Volvo articulated truck's safety features are built in from the start. First, safety handrails maintain three point contact, while angled ladders and self-cleaning platforms make the entrance and exit from the high strength steel cab safe and simple. Additionally, slip resistant surfaces are the norm in places where one might step, and there is no elevated daily servicing.
Redundant systems ensure safe operation: dual circuit brakes, secondary steering, and two intelligent sensor systems providing operator feedback in the case of systems failure. The communication system is user friendly, and reminds the operator of key safety details, such as unbuckled seatbelt, a raised dump body, or an open door.
Innovations such as these lower injuries and health care costs, while increasing productivity and maintaining quality controls.