Volvo FH Cab safety

Volvo FH

Long distance demands a truck that will go the distance. Volvo FH is that truck.

Gross Combination Weight:
18 - 120 tonnes

Engines:
400, 440, 480, 500, 520

Cabs:
Day cab, Sleeper cab, Globetrotter, Globetrotter XL

Cab safety

Best all-round vision in the dark

The optional new static cornering lights give the driver far better close up visibility by lighting up the vehicles intended path at junctions when the indicator is switched on.

Crashworthy cabs

The most common truck accident scenario resulting in severe driver injury are a full frontal collision or a roll-over. When the cab is struck by an exterior object, its primary task is to transfer energy backwards in order to maintain sufficient survival space inside.

At Volvo Trucks we test all our cabs to the toughest legal demands and beyond, including our own front barrier test. All our cabs meeting Swedish cab strength standards - the toughest in the world.

Absorbing the energy of the impact

There are tremendous forces at work in case of an accident. The power exposed to your body is likely to be at least twice the weight of your entire body. A person weighing 100 kg is exposed to a force equal to four tonnes when travelling at 50 km/h. That is why the cab interior needs to be energy-absorbent, in order to yield to the impact of the human body.

In all our cabs the steering wheel and the dashboard are energy-absorbent, as are the trims at knee height and all of the upholstery fabrics are made of flameproof materials.

In addition, interior accessories such as the refrigerator and coffee maker are designed to be firmly attached to the cab structure. This ensures that they stay in place in case of collision or emergency braking manoeuvres.