A trucking company has sued Volvo after one of their natural gas powered trucks with only 3000 miles exploded in January.
Natural Gas Powered Truck Destroyed
The truck fire occurred on January 2 of this year when one a natural gas truck from Kane Freight Lines Inc. caught fire under the passenger side door on I-81 near Harford. The driver was able to make it to the shoulder of the road and escape the burning truck, but flames completely destroyed the truck, trailer, and cargo.
The suit also involves Cummins Westport Inc. and Agility Fuel System, who manufactured parts of the natural gas truck.
Suit Alleges that Volvo Covered Up Cause of Fire
Volvo and Cummins say that they have tested the trucks and say that they cannot determine what caused the fire, but the suit alleges that Volvo covered up the real cause in order to avoid a recall.
The incident prompted Kent Trucking to park their other six natural gas powered trucks, claiming that the risk to their drivers was too great.
Kent Trucking is seeking the cost of damages as well as the cost for parking the six trucks for months.
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