Equipment http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6595/more en Jay Pagano named general manager of GPN http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jay-pagano-named-general-manager-gpn <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Jay Pagano has been named <a href="http://www.globalpartsnetwork.com" target="_blank">general manager of Global Parts Network</a> (GPN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of <a href="http://www.vipar.com" 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="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jay-pagano-named-general-manager-gpn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jay-pagano-named-general-manager-gpn#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:45:00 +0000 199421 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Jay Pagano</p> Continental: Replace under-hood belts with all-inclusive kit products http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/continental-replace-under-hood-belts-all-inclusive-kit-products <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Continental recommends that professional technicians understand the importance of <a href="http://www.contitech.de/index_en.html">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="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/continental-replace-under-hood-belts-all-inclusive-kit-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/continental-replace-under-hood-belts-all-inclusive-kit-products#comments Maintenance Equipment News Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:41:00 +0000 199401 at http://fleetowner.com International offers Bendix wheel-end package on trucks, buses http://fleetowner.com/equipment/international-offers-bendix-wheel-end-package-trucks-buses <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="http://www.foundationbrakes.com" 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="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" 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="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/international-offers-bendix-wheel-end-package-trucks-buses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/international-offers-bendix-wheel-end-package-trucks-buses#comments Equipment News Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:40:00 +0000 199371 at http://fleetowner.com GO Moreā€”STOP Less http://fleetowner.com/technology/go-more-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="http://fleetowner.com/technology/go-more-stop-less" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/go-more-stop-less#comments Equipment News Technology Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:39:00 +0000 199351 at http://fleetowner.com Riding the roads with Big Red http://fleetowner.com/equipment/riding-roads-big-red <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Fleet Owner recently got a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/range-possibility-fleet-owners-week-ford-transit">second crack</a> at one of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co.&rsquo;s full-size <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ford-s-new-transit-full-size-van-enters-production">Transit vans</a> &ndash; affectionately dubbed &ldquo;<a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/week-behind-wheel-2016-ford-transit-150-van#slide-0-field_images-186541">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="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/riding-roads-big-red" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/riding-roads-big-red#comments Equipment News Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:53:00 +0000 199251 at http://fleetowner.com CVSA to hold 2016 Brake Safety Week Sept. 11-17 http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cvsa-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="http://cvsa.org/" 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="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cvsa-hold-2016-brake-safety-week-sept-11-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cvsa-hold-2016-brake-safety-week-sept-11-17#comments Maintenance Equipment News Safety Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:04:00 +0000 199231 at http://fleetowner.com <p>This year&#39;s Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance&rsquo;s Brake Safety Week is Sept. 11-17.</p> Scania unveils new truck line http://fleetowner.com/equipment/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="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/scania-unveils-new-truck-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/scania-unveils-new-truck-line#comments Equipment News Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:05:00 +0000 199161 at http://fleetowner.com Hendrickson Softek NXT available for Peterbilt models http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hendrickson-softek-nxt-available-peterbilt-models <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announces the launch of the <a href="http://www.softeknxtdriven.com" target="_blank">Softek NXT integrated monoleaf suspension and steer axle system</a>. Softek NXT is now an available option on both <a href="http://www.peterbilt.com" target="_blank">Peterbilt 579 and 567</a> set forward axle models.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hendrickson-softek-nxt-available-peterbilt-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hendrickson-softek-nxt-available-peterbilt-models#comments Equipment News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:41:00 +0000 199111 at http://fleetowner.com Bendix extends customer service center hours http://fleetowner.com/equipment/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="http://www.bendix.com" 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="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-extends-customer-service-center-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-extends-customer-service-center-hours#comments Equipment News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:19:00 +0000 199101 at http://fleetowner.com GHG 2: Out with the old and in with the new http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/ghg-2-out-old-and-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="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/breaking-down-final-phase-2-rules"> 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="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/ghg-2-out-old-and-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/ghg-2-out-old-and-new#comments Powertrain Equipment News Running Green Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:59:00 +0000 199071 at http://fleetowner.com