Truck Drivers Deserve Our Thanks

Volvo Trucks salutes hard-working drivers with a holiday dinner on Dec. 24th - The trucking industry operates 24/7, 365 days a year, delivering to hospitals and other essential services. This means some drivers end up on the road over the holidays, rather than being with their families. Volvo Trucks North America salutes these drivers and will show its appreciation by providing them a free holiday dinner on Christmas Eve.

All a driver needs to do is to stop at any of 163 participating Flying J travel plazas in the U.S. and Canada between 5 and 7 p.m. on December 24. They will receive a free turkey buffet dinner and beverage simply by showing their commercial drivers license. “Truck drivers deserve our thanks,” said Scott Kress, Volvo Trucks senior vice president – sales & marketing. “They really are unsung heroes, and they are also our customers. So in this holiday season, with economic hardship affecting so many, Volvo Trucks wants to recognize truckers working on Christmas Eve. With our partners, Michelin and Flying J, we are giving away a hot turkey dinner to any driver on the job at a time when most of us are lucky enough to be with our families.”

A list of participating locations can be found at

Volvo Trucks North America’s operations and products are guided by the company’s three core values: Safety, Quality and Environmental Care. The Volvo VT, VN and VHD trucks are assembled in the United States at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia, while Volvo engines for North America are assembled in Hagerstown, Maryland. Both plants are certified to ISO14001 environmental and ISO9001 quality standards. Volvo also sponsors America’s Road Team, a national highway safety outreach program.

Volvo Trucks North America a member of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is the world’s leading producer of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 180 markets. Annual sales of the Volvo Group amount to more than $42 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and are traded OTC in the US.

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