1990

Volvo WG64 Tandem Dump Truck

Description

Volvo Trucks is a global truck manufacturer based in Gothenburg, Sweden, owned by AB Volvo. In 2016, it was the world’s second largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks.

Volvo purchased White Trucks in 1980. On August 16, 1986, General Motors (GM) announced that heavy duty truck manufacturing in Pontiac, Michigan would be discontinued and that GM’s American and Canadian large truck operations would be joined with the Greensboro, North Carolina-based Volvo White Truck Corporation by 1988. The new company, based in Greensboro, was called Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corporation.

In 1995, the Volvo White GMC name was discontinued, and all models were badged either Volvo or Autocar, which that year celebrated its 100th year in operation.

Volvo currently has a 1.6-million-square-foot New River Valley assembly plant, located on nearly 300 acres in Dublin, Virginia. It is the largest Volvo truck manufacturing facility in the world. The New River Valley plant produces all Volvo trucks sold in North America, including the VNM, VNL, VNX, VHD and VAH models.

This dump truck was used by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and donated as “surplus” to the VMT.

Donated by Virginia Department of Transportation