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Isuzu Trucks Medium Duty Cab and Chassis

Isuzu F-Series Diesel Trucks

The Isuzu F-Series Diesel Truck is truly a game-changer that raises the standard for Class 6 medium duty trucks. With the Isuzu F-Series Diesel Trucks low-cab-forward design gives it fantastic maneuverability and visibility along with the ability to carry more cargo than a conventional Class 6 GVWR truck at the same wheelbase. Its four-cylinder diesel engine is environmentally friendly and gives the truck outstanding fuel efficiency.

The Isuzu F-Series Diesel Truck has a class-leading warranty that provides its owners with peace of mind. And it’s an Isuzu truck, a name that is synonymous with dependability, durability and low cost of ownership.

Isuzu F-Series Diesel Trucks
Isuzu’s Class-Leading Warranty

Isuzu F-Series Diesel Truck Specs

  • Isuzu F-Series Diesel Truck GVWR/GCWR: 25,950/30,000 lbs.
  • Body/Payload Allowance: 14,641-15,690 lbs.
  • Front GAWR: 12,000 lbs.
  • Rear GAWR: 19,000 lbs.
  • Front Axle Capacity: 12,000 lbs.
  • Rear Axle Capacity: 19,000 lbs.
  • Ratio: 6.17
  • F/R Springs Tapered/Multi-Leaf
  • Capacity: 12,000/21,000 lbs.
  • Service Brakes: Full Air Dual Circuit with ABS
  • Front/Rear: S-CAM Drum Automatic Adjust
  • Exhaust Brake: Standard
  • Isuzu F-Series Diesel Truck Transmission: Allison 2550 RDS 6-speed Automatic
  • Engine: Isuzu 4HK1-TC turbocharged intercooled diesel
  • Displacement: 5.2 L (317 in.3)
  • Engine Power: 215 HP @ 2,500 rpm
  • Engine Torque: 520 lbs./ft. @ 1,600 rpm
  • Oil Level Indicator: Dash-mounted oil level check switch and light
  • Alternator: 140-amp
  • Batteries: 2 Maintenance-Free Group 31 750-CCA
  • Tires: 11R22.5 (14-pr) Standard
  • Steering Integral: Hydraulic Power
  • Steering Column: Tilt & Telescopic
  • Fuel Tank: 50 or 100 Gal. LH side mount based on wheelbase
  • Fuel/Water Separator: Dual fuel filter with dash-mounted indicator light.

Contact us because at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, we are extremely proud to represent Hino and Isuzu commercial trucks in the Northeast Pennsylvania and New York market areas. We feel that Hino and Isuzu commercial trucks complement each other nicely in the light duty commercial truck and medium duty commercial truck marketplace.

ISUZU, which offers Low Cab Forward (Cabover) Trucks in GVWR from 12000 to 25950, in both Gas and Diesel Configurations.

Our Sales Team is Ready, Willing and Able, to answer any questions you may have about these products and how they would work for your Business.

Making you PROFITABLE – One Truck at a Time!

Isuzu F-Series Diesel TrucksNicholas Truck Sales & Service
301 Main Street
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
18709

570.288.2635 PHONE
866.612.4452 TOLL FREE

We have Hino Trucks too …

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Hino Trucks Isuzu Trucks

Fleet Vehicles Scranton Wilkes-Barre

At Nicholas Truck Sales & Service we have a large selection of medium duty commercial Isuzu and Hino fleet vehicles for sale in the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Hazleton Pennsylvania areas. We are an Isuzu, Hino Truck Dealership servicing Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York with all their Light and Medium Duty Commercial Truck needs!

Fleet Vehicles Wilkes-Barre
Fleet Vehicles Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

We are a New & Used Isuzu Fleet Vehicles Dealership for Box Trucks, Straight Trucks, Refrigerated Trucks, Stake Trucks and more. At Nicholas Truck Sales & Service we have, New & Used Isuzu Fleet Vehicles, Isuzu Ecomax, Isuzu FRR, Isuzu FSR, Isuzu FTR, Isuzu FVR, Isuzu FXR, Isuzu NPR, Isuzu NPR EFI, Isuzu NPR HD, Isuzu NPR XD, Isuzu NQR, Isuzu NRR, Isuzu Plumber Body, Isuzu Pup Body, Isuzu reach Body, Isuzu Truck Body, Isuzu Box Body, Isuzu Refer Body, Isuzu Service Body and Isuzu Flatbed Bodies. We are your new & used Isuzu, New & Used Hino Trucks medium duty truck dealership serving Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York! We are also an Wilkes-Barre, Scranton Hino Fleet Vehicles Dealership we have Hino light duty truck models, CAB-OVER 155 14,500 GVW, CAB-OVER 155 DC 14,500 GVW Double Cab, Hino medium duty truck models, CAB-OVER 195 19,500 GVW, CAB-OVER 195 DC 19,500 GVW Double Cab, CONVENTIONAL 238 23,000 GVW, CONVENTIONAL 258 ALP 25,500 GVW Air / Low Profile, CONVENTIONAL 258 LP 25,500 GVW Low Profile, CONVENTIONAL 268 25,950 GVW, CONVENTIONAL 268A 25,950 GVW Air, CONVENTIONAL 338 33,000 GVW. We are your new & used Hino, New & Used Isuzu Fleet Vehicles Dealership medium duty truck dealership serving Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York!

Are you or your company looking for a Wilkes-Barre, Scranton Pennsylvania Hino, Isuzu Fleet Vehicles Dealership in Pennsylvania that will have the best prices along with great service! You have come to the right place, Nicholas Truck Sales & Service is a small, Family-owned Dealership, but don’t let our size fool you. We are proud to have a customer portfolio that includes Local Businesses to large National Accounts We respectfully ask for the opportunity to let us show you how a Truck Dealership dedicated to the customer experience will make a difference to you, your Company, and your bottom line.


Priority Service Maintenance ProgramIf you want the best Fleet Vehicles at the best price along with the best service in the Northeast Pennsylvania and New York areas, call Nicholas Truck Sales & Service.

Contact us because at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, we are extremely proud to represent Hino and Isuzu commercial trucks in the Northeast Pennsylvania and New York market areas. We feel that Hino and Isuzu commercial trucks complement each other nicely in the commercial truck marketplace.

ISUZU, which offers Low Cab Forward (Cabover) Trucks in GVWR from 12000 to 25950, in both Gas and Diesel Configurations.

HINO, offers Conventional Trucks from 23000 GVW to 66,000 GVW in both 4×2 and 6×4 Configurations, and has expanded to offer a Low Cab Forward (Cabover) Truck in both 14500 and 19500 GVW classes.

Our Sales Team at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service is always Ready, Willing and Able, to answer any questions you may have.

Fleet Vehicles
Fleet Vehicles Scranton, Pennsylvania

Making you PROFITABLE – One Truck at a Time!

Nicholas Truck Sales & Service – We Have Fleet Vehicles
301 Main Street
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
18709

570.288.2635 PHONE
866.612.4452 TOLL FREE
570.288.3058 FAX

E-mail: Information@NicholasTruckSales.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am till 5:00 pm
Saturday – By Appointment
Sunday – Closed

Contact Hino Fleet Vehicles of Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for New & Used Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton, Isuzu, Hino Fleet Vehicles Dealership.

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Medium Duty Box Truck Medium Duty Flatbed Trucks

Driving Overloaded Vehicles

Understanding The Consequences of Driving Overloaded Vehicles

Fleet professionals are tasked with providing safe, reliable and compliant vehicles for their organization. In many cases, fleet professionals that design these work trucks only have indirect control and/or input on how these vehicles are used after being placed in service. One of the biggest concerns is understanding the consequences of operating overloaded vehicles. This includes drivability issues, reliability and maintenance concerns, and the regulatory impacts and liability risks associated with operating overloaded vehicles. With some forethought in the vehicle design driving overloaded vehicles phase and broad-based education for all stakeholders, these issues can be minimized, if not completely eliminated.

What is an overloaded vehicle
Industry professionals generally know gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) represents maximum vehicle weight, including chassis, body, auxiliary equipment and payload. Several other factors beyond GVWR can contribute to a truck being characterized as overloaded, including gross combined weight rating (GCWR) and gross axle weight rating (GAWR). GCWR is the maximum allowable weight for a truck and trailer combination. This covers the weight of the truck, any cargo and the trailer. In short, if the load rolls with the truck, the weight is included in GCWR. GAWR covers each axle on a truck and trailer. It is limited to the weakest component in the axle system, including suspension, tires and brakes.

Drivability — Controlling a vehicle
Improperly loaded vehicles or those that exceed the weight rating will have a dramatic effect on performance. Steering, maneuverability, braking and acceleration are all affected. Most important, stopping distances are dramatically impacted. Simply stated, an overloaded truck requires more distance to stop. Operators can misjudge necessary stopping distance when a vehicle is improperly loaded.

Another example is maneuverability and steering (i.e., when a vehicle exceeds weight on the rear axle which creates an imbalanced load). These factors can affect the entire characteristic of the truck. Steering and handling are impacted, and in extreme cases, the truck loses front axle traction.

Excess speed and maneuverability are significant issues (i.e., a large vehicle traveling down an incline can gain additional speed paired with decreased maneuverability and stopping distances). All these scenarios can cause immediate and unsafe conditions for the vehicle, operator and general public. Isaac Newton’s laws of physics state items in motion stay in motion, and objects at rest will stay at rest until compelled to change action by an external force. Manufacturers recognize these effects in vehicle design and the influence external forces have on important components like brakes, powerplants and powertrains. All these critical components are set to operate within a specific range of parameters. Ultimately, these design characteristics recognize the physics within the operating environment.

Maintenance — Keeping trucks on the road
Downtime can be a major expense for any organization. Idle equipment is not producing work. Components broken as a result of exceeding capacity can be completely preventable. Another significant educational opportunity is the cost of downtime. At times, vehicles are overloaded with the misconception of being more efficient. Operators believe streamlining to one trip can save time and money. However, a preventable breakdown affects drivers and customer commitments and can even require a larger fleet due to the need to retain maintenance spares — all of which are unnecessary expenses.

Overloaded and overweight trucks increase the cost of maintenance. Premature and preventable wear will drive up the cost of keeping trucks rolling down the road. Every operating system will be strained. Failure rates on many components will increase due to added stress. Tie rods, steering arms, tires, engines and other drivetrain components will wear prematurely as a result of operating above design tolerances.

Avoid risk and liability
Some drivers and supervisors in the fleet industry may think they are exempt from mandated weight restrictions/limits. There may be some organizations that have an exemption or may be permitted to run an overweight vehicle on the road. However, no one is exempt from having safe and compliant vehicles. This means vehicles cannot exceed designed weight capacity, under normal operating circumstances.

Consequences are costly. Though state laws vary, overweight tickets are often expensive and can lead to impounded vehicles. Many vocational trucks do not have a working familiarity with regulatory compliance as their vehicles are not routinely crossing mandated weight stations (often seen on highways).

Fleet professionals may not have as much control once the vehicle is on the road, but education can be an effective tool. Training operators and upper management can often prompt improved policies.

As vehicle weight increases, so does the number of crash instances. In 2016, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data on large trucks and buses show crashes are directly proportional to vehicle weight.

Driving Overloaded Vehicles

Note: Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts have been updated. Access latest FMCSA data.

This data suggests that adding weight only increases the chance of an occurrence. Furthermore, as a fleet professional, a duty of care is held for the operator and organization. In the event of an incident, there can be civil and criminal consequences; respondeat superior — Latin for “let the master answer” — infers a responsibility that can go beyond the operator and include the fleet design team as well as others within an organization. If it is determined the vehicle was overweight, there can be severe civil and criminal penalties. Although it varies by state, in the event of a fatality, there are statutes that can hold an operator or owner criminally responsible, including charges as severe as manslaughter.

Controlling weight
There are several ways to prevent overload. First, it is important to understand how trucks are actually used. Many times, there is a disconnect between the design team and end users. Making field observations, talking with end users can be much more productive than assuming user awareness and willingness to abide by vehicle design parameters. Often, telling end users how to use equipment will fall on deaf ears. In the end, they have a job to get done and will find a way to use equipment, whether it was designed for the task or not.

Underutilized space
Unfortunately, on work trucks, you will rarely find underutilized space. Eventually, end users will add items to fill the void, resulting in unnecessary weight if the added materials/tools are rarely used. Too much space can add weight as operators may find items to fill room that’s not mission-critical. When adding weight, end users contribute to physical capacity, without taking vehicle effects into account.

Available tools
When designing a work truck, there are several tools you can use to provide a safe, reliable, compliant work truck. Accounting for reserve weight and not constantly running at maximum capacity help reduce maintenance and operating costs. In addition, considering reserve weight allows a cushion to add more, if needed. When planning for payload reserve ability, it’s typically appropriate to operate a vehicle between 80 percent and 85 percent capacity, leaving 15 percent to 20 percent reserve capacity.

When designing, consider engaging NTEA’s Vehicle Center of Gravity and Axle Weight Calculator — a web-based, interactive tool that provides vehicle specification and weight information. When upfitting or modifying a vehicle, these calculations produce information to share with customers, and assist in understanding how certain industry standards may apply — both in spec’ing prior to purchase and after upfitting is complete. Interactive instructions make this a user-friendly, additional tool for those in your company who are responsible for weight distribution and center of gravity calculations. The calculator is a free member benefit — not available for public purchase (details at ntea.com/weightcalculator). This data provides a helpful framework for reserve payload.

Driving Overloaded Vehicles
The Consequences of Driving Overloaded Vehicles

Striving for optimization
The goal is designing a work truck that encases all elements of performance, fuel economy, maintenance, resale and versatility. Sitting down with stakeholders to create and prioritize a selector list often exposes compromises. It’s critical to understand these concessions and how they affect drivers and equipment supervisors; meet expectations from internal and external customers; and influence the bottom line.

Completing a life cycle cost analysis can help you make concrete financial decisions. NTEA’s Vehicle Life Cycle Cost Tool performs calculations on scenario-based inputs, creating a pathway to determine true costs of ownership. It’s designed to be flexible and user-friendly to accommodate a variety of truck life cycle analysis needs and different fleet structures. This cloud-based resource enables fleets, engineers and sales representatives to load differing depreciation methodologies (such as straight-line, accelerated and pool depreciation techniques), fuel types, and regional fuel prices to fit the necessary truck or fleet analysis. Users can also incorporate the impact of income taxes into business decisions, where appropriate, and perform what-if scenarios. Depending on needs, the template can support single-vehicle comparison decisions, vehicle class analysis and whole fleet calculations. It can also act as a forecast tool when paired with a price sensitivity analysis — often necessary when dealing with volatile fuel price scenarios. The tool is a free member benefit — not available for public purchase (details at ntea.com/lifecycle). With this information, you are able to make strategic decisions and find the right vehicle for your organization.

Bottom line
Providing compliant vehicles is essential to your company’s success. Improperly loaded vehicles negatively affect drivability and reliability, and open your organization to unnecessary risk and liability exposure. These scenarios all have cost implications that can be avoided through education and proper vehicle design.

Learn more
NTEA offers fleet managers access to publications and reference materials on current regulations, safety standards, and other technical issues at ntea.com. To learn more about the tools to stop driving overloaded vehicles, resources and solutions are available to members, visit ntea.com/memberbenefits.

Green Truck Association (GTA), an NTEA affiliate division, offers a variety of resources to educate its members on techniques and technology that can improve fleet efficiency, reduce emissions across time, and lower the risk of fuel price volatility driving up operating expenses. GTA fleet members can get involved in a data logger drive and duty cycle program that provides information on how vehicles operate in varying environments; find details at greentruckassociation.com.

Understanding The Consequences of Driving Overloaded Vehicles

By Christopher Lyon
Director of Fleet Relations
NTEA 

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Source, http://www.ntea.com/NTEA/Member_benefits/Technical_resources/Understanding_the_consequences_of_driving_overloaded_vehicles_whitepaper.aspx

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Hino Cab-Over Hino Trucks

Scranton Hino Dealership

Are you or your company looking for a Scranton Hino Dealership in Pennsylvania that will have the best prices along with great service! Hino’s corporate mission statement centers on making the world a better place to live by helping people and goods get where they need to go. Building safe and reliable light and medium duty trucks is a start, but following our mission and doing what’s right by our customers only comes from providing a total support experience. This support comes in many forms: the peace of mind in the industry-leading warranty, free roadside assistance, preventive maintenance coverage, a comprehensive telematics solution to optimize your fleet efficiency just to name a few. Hino trucks and our dealer network are fully committed to providing you The Ultimate Ownership Experience throughout the life of your Hino. If your looking for a Scranton Hino Dealership, Nicholas Truck Sales & Service in Luzerne, Pennsylvania is the Scranton Hino Dealership to call.

Scranton Hino Dealership
Scranton Hino Dealership

Scranton Hino Dealership / Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, Genuine Hino Parts and Accessories ensure your truck performs the way it was meant to! As an authorized Hino Light and Medium Duty Truck dealership our Parts Department is here to serve you for all Hino Commercial Truck models. Nicholas Truck Sales & Service is a small, Family-owned Dealership, but do not let our size fool you … we are proud to have our customer portfolio include Local Businesses to National Accounts We respectfully ask for the opportunity to let us show you how a Truck Dealership dedicated to the customer experience will make a difference to you, your Company, and your bottom line.

Because we are an Scranton Hino Dealership we have Hino light duty truck models, CAB-OVER 155 14,500 GVW, CAB-OVER 155 DC 14,500 GVW Double Cab, Hino medium duty truck models, CAB-OVER 195 19,500 GVW, CAB-OVER 195 DC 19,500 GVW Double Cab, CONVENTIONAL 238 23,000 GVW, CONVENTIONAL 258 ALP 25,500 GVW Air / Low Profile, CONVENTIONAL 258 LP 25,500 GVW Low Profile, CONVENTIONAL 268 25,950 GVW, CONVENTIONAL 268A 25,950 GVW Air, CONVENTIONAL 338 33,000 GVW. We are your new & used Hino, New & Used Isuzu Trucks medium duty truck dealership serving Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York!


If you want the best truck at the best price along with the best service by a Scranton Hino Dealership and in the Northeast Pennsylvania and New York market areas, call Nicholas Truck Sales & Service Scranton Hino Dealership Luzerne, Pennsylvania.

Contact us because at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, we are extremely proud to represent Hino and Isuzu commercial trucks in the Northeast Pennsylvania and New York market areas. We feel that Hino and Isuzu commercial trucks complement each other nicely in the commercial truck marketplace.

ISUZU, which offers Low Cab Forward (Cabover) Trucks in GVWR from 12000 to 25950, in both Gas and Diesel Configurations.

HINO, offers Conventional Trucks from 23000 GVW to 66,000 GVW in both 4×2 and 6×4 Configurations, and has expanded to offer a Low Cab Forward (Cabover) Truck in both 14500 and 19500 GVW classes.

Our Sales Team at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service is always Ready, Willing and Able, to answer any questions you may have about any Hino New & Used Trucks or New & Used Isuzu Trucks and how they could work for your Business.

Hino 195
Scranton Hino Dealership

Making you PROFITABLE – One Truck at a Time!

Nicholas Truck Sales & Service – Scranton Hino Dealership
301 Main Street
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
18709

570.288.2635 PHONE
866.612.4452 TOLL FREE
570.288.3058 FAX

E-mail: Information@NicholasTruckSales.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 8:00 am till 5:00 pm
Saturday – By Appointment
Sunday – Closed

Contact Hino of Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for New & Used Scranton Hino Dealership, we are also a New & Used Scranton Isuzu Dealership.

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Isuzu Commercial Leasing Isuzu Trucks

Isuzu Commercial Leasing

Isuzu Commercial Leasing is an option offered by Nicholas Truck Sales for reducing the time and expenses involved in operating your fleet of commercial trucks.

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For many companies Isuzu Commercial Leasing from Nicholas Truck Sales often makes the most sense. Nicholas Truck Sales is a premiere light and medium duty commercial truck dealer offering full-service Isuzu truck leasing programs in Pennsylvania, New York and the other 48 states. Just because you have a dealer close by doesn’t mean your getting the best price on your new or used truck purchase.

Call us today and we will be happy to show you our everyday deals.

After you purchase your truck from us you will then select the chassis and body type you want, we’ll provide a solution custom suited to your business. Nicholas Truck Sales offers the comprehensive leasing capabilities to help your business efficiently manage all your trucking and transportation needs.

BTW, our name is Nicholas Truck Sales & Service because we service the trucks we sell, making your business, profitable – ONE TRUCK AT A TIME!!

Don’t hesitate to contact us about parts, service or a truck quote for any make and model.
We will be happy to assist you!

Nicholas Truck Sales & Serviceservice is in our name …
301 Main Street
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
18709

570.288.2635 PHONE
866.612.4452 TOLL FREE

E-mail: Information@NicholasTruckSales.com


Nicholas Truck Sales & Service offers a credit application for commercial truck financing and leasing.

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Commercial truck financing is available through multiple national and local banks. All credits regardless of current credit standing will be accepted and processed through an appropriate finance source. We work hard to get our clients the lowest rates, and we work just as hard to assist our clients with credit issues approved.

Leasing options

Isuzu Commercial Leasing by Nicholas Truck Sales & Service.

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Commercial Truck Sales Hino Trucks

Medium Duty Trucks

Hino Light and Medium Duty Trucks are the fastest growing brand in America. From Cab-Over and Hybrid Light Duty to Class 7 Medium Duty applications Hino delivers.

Medium Duty Trucks
Hino Light and Medium Duty Trucks

The new Class 5 Hino COE models were designed from the ground up for the North American market. Not only do they deliver the goods for urban transportation, the 195 is available as a Hybrid too.

With Hino Advantage, our innovative new range of support solutions, we’re with you all the way. Helping reduce costs over the life of your vehicle. Hino Medium Duty Trucks are famously built on the QDR (Quality, Durability & Reliability) promise, so you’re already off to a great start. And with Hino service and genuine parts your business is all set you keep running smoothly and efficiently. But if bad luck ever strikes, like getting a flat in the middle of nowhere, you will have 24/7 support.

With Hino Advantage for your Hino Light and Medium Duty Trucks, we’ll even help you discover everyday operating savings you never thought possible, along with finance solutions to keep your business growing.


Morgan Truck Body For Your Hino Medium Duty Trucks
Hino Light and Medium Duty Trucks

The nations largest manufacturer of Landscape bodies, Stake and Platform, Proscape-Van, LandscaperPro bodies.

Morgan products are synonymous with quality, delivery and innovation. Our products show where we’ve been, where we are today and all our achievements along the way, as well as our vision for the future.

Add-in Morgan’s strong relationships with all the leading OEMs like International, Freightliner, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Hino and Peterbilt Kenworth and you have a partnership unrivaled in the industry.

Hino Light and Medium Duty Trucks

Hino of Scranton Wilkes-Barre / Nicholas Truck Sales & Service is an authorized Hino Dealer dedicated to Medium Duty Trucks. We make our customers PROFITABLE – One truck at a Time.

Hino trucks are known far and wide for their reliability. Truck drivers and fleet operators throughout the globe rely on Hino trucks and only Hino trucks because they are trustworthy and reliable.. In comparison to Isuzu Trucks, Hino’s lineup is known for having stronger frames that are better at resisting bending. The Hino Trucks 195, as an example, is reported to have a frame 32% stronger than the Isuzu NRR model. But Hino’s reliability is nothing new; dating back to 2011, major publications have raved about Hino’s engine quality.

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