Volvo Trucks North America recently welcomed home the very first Volvo truck model to roll off the assembly line at its New River Valley assembly facility in Dublin, Virginia. Donated by the Wilson family, founders of the former Wilson Trucking Corporation, the 1982 Volvo F7 model will reside at the Volvo Trucks Customer Center, adjacent to the plant. Volvo and Wilson Trucking enjoyed a long-standing relationship beginning in the 1970s, when Wilson Trucking purchased the first Volvo F86 model sold in the U.S. In 2011, Wilson Trucking took delivery of the 500,000th U.S.-built Volvo truck model.
CAPTION: A 1982 Volvo F7, the first Volvo truck built at Volvo’s New River Valley assembly facility, will reside at the Volvo Trucks Customer center, adjacent to the plant.
CAPTION: Left to Right: Ginny and Chuck Wilson and Guy and Rebecca Wilson with the 1982 Volvo F7.
CAPTION: A dash-mounted plaque, commemorates production of the first U.S.-built Volvo truck.