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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 Refrigerated Trucks

The Ultimate Craft Beer Truck

The Ultimate Craft Beer Truck to Meet All the Needs of the Booming Beer and Beverage Industry.

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low cab forward trucks, today announced the development of a craft beer truck in collaboration with Supreme, Delivery Concepts, Inc. and Bottle Logic (an Anaheim-based craft brewer).

The craft beer industry has been in a red-hot growth pattern for the last five years. Since 2014, craft breweries have more than doubled and, according to the Brewers Association, the craft brewing industry contributed $76.2 billion and more than 500,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in 2017.

The Ultimate Craft Beer Truck
The Ultimate Craft Beer Truck

Many of these brewing operations are small businesses that brew and deliver in their surrounding communities. To promote themselves, they will often take part in local music festivals, street fairs and other live events that draw festive crowds. They quickly find themselves in the dilemma of requiring a dual purpose vehicle—one to make their regular deliveries, and one to promote their brewery at live events.

To showcase how a craft brewer can maximize their investment in their delivery truck, Isuzu, Supreme and Delivery Concepts, Inc. developed a craft beer truck built with the quality and durability to make deliveries, and which can also be used at live events for promoting the product.

The Ultimate Craft Beer Truck the chassis is an Isuzu NRR with a 150” wheelbase and a robust 19,500-lb. GVWR to accommodate heavier payloads. The Isuzu low cab forward design features a 49.5-degree wheel-cut angle for exceptional maneuverability, allowing drivers to make deliveries and set up displays in tight quarters that cannot be negotiated by conventional cab trucks. Outstanding visibility allows drivers to see the ground within eight feet of the front of the truck, and an 85-degree door-swing angle means entry and exit are easy for deliveries and set-up that are faster and more efficient.

The NRR is powered by Isuzu’s proven 5.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine which generates 215 horsepower and 452 lb.-ft. of torque, for an impressive combination of fuel economy and performance. And its robust B10 durability rating of 375,000 miles, is evidence of the engine’s long-term dependability.

“The combination of economy, power, maneuverability and low cost of ownership, made choosing the NRR as the basis for our new craft beer truck a no-brainer,” said Steve Napolitano, co-founder and president of Bottle Logic. “We can’t wait to put this truck to work for us.” After reviewing Bottle Logic’s operations, Isuzu, Supreme and Delivery Concepts, Inc. created a body equipped with:

The Ultimate Craft Beer Truck by Isuzu
The Ultimate Craft Beer Truck

A 16-ft. Supreme Kold King insulated body (16’L x 91”H x 96”W) that is cooled with a Thermo King 680R with electric standby. This setup will provide ample space for kegs and crates while keeping the product refrigerated. The electric standby gives brewers more flexibility in loading the truck in the evening for the next morning’s delivery, all while keeping the product cooled.

A 2,500-lb. Maxon TE25L tuck-away liftgate with side steps to help ease loading and unloading during delivery. E-track has been mounted on the interior of the body at a special height to secure kegs during transit.

Two 24” x 24” toolboxes (one on each side) store tables, chairs and event material. A 15-ft. overhead retractable awning provides shade for servers and customers alike. When at live events, this will make set-up and operation a cinch.

Of course, a tap system! The driver’s side of the body has an 8-tap beer station integrated into the side with a 10-gallon overflow tank and a special mounting on the body’s interior for the CO2 manifold. Covering the taps on the exterior, is a locking door that swings up to serve as a menu board. LED lights illuminate the taps to provide a clean hi-tech appearance. This truck will be showcased at the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, Colorado, April 8-11, 2019, and will go into service with Bottle Logic following the show.

About Isuzu Trucks Isuzu commercial trucks have been the best-selling low cab forward trucks in America every year since 1986. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is the distributor of Isuzu commercial vehicles in the United States and is a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Read more


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!

The Ultimate Craft Beer Truck
Enjoy Craft Beer With The Ultimate Truck

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 Ultimate Craft Beer Truck at the best price along with the best service in the Northeast Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, call Nicholas Truck Sales & Service.

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

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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 Cab and Chassis

Road-Ready Service Body

Isuzu Announces New 12-Foot Road-Ready Supreme Service Body for NPR Gas Trucks

Isuzu Road-Ready Service Body
N-Series Road-Ready Service Body

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s best-selling low cab forward trucks, announced the availability of a new road-ready service body for select Isuzu N-Series gasoline trucks. The expansion of the Isuzu Road-Ready Program with Supreme helps Isuzu dealers and customers with a wider selection of bodies to choose from. The 12-foot Supreme Spartan Service body will be available for 109-inch-wheelbase NPR and NPR-HD models.

Among the standard features of the new road-ready service body:

  • Eight compartments (four per side) with adjustable shelving for more cargo-organizing versatility.
  • Spacious stand-up height interior with a standard street-side pipe door.
  • Stainless-steel D-ring compartment handles for easier gripping with work gloves.
  • Two interior LED dome lights.

Road-ready service body options include:

  • Available Plexiglass sliders for ease of access to interior horizontal compartments, with one row of E-track on each side of Plexiglass slider.
  • Curbside pipe door.
  • Translucent roof.
  • Prime Design drop-down double ladder rack.

“The competitive price coupled with a great warranty and Isuzu support will make this an attractive Road-Ready Service Body for those in the service industry,” said Shaun C. Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “Carpenters, plumbers, home builders, mobile auto repair companies and many others will find this body and chassis combination a very appealing solution for their needs.”

Supreme Bodies are manufactured by Wabash National Corporation, a leading producer of truck bodies, semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems.


About Isuzu Trucks: Isuzu commercial trucks have been the best-selling low cab forward trucks in America every year since 1986. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is the distributor of Isuzu commercial vehicles in the United States. Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium and heavy-duty trucks.

For more information call, 866.612.4452 – Nicholas Truck Sales & Service your Isuzu commercial medium duty truck dealership in Pennsylvania and New York.

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Commercial Truck Sales Commercial Truck Upfitting

Commercial Truck Upfitting

Commercial Truck Upfitting – Need to tailor your truck body to better fit your business requirements? From four side walls, to eight types of bumpers, to numerous liftgate packages, we take pride in offering a variety of options to help you customize a truck body that’s right for you. Options shown are available on truck bodies listed (standard features on some models), with some offerings limited by truck body length and chassis type. Because we understand how people use our vehicles, we know how to guide you through the maze of available choices and options to get you to the product that’s right for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to assist you every step of the way with all your Commercial Truck Upfitting needs!


Morgan-Made Truck Bodies

Supreme’s Signature Van Body

Liftgate Options – Liftgate options include Maxon, Waltco, Tommy, and Palfinger. More liftgate options available upon request. Talk with a Nicholas Truck Sales  Representative for more information.

Truck body needs vary from industry to industry. So, we take the time to learn about your business in order to design the truck body that will help you perform your job safely and effectively. Since we’ve been customizing quality vehicles, we have the expertise to produce the ideal one for you.

Need Fleet Graphics, We Do That Too!

Commercial Truck Upfitting
Mobile Billboards That Reaches Countless Prospects

One of the most cost-effective ways to reach your target audience is through a professionally designed and implemented Fleet Graphics Program. Truck wraps are a powerful way for a company of any size to make a strong impression on clients and prospects, driving brand awareness, lead generation and new sales. Once your truck or truck fleet has been wrapped in your customized messaging and imagery, you have created a mobile billboard that reaches countless prospects at no additional cost to you.

Our team of highly trained fleet specialists will work with you every step of the way so that your Fleet Graphics Program produces the desired results that you expect. From simple lettering to bold, full color wraps, we have the experience necessary to ensure that your end product produces the highest degree of visibility possible.


According to the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), a commercial or work truck upfitter includes: any type of manufacturer or distributor that makes alterations to a complete or an incomplete vehicle sourced from any number of original equipment manufacturers or OEM’s .

With Commercial Truck Upfitting, your truck is modified to standard packages designed to suit a wide range of the most common vocational needs.

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