Volume Three | March 2019
We'd like to take a moment to welcome the following new employees!
Welcome to Hoglund Bus Co!
Rick Lian - Monticello Service Manager
D: 763.271.2979 - E: Rick.lian@hoglundbus.com

Mike Schmaedeka - Bloomington & Marshalltown Service Manager
D: 612.999.9507 - E: mikes@hoglundbus.com

Tim Takata - MN Parts Salesman
C: 612.812.9421 - E: tim.takata@hoglundbus.com

Gordy Isenberg - MN Parts Salesman
C: 763.355.2921 - E: gordy.isenberg@hoglundbus.com

Mark Braga - Marshalltown Parts Counterperson
D: 641.351.7650 - E: mark.braga@hoglundbus.com
IC Bus on the Today Show!
The Today Show reached out to IC Bus about doing a feature on the new safety technology that they now offer as standard on all school bus models - electronic stability control and collision mitigation. Check out this feature by Jeff Rossen that aired on the Today Show!
Upcoming Trade Shows
Don't miss out on this year's bus shows!

TSD Conference - 3/15 - 3/20 - Embassy Suites, Dallas, TX. Hoglund Bus Co. Booth#421
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!
We don't think so! We are planning another fishing theme giveaway in the spring with your parts purchase. Let your salesman know what you’d like to see for a giveaway.
Automatic Heated Wiper Blade
& Module System
Automatic heated blades, no switches required, heats up to 150 degrees
Wiper Shakers
Keeps wiper blades clear of snow & ice
Part Number: SKR002
$67.99 ea.
Wheel Pocket Repair Kit
Part Number: 2241534CK
Fits IC buses, covers all areas between front and rear body support.
Lower Body Repair Panel
Galvannealed Steel
96"L x 20"W with a 1"
90 degree lip
Part Number: 96X20
$89.00 ea.
3 Window Ribbed Side Panel
84 1/2" x 16"
P/N: 423111003HOG
$139.99 ea.
Entrance Door Glass
Tempered $64.99 ea.
p/n: 452416003
Laminated - $74.99 ea
p/n: 452416004
Driver Air Vent Cover
Fresh air vent cover for driver warmth.
$15.00 ea.
Full cover winterfront; includes snaps and instructions
$75.27 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 and surrounding area.

C: 612.756.0990
Tim Takata
Parts Sales
C: 612.812.9421
Gordy Isenberg
Parts Sales
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
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.
• 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
NEW to the 2019 line up, IC University is offering two ADVANCED training sessions. It will include more hands on training, with more diagnostics and a "Skills Competition Event" during the last day. Please note that these training sessions are only available for those who previously attended in 2017 or 2018. The advanced training is three days at the plant and is limited to 60 attendees.

IC U Advanced Dates: June 24th - 27th and July 8th - 11th
• IC Bus Tulsa Plant Tour
• Gasoline Engine Training and Diagnostic
• Cummins Diesel Engine and Diagnostics
• Allison Transmission and Diagnostic
• Advance Electrical and Diagnostic
• Bendix Electronic Stability Control and Collision Mitigation
• Lecce Neville Starter and Alternator Systems and Diagnostic
• BraunAbility Lift
Contact your Hoglund Bus Salesman for more information,
including registration, schedule, lodging & pricing!
Hoglund Bus Company's 2 Day Mechanics Training

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

  • June 11 - 12 - HBC Bloomington, MN

  • June 18 - 19 - Northern MN (Location TBD)

  • June 25 - 26 - Marshalltown IA (Location TBD)
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.
'07 and Newer Brake Light Operation on HPV with Full Power Brakes
Applies To: HPV Brake Light Full Power Brakes

Description: The Full Power brake system has a unique operation for the brake switch. The ABS ECU receives an input from the brake switch and then provides a signal to the Body Controller for brake light operation.

Symptoms: Diagnostic Trouble Code(s) & Dashboard Indicator Light(s)
Note: It has been identified that using a retarder on ISB equipped vehicles may cause a 597-2 fault code, and kick out the cruise control. A technical service case file will be required to resolve the issue.

Corrective Action for ISB powered vehicle setting 597-2 during retarder use:
  • DLB Feature to Remove: 0595AAD
  • DLB Feature to Apply: 0595BYT
These features are NOT dealer programmable
All voltage checks should be made with the connectors plugged in properly. Voltages will change when connectors are unplugged, resulting in incorrect values being recorded. Always use proper troubleshooting techniques, such as a Breakout T. Do not pierce the wiring to make voltage checks.
  1. Check at Brake Switch connector 4037 Pin 2 for 12 volts. (Fused battery voltage).
  2. When brakes applied check at Brake Switch 4037 Pin 1 for approx 10.5 volts. (If voltage is lower than 10 volts then replace brake switch).
  3. When brakes applied check at Full Power ECU connector 9511 Pin 10 for approx 10.5 volts. (Voltage should match signal at Pin 1 of the Brake Switch)
  4. When the brake pedal is not applied check the Body Controller connector1602-E14 for 10 volts with the key on. There will be approx 4.5 volts when the key is off. (If voltage missing make sure accessory, ignition and main power circuit to body controller are good, also check circuit N90F/A90F for short to ground).
  5. When brakes applied check the Body Controller connector 1602-E14 for close to 0 volts (If voltage is 2 volts or higher check circuit N90F/A90F for short to power)

Note: If the 9511 Connector is unplugged from the ABS ECU and the brake switch is still powered and plugged in, the signal wire from the brake switch to 9511-10 will have 12 volts on it. This is due to the type of brake switch being used, and the ECU providing circuit fault detection.
Signals to Watch:

Use Diamond Logic Builder to make a session from the feature installed for the Full Power Brake System. For assistance in making a session from a feature in DLB, please follow IK2600008 - How to Diagnose Electrical Problems with Diamond Logic Builder
  • 0595ALR - BC PROG, HYDRAULIC BRAKE SPLIT for Full Power System (Used in the screen shots)
  • With Key ON verify check marks for IGN and ACC power
  • Check for any fault codes follow IK2600036 - Retrieving Fault Codes with DLB for assistance with this
  • Brake_Analog_Switch_Raw_Signal should change with brake application
Corrective action for ISB powered vehicles setting 597-2 during retarder use
Remove DLB Feature Apply DLB Feature
Note: The values in the table above were measured on a working truck with DLB. The screen shot below is one example. The value shown in DLB will not match the voltage you measure with the breakout box. The Body Controller uses resistors internally to measure volt drop. That is why the value shown in the session does not match the physical value measured on the wire.
Component Location
Parts Information:
Part #: 2605103C91
Description: Brake Switch
Qty. 1