According to the company, Knight is an old Volvo customer and about 3,000 of the 3,736 trucks in its fleet are Volvo VNs. Volvo claims that its SCR system produces near-zero emissions while meeting the EPA'10 regulations without the use of stockpiled emissions credits and improves fuel economy by up to 5%.
Dave Williams, vice president of equipment and maintenance at Knight Transportation, said: "We want to have this new technology from Volvo. We will gain fuel economy. We've tested the technology and we're comfortable with it. These trucks are better for the environment and they're better for us."
Scott Kress, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Volvo Trucks, said: "Volvo has invested many years of development in SCR technology and we know it is clearly the best way to reduce emissions while improving fuel economy. We're gratified Knight's management recognized the benefits of Volvo's technology, and we think their example will help others in the industry make the same choice."
Volvo Trucks, a part of the Volvo Group, provides complete transport solutions for professional and business-driven customers. It offers a range of medium to heavy duty trucks, with a global network of 3,000 service points in around 140 countries. The parent firm manufacturers trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services.