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Fewer injuries at work with Volvo Dynamic Steering - Master

ID

317745

Shoot Date

01 Oct 2013

Shoot Location

Gothenburg, Sweden

Production Company

Spoon

Description
Edited Package with narration
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Since 27-year-old Henrik Gustafsson started to drive the new Volvo FH with Volvo Dynamic Steering, his back problems have gotten much better. Follow him on a regular workday driving timber in the Swedish forests. Voice Over (VO) 1: Approximately half of all professional drivers have problems with neck, shoulder and back pain. Therefore Volvo Trucks has developed Volvo Dynamic Steering, a system that helps the driver to steer a truck without effort and which provides a much more ergonomic work environment. Henrik Gustafsson is 27 years old and his back problems started five years ago. Synk 1, Henrik: – När jag började få ont så körde jag på norska vägar, de är väldigt smala som många vet, då satt jag och körde med min ena arm, och parerade väldigt mycket då och det var då denna skadan uppdagades. VO 2: According to a survey conducted by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, 54% of women and 37% of men in the transport sector in Europe have musculoskeletal problems. For truck drivers, these injuries are mostly concentrated in the back, shoulders and neck since driving heavy vehicles causes many drivers to tense up behind the wheel. VO 3: A year and half ago, Henrik and his dad started test-driving the new Volvo FH equipped with Volvo Dynamic Steering, a system that helps the driver to steer a truck without effort and which provides a much more ergonomic work environment. Synk 2, Henrik: – Skillnaden med VDS är att nu får jag inte lika mycket, jag blir inte lika trött av att köra lastbil, det blir inte de påfrestningarna på nacke, rygg och axlar, och jag känner mig inte alls lika trött när jag kommer hem. - Som nu då när jag ska hålla på och rangera här, när jag ska vända i skogen. Så underlättar VDS:en för mig väldigt mycket för att jag kan sitta och styra lätt hela tiden. För att det går smidigare, det går enklare och sen rattåterstyrningen hjälper mig då när jag ska räta upp fordonet. VO 4: Henrik's interest in trucks he picked up from his father Peter, who, with his long experience in the profession, has also noticed that driving is easier with Volvo Dynamic Steering. Synk 3, Peter: – Skillnaden är den att det var mycket tyngre innan, när man blir äldre så blir man stelare och krummare och det tar emot, det tar energi och man blir tröttare. Så det märker jag idag när man kommer hem efter ett arbetspass så mår jag mycket bättre och känner mig fräschare. Man blir bättre till mods, en gladare chaufför. Synk 4, Henrik: – Jag har många år kvar inom yrket och jag vill kunna koncentrera mig på att köra och inte ha ont. VO 1. Volvo Trucks' new Volvo FE and Volvo FL have been optimised for driving in urban areas such as in crowded cities with dense traffic. VO 2. During the past four years, the truck models have been put through an extensive test programme on Volvo Trucks' own testing ground. The tests are designed to be comparable with typical driving situations during city distribution. Hayder Wokil, Quality Director at Volvo Trucks: "We have then conducted a number of accelerated durability tests on the whole truck. This is a part of our comprehensive test program in which the total service life of the truck is verified." VO 3. The comfort and drivability of the Volvo FE and FL models have also been evaluated in real-world driving conditions. Karli Walter, field test driver: "Jag heter Karli Walter, jag ska köra transport till Zürich i den nya FL:en." VO 4. Karli Walter has been driving city distribution trucks for 14 years, and during the past seven months he's taken part in Volvo Trucks' customer field tests with the new Volvo FL. Karli Walter, field test driver: "De bästa egenskaperna är att man kommer fram överallt och att den är rörlig, och att man har bra översikt med hjälp av speglarna. Volvo FL 6 har en tystare motor än föregångaren, den är sparsammare. Viktigaste egenskaperna i bergen är att den har power, att jag kan köra med flyt." VO 5. A low sound level in the cab is crucial to ensure a good driver experience. Every detail, from the noise the windows give off, to the shaking of mirrors to vibrations from the seat and the steering wheel, has been evaluated and improved in the new Volvo FE and Volvo FL. Also, thanks to the all new Euro 6 engines, the engine noise registered in the cab has been significantly reduced. Hayder Wokil, Quality Director at Volvo Trucks: "Quality tests have been conducted on every single detail. I can assure you that we tick all the boxes before we release the product to the market. As quality is one of Volvo Trucks' core values, the company has in-depth experience of performing verification tests. This is quite simply part of Volvo Trucks' cultural heritage. "
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