Auto Truck Group Offers Section 179 Advice

Interesting and helpful information for small business owners that use trucks.

The Auto Truck Group is urging small businesses to take advantage of the federal Section 179 deduction on equipment that allows a deduction of as much as $500,000 on new and used equipment purchases.

The equipment must be placed into service by Dec. 31, according to the company. The Internal Revenue Service has capped expenditures at $2 million under the program. Companies can also take advantage of bonus depreciation after the spending cap is reached with a 50% deduction, according to the upfitter.


By |December 7th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry|Comments Off on Auto Truck Group Offers Section 179 Advice

Share the Road Truck Drivers Warn About the Dangers of Speed

Members of American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Share the Road program have gone on record urging motorists to slow down while on the road in order to improve safety.

“Going too fast increases stopping distance and reduces your reaction time to avoid a crash,” said Paul Savill, a driver with UPS Freight from Hamilton, Ohio, and a Share the Road professional. “You may be tempted to go faster because you think your time is precious, but it’s not more precious than your life or the lives of others. Slowing down can prevent crashes to ensure we all arrive safely at our destinations.”

Speeding or driving too fast for conditions is a factor in nearly a third of all fatal highway crashes — a figure that ATA and Share the Road are working to reduce.

“Whenever I’m out talking to drivers, I remind them that slowing down is an important part of sharing the road safely,” said ABF Freight Driver Bill West, a Share the Road professional from Roopville, Ga. “If we all showed a little more patience and care — and took our foot off the gas a little bit — we could reduce the number of crashes on our highways.”

Earlier this week, the ATA renewed its calls for electronic speed limiters on all commercial vehicles and for a national speed limit of 65 miles per hour.

This article was found on Trucking News Online.

By |April 28th, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on Share the Road Truck Drivers Warn About the Dangers of Speed

Isuzu Produces its 20,000th N-Series Gasoline-fueled Truck

ANAHEIM, California – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc., distributor of low cab-forward trucks, announced Friday that the 20,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck has been produced at the Spartan Motors Inc., facility in Charlotte, Michigan.

The Isuzu N-Series gas truck is the only gasoline-powered low cab-forward truck available in North America. Assembly of the gas trucks began at Spartan in April 2011.

“It hardly seems possible that it has already been four years since Spartan Motors began production of our gasoline-powered trucks,” said Shaun Skinner, executive vice president and general manager of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “It’s clear that there is a demand for a gas-engine entry in the low cab-forward market, and we’re proud that we’re the only brand to meet that need.”

Isuzu N-Series gas trucks are powered by a Vortec 6.0-liter small-block V8 engine that produces 297 horsepower at 4,300 rpm and generates 372 pounds-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The powerplant is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with double overdrive and lock-up torque converter for enhanced fuel economy and performance.

Read the full Press Release.

By |April 27th, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu Produces its 20,000th N-Series Gasoline-fueled Truck