Decades of Driving Progress

The history of the truck is a very exciting one, especially as the importance of truck transportation continues to grow.

When Volvo produced its first truck, back in the late 1920s, trucks were regarded as being just a complement to horse-drawn wagons, the railways and sea transportation. Today, the truck has become the main tool for transportation of goods, essential if modern society is to function properly.

Here is the history of our trucks, decade by decade. We would venture to suggest that, in many respects, it is also the story of how the modern truck has developed.