C&M Motors Announces Zanotti Refrigeration

Zanotti RefrigerationC&M Motors is excited to be representing Zanotti Transport Refrigeration. This is a sneak peek into our newest supplier, and we are looking forward to offering their quality products to compliment our line of reefer trucks.

Introduction to Zanotti

ZANOTTI was founded as a family-owned company in 1962. From the very beginning the group has developed its potential as a leader in the field of refrigeration, by introducing new and revolutionary solutions such as, the so-called ‘uniblock’ –a completely self-contained and ready-to-use cooling device for small environments. The company soon began to specialize in the production of domestic and non-domestic refrigeration devices for food preservation, and its refrigerating systems became bigger and bigger to meet the increasing demand of industries. During the 1990s, this trend led to the creation of big multi-compressor plants to meet the needs of large-scale retail trade. In the same period, Zanotti also introduced a new line of products for food transportation –the so-called ‘transblock’.   In the past seven years, the Italian company has seen enormous growth. Today it employs 650 people in eight plants located all around the world. Many things have changed since 2002 when a new management team took over the company.

Transport Refrigeration

Zanotti entered in this business in end of the 1990s, challenging the more than dominant position of the established market leaders.  The refrigerating units are used in urban, rural and international transportation of fresh and frozen food. The product range includes about 30 models, including battery operated units for small delivery vehicles, direct drive units for Vans and medium trucks, diesel units for medium and heavy-duty trucks and trailers; front and under-carriage mounted. The main production site is in North Italy, where annual production capacity could reach 10,000 units per year.

New legislation governing the storage and transport of fresh and frozen foods has meant a big increase in the demand for refrigerated vehicles. This demand is not only for more vehicles, but also for a greater range of types and sizes to suit a host of new applications. C&M Motors is equipped to meet the demand for different applications. Our custom fabrication department can tailor your truck to a specific request.

We would love to answer any questions you have about our new line of Zanotti products and how they can benefit your business. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is looking forward to hearing from you and we will keep you updated as this relationship with our latest supplier continues.

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The Hino 155 & 195…Workhorses of the Fleet

Hino 195 155Dependable, reliable, proven, trusted…These are all qualities you think of when deciding on many things, and is especially important when a long-term investment is being considered.

The Hino 155 and 195 models have all those great attributes and more. They truly are the workhorses in the medium duty truck world. The variety of applications these 2 models can be built for are almost endless.

  • Towing and recovery
  • Delivery
  • Box Van
  • Stake bed
  • Reefer

These are just a few of the vocations served and C&M Motors is equipped to customize a truck to fit almost any application in our fabrication department.

The Hino 155 is a class 4 truck that is powered by Hino’s award-winning 5-liter J05 series engine rated at 210 HP and 440 lb.-ft. torque.  It comes available in a standard cab and is also available in a crew cab (155-DC) with seating capacity up to seven for the whole crew.  The 155 is up to the toughest of tasks with best-in-class frame yield strength of 56,900 PSI while still providing the benefit of a tight turning radius to get you in and out of the tightest of spaces.

The Hino 195 was designed specifically for the North American market from the ground up. 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 cab-over engine 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, the 195 sets a new standard for driver safety and comfort. This highly rated truck can serve in many fields. Towing and recovery, delivery, landscaping, and waste/refuse are just a few applications this medium duty truck shines in.

Both the 195 and 155 offer the premier, industry-best engine warranty.  All Hino Conventional and Cab-over trucks are covered for 3 years unlimited mileage on the base warranty; but it doesn’t stop there! The Conventional cabs come standard with a 5-year, 250,000 mileage extended warranty coverage, and the Cab-overs come standard with a 5-year, 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!

When you combine the Hino warranty and the personal attention offered at C&M Motors, you can be confident that your workhorse will deliver dependable service for many years. Contact us to answer any questions you might have.


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The 2020 XL Series Heavy-Duty Trucks from Hino

Hino is excited to add the XL Series of heavy-duty trucks to their popular and proven stable of medium duty trucks. Production of both the XL7 and XL8 has begun in Hino’s newly renovated, 1 million square foot facility in Mineral Wells, West Virginia, as well as its plant in Woodstock, Ontario Canada.

Power & Hauling

The XL class seven and eight trucks will both be powered by newly developed 8.9-liter A09C six-cylinder diesel engine, providing 300hp to 360hp, as well as maximum torque ranges from 900 lb-ft to 1,150 lb-ft. Transmissions options include an Allison automatic and a manual version by Eaton.

Hino said its XL Series will be offered in a host of straight truck and tractor configurations, ranging from a GVWR of 33,000 to 60,000 lbs. and GCWR up to 66,000 lbs. which allows Hino to cover a much broader range of hauling requirements.

Technology & Safety

Aside from the power and hauling capacities, the XL series offers a wide range of technical and safety features such as collision mitigation system, lane departure warning, and electronic stability control. Once inside the cab, the driver will experience a host of comfort features designed for miles of comfort and safety. Technology like Hands Free Bluetooth calling and audio, Steering Wheel controls, LCD information screen, and Cruise control sets Hino apart.

Value & Warranty

Hino has long been known for its superior warranty and the XL Series makes the cost of ownership value even greater with programs like:

  • Hino Insight: telematics, remote diagnostics, case management.
  • HinoWatch 24/7 Assistance: Standard for three years, unlimited mileage. You’ll be protected against locking yourself out, battery incidents, warranty towing, and even running out of fuel.
  • Hino Care: Preventative maintenance in a convenient program package to make your truck work harder, longer.

C&M Motors is excited to add this new line of Hino heavy-duty trucks to its full line-up of medium duty trucks like the popular Hino 155 and Hino 195. Contact us to answer any questions you have about the new XL series or any other truck sales, leasing, or maintenance questions you have. Our friendly and qualified staff is looking forward to hearing from you.


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CARB Restrictions on Commercial Truck Registration



Commercial trucks registered in California will be subject to new regulations requiring owners that have older trucks in their fleet comply to the new laws or be subject to DMV restrictions.
These measures, designed to reduce greenhouse gasses, will be in affect starting January 1, 2020. The new “health-based requirements” will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. A new enforcement tool used by the DMV beginning in 2020 will automatically block 2010 and older trucks from registration.
Under these regulations, truckers must meet the following compliance schedule. Vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds GVWR are considered “Heavier” and trucks between 14,001 and 26,000 pounds are considered “Lighter”


Click to see the official document from the California Air Resource Board for full details.

DMV Enforcement

Beginning January 1, 2020, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Truck and Bus Regulation will be enforced through a new automatic process. Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), was signed into law on April 28, 2017. This bill states that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) must check that vehicles are compliant with, or exempt from, CARB’s Truck and Bus Regulation. The new DMV compliance verification process will better enforce the regulation and level the playing field for businesses throughout California.
Vehicles that have met all upgrade requirements or are exempt from heavy-duty diesel regulations in the state will be allowed to register with the DMV. CARB says VIN numbers may be required to ensure your vehicle isn’t mistakenly denied registration.
If a vehicle is not compliant with the rule, DMV can no longer register that vehicle.

C&M Motors Can Help

Many companies are being proactive in their approach to dealing with the coming regulations by upgrading older vehicles in their fleet sooner than later. The market could be flooded with older, out of compliance trucks as the deadline gest closer. These new regulations can be confusing. C&M Motors is prepared to answer any questions you might have about the new laws and help you decide which upgrades will benefit your business. We have a large selection of new Hino trucks available which can be made to serve a wide range of industries. Give us a call and let us help you be prepared. And remember to ask about the all new Hino XL Series of heavy-duty trucks due out soon. We look forward to hearing from you.


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What Truck Sizes are Available for Lease from C&M Motors?

Having choices of truck sizes and configurations can make the leasing process for you and your fleet manager easier.

C&M Motors has the capacity to furnish and outfit a wide variety of trucks tailored to fit the specific requirements of your transportation needs.

Here are some of the body types available:
• Light and Medium Duty trucks
• Flat beds
• Bobtails
• Dump bodies
• Tow bodies
• Dry van bodies
• Refrigerator trucks
• Box trucks

When considering the size of commercial truck necessary for your business, the experienced staff at C&M can help you make the right decision.
We stock a wide selection of truck sizes, and capacities for lease including the Hino 155 Series with a GVW of 19,500, the Hino 195 Series which carries a GVW of 19,500, the 238 series has a 23,000 GVW, and the brand-new XL Heavy Duty series (available later in 2019) carrying a GVW of 62,000. Dry bed truck sizes range from 16 to 26 feet.

Our fabrication department can create custom additions to any selection you make. We can design and customize your truck to fit the specific transportation needs of your company.
Let us help you in the decision-making process so you end up with a truck that is best suited for it’s hauling requirements. Give us a call and see what truck size and full-service leasing program makes the best sense for you and your business.

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(800) 736-3443

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