Enthusiasm can come at any age and Joel Jovine, a three-year-old kid from North Carolina is possibly the youngest truck enthusiast to have got a massive surprise from Volvo Trucks. For the introduction of their latest model, the VNL, Volvo Trucks took the help of this toddler to achieve yet another record, the Guinness World Record for unboxing the largest object ever. For Joel, when he walked down his home's driveway and looked at the largest boxed gift from Volvo Trucks, it was no less than jaw-dropping for him. Micheal Empric, Guinness World Records adjudicator assessed the unboxing himself after which the record for the largest object unboxed was awarded to Volvo Trucks. The condition to win the record was that in any case, the unboxing had to be done without Joel having any need of any special tool. Hereafter, the truck had to be removed from the box without destroying it. Another parameter in order to achieve the record was the material used for the box should not be any other than cardboard and cellophane similar to a regular box. In the video below, one can easily make out how Joel feels after opening the box and getting inside the truck. Sitting in the co driver's seat, Joel then accompanied a professional driver and the VNL range was officially launched in the USA.
The Volvo VNL range of trucks is a long haul truck which is available in different versions, each of which serves a purpose which include the VNL 300, VNL 400, VNL 740, VNL 760 and the VNL 860. However, the essential purpose of the VNL truck range is its versatility over long hauls and facilities such as a fridge as well as a bed along with TV for the driver as well as the co-driver in the cabin. The VNL range of trucks has a 70-inch wide sleeper for the entry-level range and a 96-inch sleeper for the mid-roof and high roof range. These can easily fit two persons which would mean a driver and a co-driver.
All models of the VNL truck range feature LED headlamps as a standard fitment. In order to reduce the fatigue of the driver, Volvo Trucks has fitted the VNL range with the company's I-Shift Automated Manual Transmission. In the instrument cluster, a colour screen is also provided which can be configured with various parameters depending on what the driver wants. The rest of the instrument cluster is analogue and has the standard gauges for speed, rpm and other relevant information needed in a commercial vehicle. There is an optional touchscreen infotainment system too with steering mounted audio controls. The infotainment system also supports Bluetooth and is Wifi enabled and drivers can also install third party applications including navigation.