Girl Power: Lillian Hersvik and Her Volvo FH16

Lillian Hersvik loves trucks– and this is not a new thing. She’s been fascinated with the big, over-the-road trucks her father drove since she was a little girl. Now, she’s driving one of those big trucks, herself: a hulking Volvo FH16 600.

Volvo Trucks thought highly enough of Lillian’s story– and FH16!– to feature her recently in one of their global stories press releases, which I like to share here from time to time. Check out the full story, below. It’s short, but it could mean something to a little girl you know who loves trucks as much as mine does. She’s four, and loves the video at this link. Enjoy!


    Living the Dream | Transport Story

    Lysefjorden, Norway — The splendour of the views from the driver’s seat makes for an inspiring work shift. But the extremely variable weather and road conditions in this dramatic landscape also mean very real challenges, especially when hauling 35 tonne loads. It takes skill and professionalism at all times. For Lillian Hersvik, a driver at B.viks Transport AS, a passion for trucks began as a young girl while accompanying her father, also a truck driver, on his routes.

    Today, Lillian is transporting cement bulk from Risavika to local cement mixers in the region. Other assignments can involve much longer distances, so that her Volvo FH 16 600 becomes office and home for several days. For Lillian, this is living the dream.

    At Volvo Trucks, we are committed to quality, safety and environmental care in everything we do. As a truly global leader, you could say that it’s our responsibility. But it’s more than that. It’s our passion. It inspires us to continuously innovate. Not for it’s own sake, but because it matters. It matters to truck drivers and owners the world over. It matters to the transport industry. Even to society as a whole as we take the lead in embracing and enabling sustainable development. And you help make it happen. At this very moment, Volvo trucks are performing every conceivable transport task, getting the job done, in all kinds of conditions, in more than 140 markets worldwide.

    If you have a story to share, please let us know. TOGETHER, WE ARE DRIVING PROGRESS.


Source | Images: Volvo Trucks.

I've been in and around the car industry for over twenty years. Sometimes racing, sometimes selling, sometimes fixing- sometimes, even just washing!- but Cars and Trucks and Things That Go are what I'm all about.