Volvo Trucks have been recognized by consumers as one of the most reliable trucks in the world. The company has been known to produce powerful yet economical trucks that exceed customers' expectations. One of the best ways to let people know just how reliable their trucks are is to make a commercial that features a professional paraglider, a professional truck driver, a challenging mountain pass, and of course, one of their consumer trucks.
Volvo Showcases Their FH-540 Dual Gearbox Truck
The challenge is for the truck to drive the demanding mountain pass with ease while pulling a paraglider and making sure that he stays on the air until he reaches his destination. For the challenge, Volvo decided to use their FH-540 truck that is powered by a 13liter D13 Euro 6 engine and is equipped with the I-Shift Dual Clutch transmission. In order to maintain the paraglider in the air, the truck needs to drive through the mountain with inclines, corners, and an underpass while maintaining speed.
Professional paraglider Guillaume Galvani and truck driver Louise Marriot collaborated to make the stunt work. The two professionals constantly communicated in order to gain control and to ensure that the stunt is done safely and properly. Galvani directed Marriot at times when he is losing altitude. The truck driver also had to maintain speed even when entering near sharp corners and makes sure that the truck does not lose momentum. With both professional skills and a reliable truck, the team was successful in achieving this first ever done stunt.
Customer Focus Is What Drives Volvo Trucks
Volvo was able to highlight their FH-540 truck and was able to show that the truck, with its dual gearbox, can maintain speeds and that its performance and drivability is second to none in terms of weight and size. Claes Nillson, president of Volvo Trucks, stated "Meeting deadlines and keeping fuel consumption low, even when driving uphill and on winding roads, are key elements to success for many of our customers."