The Australian waste industry is set to have a formidable new player with Volvo bringing the new Volvo FE Dual Control to the local market.
“This truck has been designed and adapted locally and in consultation with leading Australian waste management companies to meet and exceed the tough requirements for this market.
“With a wider windshield and extra side mirrors, the FE Dual Control provides superb visibility from the cab, an essential aspect for a waste truck operating in dense urban environments where safety hazards such as running children, pets and cars reversing from driveways are commonplace.
“The new truck has un-paralleled driver visibility and improved driver ergonomics –and most importantly, the new truck features Volvo’s world-class safety and technological innovations, including forward collision warning and emergency braking as standard on the 6×4 model,”
“The dual-control system, developed in consultation with Volvo’s Australian customers in the waste segment, gives the driver the control and close visibility that left-hand drive provides when picking up bins, as well as the confidence to drive at higher speeds on a highway in a right-hand drive position.”