Beautiful old Volvos

Decades of driving progress

The history of the truck is a very exciting one -especially since the importance of truck transportation has grown continually. And 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 transporting goods, which is essential if modern society is to function properly.

Here is the history of our trucks - decade by decade. In many respects, we dare to say, it's also the story about how the modern truck has developed.