 730.

The Zeltens have been driving together for more than 25 years, having bought their first Volvo model in 1989. They took delivery of Kermit in early 2015 and added custom graphics that feature water, butterflies and birds.

“We are nature lovers,” Kenn Zelten said. “Green is a symbol of our environment. I mean this truck is clean. It puts out cleaner air than it takes in most of the time, and that’s important to us.”

“We like the fact that when people see it they smile,” Beth Zelten said.

While they are veteran drivers, the Zeltens still embrace the latest technology. For example, their Volvo VNL 730 features Adaptive Loading, Volvo’s integrated 6×2 liftable forward axle.

“We got all the bells and whistles we could get on it because it is my last truck,” Kenn Zelten said, who mentioned he is nearing retirement.

The “Welcome to My Cab” series offers professional truck drivers a way to show their appreciation of large trucks and inspire others. Volvo drivers can click here to enter for a chance to be featured.

“We are proud to spotlight professional truck drivers and their passion for their equipment and their profession with the ‘Welcome to My Cab’ series,” said Magnus Koeck, Volvo Trucks vice president, marketing and brand management. “We look forward to sharing the stories of more drivers, their trucks and their work, which is so important for our lives and economy.”

Here’s the episode: