Commercial Trucking Industry

2013 Isuzu NPR HD 14 Ft. Refrigerated Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is the Used 2013 Isuzu NPR  HD Refrigerated  Truck. It comes equipped with a 13 ft. Reefer body. Self-contained reefer. Isuzu 4 cylinder diesel engine, 210 hp, automatic transmission, spring suspension, 139,257 miles . Stk# BTS1351368
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By |May 19th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2013 Isuzu NPR HD 14 Ft. Refrigerated Truck – Feature Friday

Launch of the 2018 Isuzu FTR in San Antonio

Opening sequence for the launch of the 2018 Isuzu FTR at the Class Above 2017 Isuzu Dealer Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

The production of the Isuzu all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment—the 2018 Isuzu FTR—began , Monday, May 8, 2017.

The truck’s combination of low-cab-forward design, Class 6 GVWR and four-cylinder diesel engine gives it fantastic maneuverability, the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 truck, and outstanding fuel efficiency. This is a true medium-duty Class 6 truck designed and built for this market, in this market.

The FTR is powered by Isuzu’s renowned 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine—a first in the segment. It generates 520 lbs.-ft. of torque and 215 horsepower and carries a B10 durability rating of 375,000 miles—meaning that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul. The truck has a gross vehicle weight rating of 25,950 lbs.

Eight wheelbase lengths, ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodate bodies from 14 feet to 30 feet, allowing for a wide variety of body applications.

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By |May 17th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Launch of the 2018 Isuzu FTR in San Antonio

Hino Commercial Trucks – The Right Truck, The Right Color

Get the right truck for your company’s needs – no matter what vocation.
Check out the Hino Commercial Trucks Lineup. Finding the right truck can take your business to the next level.

Now with Hino’s custom color paint options, you can now match your company truck colors to your company’s color scheme. The availability of varying paint colors now provides a convenient way to make your truck uniquely your own or create a visually harmonized truck fleet.

Contact us today about finding the right truck as well as harmonizing your fleet.

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By |May 15th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Hino Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Hino Commercial Trucks – The Right Truck, The Right Color

2016 Isuzu NPR XD Landscape Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is the 2016 Isuzu NPR XD Landscape  Truck. It comes equipped with a 13 ft. 13 ft. Blue Ridge Landscape body. The body includes a roll out tarp to protect your cargo as well as swing out doors for easy access and dumping. Single lockers on either side of the body for easy storage of tools or materials, ladder for easy access to the tarp and hitch. Isuzu 4HK1-TC diesel engine, 215 hp, spring suspension, 16,000 GVWR . Stk# 19576
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By |May 12th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2016 Isuzu NPR XD Landscape Truck – Feature Friday

Isuzu Begins Production of All-New Isuzu Class 6 Truck – 2018 Isuzu FTR

For Immediate Release

Source: Isuzu.com

Production of Isuzu Class 6 2018 FTR Truck Has Begun in New Facility in Charlotte, Michigan

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of America’s bestselling low cab forward trucks, has announced that production of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment—the 2018 Isuzu FTR—began , Monday, May 8, 2017.

The truck is being produced at a new 80,000-square-foot Spartan Motors facility in Charlotte, Michigan.

“We believe that the all-new FTR is the truck of the future,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “This truck’s combination of low-cab-forward design, Class 6 GVWR and four-cylinder diesel engine gives it fantastic maneuverability, the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 truck, and outstanding fuel efficiency.

“We’re also thrilled to be working with Spartan Motors in Michigan,” Skinner added. “Much of the engineering for this truck was done at the Isuzu Technical Center of America in Plymouth, Michigan, and many of the parts for it are U.S.-sourced. This is a true medium-duty Class 6 truck designed and built for this market, in this market.”

The FTR is powered by Isuzu’s renowned 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine—a first in the segment. It generates 520 lbs.-ft. of torque and 215 horsepower and carries a B10 durability rating of 375,000 miles—meaning that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul. The truck has a gross vehicle weight rating of 25,950 lbs.

Eight wheelbase lengths, ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodate bodies from 14 feet to 30 feet, allowing for a wide variety of body applications.

The new truck assembly plant where the FTR is being produced represents a $6.5 million investment and […]

By |May 11th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu Begins Production of All-New Isuzu Class 6 Truck – 2018 Isuzu FTR

The CVSA Annual Roadcheck Inspection Blitz Is Less Than a Month Away!

Are You Ready?

It’s almost here! The 30th Annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck 2017 is less than a month away. The 72-hour roadside inspection and law enforcement blitz will be held June 4-6. Are your drivers ready?

The goal of the three-day blitz is safety. Roadside CVSA truck inspections play a big role in reducing truck-related deaths. Since 1998, the CVSA estimates it has performed more than 1 million truck inspections. These inspections have saved more than 200 lives and prevented more than 4,000 injuries.

Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus is cargo securement. While checking for compliance with safe cargo securement regulations is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting cargo securement safety this year as a reminder of its importance to highway safety.

Download the CVSA’s Cargo Securement Tips Flyer

Inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle safety.

Drivers are required to provide items such as their driver’s license, hours-of-service documentation, motor carrier registration and shipping documentation, and inspectors will be checking drivers for seat belt usage and the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The vehicle inspection includes checking items such as the brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices (required lamps), steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims and hubs, windshield wipers, and emergency exits (on buses).

Read more about the CVSA International Roadcheck

By |May 10th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on The CVSA Annual Roadcheck Inspection Blitz Is Less Than a Month Away!

V8 Diesel Engine – Throwback Thursday

This Week’s Throwback Thursday

In 1950 Isuzu designed the DA80, Japan’s first V8 diesel engine.
Photo Credit: isuzu.co.uk.com

By |May 4th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on V8 Diesel Engine – Throwback Thursday

2017 Isuzu NRR 24 Ft. Dry Cargo Van – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is the 2017 Isuzu NRR Dry Van Truck. It comes with a 24 ft. Morgan dry van body. The body features a 14 ft. walkramp for simple loading as well as a step bumper for easy access. The inside of the body is lined with plywood stats, 2 rows of E-track on either side and hardwood floors. Isuzu 5.2L diesel engine, 215 hp, spring suspension, 19,500 GVWR . Stk# 19959
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By |April 28th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2017 Isuzu NRR 24 Ft. Dry Cargo Van – Feature Friday

What You Need To Know About The ELD Rule

Information on the ELD Mandate
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published final ruling requiring commercial motor vehicles involved in interstate commerce to start using ELDs (electronic logging devices) when operated by drivers who are required to keep records of duty status (RODS).
The ELD Rule:

Requires ELD use by commercial drivers who are required to prepare hours-of-service (HOS) records of duty status (RODS).
Sets ELD performance and design standards, and requires ELDs to be certified and registered with FMCSA.
Establishes what supporting documents drivers and carriers are required to keep.
Prohibits harassment of drivers based on ELD data or connected technology (such as fleet management system). The rule also provides recourse for drivers who believe they have been harassed.

Who Is Exempt from the ELD Rule:
Drivers who use the timecard exception are not required to keep records of duty status (RODS) or use ELDs.  Additionally, the following drivers are not required to use ELDs; however, they are still bound by the RODS requirements in 49 CFR 395 and must prepare logs on paper, using an Automatic On-Board Recording Device (AOBRD), or with a logging software program when required:

Drivers who use paper RODS for not more than 8 days out of every 30-day period.
Drivers who conduct drive-away-tow-away operations, where the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered.
Drivers of vehicles manufactured before 2000.

ELD manufacturers are required to self-certify that their devices comply with the ELD rule and register the devices with FMCSA. A list of self-certified and registered ELDs can be found at https://3pdp.fmcsa.dot.gov/ELD/ELDList.aspx. You can also download the ELD Checklist.

Motor carriers subject to the ELD rule are required to operate registered ELDs by the compliance date of Dec. 18, 2017. Motor carriers that operate with […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on What You Need To Know About The ELD Rule

The Most Dangerous Highways in America

Geotab Ranks the Most Dangerous and Safest Highways

Tthe telematics provider Geotab has ranked the nation’s most dangerous, as well as safest, highways in the country based on federal highway data analyzed by the company over the past 10 years.

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

By comparison, four of the nation’s five safest freeways with the lowest fatal crash rate run through New England, including three sections of Interstate 95. The 43-mile Rhode Island section of I-95 has 39 crashes and 40 fatalities, giving it the lowest crash rate of 0.1.

View the full report

By |April 21st, 2017|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on The Most Dangerous Highways in America