The dynamic age

The dynamic age

Perhaps no other decade has contributed to the development of the truck than the 1950s, despite the fact that truck design had changed relatively little.

Petrol engines and rudimentary pre-chamber-combustion diesel engines were superseded by efficient direct-injection diesel engines. Volvo acted as a pioneer of the turbocharged engine and the emergence of stronger, more efficient engines contributed to heavier and longer truck combinations.

The introduction of sleeper cabs and power-assisted steering made life easier for the driver and as a whole the importance of truck transportation increased.
Now get into the diesel-injected innovations of the Volvo trucks of the '50s.