The lawsuit also names Cummins Westport, the manufacturer of the compressed natural gas engine, and Agility Fuel Systems, which manufactured and installed the compressed natural gas tanks and fuel delivery systems.
According to the suit, the vehicle was only five months old and had been run only 3,000 miles before it caught fire during the course of an ordinary customer run. The fire and subsequent explosion were caught on video by a passerby and forwarded to Kane.
The suit states that Volvo has refused to pay for or replace the tractor, the damaged trailer, cargo and related costs. The 3PL alleges that Volvo has breached both express and implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and that the unit was negligently manufactured and/or designed.
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