Volvo Trucks De­liv­ers D13-pow­ered VNL 300 mod­els to Purolator

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Volvo Trucks North Amer­ica re­cently de­liv­ered 19 D13-pow­ered Volvo VNL 300 mod­els to On­tario-based Purolator, mark­ing the first Cana­dian de­liv­ery of trucks equipped with Volvo’s new 2017 en­gines. Fea­tur­ing a host of new tech­nolo­gies and im­prove­ments, Volvo’s 2017 D13 of­fers en­hanced per­for­mance and fuel ef­fi­ciency for cus­tomers.

“Our 2017 en­gines of­fer sev­eral en­gi­neer­ing en­hance­ments to de­liver sig­nif­i­cant fuel sav­ings,” said Jeff Lester, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of sales for Volvo Trucks North Amer­ica. “And we were able to do it without sac­ri­fic­ing power or per­for­mance, a win-win for our cus­tomers.”

Purolator is one of Canada’s lead­ing in­te­grated freight and lo­gis­tics so­lu­tions providers, and cur­rently op­er­ates a fleet of ap­prox­i­mately 460 power units, of which more than half are Volvo mod­els. Purolator is head­quar­tered in Mis­sis­sauga, On­tario, with more than 170 op­er­a­tions fa­cil­i­ties, 124 ship­ping cen­ters and 900 au­tho­rized ship­ping agent lo­ca­tions across Canada.

“We de­pend on our fleet of more than 4,777 ve­hi­cles to de­liver

goods to our cus­tomers through­out Canada on time and in a safe and en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble man­ner,” said Serge Vi­ola, di­rec­tor, as­set man­age­ment, Purolator. “Our new Volvo VNL mod­els equipped with Volvo’s 2017 D13 en­gine will help us ac­com­plish this through the 2017 ad­vance­ments.”

The 2017 D13 re­ceived a num­ber of up­dates to im­prove ef­fi­ciency by up to 2.5 per­cent com­pared to the pre­vi­ous D13. A patented wave pis­ton de­sign helps max­i­mize fuel ef­fi­ciency by im­prov­ing flame prop­a­ga­tion, while a proven com­mon-rail fuel sys­tem en­ables finer con­trol of the fuel in­jec­tion, al­low­ing for faster, more ac­cu­rate in­jec­tion.

The D13 also fea­tures an up­dated EGR flow sen­sor with a new dou­ble-wall cas­ing, help­ing re­duce con­den­sa­tion and soot buildup in cold weather, while an im­proved af­tertreat­ment dos­ing mod­ule has been in­te­grated into the fuel fil­ter hous­ing for eas­ier ser­vice­abil­ity. Up­grades were also made to the two-speed coolant pump, help­ing to re­duce par­a­sitic losses.

Purolator’s new Volvo mod­els are also equipped with Volvo’s lat­est 12-speed I-shift au­to­mated man­ual trans­mis­sion, a key com­po­nent of Volvo’s in­te­grated pow­er­train. The up­dated I-shift mod­els re­ceived im­proved hard­ware for in­creased dura­bil­ity, as well as an up­graded counter-shaft for faster shift­ing and im­proved per­for­mance.

The Volvo I-shift is equipped with sen­sors to iden­tify fac­tors such as load, road grade and more, en­abling the trans­mis­sion to en­sure the truck is in the right gear for the con­di­tions. Without a tra­di­tional clutch pedal to op­er­ate, the I-shift helps im­prove driver at­trac­tion and re­ten­tion by re­duc­ing fa­tigue dur­ing the work day. The I-shift also con­trib­utes to safety, as driv­ers are able to main­tain fo­cus on the road ahead.

ON­TARIO-BASED PUROLATOR RE­CENTLY TOOK DE­LIV­ERY OF 19 VOLVO VNL 300 MOD­ELS MARK­ING THE FIRST CANA­DIAN DE­LIV­ERY OF TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH VOLVO’S NEW 2017 POW­ER­TRAIN. SERGE VI­OLA (BOT­TOM), DI­REC­TOR, AS­SET MAN­AGE­MENT, PUROLATOR, POSES WITH SEV­ERAL OF THE...

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