Volume Six | June 2019
Upcoming Trade Shows
Don't miss out on this year's shows!

  • June 7 - 12, 2019 STN EXPO - JW Marriott, Indianapolis

Your monthly inventory, service & parts specials!
Thank you for being a part of our monthly email subscription. Below lists new and used bus inventory, service article(s), parts specials and much more. Our sales department specializes in IC and Collins buses. We offer school buses from 10 to 90 passenger, CE (conventional), RE (rear engine), Type A and lift buses. Hoglund Bus can custom build to your specification as well as offer leasing and financing options. Check out our extensive inventory of new and used buses.
Randy Johnson
Randy has been with Hoglund Bus Company since 2000 and is our Northern MN School Bus Sales Consultant.

Cell: 612.850.5839
Doug Erdmann
Doug has been with Hoglund Bus Company since 2002 and is our Metro MN School Bus Sales Consultant.

Cell: 612.756.3335
Kevin Schmidt
Kevin has been with Hoglund Bus Company since 2010 and is our Southern MN School Bus Sales Consultant.

Cell: 612.819.6017
Chris Sexton
Chris has been with Hoglund Bus Company since 2013 and is our Used Inventory Sales Manager.

Cell: 763.203.3886
Direct: 763.271.2974
Brian Watley
Brian has been with Hoglund Bus Company since 2017 and is our Sales Manager for both School Bus & Commercial Bus.

Cell: 612.940.3477
Direct: 763.271.8750
This years Unsung Hero is Brenda Otto!

Congratulations Brenda!

Her peers had to say the following:
Brenda has helped improve processes, is always willing to work positively across depts. She doesn’t just take “because we’ve always done it that way” for an answer. She seeks to understand why and looks for ways to do it better. Brenda is willing to pitch in wherever she can to get buses delivered and has a positive attitude and genuinely cares about the business, her co-workers, and customers.
Parts Specials - 763.295.5103
Our Parts Department carries an extensive inventory of “all makes” products and can supply everything needed to keep your vehicles running smoothly. We also offer daily delivery to local and metro areas in Minnesota. Our goal is to make ordering parts as easy as possible!
Contact us today to place your parts order!
Part No: 238639- $502.76
Part No: 238516- $472.39
Part No: 239172- $432.68
Part No: 239084- $598.58
Part No: 239283- $440.74

Part No: 239173- $477.07
Part No: 238619- $502.34
Right Headlight
Int'l P/N: 3565429C93
Hoglund P/N: FLTHL3565430
$121.56 ea.

Left Headlight
Int'l P/N: 3565430C93
Hoglund P/N: FLTHL3565429
$121.54 ea.
Right Headlight
BB P/N: 888-5507
$113.76 ea.

Left Headlight
BB P/N: 888-5508
$113.76 ea.

Right Headlight
TH P/N: 888-5204
Hoglund P/N: FLTHLFM2R
$121.61 ea.

Left Headlight
TH P/N: 888-5203
Hoglund P/N: FLTHLFM2L
$121.61 ea.
Parts Sales Team
Jim Lanz
Parts sales for Metro MN and surrounding WI areas.

C: 763.213.3531
Mick Maher
Parts sales for Northern MN/West and surrounding areas

C: 612.756.0990
Tim Takata
Parts sales for Northern MN/East and surrounding areas
C: 612.812.9421
Gordy Isenberg
Parts sales for Southern MN and surrounding areas

C: 763.355.2921
Our Service Department specializes in the repair of medium duty trucks, school buses and commercial buses. We are an authorized Allison, ArbocSV, BraunAbility, Carrier, Collins Bus, Champion Bus, Cummins Engine, IC Bus, International Truck, Glaval Bus, Ricon Lifts and TurtleTop service center. Our technicians are factory trained, ASE Certified, Master Certified and Diamond Certified in order to assist with all repairs and maintenance of your fleet. Our technicians are required to continue with ongoing classes and training.
Tech Specialist, Doug Yager
Doug Yager has been working with Hoglund Bus Company since 2007 and is our Diamond Certified Tech Specialist. Since 1978 Doug has been involved with the repair of fleets and has continued ongoing training to stay up to date with the ever changing industry and diagnostics of Navistar products.
D: 763.271.2982 E: service@hoglundbus.com
Warranty Support:
We invite you to contact our Warranty Dept. with any questions you might have. Contact Eric Farber at 763.271.2978 or eric.farber@hoglundbus.com
Mobile Service Available
Hoglund Bus Co. offers mobile service throughout Minnesota. If you can't make it to us, we'll come to you! To schedule your mobile service appointment, contact Tom Paulson.
D: 763.271.2962
Hoglund Bus Company's
2 Day Mechanics Training

Save the dates for this summer's 2 Day Mechanics Training! Registration will open soon.

  • June 18 - 19 - Northern MN - Northern Lights Casino, Walker - Register Now

  • June 25 - 26 - Hampton Inn & Suites, Marshalltown - Register Now
June 10th - 13th
July 15th - 18th
July 22nd - July 25th
IC Bus University "Maintaining that Momentum" program is a series of five one-week summer training sessions conducted at the Tulsa Bus Plant. Each session brings together school bus technicians to focus on core topics of learning. Contact your Hoglund Bus Salesman for more information, including registration, schedule, lodging & pricing!
• IC Bus Tulsa Plant Tour
• Gasoline Engine Training
• Cummins Diesel Engine
• Allison Transmission
• Basic Electrical
• IC Bus Service Portal
• Air Conditioning Training
• Lecce Neville Starter and Alternator Systems
• Bendix ESC and Collision Mitigation
• OnCommand Connection Telematics
• BraunAbility Lift
Did you know that Hoglund Bus Company is an Authorized Dealer for Cummins Engine Warranty? This includes all IC, Bluebird and Thomas buses that have Cummins engines.
The NEXIQ Blue-Link is a mobile vehicle interface that enables you to use either your iOS or Android devices (e.g., smartphones or tablets) to communicate with heavy duty vehicles for quick access to basic diagnostic information. It plugs into the vehicle’s diagnostic connector, and provides wireless communication with on-board electronic control units. When used in conjunction with First-Link™, the new mobile app from NEXIQ Technologies, the NEXIQ Blue-Link becomes a triage tool for drivers and service technicians of commercial vehicles and equipment. First-Link provides features that help drivers connect their mobile devices to the vehicle’s diagnostic port; they also monitor the vehicle’s health status and increase the vehicle’s uptime. If, for example, a Check Engine Light is illuminated, the app assists the driver to understand the cause so that he can seek assistance if needed (i.e., service and repair). Later back at the shop, service technicians can utilize the information gathered by the application to aid in vehicle service and repair.
NEXIQ Blue-Link™ - EESM604
The First-Link™ App Is Available on the App Store and on Google Play.

* Inexpensive
* Convenient
* Small—fits in your pocket
* Wireless—no cables required
* Reliable Bluetooth communication
* Fast—lets you quickly gather a snapshot of vehicle statistics

* Compatible with iOS and Android devices (pairs easily with both)
* Provides the ability to export vehicle health reports generated by First-Link™ to Navistar's OnCommand® Connection.
* Integrated 16-pin and 9-pin Deutsch connectors
* Simple, one-button design to put the device in Discovery mode
* RP1227 support

Vehicle Network Protocol Support:
* J1708
* 3 CAN Channels (CAN / J1939 / ISO15765 - 250K, 1Mb/s with Auto Baud detection
* Wireless Certifications—FCC (US), IC (Canada), CE (European Union), TELEC (Japan), KCC (Korea)
* EMC Certifications—EN 301 489-1:V1.9.2 (2011-09), EN 301 489-17:V2.2.1 (2012-09)
* Safety Certifications—EN 60950-1:2006 (2nd Ed.) + Am 1:2010 + Am 2:2013
6-pin to 9-pin Deutsch adapter. Enables a 9-pin adapter to connect to a vehicle with a 6-pin connector.