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Isuzu Announces Details of All New F-Series Truck

2018 Isuzu FTR is Set to Change the Class 6 Market
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 11, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of America’s bestselling low-cab-forward trucks, today announced key specifications of its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR. The company made announcements to their dealers at a series of Isuzu Whistle Stops around the country the last two weeks.

Among the highlights:

25,950 pounds GVWR
The FTR will be available in eight wheelbase lengths ranging from 152 to 248 inches, accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet long
The FTR is a dock height class 6 truck
The turbocharged Isuzu 5.2-liter 4HK1-TC engine propelling the FTR will generate 215 horsepower and 520 lbs.-ft. of torque
The engine will be mated to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission with power take-off (PTO) capability
Dana axles will have capacities of 12,000 pounds up front and 19,000 pounds rear suspension
Bridgestone or Continental 11R22.5 tires will be fitted to 22.5″ × 8.25″ steel wheels

The FTR is slated to go into production at a new facility in Charlotte, Michigan in mid-2017.

When Isuzu announced the truck at NTEA’s 2016 Work Truck Show in March, Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, said, “This truck represents our vision of the future of the medium-duty truck industry. The overall concept of the FTR is to bring to our customers the next generation medium-duty low-cab-forward truck, one that features a clean, durable, highly-efficient four-cylinder engine and is the best Class 6 choice for urban pickup and delivery. The letters ‘FTR’ don’t stand for ‘future,’ however this truck represents the future, and it will be here—soon.”

By |October 14th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Press Releases, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu Announces Details of All New F-Series Truck

2016 Isuzu NPR EFI 12 Ft. Mini Mover Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

Featured truck of the week is the 2016 Isuzu NPR EFI! This 2016 Isuzu NPR has 14500 GVWR and comes with a pristine 12 ft. Morgan Mini Mover van body. The body includes rear swing out doors as well as an access ladder to the roof with a step bumper for added ease. Inside the body is shelving of various size and shape to store all of your tools and job essentials. There are also ladder racks featured on top. Stk# 19454
To find out more contact us today.

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By |October 14th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2016 Isuzu NPR EFI 12 Ft. Mini Mover Truck – Feature Friday

Maintenance Tips for Fuel Efficiency – Tech Tip Tuesday

Truck fuel efficiency is no simple matter with many factors to consider. Some of them are out of our control – such as weather, traffic or required routes but many factors can be controlled like powertrain specifications, vehicle aerodynamics and driver training. Proper maintenance can also positively impact fuel economy.

Industry research shows that proper maintenance of your truck and engine can contribute significantly to improved fuel economy. Maintenance requirements vary for each vehicle and engine manufacturer; so, it is critical to have the proper maintenance information available.

Below are some factors that affect fuel economy and examples of service information that can help you keep your vehicles operating at peak efficiency.

Climate control: Air conditioning compressor usage accounts for approximately half of total engine cooling fan engagement time. Air conditioning operation increases fuel consumption because engine power is required to operate both the air conditioning compressor and the engine cooling fan.

Tire inflation: Fuel mileage is adversely affected by underinflated tires. In addition to fuel savings, properly inflated tires are safer and result in extended tire life.

Lubricants: Engine, transmission and axle oils with the proper viscosity also contribute to fuel economy. Using oils with too-high viscosity can increase the energy required to pump the oil through the lubricating system and result in internal viscous friction loss.

Wheel alignment: Properly aligned axles reduce fuel consumption and extend tire life by reducing wear.

Charge air cooler: Charge air cooler leaks result in loss of turbocharger boost, reducing engine operating efficiency, which results in increased fuel consumption.

Engine maintenance: Engine valves in proper adjustment and properly operating engine control systems contribute to good fuel economy. This includes performing overhead adjustments at proper intervals, as well as troubleshooting and repairing […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Tech Tips, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on Maintenance Tips for Fuel Efficiency – Tech Tip Tuesday

All You Need To Know About USDOT Numbers – Tech Tip Tuesday

Some may find themselves asking the question, “What is a USDOT number and do I need one?”
To answer the first part of the question, we can break down what a USDOT number is and what it is used for. The USDOT number is required for companies who operate commercial vehicles that are either transferring cargo, hazardous materials or a certain amount of passengers. The USDOT number acts as an identifier between vehicles on the road. This number is very useful when monitoring  and checking a company’s safety information, which would include compliance reviews, crash investigations and inspections that have been performed on the vehicle.

Now you may be wondering if your vehicle needs a USDOT number. The requirements for a USDOT number are mandatory if…

Your vehicle is used to transport hazardous materials that require a safety permit in intrastate commerce
Your vehicle has a gross weight rating of 10,001 pounds or over
Your vehicle is used to transport more than 8 passengers for compensation or more than 15 passengers with no compensation

Also, if your vehicle is involved with Interstate commerce, a USDOT is mandatory. This would include:

Vehicles traveling between a location within a state and outside of the state
Vehicles traveling between two locations in a state through another state
Vehicles traveling between two locations in a state as part of a trade, traffic or transportation starting and ending outside the state

Aside from federal regulations, some states do require their intrastate commercial motor vehicles to acquire a USDOT number which does include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

If you have learned that you do in fact need a USDOT number there are two ways to apply for one: either apply online (www.fmcsa.dot.gov) or fill out a […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance, Tech Tips|Comments Off on All You Need To Know About USDOT Numbers – Tech Tip Tuesday

Truck Maintenance Tips – Tech Tip Tuesday

Daily

Check tires, lights and turn signal/hazard flashers for your tractor and trailer at the start of every trip.

Routine Maintenance

Regular preventive maintenance inspections may be based on time or mileage. Check the vehicle’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations for maintenance. Pay special attention to items such as:

Brakes
Steering
Tires
Mirrors and any features allowing the driver to see clearly (such as CCTV cameras)
Windshield washers and wipers
Steps, walkboards or ladders
Pneumatic or hydraulic hoses, outriggers,liftgates, hoists or other material handling features
Headboard racks and load attachment points (hooks and winches)

Contact the location nearest to you for all of your commercial truck service needs.

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By |September 27th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Preventative Care, Safety & Compliance, Tech Tips, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on Truck Maintenance Tips – Tech Tip Tuesday

Winter Weather Equipment Solutions

With the winter weather right around the corner, there are some precautions that you should keep in mind.

For instance, maintaining an electrical system that works to the best of its ability should be a main priority. With a well working electrical system, lighting for vehicles should face no difficulties, but just in case you do find yourself running into some problems with your electrical system, we are here to give you some helpful tips.

For starters, it is known that corrosion is the culprit of problems directly related to electrical/lighting issues. All electrical interfaces are exposed to both moisture and chemicals during the winter months and these interfaces will need protection to eliminate the stages of corrosion. As soon as corrosion has taken over the harness system, the entire harness is open to problems occurring immediate or in the near future.

Some tips that can potentially eliminate the start of corrosion include:
· Checking wiring for any cut or nick that could allow for moisture to enter

· Using only glue-filled, heat-shrink connectors when repairing wiring

· Ensuring connection of wires regularly

· Inspecting connectors regularly and replenishing grease when needed

It was found that the most susceptible to corrosion includes the J560 plug and socket because they are frequently exposed to elements that can attract moisture. When using the J560 plug, remember to keep it greased, but do not use dielectric grease on any plug that contains silicone. The dielectric grease will not allow proper sealing.

It is also very important to keep in mind that […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Winter Weather Equipment Solutions

2016 Isuzu NPR NQR Reefer Box Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is the 2016 Isuzu NPR NQR. Equipped with a 16 Ft. Morgan Reefer body. The body features handles for easy access to the refrigerator as well as a step-bumper and a roll-up door for easy access. This truck can also take a Thermo King 680(not included). 17,950 GVWR , automatic transmission, diesel engine, 225/70R19.5F tires and 215 horsepower. Stk# 19580
To find out more contact us today.

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By |September 16th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2016 Isuzu NPR NQR Reefer Box Truck – Feature Friday

Hino 195 Crew Cab 11 Ft. Dump Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is the 2016 Hino 195 Crew Cab 11 Ft. Reading Dump Truck. The body comes strapped with a tarp to protect your cargo as well as an easy-access ladder, and a hitch for any towing needs. It also features rear swing doors as well as a swing out door on the side. 19,500 GVWR , automatic, diesel engine, and 210 horsepower. Stk# 17638
To find out more contact us today.

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By |September 9th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Feature Friday, Hino Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Hino 195 Crew Cab 11 Ft. Dump Truck – Feature Friday

Bentley Truck Services Honored For “The Best Of Biz”

Bentley Truck Services of Maple Shade, NJ has been honored with a recognition by South Jersey Biz in its selection of “The Best Of Biz.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Maple Shade, NJ September 8, 2016– Announcing a special recognition appearing in the July, 2016 issue of South Jersey Biz published by Del Val Media, LLC. Bentley Truck Services was selected for the following honor:
“The Best Of Biz”
A spokesperson from Bentley Truck Services commented on the recognition: “This is quite an honor for us. The fact that South Jersey Biz included Bentley Truck Services in its selection of “The Best Of Biz,” signals that our constant efforts towards business excellence are paying off. We are proud to be included in this recognition.”

Following the publication of Bentley Truck Services’s selection for South Jersey Biz’s The Best Of Biz list, American Registry seconded the honor and added Bentley Truck Services to the “Registry of Business Excellence™”. An exclusive recognition plaque, shown here, has been designed to commemorate this honor.

This press release was written by American Registry, LLC with contributions from Bentley Truck Services on behalf of Bentley Truck Services .

American Registry, LLC is an independent company that serves businesses and professionals such as Bentley Truck Services who have been recognized for excellence. American Registry offers news releases, plaques and The Registry™, an online listing of over 2 million significant business and professional recognitions.

Contact Info:
Bentley Truck Services
Phone: 856-320-2710
Email Address: abowers@bentleytruckservices.com
Bentley Truck Services Selected For “The Best Of Biz”

By |September 8th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases|Comments Off on Bentley Truck Services Honored For “The Best Of Biz”

Annual Brake Safety Week

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week
Bentley Truck Services is ready to assist customers in pre-inspecting their trucks

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week takes place through September 11 – 17, 2016. Throughout this week, inspectors will be keying in on brake safety. Law enforcement agencies will conduct inspections on commercial vehicles to look for out-of-adjustment brakes, brake systems, and anti-lock braking systems. Within specifications, CVSA stated that inspectors will be on the lookout for “loose or missing parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, worn linings, pads, drums or rotors, and other faulty brake system components.”

Additionally, inspectors will also be checking for ABS malfunction indicator lights, assuring that they are properly working. Any commercial trucks that fail to meet their standard will result in the vehicle being placed out-of-service. According to CVSA, most inspections will be full Level 1 inspections, and 10 jurisdictions will be using performance-based brake testing to measure braking efficiency.

Furthermore, “CMV brakes are designed to hold up under tough conditions, but they must be routinely inspected and maintained carefully and consistently so they operate and perform properly throughout the vehicle’s life. Improperly installed or poorly maintained brake systems can reduce breaking efficiency and increase the stopping distance of trucks and buses, posing serious risks to drivers and public safety.”

By |September 2nd, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance, Truck Service|Comments Off on Annual Brake Safety Week