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Throwback Thursday – Isuzu Elf Trucks

We found some really cool old Isuzu Elf Pick Up Truck pictures for Throwback Thursday

By |November 5th, 2015|Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Throwback Thursday – Isuzu Elf Trucks

Hino Commercial Trucks 155 Model Delivers Vocational Abilities

Great Article about the Hino 155 From the Work Truck Online Website

Hino Commercial Trucks making an impact on vocational and fleet truck industry

The Hino 155 offers some excellent medium duty truck options for landscapers, construction companies and contractors, electricians, plumbers, meat and produce companies and several other markets

Earlier in 2015, during the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Hino Trucks added the 155 model cab-over engine (COE) truck to its product lineup.

The Class 4 truck features a GVWR of 14,500 pounds and is powered by Hino’s J05E-TP engine rated at 210 hp. Hino will also offer a double cab version of the Class 4, the 155-DC model, which seats up to seven when a larger crew is needed.

“We are very excited about the addition of the 155 and 155-DC to our model lineup. We will now be able to better serve the needs of our customers with a wider range of product offerings,” said Glenn Ellis, VP marketing, dealer operations and product planning for Hino Trucks.

Delivering Vocational Abilities
Since its launch, the 155 has excelled in the light delivery segment, both in refrigerated and dry van applications.

“It is also an ideal application fit in the landscaping industry. From a stake-body application for delivering trees to a jobsite to a spray rig application for lawn fertilization, the maneuverability of the 155 makes it a great fit in this industry where the ability to move in and out of tight spaces is essential,” Ellis said.

The all-new Hino Class 4 COE model 155 was designed specifically for the North American market, and is available now.

“We are now delivering. We are very encouraged about the potential of the 155 in the U.S. market as it has exceeded sales expectations thus […]

By |November 5th, 2015|Hino Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Hino Commercial Trucks 155 Model Delivers Vocational Abilities

Hino Commercial Trucks expand Insight Platform adding more standard features

For Immediate Release

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks has expanded its INSIGHT platform to create a connected vehicle for all customers

The expanded Hino INSIGHT platform delivers three key services to owners: INSIGHT Telematics – powered by Telogis, INSIGHT Remote Diagnostics (INSIGHT RD) and INSIGHT Case Management (INSIGHT CM) – powered by Decisiv. This entire platform will be standard fit across all 2017 model year models. Hino is the first OEM to provide Telematics, Remote Diagnostics and Case Management as a standard feature.

“Our market is transforming at a pace unseen in years past. Customers are realizing the benefit of receiving real-time data in order to compete and manage their fleet in the most efficient manner. This is not only large fleets, but also owner owners and small business pwners. INSIGHT is the first comprehensive platform that focuses on fleet efficiency through INSIGHT Telematics – powered by Telogis, maximizing uptime through INSIGHT Remote Diagnostics, and providing streamlined/transparent communication between customer, dealer and OEM through INSIGHT Case Management – powered by Decisiv,” said Glenn Ellis, Vice President of Marketing, Dealer Operations and Product Planning for Hino Trucks…Read More.

Download the Hino INSIGHT Press Release Here

By |November 2nd, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Hino Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Service|Comments Off on Hino Commercial Trucks expand Insight Platform adding more standard features

Isuzu NPR EFI 12 Ft. Landscape Dump Truck – Feature Friday

This New Isuzu NPR EFI is the Featured Truck of the week
New 2015 Isuzu NPR Gas with a 12 FT Landscape dump. The body comes with a hitch, tarp, and plug. The truck is 12,000 GVWR, seats 2 people. AM/FM CD, AC, Anti-Lock braking system, cruise control, power locks and windows, power steering. You can finance this truck for $598/month with just your tax & tags down.

View our current stock of new Isuzu Landscape Dump Trucks.

By |October 9th, 2015|Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu NPR EFI 12 Ft. Landscape Dump Truck – Feature Friday

Isuzu NPR ECOMAX 12 Ft. Utility Service Body Truck – Feature Friday

This New Isuzu NPR ECOMAX is the Featured Truck of the week
New 2014 Isuzu NPR Eco Max with a 12 Ft. Service body. The body has interior shelving, latter rack, access latter, and narrow double doors. The truck is loaded with all the options. 12,000 GVW, 3.0Liter Isuzu Engine, 4JJI-TC 150 HP, Aisin A460 6 speed transmission, 215/85R16 tires, 25 gallon fuel tank, AM FM Radio with USB port, Power Heated Mirrors, Back up alarm, DOT Safety Kit, Morgan Utility Body, Swing split doors, Hardwood floor, Shelving and drawer units each side, Room for additional equipment, 48 open floor space, Ladder rack on roof, Access rear ladder, 12 x 79 x 96 FRP Dry Freight. This truck gets 16 MPG and has a 5 year/ 200,000 mileage warranty. You can finance this truck for $691/ month with your tax and tags down. View more pictures here.

Click here to view our new Isuzu utility service trucks currently in stock.

By |October 2nd, 2015|Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu NPR ECOMAX 12 Ft. Utility Service Body Truck – Feature Friday

Truck Driving Safety Tips

Truck Driving Safety Tips: 7 Safety Rules for a Long Haul
1. Watch your blind spots
Other motorists may not be aware of a truck’s “no zones” — those where crashes are most likely to occur. Common “no zones” include:

Off to the side just in front of the cab
Just behind the side mirrors
Directly behind the truck

If others aren’t aware of these trouble spots, they may drive dangerously close. As frustrating as this can be, it’s up to you to exercise caution before turning or changing lanes and to maintain a safe distance.

2. Reduce speed in work zones
Roughly one-third of all fatal work-zone accidents involve large trucks. Make sure to take your time going through interstate construction — your delivery can always wait.

3. Maintain your truck
Give your vehicle a thorough check each morning (fluid levels, horn, mirrors, etc.). The brakes are particularly vital, given how much weight is riding on them. If you spot anything unusual, report it to dispatch before attempting to drive.

4. Load cargo wisely
The higher you stack cargo, the more drag on the truck. By stacking lower and spreading cargo through the full space of the truck, you can stay more nimble and improve your fuel economy.

5. Reduce speed on curves
Usually, following the speed limit is a good thing. When it comes to trucking, however, there are times when even adhering to posted signs is still too fast (confusing, we know).

Particularly on exit/entrance ramps, the speed limits are meant more for cars; trucks have a tendency to tip over if they take the curves too fast. When going through any curve, it’s best to set your speed far lower than the posted limit to make up for your rig’s unique dimensions.

6. Adjust for bad weather
Inclement […]

By |September 29th, 2015|Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on Truck Driving Safety Tips

Hino Trucks supports Air Resources Board in milestone for clean-air trucks

Novi, Michigan – Hino Trucks participated in last week’s celebration of the 2,000th Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher (HVIP) hosted by the California Air Resources Board. Elected officials, and other industry members, including CALSTART, which administers the program for ARB, were in attendance as the recipient, Redwood Products of Chino, CA took ownership of a Hino COE model 195h delivery truck.

HVIP is the nation’s first program to directly reduce the up-front cost of hybrid or zero-emission trucks and buses. HVIP incentives drive manufacturing production and fleet acceptance of the advanced heavy-duty vehicle technologies California must deploy to meet its long-term air quality and climate goals. Redwood Products is the recipient of a $23,000 voucher, which covered close to one-third of the price of a low-carbon Hino hybrid truck.

Since 2010, ARB has awarded 2,000 vouchers for low-carbon hybrid and zero-emission trucks. “At Hino, we are committed to doing our part in reducing our carbon footprint and our 195h model is proof in motion of this commitment. Since 1991, we have sold over 15,000 vehicles worldwide using Hino’s hybrid technology, making us an industry leader in commercial hybrid product sales,” said Glenn Ellis, Vice President of Marketing, Product Planning and Dealer Operations for Hino Trucks.

“Like other forward-looking companies, Hino Trucks has demonstrated that California’s efforts to support cleaner low-carbon trucks and transportation creates a market and a successful business opportunity,” ARB Executive Officer Richard Corey said.

This incentive program has contributed to air pollution reductions in neighborhoods throughout California. Since its launch in 2010, HVIP has provided more than $63 million to help California fleets statewide purchase more than 430 zero-emission trucks and buses and 1,800 hybrid trucks and uses – and […]

By |September 28th, 2015|Hino Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Hino Trucks supports Air Resources Board in milestone for clean-air trucks

Potential Tax Savings for 2015

IRS Offers Special Tax Breaks to Small Businesses
Section 179 of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 179) allows taxpayers to elect to deduct the cost of certain types of property for tax purposes as an expense, rather than requiring the cost of the property to be capitalized and depreciated. Eligible property is generally limited to tangible, depreciable, personal property (like an Isuzu truck!) which is acquired for use in the active conduct of a trade or business. In addition to standard depreciation on new trucks, bonus depreciation may also be available.
2015 Deduction Limit = $25,000
This deduction is good on new and used equipment, like a new Isuzu truck or a Isuzu GoldStar® previously owned truck. This limit is only good for 2015, and the equipment must be financed / purchased and put into service by the end of the day, 12/31/2015.
2015 Spending Cap on equipment purchases = $200,000
This is the maximum amount that can be spent on equipment before the Section 179 Deduction available to your company begins to be reduced on a dollar for dollar basis. This spending cap makes Section 179 a true “small business tax incentive”.
Bonus Depreciation: not available in 2015
In prior years, Bonus Depreciation would be taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap is reached. Note: Bonus Depreciation was available for new equipment only; in 2015, Bonus Depreciation is not available at all.
2015 Section 179
Example Calculation

2015 or 2016 Isuzu N-Series:

First Year Write Off: ($25,000 Maximum 2015)

50% Bonus First Year Depreciation: (not available in 2015)

Normal First Year Depreciation: (20% in each of 5 yrs on remaining amount)

Total First Year Deduction: ($25,000 + $5,000)

Cash Savings: ($30,000 x 35% tax rate)

Equipment cost after tax: (assuming a 35% tax bracket)

Your Isuzu Transportation […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Potential Tax Savings for 2015

Isuzu Adds Class 3 NPR Diesel Cabover

Isuzu Introduces 2016 13,000-LB. GVWR NPR Diesel

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s bestselling low cab forward trucks, today introduced its newest model—the 2016 NPR Diesel. The truck features a 13,000-lb. GVWR and a 33.5-inch frame to offer more capability than previously available in an entry-level Isuzu diesel truck—while still providing legendary Isuzu durability and fuel economy.

“With a 13,000-lb. GVWR, the new NPR Diesel approaches the capacity of a Class 4 truck, but at a Class 3 price,” said Shaun Skinner, executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “This truck is the latest example of how Isuzu is committed to lowering the cost of truck ownership without sacrificing performance, practicality, long-term reliability or fuel efficiency.”

Among the notable features of the 2016 NPR Diesel:

Standard 30-gallon rear-mounted in-rail fuel tank
Frame width of 33.5 inches that will accept bodies up to 102 inches wide and 91 inches high
Four wheelbases—109, 132.5, 150, and 176 inches—that will accept body lengths up to 20 feet

The new NPR Diesel is powered by the newest and most modern powerplant in the Isuzu family, the 3.0-liter 4JJ1-TC turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine. The powerplant produces 150 horsepower and 282 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 to 2,800 rpm.

“With its peak torque available at low and mid-range engine speeds, the 4J engine gives drivers both good off-the-line acceleration and passing power,” Skinner said.

That power doesn’t come at the expense of durability. The engine has a B-10 diesel engine life rating of 310,000 miles. And in keeping with Isuzu’s commitment to environmental responsibility, the engine is capable of running on B20 biodiesel fuel.

The powerplant is mated to an Aisin A460 six-speed automatic transmission with double overdrive, lock-up torque converter […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu Adds Class 3 NPR Diesel Cabover

Isuzu NRR 14 Ft. Dump Body Truck – Feature Friday

This new Isuzu NRR Lo-Boy Dump Body is the Featured Truck of the week
Equipped with 14’ Crysteel lo-boy dump body, 14” high two section fold down sides, 20” high drop tailgate, 52” front bulkhead, 215 HP 4 cylinder Diesel Engine, Aisin 6 speed automatic transmission, 19,500 GVW, Heated remote mirrors, Power windows and door locks, AC, AM FM USB equipped radio, PTO switch, Back up alarm, Fire extinguisher and triangles, Chrome Grill, Full cab shield, Tow package with 2 5/16 ball D-rings and 7 way trailer plug, Electric brake controller, Manual mesh tarp and roller .

To see more new landscape trucks we currently have in stock you can visit our New Isuzu Landscape Trucks page . If you don’t see what you’re looking for, give us a call and we’ll help find the right truck for you.

By |September 18th, 2015|Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu NRR 14 Ft. Dump Body Truck – Feature Friday