Traffic isn’t the only risk facing truck drivers carrying out their work. Crime has become a large scale problem for the transport business in many parts of the world. The new Volvo FH offers reinforced protection and greater safety for cargo, truck and driver.
When it’s pitch black outside approach lights enable the driver to lighten up both inside and around the vehicle from a distance. “This lets you see if anybody is hanging around outside or inside the truck (and avoid being assaulted). The lights activated include front and rear lamps on both the truck and trailer, side lights and interior lighting,” says Carl Johan Almqvist, responsible for Traffic & Product Safety at Volvo Trucks.
Both the locks and the alarm have been improved. What’s more, the trailer can be connected to the alarm with sensors so that it’s triggered if someone tries to open the trailer door. And choosing laminated windows makes it harder to break into the cab.
Avoid uninvited visitors
When approaching the Volvo FH you can unlock the driver’s door without unlocking the passenger door, using the remote control on the key. Press once for the driver’s door and twice for both doors.
“This reduces the risk of uninvited company climbing in the passenger door while the driver is climbing into his side of the cab,” says Carl Johan Almqvist. Further increasing the driver’s security, the grille can be equipped with an electromechanical lock. The steering wheel lock is electromechanical, too.