Introducing the IC Bus, Gasoline Powered CE Series

IC Bus is now in production with the CE Series Gasoline Type C school bus. The CE Series with the PSI 8.8L gasoline engine is purpose built and designed for stop and start operation, featuring similar power and performance to diesel, which allows for immediate acceleration after stops and greater hill climbing capacity. “We know our customers want a choice in powertrain options and our new gasoline-powered bus will be just another example of how IC Bus is responding to market demand,” commented Trish Reed, vice president and GM of IC Bus.

Navistar Unveils Uptime-Centric Vision for Growing ReNEWed(R) Reman Brand; Expands Fleetrite(R) Private Label Parts Brand

ATLANTA -- Navistar today showcased its future vision for the ReNEWed® remanufactured components business, unveiling a new brand identity representing its mission to deliver higher value through better uptime, and announcing plans to expand its product line-up in 2018. Navistar is also expanding the portfolio of its Fleetrite® private label parts business.

The New Stay Warm Feature Improves Engine and DPF Performance for Thomas Built Buses


HIGH POINT, NC – In early 2017, Thomas Built Buses announced a revolutionary new feature for diesel engines: Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Temperature Stabilization, also known as the Stay Warm feature. This new feature optimizes the regenerative parameters of diesel engines, increasing active regeneration and decreasing aftertreatment DPF maintenance issues. Over the past year, Thomas Built dealers have been implementing the Stay Warm feature in diesel school buses across North America, and school districts could not be more pleased. 

Wiring to Blame in North Carolina School Bus Fires

Checks on all North Carolina school buses are recommended as an investigation concludes that engine wiring was the cause in two school bus fires in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) district last year. 

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MAHLE Service Solutions Showcase Full Product Portfolio in New Heavy Duty Aftermarket Catalog

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – MAHLE Service Solutions has introduced its 2018 “Commercial Vehicle Service Tool and Equipment Product” catalog (No. MSS-HD-18). The new catalog, published for the first time, highlights the company’s full portfolio of heavy duty products and includes product information on its ShopPRO, TechPRO HD®, ArcticPRO® and FluidPRO® line of products for the heavy duty aftermarket.

New Cummins Westport Natgas Engines Meet Low NOx


The model-year 2018 Cummins Westport B6.7N natural gas engine for school bus applications meet the lowest optional standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emission, the company announced.

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PowerPro Series of Heavy Duty Starter Motors Expands with New PowerPro 7.5 24V, 7.5kW Model from Leece-Neville


NOVI, Mich. -- Prestolite Electric has launched the PowerPro 7.5, an all-new 24V, 7.5kW starter motor as part of the premium PowerPro family of replacement starters from Leece-Neville® Heavy Duty Systems. Designed for use in diesel engines up to 16L, the new in-line, gear reduction starter offers industry-leading starting performance at a favorable price.