Equipment en Jay Pagano named general manager of GPN <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Jay Pagano has been named <a href="" target="_blank">general manager of Global Parts Network</a> (GPN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of <a href="" target="_blank">VIPAR Heavy Duty</a>. Pagano will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and execution of the Global Parts Network business plan.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:45:00 +0000 199421 at <p>Jay Pagano</p> Continental: Replace under-hood belts with all-inclusive kit products <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Continental recommends that professional technicians understand the importance of <a href="">changing under-hood belts with all-inclusive kit products</a> rather than individual components &ndash; especially before fall and winter arrive.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:41:00 +0000 199401 at International offers Bendix wheel-end package on trucks, buses <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="" target="_blank">full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix</a> &ndash; consisting of the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake, Bendix EverSure Spring Brake, Bendix Versajust LS Slack Adjuster, and Bendix foundation drum brakes &ndash; is now available on a range of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">International Trucks</a></span>&rsquo; medium- and heavy-duty trucks and IC-branded buses.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:40:00 +0000 199371 at GO Moreā€”STOP Less <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In my last post, I mentioned the fuel savings that could be realized by driver assistance features, such as cruise control with braking and stop/start capability. This is where a vehicle uses its radar system, brakes, and driver assistance cruise controls to keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, even when the vehicle slows down to a crawl. Only if it stops (in my 2010 Mercedes vehicle) do I have to touch the accelerator pedal to restart the vehicle. I&rsquo;d like to take this thought a couple of steps further.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Technology Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:39:00 +0000 199351 at Riding the roads with Big Red <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Fleet Owner recently got a <a href="">second crack</a> at one of <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co.&rsquo;s full-size <a href="">Transit vans</a> &ndash; affectionately dubbed &ldquo;<a href="">Big Red</a>&rdquo; &ndash; for a week-long test drive, putting the vehicle through its paces (<em>loaded and unloaded</em>) over 602.4 miles of highway and ur</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:53:00 +0000 199251 at CVSA to hold 2016 Brake Safety Week Sept. 11-17 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>During the week of Sept. 11-17, 2016, law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and anti-lock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the <a href="" target="_blank">Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance&rsquo;s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week</a>, an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial motor vehicle (CMV) brake safety throughout North America.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maintenance Equipment News Safety Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:04:00 +0000 199231 at <p>This year&#39;s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance&rsquo;s Brake Safety Week is Sept. 11-17.</p> Scania unveils new truck line <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Swedish truck maker Scania just took the wraps off a 10-year, $2.39 billion effort to create a new family of cabover trucks &ndash; the first truly ground-up &ldquo;new&rdquo; truck introduced by the OEM since 1995. These heavy-duty commercial vehicles will be launched first in Europe and then in other global markers in five distinct &ldquo;phases,&rdquo; Scania said, with a primary focus on the long-haul transportation market. The OEM added that its new truck line boosts fuel economy by 5% via a range of factors, especially new and improved powertrains and better aerodynamics.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:05:00 +0000 199161 at Hendrickson Softek NXT available for Peterbilt models <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announces the launch of the <a href="" target="_blank">Softek NXT integrated monoleaf suspension and steer axle system</a>. Softek NXT is now an available option on both <a href="" target="_blank">Peterbilt 579 and 567</a> set forward axle models.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:41:00 +0000 199111 at Bendix extends customer service center hours <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Bendix announced it is extending the hours of its <a href="" target="_blank">North American Customer Service Centers</a> and enabling bilingual access to customer service representatives via its automated phone menu. Effective Aug. 22, representatives will be available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., ET.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:19:00 +0000 199101 at GHG 2: Out with the old and in with the new <div class="field-byline"> Jack Roberts </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Logging in at almost 1,700 pages, it&#39;ll be sometime before all the details in<a href=""> last week&#39;s Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 (GHG 2) regulations</a> are widely known. However, there weren&#39;t really many surprises in the final rule. Most of the proposals had been telegraphed by the government months ago. So at this point, it&#39;s really all about the details as industry experts dig in to the text and start plotting their emissions and fuel economy strategies for the next decade.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Powertrain Equipment News Running Green Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:59:00 +0000 199071 at