Leading-edge safety.

Toward zero accidents.

Its apart of our DNA

Since 1927, safety has been the guiding principle for everything we build. We invented the three-point safety belt and were the first to introduce it as a standard feature in trucks. We also introduced the driver-side airbag and are still the only truck manufacturer to include it as standard in every vehicle we make.


Volvo Active Driver Assist

The next generation Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) system, standard in all VNL models, integrates radar and camera capabilities to reduce the risk of collisions by 82%. This life-saving system helps maintain safe following distances and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop in emergency braking situations.

Integrated camera and radar

VADA brings together two important views of the road for improved safety. The system’s radar monitors up to 500 feet ahead of the driver. That data is enhanced with an onboard camera that is constantly observing the road whenever the vehicle is above 5 miles per hour.

Cruise auto resume

Should the system apply service brakes while Adaptive Cruise Control is on, the vehicle can accelerate back to the set cruising speed automatically if a safe following distance is re-established.

Blind spot radar

A radar, mounted on the passenger side of the tractor, monitors a 150-degree field of view for traffic in the adjoining lane. An audible alert and a warning light on the passenger side A-pillar indicate when a vehicle is present.

Lane and highway departure warning

The lane departure warning tracks the road markings and provides an audible alert to the driver when they are drifting into another lane of traffic or completely off the highway.

LED lighting

To improve visibility and reduce maintenance, Volvo employs LED bulbs for all exterior and interior lighting. All models feature LED high/low beam headlights, as well as LED turn, marker, and parking lamps. The premium headlamp also features a “signature” LED daytime running light.

Volvo I-Shift transmission

I-Shift takes away the physical and mental demands of changing gears, which reduces driver fatigue and provides more time for the driver to give full attention to surrounding traffic.

Adaptive Loading

Adaptive Loading features a basic traction mode that stabilizes your trailer during loading and unloading, and an enhanced traction mode that automatically provides unmatched traction on steep grades or in hazardous conditions.

Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST)

By continually monitoring operating parameters, VEST detects imminent loss of control, jackknife, or rollover events. The system automatically reduces engine torque and selectively applies braking to help keep the truck on course.

Industry leading, just in case

Built to exceed the demanding Swedish Cab Safety Test, our High-Strength Steel (HSS) cabs have the industry’s highest strength-to-weight ratio, protecting the driver by absorbing as much crash energy as possible.

Driver's side airbag

Volvo is the only Class 8 manufacturer to make a driver’s side airbag standard equipment in every truck.

Rolltek seat

For added rollover protection Volvo offers the Rolltek® seat— combining seat belt pre-tensioners, automatic seat lowering to increase survival space, and an integral side airbag that deploys for head and neck protection.