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Pre trip and post trip inspection video

Helpful tips and info for pre trip and post trip inspection

Pre trip and post trip inspections are required by law.

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By |October 3rd, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on Pre trip and post trip inspection video

Old Hino Tractor – Throwback Thursday

Check out this old Hino tractor Commercial Truck Picture

We found this vintage photo of an old Hino Tractor at Mandalay Railway Station Myanmar.

By |August 14th, 2014|Hino Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Old Hino Tractor – Throwback Thursday

Isuzu Commercial Trucks joins Diesel Technology Forum

Commercial Vehicle & Diesel Engine Leader Isuzu Manufacturing Services America Joins Diesel Technology Forum

From the Diesel Technology Forum:

“Isuzu Has Been the Top Seller of Low Cab Forward Trucks in the U.S. for the Past 28 Years

Washington, D.C. – The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is pleased to announce that Isuzu Manufacturing Services America, a global leader in medium and heavy duty commercial vehicle and diesel engine production, has joined the Forum.

DTF is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the newest clean diesel technologies in the United States and throughout the world.

“We are proud to welcome Isuzu Manufacturing Services America to Forum,” said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Forum. “Isuzu’s long tradition of producing high quality commercial vehicles and diesel engines on a global scale is a perfect fit with the Forum’s work to promote the most advanced diesel technology in the U.S. and internationally.”

Isuzu Motors was founded in 1916 and is the oldest Japanese vehicle manufacturer. Isuzu has expanded its operations into a global network that provides equipment and engines in more than 100 countries. This year, Isuzu celebrated its 30th year of service in the United States.

“In the U.S. Isuzu trucks has been the top seller of low cab forward trucks for the past 28 consecutive years,” Schaeffer said. “That’s a reflection of Isuzu’s commitment to excellence and high quality diesel engines and equipment.

“As a world leader in diesel engine and vehicle manufacturing, Isuzu is please to join the Diesel Technology Forum and other industry leaders in promoting the cleanest and most advanced diesel technology,” said Jeffery A. Marsee, the Executive Director of Vehicle Compliance for Isuzu Manufacturing Services of America. “Isuzu has been developing diesel engines for nearly 80 years […]

By |April 9th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Isuzu Commercial Trucks joins Diesel Technology Forum

Mitsubishi Fuso Spring Forward Sales Event

Great deals on Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Trucks during the Spring Forward Sales Event

Get a great deal, PLUS 0.9%* APR financing or $1500 Bonus Cash on new 2012–13 FE’s! Or 1.9%** APR with 90-day delayed first payment on 2014–15 FEs!

Get huge Spring Forward savings through June 30! Your Mitsubishi Fuso dealer has outstanding deals and attractive financing on every new vehicle in stock.

Like 0.9%* APR financing for 36, 48, 60 or 72 months; or $1500 Bonus Cash on any new 2012–13 FE model. Or choose 1.9%* APR financing for 36 months with 90-day delayed first payment on any 2014–15 Canter FE truck! There are other lower rate options available at longer terms. Canter work trucks really deliver for your business with big savings on fuel and maintenance costs. The Canter delivers better fuel economy than Isuzu. It can go further between service intervals. It even hauls up to 2,200 pounds more payload!

Choose 0.9%* APR financing or $1500 Bonus Cash. Or 1.9%** APR financing with 90-day delayed first payment. You’ll save money to put back in the bank or into your business!

You’ll also save money down the road, with Mitsubishi Fuso’s dependable diesel engine and powertrain limited warranty†, which can cover you longer than any competitive truck: up to 5 years/175,000 miles. We even cover parts other truck makers don’t, like the starter and alternator. So move forward with a new truck that delivers great reliability, greater powertrain protection and lower cost-of-ownership to boost your bottom line, year after year.

We back our trucks so strongly because of their proven durability.

We’ve put more than 100,000 of them on the road, and they keep businesses in business, long after lesser trucks have called it quits. No wonder Mitsubishi Fuso […]

By |April 9th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Spring Forward Sales Event

Cruise control in your truck equals safety

Cruise Control can help

This week’s tech tip post is about cruise control, safety and commercial trucks. We found this interesting article on the Fleet Response website about cruise control and your commercial truck.

Cruise control can be beneficial when used under proper road, climate and traffic conditions. It enables you to maintain a safe speed without keeping your foot on the gas pedal thereby reducing driver fatigue during a long trip. While there are benefits it is important to know when it is appropriate to use the system.

In order to be a safer driver, only use cruise control when:

-The pavement is dry (no rain, sleet, ice or snow
-The road is straight and clear ahead (not under repair, no barricades or posted detours
-Traffic is light and all lanes are moving at reasonable speeds

It is not safe to use cruise control when:

-You cannot drive at a steady speed
-You are driving on winding roads or in heavy traffic
-The road is under repair or construction with obstacles or barricades on the roadway
-You do not have clear visibility of the road ahead
-There is heavy vehicle or pedestrian traffic or signal control lights at frequent intervals

By |March 26th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Cruise control in your truck equals safety

Isuzu N-Series Diesel Truck Lineup for 2014 and 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Isuzu introduces New 2014 and 2015 N-Series Diesel Model Commercial Truck Lineup

Press Release From the isuzucv.com website:

24 Months/60,000 Miles Covered Maintenance Program Extended to New Trucks
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc, distributor of America’s best-selling low cab forward trucks, today unveiled its lineup of 2014 and 2015 model year N-Series diesel models. The company also announced that it would extend its 24 Months/60,000 Miles Covered Maintenance Program to all the diesel models sold through June 30, 2014. The changes were announced during Isuzu’s continuing celebration of the 30th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the U.S. market.
2014 NPR ECO-MAX
The allowable frontal area of the popular 12,000-lb. GVWR NPR ECO-MAX has been increased for the 2014 model year from 6.92 square meters to 7.4 square meters (7.86 square meters with air deflector). As a result, non-air-deflector equipped models can now handle bodies with inside heights of up to 85 inches (an increase of six inches) without application approval from Isuzu. Meanwhile, models equipped with the air deflector can accommodate bodies with inside heights of up to 91 inches with Isuzu application approval.
In addition, the 151-inch wheelbase ECO-MAX model offers a dual fuel tank option for the first time. The additional tank is side mounted and carries 33 gallons of fuel. Although pricing has not yet been announced, it is expected to be equivalent to the dual fuel tank option already available on Isuzu NPR-HD, NQR and NRR models.
The NPR ECO-MAX and all 2014 and 2015 Isuzu N-Series diesel models, receive a new AM/FM stereo radio with CD player. The new system includes simplified controls and a standard auxiliary jack input and USB port to accommodate the latest audio technology.
These changes make the NPR ECO-MAX […]

By |March 14th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks|Comments Off on Isuzu N-Series Diesel Truck Lineup for 2014 and 2015

Autocar Truck History

Autocar dates back to 1897
Did you know?
Interesting history on the first commercial trucks built in America. We’ll be adding more about Autocar in the weeks to come. Founder, Louis Clarke was a mechanical engineer, and along with his brother John Clarke established the Autocar truck brand.
The first delivery truck in America – 1899

1912 Autocar Logo

By |March 6th, 2014|Autocar Trucks, Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Autocar Truck History

Isuzu Commercial Truck History

Isuzu Commercial Trucks roots began in 1893

We found this interesting information about the history of Isuzu trucks.

The history if Isuzu dates back all the way to 1893 to the earlier company known as, Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd., Later, in 1916, the shipbuilding company would transform into automobile manufacturing. using the money gained from its Tokyo Ishikawajima business (Isuzu’s founding year). In 1918, Isuzu and the British car manufacturer, Wolseley Motor Ltd. began working together and in the year of 1922, Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding & Engineering made the first automobile ever made in Japan. Shortly afterward, a truck followed in 1924 and Isuzu made the first Japanese-built Wolseley CP 1.5-ton payload truck. It was produced for use as a military truck for the Japanese government. Read more about the history of Isuzu trucks here.

By |February 20th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Isuzu Commercial Truck History

Fuel Gelling in Commercial Trucks

Cold weather & fuel gelling—finding answers to fuel problems

From Fleet Magazine:

With this years extreme cold snap and temperatures dipping below the norm, many commercial truck fleet managers are experiencing problems with fuel gelling.

If your commercial truck or fleet won’t start during this extreme cold weather it might be a number of things, but consider the possibility of fuel gelling.

Here’s a link to a helpful article on the Fleet Magazine website that discusses fuel gelling in detail and some things that can be done.

Read full article

By |February 20th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Fuel Gelling in Commercial Trucks

Severe Cold Weather Tips for your Truck

Keep your trucking running smoothly and safely through the winter season.
Save money with these severe cold weather precautionary measures.
By taking a few simple precautionary steps you can save lots of money and frustration during severe weather throughout the winter season.

-park vehicles indoors whenever possible
-plug in vehicles equipped with block heaters
-make sure fuel tanks are full and fuel caps are secured
-blended fuel or fuel additive
-drain all air tanks of moisture and then refill before resuming duty
-keep vehicles parked away from buildings to avoid falling roof snow
-do not park in a below grade (below ground level loading dock) to reduce flooding danger or getting stuck in ice
-keep the cab parked opposite the storms direction whenever possible
-close and secure all vehicle windows and doors
-use extreme cold windshield washer fluid
-keep an ice scraper and/or snow broom in the cab or in the cargo area for easy access

Let us know some of the steps you take to keep your truck running at peak performance during the winter season.

Share safety tips with other truckers and fleet owners!

By |February 10th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Severe Cold Weather Tips for your Truck