Volvo's Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology Becomes EPA 2010 Standard
Volvo's Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCT) technology is now equipping a Volvo VN780 being used by America's Road Team in its ongoing campaign for truck safety and emission control. Volvo's SCT has rapidly established itself and has been selected as the EPA's preferred emission solution in 2010 and will continue into 2011. Click the link for more information on Volvo trucks for sale.
America's Road Team (ART) is a publicity project aimed at improving community and nationwide outreach. It is spearheaded by a select team of professional drivers with superlative road safety skills and a demonstrated safety track record (such as Frank Silio, an ART "Captain" with a remarkable 6 year, 1.1 million mile accident-free track record).
ART works in tandem with the American Trucking Association(ATA), which is the collective voice of the US trucking industry, and ART was created by ATA way back in 1986 as part of its own outreach program to truckers and motorists alike.
The 2011-2012 season was started with the selection of 18 Captains last week in Arlington, VA at ATA headquarters. After the selection and induction ceremony, the team then moved to Volvo's facility at New River, Dublin, VA, which assembles every Volvo semi truck sold in the United States.
Volvo handed over the VN780 to ATA President and CEO, Bill Graves who was accompanied by ATA Chairman Barbara Windsor who is also President & CEO of Hahn Transportation of New Market, MD.
The Volvo VN780 comes equipped with Volvo's leading SCT technology which provides 5% greater fuel efficiency and an extremely low emission rate of almost 0% NOx and particulate emissions (even before using emission credits). Three core Volvo technologies are involved: Volvo I-Shift, Volvo Enhanced Cruise (VEC) and Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST).
Volvo I-Shift delivers enhanced driver productivity and reduces driver fatigue using computer microprocessors to monitor road conditions, including gradient, speed, acceleration, load, torque and air resistance. I-Shift makes sure the engine and transmission systems constantly communicate with one another so they work in co-operation far more easily, resulting in less driver input and smoother driving using automated systems which are more efficient whilst allowing the driver to focus on his or her driving and traffic conditions.
Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST) provides for greater vehicle stability and allows the driver to ensure greater control over the vehicle is maintained throughout operation. VEST is particularly useful; when performing maneuvers such as emergency braking and turning, as the additional control helps to prevent rollovers or jackknifing.
Volvo Enhanced Cruise (VEC) provides advanced collision avoidance technology which works in tandem with the cruise control, utilizing radar which monitors surrounding traffic (to the front and sides of the truck). VEC provides constant monitoring of up to 32 vehicles or objects which are within 500 feet of the semi truck, and the system alerts the driver to possible collision risks and will even slow the truck down automatically as part of its collision avoidance program.