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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

News Alert: FusoFirst: Successful Launch of Web App and Road Side Assistance Program

Mitsubishi Fuso’s mobile web app and roadside assistance program

Mitsubishi Fuso launched their FusoFirst (fusofirst.com), comprehensive product support program, in November, and there has been an impressive engagement with Fuso customers via the new mobile web app since.

From December 1 to December 3 1, the FusoFirst web app logged 707 sessions, which represented 506 people (both new and returning). 64% are new users with 36% returning. A returning visitor is just as important as a new user, because ongoing engagement with this application is critical. Fuso would like users to share any feedback with on this application. User feedback helps Fuso to continue to improve this important communications channel with the drivers and owners of Fuso trucks.

As a reminder. with FusoFirst, Mitsubishi Fuso also introduced their 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance program. This free service is available to FUSO trucks that are within their industry-leading FUSO truck warranty period. A customer who has an issue can call this service directly for free assistance and, if necessary, a free tow to the closest FUSO Service Center.

Download the FusoFirst News Release here

Visit the Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Truck Website here

Visit the FusoFirst Web App site here

By |January 29th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on News Alert: FusoFirst: Successful Launch of Web App and Road Side Assistance Program

Fuso: Buy Now and Earn Tax Deductions Up to $25,000

Now There is One More Reason to Purchase a Mitsubishi Fuso Truck Before the End of the Year

The U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Title 26, Part V1, Section 179 (commonly referred to as IRC-179) may allow a small business to deduct up to $25,000 for certain….Read More

By |December 7th, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Fuso: Buy Now and Earn Tax Deductions Up to $25,000

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.

The program encompasses many aspects, including 24/7 Roadside Assistance, a dedicated website and mobile app, ongoing operator training, availability to nationwide Fuso Service and Parts Dealerships, and ongoing training of dealership technicians.

The Roadside Assistance program provides 24/7 towing, tire service, jump-starting, lockout service and fuel/DEF fluid replenishment, all available free of charge within the United States and Canada, for any Fuso Canter FE or FG Series work truck still within its three-year/unlimited-mileage, bumper-to-bumper warranty period.

In addition to roadside assistance, the FusoFirst program includes a mobile-friendly troubleshooting web app drivers can access via their smartphone or tablet anywhere they have Internet access. Content includes a dealer locator, a link to the Roadside Assistance number, a vehicle support wizard that will walk the driver step-by-step through a number of symptom-specific troubleshooting scenarios, as well as driver assistance videos and downloadable vehicle technical information.

“We recognize that driver education and continually improving customer service are keys to a strong future,” says Jecka Glasman, MFTA’s president and CEO. “Our new FusoFirst program is designed to signnal our commitment to our customers in a tangible way.”

Each current Fuso truck owner will receive a special FusoFirst kickoff kit that provides detailed information about the program. Kits are being mailed to current owners with trucks still under warranty. New truck owners will receive the welcome kit at the time of delivery.

By |November 22nd, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

Mitsubishi Fuso FE180 Landscape Dump Truck – Feature Friday

New Mitsubishi Fuso FE180 12 Ft Landscape Dump Truck is the Featured Truck of the week

This truck has a 17,950 GVWR rating and has 9,000 lbs of payload. It is equipped with a 12′ Aluminum Landscape dump. The body has a side door, tarp, hitch, and a brake controller. Great lease and finance options are available!!

Click here to view other new Fuso trucks.

By |November 6th, 2015|Feature Friday, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso FE180 Landscape Dump Truck – Feature Friday

Fuso Commercial trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show

By |March 18th, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Fuso Commercial trucks at the NTEA Work Truck Show

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE180 Dry Van trucks

Just in! Several 2015 Fuso Dry Van Body Trucks

It’s a new year and we’ve got the 2015 model Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE180 in stock

We can add any type of body you need for your business. Here’s a new Fuso with a 20 Ft. Morgan dry van body with driver side stepside rollup door installed ready for immediate delivery.

View all of our new Mitsubishi Fuso truck inventory.

By |December 31st, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso Canter FE180 Dry Van trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso offers the Diamond Advantage Lease

Now available at Bentley Truck Services – the Mitsubishi Fuso Diamond Advantage Lease

The Canter FE Series’ low cost-of-ownership is even lower with the 4-year fixed rate monthly lease, available at Bentley Truck Services.
The Canter’s class-leading fuel economy, payload and warranty can be yours with little or no money down! And at the end of your lease, you can return the vehicle***, purchase it for its current market value, or lease another brand new Canter FE.

It’s a win-win-win for your business.
You keep cash in your pocket because you’re not buying the truck. Your monthly payments are lower than buying, too*. Plus, those payments can be expensed or deducted because a leased vehicle is not a business asset**.

With the Diamond Advantage Lease Program, there’s virtually no limit to how productive a new Canter FE work truck can make youƚ! So contact us today, ask about the Diamond Advantage lease, and grow your business with a new Canter FE.

Take a look at this new Mitsubishi Fuso Box Truck lease option.

*Actual terms, down payment and program eligibility will be determined by Daimler Truck Financial based on the creditworthiness of customer.

**Consult your own tax or financial advisor for tax and accounting treatments.

***At lease maturity, after meeting all obligations of the contract subject to certain return conditions and mileage restrictions.

By |October 27th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Financing, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso offers the Diamond Advantage Lease

Engine protection system available on all Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Trucks

According to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc., a new engine protection system, developed at the request of its fleet customers, is now standard on all 2015 models and available as a no-cost upgrade on all 2012–2014 model-year Canter FE and FG Series work trucks.

The new EPS will shut down the engine in the event of critically low oil pressure and regulate fuel flow to reduce engine heating upon sensing elevated coolant temperature. This system acts as an automatic back-up in the event that the driver fails to respond if the instrument cluster indicates low engine oil pressure or rising coolant temperature.

According to Leighton Good, MFTA’s manager, product and applications, “New 2015 model Canters will come from the factory with the EPS installed. But now that we have this set of protections available, we want all of our FUSO Canter owners to take advantage of the benefits. So we will also be installing the EPS on all of the Canters in inventory at our ports-of-entry before they’re shipped to our dealer network, and we’ll retrofit this system for FUSO owners who request it from a local authorized Fuso dealer. This is a software upgrade that takes advantage of the sensors already installed on the truck. It can be performed easily during a normal maintenance visit and it requires no hardware changes.”

By |September 19th, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Engine protection system available on all Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso and the Supreme Fiberpanel

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. (MFTA) announced that its 2015 Canter FE130 medium-duty work truck (13,200-lb. GVWR) is now available with a Supreme FiberPanel (HC) HoneyComb dry van body.

We found some great news about Mitsubishi Fuso and Supreme teaming up to provide the reliable Fuso Canter FE truck with the Fiberpanel Honeycomb dryvan from Supreme Body Corp.

From the Fleet Equipment Magazine website:

The Class 3 Canter FE130 features a body/payload capacity of up to 7,975 lbs. When the Supreme body is installed on the FE130, the total body/payload advantage jumps to nearly 1,000-lb., compared to the previous model.

According to Supreme, a 14-ft. FiberPanel HC body with composite rear rollup door weighs 288 lb. less than a 14-ft. box made of standard fiberglass-reinforced plywood (FRP). And that weight savings translates directly to more payload.

According to Leighton Good, MFTA’s manager, product and applications, “We are always looking for ways to reduce cost-of-ownership for our FUSO owners. Our efficient frame design and use of lightweight structural technologies throughout the chassis help increase the Canter’s payload compared to competitive trucks. By adding this new Supreme FiberPanel HC body, we can boost payload capacity even more—allowing our customers to haul more per trip. And that helps them reduce their truck transport costs.”

The FiberPanel HC body is available in 12-, 14- and 16-ft. lengths, with 96 in. width and interior heights of 85 in., 91 in. or 97 in.

By |August 14th, 2014|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Fuso and the Supreme Fiberpanel