Volvo recently redesigned its VAH (Volvo Auto Hauler) series and updated its entire North American product lineup, from long-haul to vocational trucks, with state-of-the-art and technologically advanced features. The manufacturer says the updated VAH improves transport efficiency with enhanced load flexibility and optimized carrying capacity. Features like deep-drop front axles, a low-height Volvo Air Ride rear suspension, and a reduced-height cab option allows operators to haul larger passenger vehicles like pickup trucks and SUVs above the cab while still meeting height and clearance regulations.
Safety Is A Priority
The updated Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) collision avoidance system available on the new VAH features radar and automatic braking technology to monitor road hazards, providing the ability to completely stop in certain emergency situations. Volvo also adds new LED lighting for increased visibility, cruise control, and a symmetrical instrument cluster with a high-resolution, programmable LCD screen that displays critical vehicle alerts and system settings. Volvo Trucks’ Remote Diagnostics platform monitors the truck’s engine, transmission and aftertreatment systems.
New VAH Variations
Volvo’s new VAH lineup feature three cab options, offered through Fontaine Modifications: the VAH 300 day cab, the VAH 400 sleeper, and the VAH 600 sleeper. The VAH 300 can carry up to 11 vehicles and features a 113.6-inch (288.5-centimeter) BBC (bumper to back of cab) length. The VAH 400, with a 42-in. (106.7-cm) interior cab height, offers additional comfort during extended regional deliveries. The VAH 600 sleeper extends cab height to 61 in. (155 cm) and comes with a 36-in.-wide mattress, lots of storage space, and a roomy refrigerator. Both the VAH 400 and VAH 600 can be ordered in 97.5-in. (247.6-cm) or 102.5-in. (260.3-cm) roof height.