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 next 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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Fitzgerald adds Kenworth Icon 900, Western Star 4900 to glider kit offerings

Fitzgerald Glider Kits announced Aug. 27 it has added the the Kenworth Icon 900 and the Western Star 4900 to its glider kit offerings. The announcement came at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas.

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Swift ordered to pay owner-operator $2.6 million after trailer squashed his foot

The jury has awarded the owner-operator $2.6 million for physical and mental pain, medical expenses and past and future lost wages.

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Mariners-themed Kenworth to help raise money for children’s literacy program

A Kenworth T880 52-inch sleeper truck with a special Seattle Mariners theme will be part of a Paccar fundraising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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