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Fuso and the Future of Trucking: Electric Fuso Canter Trucks

Electric Fuso Canter Trucks Complete Year-Long Trial
Zero emissions, one hundred percent electric: FUSO Canter E-CELL customer trials completed successfully

Vehicles proved adequate for everyday use • Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC): “The FUSO Canter E-CELL project is a great example of innovation and collaboration between the Portuguese government, its agencies, FUSO and Daimler Trucks.”
Tramagal plant important production site for MFTBC in Europe and integrated into Daimler Trucks’ global production Network

Stuttgart/Lisbon – One year after the hand-over of FUSO Canter E-CELL trucks to selected customers, the trials for the battery-electric-powered “Zero Emission” vehicle were officially completed in Portugal. At an event held in Lisbon, Paulo Portas, Deputy Prime Minister of Portugal, representatives of government authorities, customers as well as the management of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Europe and Daimler Trucks drew a positive conclusion from the real-life performance of the trucks.

“The FUSO Canter E-CELL project is a great example of innovation and collaboration between the Portuguese government, its agencies, FUSO and Daimler Trucks”, said Marc Llistosella, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) and Head of Daimler Trucks Asia.

The Portuguese government co-funded the research project through IAPMEI, the Public Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation.

“The vehicle underlines our commitment to thinking ahead and developing sustainable and reliable transportation solutions to the benefit of our customers and society as a whole. The results of the trials prove that we are on the right track. The customers in the test trial experienced the Canter E-CELL as an efficient and reliable concept fully meeting the demands of urban delivery transport”, Llistosella added.

MFTBC is the centre of competence for hybrid technology within Daimler Trucks. Based on this experience, the Daimler subsidiary […]

By |July 6th, 2015|Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Fuso and the Future of Trucking: Electric Fuso Canter Trucks

Freightliner CL12042ST-Columbia 120 Daycab Tractor – Feature Friday

This Freightliner Columbia 120 Single Axle Tractor is the Featured Truck of the week
This 2009 Freightliner CL12042ST-Columbia 120 Daycab Tractor is equipped with a Caterpillar C13 engine, 305HP, Air Ride Suspension, 65,000 GVW.  Off lease and low miles!

To see more used commercial trucks and tractors that we currently have in stock you can visit our Used Tractors page.

By |July 3rd, 2015|Feature Friday, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Freightliner CL12042ST-Columbia 120 Daycab Tractor – Feature Friday

Vintage Isuzu KS Diesel Truck Picture – Throwback Thursday

Isuzu’s KS Diesel Truck

Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., is the distributor of Isuzu commercial vehicles in the United States. Isuzu commercial trucks have been the best-selling low-cab-forward trucks in America every year since 1986.

Isuzu diesel-powered trucks range from the 12,000-lb. GVWR NPR ECO-MAX to the 19,500-lb. GVWR NRR. Both standard and crew cab models are offered and all are available in a range of wheelbases to meet the needs of a variety of applications.

Isuzu is also the only brand to offer a gasoline-powered low-cab-forward truck in North America. The NPR-Gas—also available in a variety of wheelbases, cab styles and GVWRs—is assembled in Charlotte, Michigan. An optional version of the gasoline engine is capable of being converted to run on compressed natural gas or propane. Also, Isuzu is the only manufacturer to offer, CNG/LPG-capable low-cab-forward trucks in North America.

Check out our inventory of New and Used Isuzu Trucks.

By |July 2nd, 2015|Isuzu Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Vintage Isuzu KS Diesel Truck Picture – Throwback Thursday

Mitsubishi Fuso Announces New CEO for North America

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Replaces CEO

Logan Township, NJ — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will soon make a leadership change. Mr. Marc Llistosella, Head of Daimler Trucks Asia, as well as President and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation (MFTBC), the parent company of MFTA, has announced that Ms. Jecka Glasman will succeed Mr. Todd Bloom as MFTA’s President & CEO, effective July 1, 2015.

In making the announcement, Llistosella noted, “The skill and experience Todd Bloom has gained in the last five years at the helm of MFTA will be used on a number of international assignments for MFTBC. At the same time, MFTA will benefit from the strong, process-focused and fresh, objective viewpoint brought to its leadership by Jecka Glasman. Together, we will continue to work to build the North American market and establish the FUSO brand as a major player in the medium-duty truck segment.”

According to Ms. Glasman, “I’m very excited by this opportunity and looking forward to growing the FUSO business in the US and Canada. Further, I would like to thank Todd Bloom for his leadership and commitment in driving the company forward.”

Glasman joined MFTBC in November 2014 and has served as MFTA’s Business Development Director, where, in addition to her normal duties, she has been able to work alongside Todd Bloom to help ensure a smooth transition in leadership and continuity of a strategic approach to the market. Prior to joining FUSO, Glasman served as Senior Vice President for Comverse Inc., a leader in the telecommunications industry. During her twelve-year tenure there, she managed large-scale global operations, and held various management positions in sales, customer service, and business operations.

For his part, Bloom echoed Glasman’s sentiments. […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Announces New CEO for North America

More Tips for Warm Weather Months from Isuzu – Tech Tip Tuesday

SUMMER MAINTENANCE TIPS BOUGHT TO YOU BY ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCKS
It has been a long and cold winter. Your Isuzu-built vehicle is one tough truck, but even the toughest truck needs some attention. The pot holes may have knocked your front end out of alignment, you may need new tires or a rotation, the fuel water separator may be filled with moisture, the windshield solvent may be out and you do not know what condition the hoses and belts are in! Below are a few more preventative maintenance tips that can help keep your truck operating efficiently through the summer.

ANTIFREEZE
Antifreeze is normally associated with winter, but it is equally important during the heat of summer. Even if your vehicle runs in cooler climates the mixture between antifreeze and water is normally a 50/50 ratio. This will also protect the engine during the winter months. In fact, it is recommended that the radiator be flushed every 24 months to prevent corrosion.

AIR FILTER
A clean air filter is one of those items that is often overlooked. On your Isuzu truck, the air cleaner is easy to access and easy to replace. In fact, it only takes a couple of minutes but a clean filter can help improve your fuel mileage and keep your engine running at peak performance.

TIRE SAFETY
When the thunderstorms hit and the rain sweeps across the road, nothing is more important than matched tread, enough tread and proper inflation. When we do a preventive maintenance service, we not only check the pressure, but evaluate your tires and make recommendations. Summer heat from the pavement can cause havoc just as much as under inflated, low tread depth, or non matched tread during a rain storm. Switching to all-season […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Isuzu Trucks, Safety & Compliance, Tech Tips, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on More Tips for Warm Weather Months from Isuzu – Tech Tip Tuesday

Tips for Summer Truck Maintenance – Tech Tip Tuesday

Key Components and Systems Need Additional Attention In Summer Months

Hot weather is already upon some parts of the country. The heat of summer can be as hard on your trucks as the freezing temperatures of winter. Yet some fleets don’t have specific maintenance set up for warmer weather. If you haven’t prepared your trucks for the heat, now is the time to bring them in for their summer maintenance service.

Here are some key components and systems that need additional attention in hot weather.

Cooling system: Start with checking antifreeze concentration levels. If the antifreeze-to-water ratio is off, the cooling system will not operate efficiently or may even fail in warm weather. Inspect the radiator mounts, fan shrouds and fan clutch as well. Basic maintenance of the cooling module should include a thorough pressure wash of the radiator/charger air cooler/air conditioning condenser from the engine side, pushing the debris out the front of the cores. With the engine off and key stowed away to avoid an inopportune start up, work from the top down, and get the pressure washer into the upper and lower corners behind the fan shroud. Be careful to not bend the fan blades with the wash wand or to nick the cooling fins.

Air conditioning system: Check for leaks and for state of charge. If you hear noise coming from the blower motor, it may be time to replace it. Check for refrigerant leaks. Pay special attention to hose, fittings and bend, and flex points. Make sure the condenser is clean and free of debris. Examine the filters to make sure they’re not plugged. Given today’s driver shortage, you can’t afford not to have a fully functioning air conditioning system. If the A/C fails, […]

By |June 23rd, 2015|Safety & Compliance, Tech Tips, Truck Service|Comments Off on Tips for Summer Truck Maintenance – Tech Tip Tuesday

Hino 195 12 Ft. Crew Cab Landscape Dump Truck – Feature Friday

This Hino 195 is the Featured Truck of the week
This is a 2015 Hino 195 crew cab with a 12 Ft. Aluminum Landscape dump. This truck has a side door, tarp, hitch, and a cab shield. It’s equipped with a Hino turbo diesel engine and an Allison automatic transmission. This truck is 19,500 GVWR. This truck has a payload of over 10,000 lbs. Hino is a Toyota Group Company. Please call or email today for more details.

By |June 19th, 2015|Feature Friday, Hino Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Hino 195 12 Ft. Crew Cab Landscape Dump Truck – Feature Friday

Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Trucks – Throwback Thursday

Mitsubishi Fuso T95AD Canter Is This Week’s Throwback Thursday Truck
This is a 1970 Fuso T95AD Canter light-duty truck which was one of three meticulously fully restored historic trucks by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) to their original and drivable condition.

Facts about the T95AD:

Second generation Canter
Produced 1968-1975
One of T90 series, with a cargo bed built for a dump body
Following the T90 series launch, Fuso’s market share in this segment doubled
The total production of Canter recorded 100,000 units in May 1, 1972

 

By |June 18th, 2015|Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Trucks – Throwback Thursday

2015 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition Oct 17-20, 2015 Philadelphia PA

Registration Underway Now for ATA’s 2015 Philadelphia MCE Event

Registration and housing are now underway for the 2015 ATA Management Conference and Exhibition (MCE), scheduled Oct. 17 through 20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

For the first time ever, MCE will kick off with an opening reception on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 17 in which all attendees are encouraged to enjoy the evening’s entertainment while networking with trucking industry colleagues.

Each year MCE proves to be the premiere meeting for trucking executives, and this four-day conference figures to be the same, featuring economic, regulatory, and business trends that will drive the success of fleets today and in the future. This year’s sessions will provide solutions to the trucking industry’s driver shortage crisis, critical insights into the economic forces driving the industry, and vital information about the major regulatory issues challenging motor carriers across the country.

We will have a host of industry experts and trucking executives exploring such important issues as:

Driver Recruitment: The industry needs 40,000 more drivers to meet capacity demands. Where can your company find the drivers you need?
Truck Design and Technology in the Future: Throughout the years, advances in truck design, equipment, and technology have been driving forces behind the success of our industry. What are the next big innovations that will transform the way fleets accomplish their work?
Safety Benchmarking: How much effort and money do trucking companies invest in safety? How does your company stack up?
Driver Retention: How can you create a company culture that improves driver retention?
Federal Regulations: What happens in D.C. affects every fleet. What key Federal regulations will impact your company’s operations and profitability?

In addition, MCE will deliver a one-of-a-kind opportunity to share common experiences, concerns […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry|Comments Off on 2015 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition Oct 17-20, 2015 Philadelphia PA

Isuzu NQR 14 Ft. Refrigerated Truck – Feature Friday

This 2014 Isuzu NQR 14 Ft. Refrigerated Truck is the Featured Truck of the week
This is a brand new truck with a nice used 14′ Refrigerated van body. It is equipped with a Carrier Supra 550 self contained unit. The unit has 1,458 hours. Isuzu diesel 4 cylinder turbo, 215HP, 17,950 GVWR, walk ramp, AM/FM CD Bluetooth, AC, power windows and locks. You can finance this truck for $876/month with just tax & tags down. Contact us for more info.

By |June 12th, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu NQR 14 Ft. Refrigerated Truck – Feature Friday