The world’s safest Volvo
The cab structure of Volvo FH is designed from scratch. The result? The safest cab we’ve ever built.
We know what’s going on out there. We know what accidents look like. That’s why we do so many extra tests that are not called for by legislation.
Traffic and Product Safety Director, Volvo Truck
We love to test
Swedish cab strength test. Barrier test. Roll-over test. Sled-test. Head impact test. Our extensive testing programme proves the Volvo FH is the safest Volvo in the world. And suggests you have a good chance of surviving if you roll over. Or hit a stationary object at 80 km/h.
Unique to Volvo, testing is carried out with all interior fittings in place and with full storage compartments. Even the coffee maker is crash tested to ensure nothing inside the cab will injure you if you have an accident.
Lighter. Stronger. Safer
The Front Underrun Protection System, or FUPS, is designed to protect car drivers. We introduced FUPS long before it was mandatory. And we’ve been improving the design, and its life saving potential, ever since.
The system absorbs some of the force in a collision by recoiling backwards under the truck. Our new system is made from lighter and stronger materials, and is now effective at even higher speeds. In a collision, the FUPS can retract as much as 20 centimetres – compared with the previous 10. This increases its potential to saves lives, and helps reduce the trauma truck drivers experience after an accident.