Volvo’s latest episode of its Welcome to My Cab video series features a husband and wife owner-operator team and their custom green Volvo VNL 730.
The episode follows Kenn and Beth Zelten and their green VNL 730 - nicknamed “Kermit” – exploring the new truck and sharing their story. The couple has been driving together for over 25 years and bought their first Volvo truck in 1989.
This is the third episode of the Welcome to My Cab series that debuted in North America last year.
Their custom VNL 730 was delivered in early 2015 and in the episode, the Zeltens explain their pride in the vehicle-- which will be their last before retirement.
“We are nature lovers,” Kenn Zelten said. “Green is a symbol of our environment. I mean this truck is clean. It puts out cleaner air than it takes in most of the time, and that’s important to us.”
While they are veteran drivers, the Zeltens still embrace the latest technology, said Volvo. Their Volvo VNL 730 features Adaptive Loading, Volvo’s fully integrated 6x2 liftable forward axle. Adaptive Loading improves fuel efficiency and can lower maintenance costs by automatically converting from a 6x2 configuration to 4x2 when lightly loaded.
“We got all the bells and whistles we could get on it because it is my last truck,” said Kenn Zelten.
The “Welcome to My Cab” series offers professional truck drivers a way to show their appreciation of large trucks and inspire others. Volvo drivers can visit the series website and enter for a chance to be featured.
“We are proud to spotlight professional truck drivers and their passion for their equipment and their profession with the ‘Welcome to My Cab’ series,” said Magnus Koeck, Volvo Trucks vice president, marketing and brand management. “We look forward to sharing the stories of more drivers, their trucks and their work, which is so important for our lives and economy.”