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Volvo Trucks has awarded General Truck Sales of Muncie, Indiana as its 2018 Dealer of the Year for North America. Volvo Trucks also honored its top dealers in Canada and Mexico. The 2018 Canada Dealer of the Year is Sheehan’s Truck Center of Burlington, Ontario, and the 2018 Mexico Dealer of the Year is Tractoautobuses Del Norte S.A. de CV of Chihuahua.

The annual North American Dealer of the Year award recognized General Truck Sales of Muncie, Indiana and its employees for outstanding performance in a number of key areas, including growth of new truck sales, parts sales, customer satisfaction, dealer operating standards, franchise investment and support for other dealers.

“General Truck Sales consistently proves to be one of Volvo Trucks’ best all-around performing dealers and 2018 was no exception,” said Bruce Kurtt, senior vice president of U.S. sales for Volvo Trucks North America. “Dealer principal Steve Bassett and the whole General Truck Sales team’s continued commitment to customer success is unmatched in the industry and they are the ultimate ambassadors of the Volvo brand.”

General Truck Sales leveraged Volvo’s new VNL, VNR and VHD model families in straight truck and tractor applications to penetrate new markets, and has continued to invest in its facilities and service operations as a Certified Uptime Dealer. General Truck Sales has been in operation since 1958 and has a track record of success under Bassett’s leadership, having previously been named Volvo Trucks’ North American Dealer of the Year in 2006, 2010 and 2016.

Volvo Trucks’ 2018 Dealer of the Year award recipients include:

North America                          General Truck Sales – Muncie, Indiana

U.S., Central Region                 General Truck Sales – Muncie, Indiana

U.S., Northeast Region             S&S Volvo – Lima, Ohio

U.S., Southeast Region            Nextran Truck Center – Pompano Beach, Florida    

U.S., Southwest Region           Bruckner Truck Sales – Fort Worth, Texas 

U.S., Western Region              TEC Equipment – Portland, Oregon

Canada                                     Sheehan’s Truck Center – Burlington, Ontario

Mexico                                    Tractoautobuses Del Norte S.A. de CV, Chihuahua

Volvo Trucks adds an ergonomically advanced workstation to its VNL 760, 740 and VNX 740 models, providing a flexible living environment for thousands of drivers who make their homes on the road. Designed to improve driver productivity, comfort and overall convenience, the upgrade is now available for order.

“This advanced workstation is the latest example of the emphasis Volvo Trucks has placed on enhancing driver comfort and driver productivity,” said Allison Athey, product marketing manager at Volvo Trucks North America. “The ability to create an exceptional all-in-one living space and working environment is essential to attracting and keeping drivers.”

Each year, truck drivers spend thousands of hours in their cabs driving, living and keeping the economy going. The new workstation provides a relaxing, versatile living space for work and rest to enhance driver productivity.

This workstation was developed as a result of rigorous testing and input from Volvo customers and drivers. It features ergonomic advancements that allow drivers to enjoy the comforts of home while on the road. The workstation transforms from a sitting area and table for relaxing, eating and catching up on work, then lowers as a base for seating cushions that unfold into a bed. Additional enhancements include an angled table for easy seating; a 103-degree cushion seat angle to improve seating comfort; and connected cushions that can be easily secured to allow for adequate rest.

The workstation is a prominent feature in the cab, giving drivers flexibility to personalize their living space while on the road. With various configuration possibilities, solo drivers may prefer to leave the table set-up and sleep in the top bunk, while team drivers may choose to collapse the table for access to both bunk beds. The workstation also allows space for storage inside the bottom bunk bases.

Ideal for owner/operators and fleet drivers on the road for extended periods of time, the workstation has been shown to help boost resale value for customers. Previously successful on the VNL 670 model, the enhanced workstation for the VNL 760, 740 and VNX 740 models enters production in February 2019.