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Isuzu Announces Details of All New F-Series Truck

2018 Isuzu FTR is Set to Change the Class 6 Market
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 in the Transport Topics News

Transport Topics News – great source for commercial truck news

Recently, Joe Campbell at our South Philadelphia location was quoted in an article on the website. Great information about the commercial trucking industries September sales increase and great news for the commercial trucking industry.

Here’s the article along with a link to the website. The article was written by staff reporter, Seth Clevenger.

“Medium-duty truck sales jumped 20.5% in September from a year earlier, reported, as improving confidence in the economy continued to support higher demand for new trucks.

Retail sales of Classes 3-7 trucks in the United States totaled 37,508 last month, up from 31,107 in the same month a year ago, according to Ward’s data.

“We’ve got decent economic growth, and that’s bolstering confidence among the small business owners who happen to need a truck to support their business,” said Steve Tam, vice president at ACT Research Co.

At the same time, buyers still are playing catch-up after delaying replacement purchases during the recession and recovery, Tam said.

“It’s been such a long, slow climb that I think we still have pent-up demand in the medium-duty space that we’re beginning to see actually get relieved,” he said.

Through the first three quarters of 2014, buyers have purchased 327,320 Classes 3-7 trucks, up 6.5% from the same timeframe last year.

Bentley Truck Services, a medium-duty truck dealer with locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey, has seen consistent demand this year, said Joe Campbell, director of sales and marketing.

“A couple years ago, everyone was a reluctant buyer,” he said, but now, fewer customers are buying in response to a truck breaking down and more are moving forward with proactive, planned purchases.

“Today, the buyers seem confident that their businesses are doing […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Bentley Truck Services in the Transport Topics News

Isuzu’s 30th Anniversary



America’s Top-Selling LCF Truck Since 1986 Marks Milestone with Extension of 24/60 Covered Maintenance Program
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low cab forward trucks, commemorated the 30th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. market. A special ceremony will happen this week during the National Truck Equipment Association’s 2014 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.
As part of the anniversary celebration, Isuzu announced that it will continue the 24/60 Covered Maintenance Program. Read More…

By |March 5th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Isuzu’s 30th Anniversary

Hino Trucks deliver their 10,000 truck to Penske

This great article and great news from Hino recently posted on their website


Hino Trucks delivers 10,000th truck to Penske Truck Leasing

February 17th, 2014

Novi, Michigan – Hino Trucks recently held a ceremony to commemorate the delivery of the 10,000th Hino truck to Penske Truck Leasing (PTL). The ceremony took place at Hino’s plant in Williamstown, West Virginia in front of its assembly team members and top management from Hino and Penske Truck Leasing.

“We congratulate the entire team at Hino and Toyota on this significant milestone,” said Roger Penske, Chairman of Penske Truck Leasing. “Hino continues to be a trusted supplier of high-quality trucks within our truck leasing and truck rental fleets. We are pleased with the performance of these vehicles and the outstanding support Hino provides.”

The 10,000th truck is a 2015 model 268A which is part of Hino’s award winning line-up of conventional trucks that have garnered an industry reputation for providing the lowest cost of ownership in its class. The 268A is part of Hino’s class 6 & 7 conventional truck line up that is specifically well suited for the lease and rental market segment where Hino has grown to 10 percent of the market. The 10,000th truck will be a part of Penske Truck Leasing’s commercial rental fleet.

“This major milestone began in 2004 when PTL received its first Hino 268 truck. We are proud of our longstanding partnership with PTL and the delivery of our 10,000th Hino truck…Read more

By |February 19th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Hino Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Hino Trucks deliver their 10,000 truck to Penske