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Commercial Truck Sales Hino Trucks

We Have Hino Trucks

We Have Hino Trucks for sale at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, so when you make the decision to go with a Hino Truck from Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, it’s about much more than just the truck.

We Have Hino Trucks – 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. Its starts with the peace of mind in the industry-leading warranty that includes an industry-first, 5-year, unlimited mile warranty on Allison transmissions , free roadside assistance, preventive maintenance coverage, and a comprehensive telematics solution to optimize your fleet efficiency are just a few ways we stand behind our trucks. Hino trucks and our dealer network are fully committed to providing you The Ultimate Ownership Experience throughout the life of your Hino.

We Have Hino Trucks
We Are Parts & Service Too!

Hino Trucks offers the premier, industry-best engine warranty. All Hino Conventional and Cab-over trucks are covered for 3 yrs unlimited mileage on the base warranty; but we don’t stop there! Our Conventionals come standard with a 5 years, 250,000 mileage extended warranty coverage, and our Cab-overs come standard with a 5 years, 200,000 mileage extended warranty coverage. Let’s just say we have confidence in the Hino J-Series engine family and we back it up with the industry’s best warranty!

We’re also standing behind our Allison transmissions with a full 5-year, unlimited mile warranty… standard.

We’ve got your back! covered that is. For the first three years of ownership regardless of mileage. HinoWatch is there to ensure you are protected night and day, year round – with roadside assistance for your Hino Truck anywhere throughout the United States.

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 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!

We Have Hino Trucks in Stock
We Have Hino Trucks

Nicholas Truck Sales & Service
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

If you want the best Hino truck at the best price, along with the best service in the Northeast Pennsylvania and New York, call Nicholas Truck Sales & Service. Hino light duty commercial truck and medium duty commercial truck, Isuzu light duty commercial truck and medium duty commercial truck in Luzerne, Pennsylvania.

Visit, Hino of Scranton Wilkes-Barre, We Have Hino Trucks in Luzerne Pennsylvania for all your Hino Truck needs.

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Hino Cab-Over Hino Trucks

Hino Trucks For Sale

HINO Trucks For Sale at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service.

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

HINO TRUCKS FOR SALE – HINO 195 SERIES TRUCK

HINO 195 SERIES HINO Trucks For Sale
HINO Trucks For Sale

The all new Hino COE models were designed specifically for the North American market. That means the moment you see one, you’ll notice the difference between a product designed to deliver performance and reliability in one of the most ergonomically advanced COE trucks on the market and the rest of the pack. From the wide view pillars to the ground breaking aerodynamics of the all-steel cab, Hino COE trucks set a new standard for driver safety & comfort.

Available with Diesel or Diesel-Electric Hybrid powertrains, the 19,500 GVW Class 5 COE trucks both feature 210 HP and 440 lb.-ft. of torque from Hino’s 5 liter J05E Series engine, utilizing Aisin’s A465, 6 speed automatic transmission. Both models also feature a 33 inch wide, 56,900 PSI frame with a center mounted rear fuel tank.

HINO TRUCKS FOR SALE – HINO 155 SERIES TRUCK

The all new Hino Class 4 COE model 155 was designed specifically for the North American market. That means the moment you see one, you’ll notice the difference between a product designed to deliver performance and reliability in one of the most ergonomically advanced Class 4 COE trucks on the market and the rest of the pack. From the wide view pillars to the ground breaking aerodynamics of the all-steel cab, Hino 155

The 14,500 GVW Class 4 model features 210 HP and 440 lb.-ft. of torque from Hino’s 5 liter J05E Series engine, utilizing Aisin’s A465, 6 speed automatic transmission. The Hino 155 also features a 33 inch wide, 56,900 PSI frame with a center mounted rear fuel tank.

After 100 years in the business, Hino has got it right with the J05E Series engines for Light Duty trucks. At 210 HP producing 440 lb.-ft. torque, the Hino 155 cab-over truck delivers not just on performance, but long term durability and low cost operation as well. Quality, durability, and reliability are the foundation of Hino Trucks legendary owner loyalty. And we didn’t sacrifice economy. A combination of the J05E Engine, optimized SCR, aerodynamics, and Aisin’s 6 speed auto transmission means the new Hino 155 COE model delivers on expectations for fuel economy too.


Contact Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, we are extremely proud to represent Isuzu and Hino commercial trucks in the Pennsylvania and New York market areas. At Nicholas Truck Sales & Service we feel that Isuzu and Hino 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.

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

HINO 155 Cab-OverMaking you PROFITABLE – One Truck at a Time!

Nicholas Truck Sales & Service
301 Main Street
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
18709

570.288.2635 PHONE
866.612.4452 TOLL FREE

E-mail: Information@NicholasTruckSales.com

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

If you want the best truck at the best price along with the best service in the Northeast Pennsylvania and New York market areas, call Nicholas Truck Sales & Service Hino light duty commercial truck and medium duty commercial truck, Isuzu light duty commercial truck and medium duty commercial truck in Luzerne, Pennsylvania.

Visit, Hino of Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for all your Hino truck needs too.

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Isuzu Trucks Medium Duty Cab and Chassis

Isuzu Trucks FTR Diesel

The 2020 Isuzu Trucks FTR Diesel is truly a game-changer that raises the standard for Class 6 medium duty trucks. This truck’s 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.

Isuzu Trucks FTR Diesel
Isuzu Trucks FTR Diesel and more …

A class-leading warranty 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.

Features may include:

  • Isuzu Trucks FTR Diesel Class 6 Low Cab Forward.
  • Isuzu FTR Diesel Improves Forward Line Of Sight.
  • Isuzu Trucks FTR Diesel Efficient Overall Lengh.
  • Isuzu Trucks FTR Diesel’s Tight Turning Diameter.

The Isuzu Trucks FTR Diesel Truck of the Year wasn’t picked by truck analysts and journalists; it was voted on by professional fleet managers who were asked to consider which of the nine competing trucks best fit their fleet requirements, including application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifecycle costs. The FTR was designed for the urban environment and fits numerous applications across many vocational markets. From food delivery to construction, the FTR can be easily upfitted across its offering of eight wheelbases. Powered by an Isuzu 5.2L turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine mated to an Allison transmission, the FTR is equipped for the most demanding hauls.


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.

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 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 Parts Online

Nicholas Truck Sales & Service
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

If you want the best Isuzu Trucks FTR Diesel at the best price along with the best service in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, call Nicholas Truck Sales & Service commercial truck and medium duty commercial truck, Isuzu light duty commercial truck and medium duty commercial truck in Luzerne, Pennsylvania.

Visit, Hino of Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for all your Hino truck needs too.

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Isuzu Trucks Medium Duty Refrigerated Trucks

Isuzu N-Series Gas Trucks

Isuzu offers the only gasoline-powered LCF trucks in America the Isuzu N-Series Gas Trucks. The gasoline powered Isuzu N-Series Gas Trucks, NPR and NPR-HD deliver unsurpassed performance, exceptional maneuverability and a long list of standard features. The Isuzu N-Series Gas Trucks are powered by a Vortec 6.0-liter V8 engine that produces 297 HP and 372 ft.-lbs. of torque. This truck delivers that torque at low rpm for effortless pulling power. Plus, there is an optional CNG/LPG capable engine.

ISUZU N-SERIES GAS TRUCKS FEATURES

The 12,000-lb. GVWR NPR and the 14,500-lb. GVWR NPR-HD are available in Standard Cab and Crew Cab configurations with wheelbases ranging from 109 to 176 inches. Standard features enhancing productivity include:

  • Power windows and door locks.
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel.
  • Driver-friendly instrumentation.
  • Generous interior space for three-across seating.
  • Overhead storage and additional storage in the Standard Cab behind driver and passenger seats.
  • Our Crew Cab, with seating for seven, provides seating for your entire crew.

ISUZU N-SERIES GAS TRUCKS – THE ONLY GAS LCF

ISUZU N-SERIES GAS TRUCKS
Isuzu N-Series Crew Cab

The 6.0-liter V8 engine produces 297 horsepower and 372 ft.-lbs. of torque. These trucks deliver torque at low RPM for effortless pulling power. Plus, there is an optional CNG/LPG capable engine.

The powerplant is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with double overdrive and lock-up torque converter for enhanced fuel economy and performance. Choose from a full range of models, including the 12,000-lb. GVWR NPR and the 14,500-lb. GVWR NPR-HD.

ISUZU N-SERIES GAS TRUCKS – BENEFITS

  • Proven Automatic Transmission.
  • Standard on every Isuzu N-Series truck is a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission, engineered to work with the engine to achieve optimal performance and economy.
  • Best-in-class maneuverability.

Curb to curb or wall to wall, Isuzu trucks are the most maneuverable in their class — and are far more nimble than any conventional truck could ever hope to be.


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.

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 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!

Nicholas Truck Sales & Service
301 Main Street
Luzerne, Pennsylvania
18709

570.288.2635 PHONE
866.612.4452 TOLL FREE

If you want the best truck at the best price along with the best service in the Northeast Pennsylvania and New York market areas, call Nicholas Truck Sales & Service Hino light duty commercial truck and medium duty commercial truck, Isuzu light duty commercial truck and medium duty commercial truck in Luzerne, Pennsylvania.

Visit, Hino of Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for all your Hino truck needs.

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Isuzu Trucks Medium Duty Refrigerated Trucks

Isuzu Truck Dealership New York

Are you looking for an Isuzu Truck Dealership New York, New Jersey and in Pennsylvania that will have the best prices along with the best parts and service for you and your company throughout PA, NJ and NY?

Isuzu Truck Dealership New York
Isuzu Truck Dealership

Isuzu Truck Dealership New York and in Pennsylvania / Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, is a Isuzu Truck Dealership New York and in Pennsylvania and has Genuine Isuzu Parts and Accessories that will ensure your truck performs the way it was meant to! As an authorized Isuzu Light and Medium Duty Truck dealership the Nicholas Truck Sales & Service Parts Department is here to serve you for all Isuzu Commercial Truck makes and 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.

If your looking for a Isuzu Dealership in New York and in Pennsylvania, Nicholas Truck Sales & Service in Luzerne, Pennsylvania is the Isuzu Dealership to call. Nicholas Truck Sales & Service is a Family Owned and Operated Hino, Isuzu Commercial Medium Duty Truck Dealership that has been helping its clients become more profitable since 1991 by offering quality New and Used Isuzu and Hino Trucks to Northeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

Because we are an Isuzu Dealership in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania we sell Box Trucks, Straight Trucks, Refrigerated Trucks,  Stake Trucks and many other truck models. At Nicholas Truck Sales & Service we have, New & Used Isuzu Trucks like, 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, New Jersey and New York!

Isuzu Truck Dealership New York
An Isuzu Truck Dealership

If you want the best truck at the best price along with the best service by a Isuzu, Hino Truck Dealership servicing Northeast Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, call Nicholas Truck Sales & Service an Isuzu Hino Dealership located in Luzerne, Pennsylvania. We beat the competition with everyday low pricing on Light and Medium Duty Commercial Trucks.

Contact us because at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service, we are extremely proud to represent Isuzu and Hino commercial trucks in the Northeast Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York market areas. We feel that Isuzu 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 Isuzu New & Used Trucks or New & Used Hino Trucks and how they could work for your Business.

Making you PROFITABLE – One Truck at a Time!

Nicholas Truck Sales & Service – Isuzu Truck Dealership New York
Isuzu Dealership301 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 Your Isuzu Truck Dealership for New & Used Trucks, we are also a New & Used Hino Truck Dealership 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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Isuzu Trucks Medium Duty Box Truck

2019 Isuzu NPR XD

2019 ISUZU NPR XD For Sale at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service in Luzerne, Pennsylvania

2019 Isuzu NPR-XD – $53,994.00 on the lot …
(16000 GVW) 4 cyl. Diesel, Auto. 18′ Van Body ready to haul #7000 payload. Call Rob for more details.

WHY BUY THE 2019 ISUZU NPR-XD?

2019 Isuzu NPR-XD
2019 ISUZU NPR XD For Sale

This low cab forward truck was designed to serve a wide range of commercial ventures. A few features highlight the NPR-XD’s versatility, including four wheelbases which range from 109 to 176 inches and the ability to accommodate truck bodies that range from 10 to 20 feet. The NPR-XD also offers diesel power, an attractive option for some businesses. If you’ve got heavy loads to move, which is likely if you’re interested in a cab forward truck, the 5.2-liter diesel engine is an impressive tool in your arsenal. The NPR-XD’s engine generates 215 horsepower with 452 pound-feet of torque to give you massive hauling capability.

The low cab forward design of the Isuzu NPR XD gives you easy access to the engine. Should something go wrong, your mechanic need only flip the cabin forward to access the engine’s working parts.


THE 2019 ISUZU NPR-XD

If you’re looking to find the best cab forward truck option for your business, let us help. We have new and used Isuzu trucks and we will be happy to help you find and upfit the vehicle that will give you what you need. If you drive less than 30,000 miles per year our Isuzu NPR-HD Medium Duty Gas truck could be the right choose for you. View our complete line of Isuzu commercial trucks at Nicholas Truck Sales & Service. See all the Isuzu models we offer including the Isuzu NPR, box truck and many, many more commercial trucks for sale. Visit Nicholas Truck Sales & Service Isuzu and Hino, your Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York  commercial medium duty truck dealer, conveniently located in Luzerne Pennsylvania near Scranton, Allentown, Philadelphia, Reading, Lancaster Pennsylvania, Binghamton New York and New York City.

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

2019 ISUZU NPR XDMaking you PROFITABLE – One Truck at a Time!

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Luzerne, Pennsylvania
18709

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