During the 1990´s, Volvo trucks became even more related 'under the skin'. In the late 1990´s the only model remaining in the Volvo truck product programme from earlier decades was the FL6, the main offering from Volvo in the medium-duty range.
A completely new chassis
Since the cab of the FL6 (and the FLC) was still completely up-to-date and comparable or superior to the competing make´s models in this segment, Volvo decided to develop a completely new medium-duty-chassis, but preserving the existing FL6 cab structure together with a more aerodynamic front and a more efficient and cleaner version of the 6-litre Volvo engine.
New transport information systems
In 2000, the new FL truck was introduced. The chassis was mainly based on technology from the FM and FH families of trucks, with e g the new generation of electronically controlled disc brakes and the same Data Bus as on the other Volvo trucks.
The use of the same electronic Data Bus made the Volvo Dynafleet, a complete communication system enabling more efficient use of the trucks, available to the users of the FL trucks.