Volvo VN 780

The Premiere Long Haul Truck

Cabin Comfort

The aerodynamic VN 780 will change your impression of how a long-haul truck should look, ride and handle. There's room for every amenity to make you feel at home. The raised roof is tall enough for a person 6'10" to stand upright, and the massive 77" sleeper cab offers exceptional space efficiency. And with its fully insulated cab, the interior is as quiet as many passenger cars--even at high speeds.

Performance and Handling

But behind the 780's sleek curves and comfortable interior is a truck that means business. Not only will its nimble handling get you from loading dock to loading dock with ease, it'll do so with fewer fuel stops along the way.

Sleek Aerodynamics

Everything— from the sloping hood and windshield to the rolled-under bumper, recessed door handles, and wedge-shaped headlights— is sculpted and streamlined for the lowest possible drag coefficient. And with the shorter Volvo wheelbase, the gap between cab and trailer can be minimized for less air turbulence, requiring less engine power to push through the air. Which can mean fewer stops at the pumps.


Whether pulling a van trailer, flatbed, or reefer, the VN 780 makes every move with ease and precision, especially in tight spots like loading docks, where both space and time are in short supply. The set-back axle and up to 50º wheel cut deliver a turning radius that’s one of the tightest in the industry. And Volvo’s responsive steering maneuvers safely and confidently in any terminal or traffic situation.

Spacious Living

The VN 780 is the functional equivalent of a bedroom, office, kitchen, dining room, and den. The workstation doubles as dining table and office desk, and bench seats quickly convert to a full-length lower bunk. The upper bunk folds out from the back of the cab, and a foldaway ladder allows easy access. Stacking cabinets can be custom-configured to suit your storage needs and to accommodate your microwave, refrigerator, and TV/DVD. You can even specify a built-in sink with running water.

Successful businessmen deserve a nice office

The VN 780 knows you have a job to do and a business to run, so it packs the power you need for even the most challenging routes. The ride is quiet and the climate perfectly controlled, mile after mile. It’s a highly efficient environment that allows you to get work done.

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Cab Design Premium 77" High-Roof Sleeper with Long Hood
Wheelbase 188.8" (4796 mm)
Emissions Industry leading Volvo SCR system boasts near-zero emissions while delivering exception power and increased fuel efficiency.
Electronics 12-volt

Configuration Options


  • Volvo D13 375-500 hp; 1450-1750 lb-ft torque Dual-Torque
  • Eco-Torque Volvo D16 500-550 hp
  • 1850 lb-ft torque Eco-Torque Cummins ISX15 400-550 hp
  • 1450-1850 lb-ft torque Smart Torque


  • Volvo AT and ATO I-Shift
  • Eaton Autoshift
  • Eaton Ultrashift

Rear Suspension

  • 38,000 – 46,000 lb Volvo Air Suspension
  • 40,000 – 46,000 lb Hendrickson HAS
  • 40,000 – 46,000 lb Volvo PRIMAAX EX

Front Suspension

  • 59" Parabolic leaf spring; 12,500, 13,200, and 14,600 lb
  • Hendrickson AIRTEK®; 12,500, 13,200, and 14,600 lb

Front Axle

  • Volvo VF12 and VF14; 12,500, 13,200, and 14,600 lb
  • Meritor® 12,500, 13,200, and 14,600 lb
  • Hendrickson STEERTEK®; 12,500, 13,200, and 14,600 lb

Rear Axle

  • Meritor® 21,000 and 23,000 lb
  • Meritor® 21,000 and 23,000 lb
  • Dana Spicer 23,000 lb
  • Dana Spicer 40,000 lb


  • Three interior trim packages in five color selections