Volvo has long been synonymous with safety, and the current range of trucks has taken its responsible approach to a whole new level. Its lorries are packed full of safety aids, some well hidden, and others well and truly in the limelight. Who could forget Jean-Claude van Damme demonstrating Volvo’s Dynamic Steering on the Epic Split viral video?
It’s not just safety features where Volvo leads the way either, as it’s definitely at the forefront when it comes to all sorts of innovation. The FH’s options list is packed full of exciting features – like I-See, I-Roll and even a Dual Clutch transmission – all designed to save fuel and enhance the driving experience.
The FH and FH16 might turn heads at truck stops, but let’s not forget the FM, which remains a firm favourite with UK fleets. Like its larger sibling, it comes with Volvo’s I-Shift gearbox, which is considered by many to be class-leading.
Like rival Scania, Volvo doesn’t offer anything in the 7.5 tonne sector, but its FL and FE rigids cover all GVWs from 10 to 26 tonnes.
In recent years Volvo has won plenty of friends in the UK construction sector with the heavy-duty FMX 8-wheeler.