By developing new versions with six-wheel drive, larger load capacities and successively other innovative, productivity-boosting features, the Volvo articulated haulers have maintained world market leadership.
In 2006 the 50 000th unit rolled off its production line. This was the same year that marked the 40 year aniversary of the very first commercial articulated hauler. The commemorative machine was painted not in the familiar yellow, to celebrate both events, the
50 000th unit was painted in distinctive 'Volvo blue' and was displayed at the Intermat exhibition in Paris in April that year.