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Volvo VNL

Volvo VNL series. Premium with a purpose.


The refined VNL series features our latest advancements to improve aerodynamics, fuel efficiency, and performance. Our selection of premium sleeper and daycab models covers a wide range of highway applications and offers unsurpassed driveability, safety, and comfort—all while helping deliver big savings to your bottom line. So if you’re looking for a premium truck that puts a premium on profitability, look no further. The only question that’s left is:
Which VNL is right for your business?


Volvo VNL 300

The premium level short hauler. Unmatched comfort, efficiency, and reliability.


Volvo VNL 430

The versatile regional runner. The jack-of-all-trades.


Volvo VNL 630

The efficient mid-roof sleeper. Maximum efficiency for weight-conscious applications.


Volvo VNL 670

The best-selling premium sleeper. A unique combination of benefits for your business. The VNL 670.


Volvo VNL 730

The top mid-roof on the road. Driver comfort. Spacious 77 inch cab. Mid-roof. Productivity as it’s finest.


Volvo VNL 780

The ultimate high-roof truck. Comfort without compromising on dependability and quality.



In so many ways, the ultimate truck.

When you’re looking for comfort without compromising on dependability and quality, look no further than our flagship model. When it’s time to work, innovative features help you deliver on your commitments with superb fuel efficiency, low operating costs, and world-class safety.
When you need a truck that drivers want to drive, the VNL 780 is the solution. This ultimate long-hauler features a high-roof, 77-inch sleeper that can truly be your home away from home.
For mid-roof applications, the VNL 730 is as good as it gets. With a full-size bed and an abundance of storage, this premium long-haul performer offers a spacious working and living environment

The standard for line haul profitability.

Offering aerodynamics and integrated powertrains that maximize fuel efficiency, combined with Volvo’s dependability and industry-leading safety, the VNL 670 and VNL 630 are ideally suited for those who need reliable performance on the road and a positive impact on their bottom line.

Inside a surprisingly smart and spacious 61-inch sleeper, drivers will find plenty of space to handle day-to-day demands, whether it’s catching up on paperwork, taking a meal break, or getting the rest they need for extended days on the road. Happy, comfortable drivers lead directly to increased productivity for the long haul.

It’s no secret why the high-roof VNL 670 is our best-selling truck. See why more of our customers trust their business to this preferred profitability player.

The spacious mid-roof VNL 630 is all about efficiency—designed to make the most out of every drop of fuel. Long hauls are no problem and it’s particularly well suited for weight-conscious specialty applications.


Trucks that go the extra mile.

The VNL 300 is a perfect solution when your route takes you out and back the same day. It provides all the comfort and reliability of Volvo’s legendary VNL family of premium tractors in an efficient daycab configuration. Unmatched driver comfort and productivity are all in a day’s work for this short-haul specialist.

The VNL 300 is designed to work with the driver, delivering outstanding performance and visibility. And you’ll find a surprising array of standard features unique to Volvo that make for profitable, safe, and reliable operations. Day after day. Year after year.


A versatile and affordable sleeper tractor, the VNL 430 is specially designed for the demands of long-distance bulk haul and specialty applications. It’s a pleasure to drive when you’re chasing the horizon and you’ll appreciate its exceptional performance and superb visibility.

With its roomy and well-appointed 42-inch sleeper, the VNL 430 offers a 36-inch wide bed that provides a comfortable rest on overnight runs when the delivery route stretches far from home.


Innovative technology. Optimized power.

In preparing for 2017, Volvo saw not an obstacle, but an opportunity. Rather than the typical responses that impede performance, Volvo chose instead to employ innovative technologies that reduce power losses and improve efficiency, optimizing power wherever possible.


Fuel efficient solutions throughout.

From minimizing the friction or load of engine components, to capturing and using normally lost horsepower; and from basic hardware refinements to innovative productivity-enhancing software solutions on I-Shift transmissions, Volvo has leveraged every opportunity to improve customer value while meeting the regulatory challenge.
Inside the engine, a common-rail fuel injection system gets the most power out of every drop of fuel, and a variable geometry turbocharger optimally compresses intake air while providing the correct back-pressure to efficiently drive the EGR process.

For 2017, Volvo’s I-Shift transmission enhancements share the spotlight with the engine innovations. Internal hardware upgrades improve performance and increase durability. For low-speed and steep-grade applications at maximum GCW, the I-Shift with Crawler Gears option enables controlled forward and reverse travel at extremely slow speeds.


Efficiency runs in the family.

Volvo’s new 2017 family of engines is built on a foundation of proven, developed architecture that leverages innovative hardware to maximize efficiency. Energy that is normally lost is recovered with standard features including lower friction pistons and a two-speed water pump. For additional energy recovery, turbo compounding options will be available for VNL models mid-year 2017.

A standard common-rail fuel injection system now gets the most power out of every drop of fuel. Our reliable variable geometry turbocharger compresses and moves the intake air while providing the correct back pressure to drive the EGR process. And reliability isn’t sacrificed for greater efficiency. All Volvo D11 and D13 engines carry a B50 life of 1.2 million miles.


325-425 hp, 1250-1550 lb-ft.

The Volvo D11 is a fuel efficient, lightweight engine designed to improve reliability and minimize cost of operation. The D11 delivers performance competitive with larger engines, beginning at 325 hp and up to an impressive 425 hp at 1,550 lb-ft torque. One XE and two Eco-Torque ratings are available. It’s also a lighter solution for maximizing fuel efficeincy in bulk, less-than-truckload, and distribution applications.


375-500 hp, 1450-1850 lb-ft.

The Volvo D13’s efficiency, power, and light weight improves operating costs, while meeting the new 2017 GHG emissions standards. Twelve power ratings are available, from 375 to 500 hp.
Fifteen XE, eight Eco-Torque, and three Dual-Torque ratings provide “dual-personality” torque output for customers who desire the fuel economy of lower torque with the strong performance of higher torque.
Ideal for applications operating primarily at cruise speed, the D13TC uses turbo compounding to capture and harness energy typically lost through the exhaust. TC recovers lost horsepower and helps improve fuel economy by up to 6.5% compared to previous Volvo powertrains, depending on rear-axle ratios. TC will be available in mid-2017.

500-600 hp, 1650-2050 lb-ft.

Volvo’s ultra-reliable D16 delivers the power and torque needed to move large payloads of 160,000 pounds or more with ease, even on steep grades. Five power ratings are available from 500 to 600 hp, including a heavy-spec XE16 package rated for combination weights up to 143,000 pounds—designed specifically for the North American heavy long-combination vehicle market. One Eco-Torque rating can also be selected for the D16. Available in VNL daycabs and sleepers, it’s the perfect choice for line-haul and heavy-haul operations.



An automated manual transmission with digital intelligence.


Volvo has made the industry’s most advanced automatic transmission even better. The latest edition of the I-Shift includes upgraded hardware and software, greater durability and a new countershaft brake for improved performance and smoother shifting. The electronic control unit can handle any load and any road, shifting perfectly every time. We’ve also improved clutch durability and torsional dampening in both our D11 and D13 models. So I-Shift not only keeps fuel costs down, it can help slow driveline wear, reduce noise and vibration, extend transmission life, and lower maintenance costs.

Whether your route includes rolling hills or steep mountain terrain, Volvo’s innovative I-See option employs self-learning knowledge of road topography to work with I-Shift, helping your drivers optimize the truck’s speed and gear-shifting in the most fuel-efficient way.


Innovation with purpose— to save you money.

At Volvo, fuel efficiency is a vital part of our commitment to your business and ultimately, to the planet we all share. That’s why we’re constantly challenging ourselves to find new and improved ways to make Volvo trucks the most fuel-efficient trucks on the road. Fuel efficiency is more than a single feature, it’s a combination of customized solutions working together in perfect harmony. The result is fuel efficiency custom built to cut your operating costs.


Longer runs between fuel stops.

Volvo engines offer an impressive mix of power, efficiency, and value. All our 2017 engines are optimized to help you save up to 3% on fuel compared to previous Volvo engines. And with up to 600 hp and 2,050 lb-ft of torque, Volvo engines are built to handle the demands of the road with all the power you need.


Adaptive gearing and loading.

A lift axle solution for 6x2 tractor configurations, Volvo’s Adaptive Loading is designed to help trucks run at peak fuel efficiency and performance every mile of every haul. From a full load, down to an empty trailer, the onboard automated technology makes every driver your most efficient driver.


Now every road is worth remembering.

Combine I-Shift with an intelligent cruise control and you get I-See. It’s a unique system that learns the topography of the road. Later on, it automatically uses its knowledge to save fuel when the intelligent cruise control is engaged.

Uphill. When I-See knows an uphill grade is coming, it increases speed in preparation. Once the climb begins, I-See uses its stored knowledge to avoid unnecessary downshifts towards the top. You approach the crest smoothly without wasting fuel in a lower gear at the top of the climb.

Downhill. Just before the slope, I-See engages Eco-Roll,® which disengages the driveline and lets the truck roll for the optimum period before re-engaging the driveline. This saves energy and minimizes the need for braking. I-See also knows when the slope ends. So it can apply the engine brake gently in time, rather than abruptly at the end, or continue to gain momentum for an upcoming hill.



Keeping you out of danger.


Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST).

Loss of control, jackknives, and rollovers are three of the most dangerous incidents a driver can face. Standard on all VNL tractors, Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology, or VEST, continually monitors driver inputs and normal driving parameters. When VEST detects that the truck is dangerously close to an event such as a rollover, the system automatically reduces engine torque and selectively applies the necessary braking to help get the truck back on course.


Volvo Enhanced Cruise (VEC).

Being surrounded by smaller, more nimble vehicles can be stressful. Volvo Enhanced Cruise (VEC) adds peace of mind by helping the driver maintain a safe following distance. The front bumper-mounted radar monitors vehicles driving in front of the truck, and if they get too close, audio and visual warnings alert the driver. If the truck continues to close on the vehicle, VEC can automatically dethrottle the engine and apply the truck’s service brakes to help prevent a collision.


Adaptive loading.

Adaptive Loading features both basic and enhanced traction modes. Basic traction stabilizes your trailer during loading and unloading. While enhanced traction automatically provides unmatched startability and optimizes grip and safety in steep grades or hazardous conditions—keeping drivers safe and trucks on the road.



I-Shift takes away the physical and mental demands of changing gears, which reduces driver fatigue and provides more time for the driver to give full attention to surrounding traffic.


Lane departure warning.

This safety system uses a windshield-mounted camera to track road markings. If the truck begins to drift, audio and visual alerts warn the driver to get back into the correct lane.


Industry-leading. Just in case.
To make sure that our trucks are the safest on the road, we combine advanced engineering with active and passive safety systems.
Built to exceed the demanding Volvo Swedish Cab Safety Test, our high-strength steel (HSS) cabs have the industry’s highest strength-to-weight ratio, and are designed to absorb as much of a crash’s energy as possible to protect the driver. To further protect occupants, the steering column collapses and the engine and transmission drop down and away from the driver.
Volvo is the only Class 8 manufacturer to make a driver’s side airbag standard equipment in every truck. It’s exactly what you’d expect from the inventors of the 3-point safety belt.



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