Mitsubishi Fuso to Highlight Driver Operability Enhancements on 2016 Models at NTEA Work Truck Show


Logan Township, NJ — Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) is showing new Canter FE130, FE160, FE180 and FE160 Crew Cab models at The NTEA Work Truck Show 2015, March 3–6 in Indianapolis. At the show and conference, sponsored by NTEA and hosted at the Indianapolis Convention Center, FUSO will highlight the Canter’s best-in-class payload capacities, high fuel economy, longer service intervals, and its industry-best 5-year powertrain limited warranty, which the company says combine to provide Canter users with lower cost-of-ownership.

For 2016 models, FUSO is concentrating on furthering its low cost-of-ownership position by focusing on driver operability. According to Todd Bloom, president and CEO of MFTA, “We have come to recognize that, in addition to the obvious product advantages we have engineered into our work trucks, the drivers’ skills and care in operating our trucks can also make a direct contribution to lowering cost-of-ownership. Consequently, we have made a number of refinements to our trucks that are intended to make it easier for the driver to operate and maintain them.”

Many of these features are aimed at enhancing the driver start-of-shift walkaround. For instance, new 2016 Canters feature a re-located oil sump dipstick that allows the operator to check engine oil level without tilting the cab and the oil sump itself also has a higher capacity. In addition, the transmission clutch fluid housing includes a direct-view sight plug that allows the driver to check transmission fluid with a quick glance, and a new filter helps to maintain the quality of that fluid, for enhanced durability. An engine air filter restriction indicator also makes it easy for the driver to tell the condition of the air filter during his or her walkaround, without disassembling any part of the air filter housing or snorkel.

Finally, the company offers an optional Idle Limit System (ILS) to help drivers comply with no-idle limits in jurisdictions where they are mandated. Moreover, the optional Clarion® Bluetooth radio provides not only the expected AM/FM/CD, MP3 and WPA playback, but also Pandora and Sirius XM compatibility, and its wireless Bluetooth connectivity allows hands-free calling with a properly equipped mobile device.

“Driver education and ease of operation will continue to be a focus of ours going forward,” Bloom notes. “Like consumer vehicles, work trucks are becoming more sophisticated every year, and it’s incumbent upon us, as an industry, to make sure we provide the operating systems and the education necessary for drivers to maintain their level of skill. It’s only fair to our customers. And Mitsubishi Fuso is committed to being an industry leader in that endeavor.”

À propos de Mitsubishi Fuso

Ayant son siège social dans le comté de Logan au New Jersey, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) est une filiale de Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, basée à Kawasaki, Japon, une partie intégrante de la division des camions Daimler de Daimler AG. En activité en Amérique du Nord depuis plus de 30 ans, MFTA se concentre sur la fabrication de camions offrant le coût total de possession le plus bas de leur catégorie. Ses camions diesel poids moyen et à cabine surélevée de classes 3 à 5 sont offerts par l’intermédiaire d’un réseau de plus de 200 concessionnaires partout aux États-Unis, au Canada, à Puerto Rico et à Guam. Mitsubishi Fuso a vendu plus de 100 000 camions à transmission manuelle, à quatre roues motrices et à cabine d’équipe en Amérique du Nord pour combler les besoins de transport pour une grande variété d’entreprises et d’industries, dont l’industrie des boissons et des traiteurs, pour la livraison de marchandises réfrigérées ou solides, pour la récupération de véhicules, le remorquage, la lutte antiparasitaire, la plomberie, la construction légère et l’aménagement paysager. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, visitez le, suivez FusoTruck sur Twitter, ou aimez FusoTruck sur Facebook.

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Bryan C. Allen
Marketing Manager
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.

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