The fact that the trucker’s work is not easy at all, we already know. Hundred of kilometers, driving during the day, during the night and in every wheather. All of this the trucker have to handle with. And to be sincere, sleeping in a cabin truck is not really a luxury. Volvo is trying to change this fact. They introduced a new model of handler in their offer, from which the driver won‘t want to come out and rest in it will be a balm not only for the body but also for the soul.
New luxury VNL Volvo tractors have been introduced in America and are the successors of old models that have been on the market since 2002. The company didn‘t concentrate on fleet renewal, so all she did was improve old models to keep pace with time. But this could not work indefinitely. The competition is huge nowadays and Volvo is gradually lagging behind. The only thing the company had to do was to bend and bring new models.
Changes from basics …
And here the car maker really cared. In order to catch up with the competition, she literally dug the whole cabin. The goal was to get to the hard-working truckers the best of comfort, not only during the ride but also during the rest. So here we have a VNL flagship. During the ride it can offer improvements that will improve the driver’s comfort. For example, such a normally pillar management is not at all ordinary, but “miraculous”. It can be set in multiple axes so that everyone can adjust the steering wheel to the position that suits it most.
Comfort on the first place
The steering wheel is equipped with the maximum number of control buttons to keep them for a driver on hand and doesn‘t have to distract while driving by searching for the right button somewhere on the dashboard. If the crew wants to refresh themselves with drinks, they have two beverage holders. These can be moved from side to side. The small object storage was moved directly onto the dashboard. Drivers is more likely to store objects higher and in sight. The instrument panel is complete with a large display to show important information. We can find the basic data on the classic analogue indicators.
And now to the main one. What does the hotel on wheels offers? At the rear of the cabin is everything the truck driver needs for a comfortable rest. Although it may seem like the space is a bit slim, it only seems like that. There are two beds one above the other. On the top bed you can scrape off thanks to the telescopic ladder. Even on the top bed is enough place for a person 186 centimeters high, which can sit there well without uncomfortable feel under the roof. Just take the cold beer from the fridge, warm up your food in the microwave and enjoy your footbal on the TV directly in the warmth and comfort of the cabin.
A truck that everyone wants
From the comfort of the bed, the driver can control the air conditioning, ventilation and locking of the vehicle thanks to the panel mounted on the wall. Fortunately, there are plenty of USB ports on the walls, and there is an auto-socket. Under the hood is a D13 engine with different power ratings. The most powerful tractor variant will be the Cummins X15 engine with a performance of 572 hp. The only downside is that this fantastic machine isn‘t for Europe. Only the Americans can enjoy the hotel on the wheels. However, this may be changed over time.