Volvo Trucks recognised very early on the operating challenges that customers faced in Australia – heavier loads, greater distances, a climate ranging from the hot and dusty and Outback, to the ice and snow of the Snowy Mountains. In short, conditions that make trucks work harder than just about anywhere in the world.
Volvo Truck's Australian engineers have used globally proven platforms and the latest technologies to design and test trucks that are tailored for Australia's unique conditions. The Australian manufacture facility in Wacol, Brisbane, Queensland continues to build the Volvo Truck range FH, FM and FMX models for the Australian market.
Every Volvo truck is put under vigorous testing and run in Australia to ensure its safety is paramount. Volvo Trucks are built for the unique, harsh Australian conditions, with intensive on-site testing ensuring they can withstand the toughest of conditions, and most importantly, keep the driver safe at all times.
Starting from standstill while hauling a massive 325 tonnes? It’s been made possible with Volvo Trucks’ unique I–Shift with crawler gear technology.
I–Shift with crawler gears is a gearbox designed to provide power and extreme startability, which are crucial to heavy duty assignments.