Here we find a conventional Volvo truck, albeit with added axles:

While here we find an American Volvo with a sticky out front:

Mechanically they’re quite similar now that Volvo use the same engines on both and have persuaded the Americans to move away from manual boxes (yes, really!). They also use much the same dash, global one first:

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But not quite. Most of us get a conventional handbrake, sticking out of the dash to the right of the wheel.

The Americans get red and yellow knobs which look rather like valves instead.

So there you have it. Things can never be the same everywhere.

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