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2018 Isuzu FTR to have Dana driveshafts

Dana Incorporated announced that it will begin supplying axles and driveshafts for the 2018 Isuzu FTR Class 6 medium-duty truck.

Production of the 2018 Isuzu FTR is scheduled to begin in mid-2017 and it will be assembled with a Spicer single-reduction drive axle, Spicer E-Series steer axles, and a Spicer Life Series driveshaft.

The 2018 Isuzu FTR is designed for city delivery applications, such as beverage, box, and refrigerated box trucks. The 2018 Isuzu FTR will feature a low cab forward design for better visibility and maneuverability. It will be powered by an Isuzu 4HK1-TC 5.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, and will also include an Allison 2000 Series automatic transmission.

“We chose Spicer axles and driveshafts for the 2018 Isuzu FTR due to Dana’s dedication to quality and innovation,” said Shaun Skinner, president of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America. “This truck represents our vision of the future for the medium-duty industry.”

Dana’s driveline components are designed to optimize the 2018 Isuzu FTR’s durability and efficiency. Spicer single-reduction drive axles have been engineered with stronger wheel differentials to absorb shock, providing durability for city delivery applications.

Spicer E-Series steer axles feature a lightweight beam design, weighing up to 69 pounds less than competitive offerings, according to Dana. Spicer Life Series medium-duty driveshafts are precision balanced for reduced noise, vibration, and harshness and permanently lubricated with a sealed spline. These features can reduce maintenance and extend product life.

Dana has previously supplied driveline components and thermal technologies for Isuzu trucks in Japan and Thailand.

“The truck of tomorrow needs to be fuel-efficient, maneuverable, environmentally friendly, and offer a low cost of ownership,” said Skinner. “Dana’s driveline components will help achieve all of those objectives.”

FROM: Truckinginfo.comTruckinginfo.com

By |December 18th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2018 Isuzu FTR to have Dana driveshafts

Tips for Air System Maintenance During Winter – Tech Tip Tuesday

December 13, 2016
Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Across North America, it’s getting to be that time of year when temperatures regularly begin to dip below freezing—and when commercial vehicle pneumatic systems need a little extra attention. With more vehicle systems incorporating the use of compressed air for non-braking functions—including automated manual transmissions (AMTs), emissions controls and advanced safety technologies—Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC offers the following three keys to air system maintenance during the winter months:
1. Worry about the water
“It’s really not the cold itself that brings the most potential for air system trouble—it’s the moisture that’s brought in with it when the compressor draws in air,” said Richard Nagel, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions, charging group. “If enough moisture makes its way through the air dryer, it creates the potential for condensation within the air tanks—and from there, it can travel downstream, affecting the braking system and other connected technologies.”

If that happens, low temperatures can definitely have a negative impact, freezing the condensed water and increasing the likelihood of component malfunctions in the valves, controls, and solenoids utilized in advanced safety technologies, emissions controls, and automated manual transmissions.

Manually draining the air tanks is a simple and fail-safe step that can help keep the air system moisture-free in winter. Bendix recommends draining the tanks at least every three months for a typical line haul truck, and as frequently as once a month for vehicles with high air demand.
2. Maintain and properly equip your dryer
To prevent moisture freezing in the system, a properly functioning air dryer becomes even more important in cold weather. Unfortunately, winter brings with it several factors that can have a negative impact on a dryer’s capacity for effectively removing moisture from […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Preventative Care, Tech Tips, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on Tips for Air System Maintenance During Winter – Tech Tip Tuesday

Auto Truck Group Offers Section 179 Advice

Interesting and helpful information for small business owners that use trucks.

The Auto Truck Group is urging small businesses to take advantage of the federal Section 179 deduction on equipment that allows a deduction of as much as $500,000 on new and used equipment purchases.

The equipment must be placed into service by Dec. 31, according to the company. The Internal Revenue Service has capped expenditures at $2 million under the program. Companies can also take advantage of bonus depreciation after the spending cap is reached with a 50% deduction, according to the upfitter.

Source: businessfleet.com
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By |December 7th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry|Comments Off on Auto Truck Group Offers Section 179 Advice

3 Ways to Achieve Best-Uptime – Tech Tip Tuesday

December 6, 2016
Source: Ryder

Keeping your fleet on the road is likely one of the biggest concerns in running your business. It’s the only way your customers can get what they need on-time, every time. However, keeping up with maintenance demands is difficult. Breakdowns happen, vehicle technology is more complex, talented technicians are in high demand, and maintenance costs are rising.

Do Preventive Maintenance – Staying ahead of potential problems is the most effective way to keep your fleet on the road. This means making sure you perform regular preventive maintenance at intervals that make sense for your vehicles. Proper preventative maintenance includes changing fluids and filters as prescribed by the engine manufacturer, lubricating the chassis, and the comprehensive inspections of tires, brakes, engines, exhausts and drive trains, as well as electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Cab and body interiors/exteriors should also be inspected, along with refrigeration and cargo-handling equipment (lift and rail gate, e- and f-track). Technicians should also troubleshoot any issues to prevent breakdowns. Driver comfort and convenience features should also be inspected to ensure proper operation.

As you perform preventive maintenance on your vehicles, make sure they are ready for annual U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) inspections as well to avoid any potential violations or downtime.

Schedule all of your preventive maintenance to work with your vehicle’s delivery schedule, so that you will be able to arrange for another to take its place or receive service when the vehicle is domiciled. Make sure you keep a record of all maintenance performed.

If you keep current with your preventive maintenance schedule, you’ll also find you are putting your drivers’ hours of service to best use.

Use Top Quality Technicians – Be confident in the technicians who perform your maintenance. They should […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Preventative Care, Tech Tips, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Achieve Best-Uptime – Tech Tip Tuesday

Used Isuzu NQR 2012 with 178,000 Miles On It – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is this used 2012 Isuzu NQR looks like it could be brand new. The truck runs clean, and is ready to tackle any job. The truck features a 16′ Supreme dry van body, as well as as walk ramp and a step bumper. The truck is in pristine condition and is ready to drive off the lot. Call or email us today for inquiries! Stk# 20649
DOT, Power Steering, Tilt/Telescope, A/C: Excellent, Power Locks, Power Windows: Both, Turbo; 4×2
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By |December 2nd, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales, Used Trucks|Comments Off on Used Isuzu NQR 2012 with 178,000 Miles On It – Feature Friday

How to winterize your truck – tips for trucking fleets – Tech Tip Tuesday

November 24, 2016
Source: FleetOwner.com

Snow, ice and freezing temperatures not only make the roads hazardous for hauling freight during the winter months but can damage equipment and retard fuel economy, too. Here are some tips on how to minimize such winter weather risks. 

Everyone knows operating tractor-trailers during the winter comes with some big risks. But did you know that, on average 467 fatalities are associated with icy driving conditions annually, or that 23% of all vehicle crashes every year – some 1.3 million – are caused in part by inclement weather, such as rain, sleet, snow, fog, and wind? (Those weather-related findings are courtesy Federal Highway Administration research, by the way).

On top of that, cold weather can cause diesel fuel to thicken into “gel” or get waterlogged, potentially damaging a truck’s fuel system and engine. Colder temperatures also affect fuel economy, too, by increasing tire rolling resistance and reducing aerodynamic efficiency, to name just two impacts.

“As winter approaches, we want to equip fleets and their drivers with the best information available for increasing safety on America’s congested and frequently traveled roads,” noted Dean Croke, VP of analytics at Omnitracs, LLC. “With fewer daylight hours and compromised road conditions, seasonal weather creates many challenges for truck drivers.”

Croke breaks down his winter operation advice down into two groups, one focused on drivers and one on equipment. For drivers:

Slow down and be cautious in adverse weather such as rain, sleet, snow, fog and wind.
Always buckle up; safety belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45%, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Keep extra water and non-perishable food in the cab; dehydration and malnourishment can cause weakness, dizziness, confusion, sluggishness, fainting and more, according to […]

By |November 29th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How to winterize your truck – tips for trucking fleets – Tech Tip Tuesday

Bentley Truck Services receives NationaLease leadership award 5 years in a row

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bentley Truck Services receives the NationaLease leadership award at the Spetember meeting in Chicago. 5 yrs in a row, From 2012-2016.

NationaLease’s 72nd Annual Meeting, “Make No Little Plans,” was held on September 18-19 at the Four Seasons in Chicago.

Read the full article here

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By |November 22nd, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases|Comments Off on Bentley Truck Services receives NationaLease leadership award 5 years in a row

New Jersey Offers Weigh Station Bypass Service – Tech Tip Tuesday

September 22, 2016
Source: FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule to amend the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), including placement within the area that is swept by the windshield wipers.

Section 5301 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) directs the Agency to amend the FMCSRs to allow devices to be mounted on the windshield that utilize “vehicle safety technology.”

In addition, section 5301 states that all windshield-mounted devices and technologies with a limited two-year exemption in effect on the date of enactment shall be considered to meet the equivalent-or-greater safety standard required for the initial exemption.

The announcement of this final rule is a nondiscretionary, ministerial action that does not require prior notice and public comment under the Administrative Procedure Act.

Click here to read the Federal Register notice.

Updated: Friday, September 23, 2016

Contact the location nearest to you for more information.

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By |November 22nd, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Tech Tips|Comments Off on New Jersey Offers Weigh Station Bypass Service – Tech Tip Tuesday

2016 Isuzu NPR EFI 11 Ft Flatbed Utility Dump Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week
2016 ISUZU NPR EFI

This 2016 NPR EFI Crew Cab is 14500 GVWR and has a brand new 11′ Flatbed Utility Dump body. The truck features a row of 3 toolboxes on either side of the body with a 4th sitting just below these for easy access and storage of equipment. The body also includes a hitch for towing as well as service racks. You can finance this truck today for only $752 mo. for 84 mo. with just your tax and tags down!
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By |November 18th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2016 Isuzu NPR EFI 11 Ft Flatbed Utility Dump Truck – Feature Friday

2016 Isuzu NPR 16 Ft Van Body Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week
2016 ISUZU NPR HD EFI

This 2016 Isuzu NPR EFI has 14,500 GVWR, and comes equipped with a 16′ Supreme Dry Van Body. Attached to the body is a premium aluminum Waltco Liftgate measured at 50″ x 84″ and boasting a maximum 2500 lb. carrying capacity. The body also comes equipped with two rows of E-track as well as a scuff liner, and side steps for easy access. You can finance this truck for just $847 mo with just your tax and tags down!
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By |November 11th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2016 Isuzu NPR 16 Ft Van Body Truck – Feature Friday