Commercial Vehicle & Diesel Engine Leader Isuzu Manufacturing Services America Joins Diesel Technology Forum

Isuzu Has Been the Top Seller of Low Cab Forward Trucks in the U.S. for the Past 28 Years

Mar 31, 2014, 14:05 ET from Diesel Technology Forum

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is pleased to announce that Isuzu Manufacturing Services America, a global leader in medium and heavy duty commercial vehicle and diesel engine production, has joined the Forum.

DTF is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the newest clean diesel technologies in the United States and throughout the world.

"We are proud to welcome Isuzu Manufacturing Services America to Forum," said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Forum.  "Isuzu's long tradition of producing high quality commercial vehicles and diesel engines on a global scale is a perfect fit with the Forum's work to promote the most advanced diesel technology in the U.S. and internationally."

Isuzu Motors was founded in 1916 and is the oldest Japanese vehicle manufacturer.  Isuzu has expanded its operations into a global network that provides equipment and engines in more than 100 countries. This year, Isuzu celebrated its 30th year of service in the United States.

"In the U.S. Isuzu trucks has been the top seller of low cab forward trucks for the past 28 consecutive years," Schaeffer said. "That's a reflection of Isuzu's commitment to excellence and high quality diesel engines and equipment."

"As a world leader in diesel engine and vehicle manufacturing, Isuzu is please to join the Diesel Technology Forum and other industry leaders in promoting the cleanest and most advanced diesel technology," said Jeffery A. Marsee, the Executive Director of Vehicle Compliance for Isuzu Manufacturing Services of America.  "Isuzu has been developing diesel engines for nearly 80 years and has been pioneering technological innovations in the diesel engine field since the very beginning.  We look forward to working with the Forum on the exciting research and development that will be introduced in the coming years."

Today, Isuzu trucks command 80 percent of the U.S. low cab forward truck market.  Isuzu's current array of N-Series trucks is the only line-up of LCF trucks in the industry to offer a choice of two diesel engines plus a gasoline engine that's both CNG and LPG capable.  In addition, they are the first trucks in their class to be 50-state clean-idle certified and to meet EPA 2010 and CARB HD-OBD standards, the most stringent emissions requirements in the world.

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