Equipment

Volvo dismisses carrier’s claims in lawsuit over natural gas truck fire

A Pennsylvania-based carrier filed a lawsuit last month against Volvo Trucks over alleged breach of warranty after one of the carrier's year-model 2014 compressed natural gas-powered tractors caught fire. Volvo says the claims lack merit.

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Inspection spree set for this week — here’s what to watch for

Here are the dates CVSA has set for the annual Brake Safety Week inspection blitz.

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Greater simplicity needed for Phase 2 efficiency regs?

Steven Davenport to EPA at GATS: "If you ... don’t get the technology to what’s the simplest thing ... we don’t get the environmental benefit, because people will hold onto those old trucks."

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Minimizer shows off tire-mounted work benches, fifth wheel Slick Plate at GATS

Minimizer's showing off the Tandem Bench at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in this week, which is now back in stock and available through its network of more than 1,000 distributors, along with its Single Wheel Work Bench.

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TiroGage tire pressure monitoring device unveiled

Tiro Technologies unveiled Friday its new tire pressure monitoring technology, TiroGage, at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Photos: GATS truck views, non-Pride & Polish edition

Show rigs aren't the only ones gracing the show floor, however. Here's a look at the equipment on display in booths around the show floor

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NG1 TechFlo says it guarantees 10 percent increase in fuel economy

“I’m chasing zero emissions, and we’re doing it mostly through fuel savings,” said NG1 TechFlo Exhaust CTO Dustin Nord. “We work on everything diesel up to Class 8 trucks. We’ve done this through a new theory of fluid dynamics.”

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Love’s adds tire inflation system at 200 locations

Professional drivers across the country now have access to Love’s Travel Stops’ TirePass, a technology that detects potential tire- and wheel-related problems before they occur.

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