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    Bendix Wheel-End Package Available on International Trucks

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    A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix, consisting of the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake, Bendix EverSure Spring Brake, Bendix Versajust LS Slack Adjuster and Bendix foundation drum brakes, is now available on a range of International Trucks medium- and heavy-duty models.

    By making the component bundle available, International Trucks will be able to offer fleets and owner-operators the benefits of a complete wheel-end package designed by a single provider.

    Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes are available as an option on all Class 6-8 platforms where air disc brake technology is available. Bendix foundation drum brakes are an option on all Class 5-8 air-braked vehicle platforms. New as an option on International's entire lineup of Class 5-8 air-braked tractor, truck, and bus platforms is the Versajust Slack Adjuster with the EverSure spring brake standard on the same vehicle set.

    “Navistar is making it possible for fleets and owner-operators to realize the value of a comprehensive wheel-end package engineered by a single provider,” said Scott Burkhart, Bendix vice president – sales, marketing, and business development. “Combine that with the uptime benefits of being able to turn to one OE post-sales support team for their entire wheel-end, and the advantages become even clearer.”

    The Bendix component package now available at Navistar starts with foundation brakes and also includes chambers and automatic slack adjusters.

    Related: Bendix Offers Maintenance Pointers Ahead of CVSA Roadcheck

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    Used Truck Sales Fall but Are Trending Upward Overall

    Used Class 8 truck same-dealer sales volumes were down in July but still on an upward trend overall this year, according to an ACT Research report.

    Sales volumes in July saw an 8% drop from June's numbers, with year-over-year and year-to-date comparisons also seeing similar drops. However, last month saw a 15% increase in sales volumes, so July's drop may not be as bad as it seems.

    Dealers have been reporting an increase in customer traffic, but much like last month, this has failed to translate to a surge in actual sales.

    “Despite the volatility month to month, the overall trend is on an upward trek, with year-to-date volumes only 7% off last year's numbers,” said Steve Tam, ACT's vice president-commercial vehicle sector. “Year-to-date declines over the last several months have been fairly consistent, possibly signaling a stabilization in volumes.”

    ACT provides data on used truck sales based on a sample of industry data for each major truck OEM, including Freightliner, Kenworth, Peterbilt, International, Mack and Volvo. For more information, click here.

    Related: More Options For Buying Used

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    California Toughens Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules

    California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.

    Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he will sign the measure, which passed the state Senate Aug. 23, after passing the state Assembly on Aug. 22. Related legislation, Assembly Bill 197, that passed on Aug. 22 would tighten state oversight of the California Air Resources Board.

    The legislation requires the state to reduce greenhouse gas levels to 40% below their 1990 levels by 2030. The state has already passed legislation that requires greenhouse gas levels to return to 1990 levels, reports the Sacramento Bee.

    "I look forward to signing this bill and AB 197 when they land on my desk," Brown said in a statement. "With these bills, California's charting a clear path on climate beyond 2020 and we'll continue to work to shore up the cap-and-trade program, reduce super pollutants and direct more investment to disadvantaged communities."

    Related: Calif. Exceeding Zero-Emission Vehicle Goal

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    Truckers Post Available Capacity for Shippers on HaulHound

    HaulHound is a free app that allows truckers to post their available empty capacity to shippers can find and fill empty trucks and transport their products.

    Using HaulHound, truckers can post and edit their truck capacity from anywhere in real time. The app streamlines the information and updates posts automatically when they expire. In turn, HaulHound's online aggregation system allows shippers to search various logistics sources at once and refines their search results to compare availability and other information needed to fill empty trucks.

    HaulHound was designed in collaboration between industry veterans and technology specialists, aimed at leveraging technology to eliminate the time and miles wasted by not being able to efficiently connect shippers and empty trucks.

    “When we started the company, our goal was simple. We wanted to make the process of booking trucks as fast and easy as possible,” said Andrew Kim, president of HaulHound. “Our people have extensive experience in the industry and a wide range of backgrounds, so it was really important for us to meet the needs of both truckers and shippers.”

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