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Volvo Trucks Unveils Latest Video in ‘Welcome to My Cab’ Series

September 9, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Owner Operators
Kenn Zelten, shown behind the wheel of his green Volvo VNL 730 named 'Kermit.' Kenn Zelten, shown behind the wheel of his green Volvo VNL 730 named 'Kermit.'

Volvo Trucks recently debuted the third North American episode in its popular “Welcome to My Cab” video series featuring Kenn and Beth Zelten, a husband-and-wife owner-operator team, and “Kermit,” their custom-decorated green Volvo VNL 730.

The Zeltens have been driving together for more than 25 years, having bought their first Volvo model in 1989. They took delivery of Kermit in early 2015 and added custom graphics that feature water, butterflies and birds.

“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.”

“We like the fact that when people see it they smile,” Beth Zelten said.

While they are veteran drivers, the Zeltens still embrace the latest technology. For example, their Volvo VNL 730 features Adaptive Loading, Volvo’s new fully integrated 6×2 liftable forward axle. Adaptive Loading improves fuel efficiency and lowers maintenance costs by automatically converting from a 6×2 configuration to 4×2 when lightly loaded.

“We got all the bells and whistles we could get on it because it is my last truck,” Kenn Zelten said, who said he’s nearing retirement.

“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.”

Visit http://bit.ly/VT-WTMC to view the “Welcome to My Cab” episode featuring the Zeltens and Kermit.