Volvo Truck 1930

Breaking new ground

The 1930s was a decade of growing success and improved products for Volvo. Although its first generation of trucks looked old-fashioned, Volvo soon caught up with more well-established manufacturers.

Volvo started to produce trucks that ran on diesel fuel, trucks with steel wheels instead of wooden spoke wheels, trucks with efficient hydraulic brakes and heavy-duty Volvo trucks soon became commonplace on the roads of Sweden and selected export markets.

After a modest start in the 1920s, by the mid 30s, Volvo had become the dominant truck manufacturer in the Nordic countries.

Now fasten your seat belt and get into the fast innovations of the Volvo trucks of the '30s.