You have to be able to rely on your truck’s brakes. It’s never worth risking an accident. Reliable brakes not only provide added safety, they also allow you to manoeuvre more precisely and rely on the truck stopping exactly when you want.
You still have the option of tried and tested drum brakes with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). In really difficult terrain, they offer hard-to-beat operating reliability.
Powerful auxiliary brakes
Added to all this is Volvo’s enormously powerful auxiliary brakes, topped by VEB. There are retarders for all the transmissions. They all reduce the burden on the wheel brakes so you can always feel safe, no matter how quickly you need to brake.