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

ISUZU ANNOUNCES PRODUCTION OF ALL-NEW CLASS 6 TRUCK
2018 FTR Will Have a Starting M.S.R.P. of $82,180
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling 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—will begin in May of this year. The company made the announcement today at the National Truck Equipment Association’s 2017 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The F-Series truck, which will be assembled at a new 85,000-square-foot Spartan Motors facility in Charlotte, Michigan, will have a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $82,180. Orders for the truck will be accepted beginning of April, 2017.

“The all-new FTR is truly a game-changer,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “This truck’s combination of low-cab-forward design and Class 6 GVWR gives it fantastic maneuverability and visibility along with the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 truck. Its four-cylinder diesel engine is environmentally friendly and gives the truck outstanding fuel efficiency. Its class-leading warranty gives its owners peace of mind. And it’s an Isuzu Truck, a name that is synonymous with dependability, durability and low cost of ownership.”

Powerful, Efficient, Durable, Capable

The FTR will be powered by the Isuzu’s renowned Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged fourcylinder diesel engine—a first in the segment. “We believe that more and more competitors in this class will be turning to four-cylinder engines, because they are cleaner and more efficient,” Skinner said. “Our 4HK engine goes beyond environmental friendliness and economy—it’s also durable and powerful.”

Isuzu also announced that this engine now carries a B-10 durability rating of 375,000 miles— meaning that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul. This […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on ISUZU Announces Production of All-New Class 6 Truck – 2018 Isuzu FTR

Bentley Truck Services receives NationaLease leadership award 5 years in a row

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bentley Truck Services receives the NationaLease leadership award at the Spetember meeting in Chicago. 5 yrs in a row, From 2012-2016.

NationaLease’s 72nd Annual Meeting, “Make No Little Plans,” was held on September 18-19 at the Four Seasons in Chicago.

Read the full article here

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By |November 22nd, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases|Comments Off on Bentley Truck Services receives NationaLease leadership award 5 years in a row

Bentley Truck Services wins Ichiban Dealer Award from Isuzu Trucks

Ichiban Dealer Award from Isuzu Commercial Trucks

Fred and Donna Bentley receive with great thanks the Isuzu Commercial Trucks Ichiban Dealer Award for 2014-2015, presented by Isuzu District Manager Jim Holmes.

Thank You Isuzu Trucks. We are honored!

By |November 3rd, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Bentley Truck Services wins Ichiban Dealer Award from Isuzu Trucks

Isuzu Announces Details of All New F-Series Truck

2018 Isuzu FTR is Set to Change the Class 6 Market
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 11, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s bestselling low-cab-forward trucks, today announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR. The company made announcements to their dealers at a series of Isuzu Whistle Stops around the country the last two weeks.

Among the highlights:

25,950 pounds GVWR
The FTR will be available in eight wheelbase lengths ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet long
The FTR is a dock height class 6 truck
The turbocharged Isuzu 5.2-liter 4HK1-TC engine propelling the FTR will generate 215 horsepower and 520 lbs.-ft. of torque
The engine will be mated to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission with power take-off (PTO) capability
Dana axles will have capacities of 12,000 pounds up front and 19,000 pounds rear suspension
Bridgestone or Continental 11R22.5 tires will be fitted to 22.5″ × 8.25″ steel wheels

The FTR is slated to go into production at a new facility in Charlotte, Michigan in mid-2017.

When Isuzu announced the truck at NTEA’s 2016 Work Truck Show in March, Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, said, “This truck represents our vision of the future of the medium-duty truck industry. The overall concept of the FTR is to bring to our customers the next generation medium-duty low-cab-forward truck, one that features a clean, durable, highly-efficient four-cylinder engine and is the best Class 6 choice for urban pickup and delivery. The letters ‘FTR’ don’t stand for ‘future,’ however this truck represents the future, and it will be here—soon.”

By |October 14th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu Announces Details of All New F-Series Truck

Bentley Truck Services Honored For “The Best Of Biz”

Bentley Truck Services of Maple Shade, NJ has been honored with a recognition by South Jersey Biz in its selection of “The Best Of Biz.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maple Shade, NJ September 8, 2016– Announcing a special recognition appearing in the July, 2016 issue of South Jersey Biz published by Del Val Media, LLC. Bentley Truck Services was selected for the following honor:
“The Best Of Biz”
A spokesperson from Bentley Truck Services commented on the recognition: “This is quite an honor for us. The fact that South Jersey Biz included Bentley Truck Services in its selection of “The Best Of Biz,” signals that our constant efforts towards business excellence are paying off. We are proud to be included in this recognition.”

Following the publication of Bentley Truck Services’s selection for South Jersey Biz’s The Best Of Biz list, American Registry seconded the honor and added Bentley Truck Services to the “Registry of Business Excellence™”. An exclusive recognition plaque, shown here, has been designed to commemorate this honor.

This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with contributions from Bentley Truck Services on behalf of Bentley Truck Services .

American Registry, LLC is an independent company that serves businesses and professionals such as Bentley Truck Services who have been recognized for excellence. American Registry offers news releases, plaques and The Registry™, an online listing of over 2 million significant business and professional recognitions.

Contact Info:
Bentley Truck Services
Phone: 856-320-2710
Email Address: abowers@bentleytruckservices.com
Bentley Truck Services Selected For “The Best Of Biz”

By |September 8th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases|Comments Off on Bentley Truck Services Honored For “The Best Of Biz”

June is Alzheimers and Brain Awareness Month – The Longest Day

Today is The Longest Day – a day dedicated to the promotion of fighting Alzheimer’s.

Each of our Bentley Truck Services locations are supporting this by having people wear purple today. We will be making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association for each employee who participates.

A special thank you to all of our employees who participated by wearing their purple shirts and to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Find out more about how you can help on the Alzheimer’s Association website at www.alz.org

By |June 20th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Press Releases|Comments Off on June is Alzheimers and Brain Awareness Month – The Longest Day

Isuzu produces it’s 30,000th Isuzu N-Series Truck

The 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich. The truck rolled off the line on Friday, June 10, 2016. (PHOTO: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America)

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that the 30,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors, Inc. facility in Charlotte, Mich. The truck rolled off the line on Friday, June 10, 2016.

“Last April, we announced that our partners at Spartan Motors had produced their 20,000th gas-powered Isuzu truck in only four years. Now, only a year later, we celebrate another 10,000 trucks produced,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “The demand for gasoline-engine low-cab-forward trucks is growing, and we’re the only brand able to meet that need. But we couldn’t do it without the performance and reliability of our Isuzu N-Gas truck and the tremendous build quality of the finished product, thanks to Spartan.”

Assembly of Isuzu N-Series gas trucks began at Spartan in April 2011.

Isuzu N-Series gas trucks are powered by a Vortec 6.0L small-block V-8 engine that produces 297 hp at 4,300 rpm and generates 372 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. The powerplant is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with double overdrive and lock-up torque converter for enhanced fuel economy and performance.

An optional version of the engine is capable of being converted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, or propane).

A full range of gasoline-powered models is available:

NPR (12,000-lb. GVWR) Single Cab in wheelbases of 109, 132.5, 150, and 176 inchesCrew Cab in wheelbases of 150 and 176 inches.
NPR-HD (14,500-lb. GVWR) Single Cab in wheelbases on 109, 132.5, 150, and […]

By |June 16th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu produces it’s 30,000th Isuzu N-Series Truck

Spartan Motors Begins Construction on Isuzu Truck Plant

Spartan Motors Breaks Ground on New Truck Plant in Charlotte, Michigan

Spartan Motors Inc., a leader in the manufacturing of specialty chassis and vehicle assembly, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony April 19th to recognize its $5.5-million investment in a new 85,000-square-foot truck assembly plant that will manufacture Isuzu’s new F-Series trucks that will go on sale in 2017.

The new plant will be part of Spartan’s Charlotte, Michigan manufacturing campus, dedicated solely to the production of Isuzu vehicles. It boats a flexible production line that can be easily reconfigured to accommodate the assembly of multiple product lines.

Spartan is expanding an alliance it started with Isuzu North America Corp. that began in 2011 with the production of Isuzu’s gasoline-powered N-Series cabover trucks.

Spartan and Isuzu officials that appeared at the site April 19 for a ground-breaking ceremony included Shaun Skinner, president of Izusu Commercial Truck of America; Shigeji Sigimoto, president of Isuzu North America Corp.; Daryl Adams, president and CEO of Spartan Motors; and Steve Guillaume, president of Spartan Specialty Vehicles.

By |April 25th, 2016|Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Spartan Motors Begins Construction on Isuzu Truck Plant

Mitsubishi Fuso is Going Electric

Mitsubishi Fuso at the Work Truck Show

After the Show

Fuso was at this years 2016 Work Truck Show and debuted two prototypes of it’s E-cell all-electric truck

Here’s an interesting article from the Fleet Equipment Magazine website about Fuso leading up to the show

After a year of in-use testing demonstrated a 64% savings in operating costs compared to an equivalent diesel-powered vehicle in the same service, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. (MFTA) will debut two prototypes of its Fuso E-cell all-electric truck at The Work Truck Show 2016. One of the prototypes will be available for test drives as part of The Work Truck Show Ride-and-Drive.

The testing of the new battery-powered Fuso Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover, according to MFTA, was conducted by its parent company, Daimler Trucks Asia/Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. In a field trial as part of the truck’s ongoing development, fleet customers in Portugal, where the vehicles are manufactured, operated eight prototypes in routine service while Mitsubishi Fuso engineers monitored the vehicles’ performance and use profiles.

An analysis of the data, according to the manufacturer, revealed that the Canter E-cell work trucks required less fuel compared to an equivalent Canter’s average diesel fuel consumption. Actual savings, the company noted, would depend on the cost of diesel fuel and electricity, but based on diesel fuel pricing and electricity costs in Portugal over the test period the E-cell trucks produced a savings of 64%.

Additionally, the OEM pointed out that the eight E-cell test vehicles produced zero CO­­2 tailpipe emissions. A 37% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to diesel-powered trucks was realized, the company added, after accounting for emissions generated by the power plants creating the electricity needed to recharge the truck’s batteries.

The company also reported […]

By |March 9th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso is Going Electric

Isuzu Adds Class 6 F-Series Truck

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America unveiled the 2018 Isuzu FTR, the company’s all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment.
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. distributor of America’s best-selling low cab forward trucks, unveiled an all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment—the 2018 Isuzu FTR. The company made the announcement today at the National Truck Equipment Association’s 2016 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

The F-Series truck is slated to go into production in the United States in mid-2017.

“This truck represents our vision of the future of the medium-duty truck industry,” said Shaun Skinner, executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “As the adult population grows and as people move to urban centers, there will be an increasing need for delivery trucks that can carry a lot of cargo but at the same time be fuel efficient, maneuverable, environmentally friendly, and that offer a low cost of ownership. The all-new FTR achieves all of these goals.”

Powertrain
The FTR will be powered by Isuzu’s renowned 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine—a first in the segment. “As fuel economy and emissions regulations become stricter, you’re going to see more and more competitors in this class turning to four-cylinder engines,” Skinner said. “Isuzu is a pioneer in developing and building four-cylinder transportation solutions.” Although horsepower and torque ratings have not been finalized, the company noted that the 4HK1 engine is well known for its high torque output. The powerplant will be mated to an Allison 2000 Series automatic transmission. The engine carries a B10 durability of 310,000 miles—meaning that 90% of engines should reach that mileage before requiring an overhaul. An incredible cruising distance can be achieved by the FTR, thanks not only […]

By |March 4th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu Adds Class 6 F-Series Truck