Isuzu Announces 2018-19 Model Lineup – Adds Crew Cab NRR

Isuzu Announces New Model Lineup for 2018 and 2019
For Immediate Release
Anaheim, California

Isuzu adds a new addition to the line-up of a new Crew Cab model seating up to seven for the 19,500-lb. GVWR NRR.

“Last year, we unveiled our Class 6 FTR truck, which is already making major inroads in the marketplace,” said Shaun C. Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Isuzu Commercial Truck of Canada. “Now, we’re expanding the lineup even further with the introduction of a Crew Cab model in our Class 5 NRR series. This is further proof that Isuzu is committed to providing the right truck for every one of our customers’ needs.”
Among the highlights of the 2018-2019 model line:

The only low-cab-forward lineup that includes two EPA-certified diesel engines and a gasoline engine alternative
Isuzu’s class-leading 5.2 Isuzu 4HK1-TC diesel engines provide B10 service life durability of 375,000 miles
Support features that help reduce operating costs, improve performance, manage risk and help protect owners’ truck investment
Cab/chassis combinations offer standard 3-seat cabs or Crew Cabs with seating for a 7- person crew
Upfit applications accommodate vocational bodies up to 30 feet with the standard cab and 16 feet with Crew Cab models
GVWRs from 12,000 lbs. to 25,950 lbs.
N-Series Gas models feature a Vortec™ gasoline engine that is CNG/LPG alternative fuel capable

Production plans and key features for each of the available models:
2018 Isuzu NPR Gas

Production began in January 2018.
GVWR: 12,000 lbs. (class 3)
Wheelbases: 109-176 inches with body lengths up to 20 feet.
Powertrain: Vortec TM 6.0-liter V8 gasoline engine generating 297 hp @ 4,300 rpm and 372 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm mated to 6L90 Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic with double overdrive.
Available with […]

By |March 1st, 2018|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Isuzu Announces 2018-19 Model Lineup – Adds Crew Cab NRR

2018 Isuzu NQR Crew Cab 12 ft. Aluminum Dump Walkaround Video

Isuzu NPR-HD Walkaround Video
Featured is a brand new, in-stock 2018 Isuzu NQR Crew Cab equipped with a 12 ft. Aluminum Landscape Dump body. 17,950 GVW, Isuzu diesel 4 cylinder 6 speed,  7 man crew cab, access ladder, 36″ toolbox, power windows and doors, cruise control, heated mirrors, seat covers, USB, CD, AC. Call or email us today to find out more about this truck.
This walk-around is presented by Greg Lamb out of our NE Philadelphia location.
Visit us at www.bentleytruckservices.com to find the dealer nearest to you!
Like this video and subscribe to our channel to receive updates each time new inventory is posted!
Thanks for watching!

By |November 30th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Uncategorized, Videos, Walkaround|Comments Off on 2018 Isuzu NQR Crew Cab 12 ft. Aluminum Dump Walkaround Video

Tech Tip Tuesday – Tips on Reducing Fuel Costs

Isuzu’s Tips on Reducing Fuel Costs
Although fuel prices are at an all-time low, you can still improve your bottom line by sticking to these proven ways of reducing fuel consumption. No matter what the price, fuel expenses add up.   The most economic use of your fuel will improve your operation.

It is proven that by reducing your top end speed by 5 to 10 miles, you can improve your fuel economy by 12%.
Once at highway speed, use your cruise control to maintain consistent miles per hour. This will further increase your fuel economy.
Being first off the line burns fuel and tires. Try to avoid panic starts, and stops as well.
Most trucks built since 2012 have automatic idle shut downs built into the software, it just needs to be activated. By using this feature, you can eliminate the driver overriding the shut down, and benefit from increased fuel economy.

Visit our Tech Tips section here.

By |March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tech Tip Tuesday – Tips on Reducing Fuel Costs

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:
$50,000

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

50% Bonus First Year Depreciation: (not available in 2015)
-0-

Normal First Year Depreciation: (20% in each of 5 yrs on remaining amount)
$5,000

Total First Year Deduction: ($25,000 + $5,000)
$30,000

Cash Savings: ($30,000 x 35% tax rate)
$10,500

Equipment cost after tax: (assuming a 35% tax bracket)
$39,500

Your Isuzu Transportation […]

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

Isuzu NRR Lo-Boy Dump Body Truck – Feature Friday

This new Isuzu NRR Dump Body Truck is the Featured Truck of the week
2015 Isuzu NRR, 19,500 GVW,215 HP 4 cylinder Diesel Engine, Aisin 6 speed automatic transmission, 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, 14’ Crysteel lo-boy dump body, 14” high two section fold down sides, 20” high drop tailgate, 52” front bulkhead, 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 Isuzu landscape dump trucks currently in stock please visit our New Isuzu Landscape Trucks page.

By |July 17th, 2015|Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Isuzu NRR Lo-Boy Dump Body Truck – Feature Friday

Fleet Safety Conference 2014

See photos from the 2014 Fleet Safety Conference

Fleet Safety is not optional!

Photo gallery

By |August 22nd, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fleet Safety Conference 2014

US Department of Transportation video – Tech Tips

How median U-turn intersections work

We found this helpful safety video on the automtive-fleet.com website.

This video, produced by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, explains how median U-turn intersections work and the safety benefits of this alternative intersection design.

By |August 12th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on US Department of Transportation video – Tech Tips

Green Fleet Conference & Expo October 29-30, 2014

Don’t forget to register for the Green Fleet Conference & Expo – the world’s largest fuel and fleet efficiency event.

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
Schaumburg, IL

October 29-30, 2014

To be forwarded to registration page, click here.

By |August 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Green Fleet Conference & Expo October 29-30, 2014

Driving tips for truck drivers during flash floods – tech tip

Driving Safety Tips during Flash Floods

What to do if caught in a flash flood and how to avoid dangerous conditions

Here’s a helpful video that was posted on YouTube for commercial truck fleet owners and truck drivers that offer some valuable safety tips for driving during flash floods. Many times some of the simplest things are what get overlooked and end up causing accidents or life threatening situations. Keep your drivers informed on what precautionary measures can be taken to avoid hazardous conditions like flash floods and what to do if caught in one.

By |May 13th, 2014|Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Driving tips for truck drivers during flash floods – tech tip

Driver Safety Tips – Tech Tip Tuesday

This week’s Tech Tip Tuesday post offers some helpful safety tips for commercial truckers

We found some great information on the roadsofamerica.org website about commercial truck driver safety

Truckers: Consider these safety practices when you’re out on the road.

PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Get plenty of rest before driving. Eat well and stay fit. Driver fatigue and lack of attention can significantly increase your risk of a crash. Hours of service violations are serious and can threaten your livelihood or even your life. Stay healthy and well rested, or don’t drive!

PLEASE SLOW DOWN IN WORK ZONES

Watch out for highway construction. Stay alert. Almost one-third of work zone fatal crashes involved large trucks. Most of these crashes occurred during the day. Take your time going through work zones. Give yourself plenty of room, and expect the unexpected.

BE AWARE OF YOUR “NO-ZONE”

Other drivers may not be aware of the size of your blind spots. One-third of all crashes between large trucks and cars take place in the No-Zone areas around a truck. Adjust your mirrors and be vigilant in watching out for vehicles in the No-Zone.

ALWAYS KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

Always leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. In rear-end collisions, regardless of the situation, if you hit someone from behind, you are considered “at fault.” Large trucks, given their mass, have much greater stopping distances than 4-wheelers. Take advantage of your driving height, and anticipate hard braking situations.

ALWAYS MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE

It can save your life. Inspect your vehicle before each trip, and check your brakes regularly. Brake defects are the most frequently cited out-of-service inspection violation. Learn how to inspect your brakes, identify safety defects, and get them repaired before risking your life, and others, on […]

By |April 8th, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Driver Safety Tips – Tech Tip Tuesday