Heavy Duty Trucking

OCT 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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52 HDT • OCTOBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com operating habits including acceleration, deceleration, braking, speed, fuel consumption and engine idle times," says Tabel. "Utilization of operation facts can improve driver behavior and safety, and further reduce your cost of operation." Kenworth: new applications While Kenworth offers a number of conventional medium-duty trucks, including the T170, T270, T370, T440 and T470, the truck manufacturer recently entered into full production on two updated cabover models, the Class 6 K270 and Class 7 K370. "Kenworth's new cabovers feature extensive exterior and interior enhancements," says Kurt Swihart, Kenworth market- ing director. New additions include a new dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, an electronic braking module, a push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles. The K270 and K370 come standard with a 6.7-liter Pac- car PX-7 diesel rated at 220 hp and 520 lb-ft. of torque, and an Allison 2100HS 5-speed trans- mission. Both models also feature a standard air-ride driver's seat plus a two-passenger bench seat with storage underneath, as well as single driver and passenger maximum uptime. Ease and cost of maintenance, driver efficiency and fuel economy are major components of the challenge to reduce costs and maximize profit — ultimately real- izing the lowest cost of operation, which provides the lowest cost of vehicle ownership," says Tabel. For many customers, spec'ing a vehicle unique to their applications with the benefit of a reduced carbon imprint makes the purchase that much more attractive. While no single engine technology is the an- swer for all applications, Isuzu offers a pair of its own diesel engines and a General Motors gasoline engine that can burn natural gas or propane. Isuzu 2015 N-Series trucks are available in Class 3, 4 and 5, including: • NPR Gas and NPR-HD Gas with a 6-liter Vortex V-8 rated at 297 hp at 4,300 rpm and 372 lb-ft. at 4,000 rpm; • NPR Eco-Max with an Isuzu 3.0 4JJ1-TC diesel rated at 150 hp at 2,800 rpm and 282 lb-ft. at 1,600 rpm; • NPR-XD and NPR-HD, each with the 4HK1-TC diesel rated at 215 hp at 2,500 rpm and 452 lb-ft. at 1,850 rpm; and • NQR and NRR, also with the 4HK1-TC diesel. Isuzu's diesel trucks come with an onboard Data Re- cording Module which creates a vehicle health report. "In addition to reporting operating status of all major drivetrain and major operating systems, it reports driver- The 195h-DC COE diesel-electric hybrid uses a 5E-UG diesel with a maximum output of 210 hp at 2,500 rpm and a torque rating of 440 lb-ft. at 1,500 rpm. The 2015 Isuzu NPR Eco-Max comes with an Isuzu 3-liter 4JJ1-TC diesel rated at 150 hp at 2,800 rpm and 282 lb-ft. at 1,600 rpm. 2015 Medium-Duty Trucks

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