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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

Safety Tip: Back-to-School Driving Advice

Back to School Safety
 

It’s back-to-school season again, so here are some timely tips from the National Safety Council that you can share with fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians

According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are four to seven years old, and they’re walking. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus.

Here are some precautions drivers can take to help keep children safe:

Don’t block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you. This could put them in the path of moving traffic.
In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection.
Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign.
Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas.
Don’t honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way.
Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians.
Always use extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians wherever they may be, no matter who has the right of way.

Sharing the Road with School Buses

If you’re driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.

Never pass a bus from behind — or from either direction if you’re on an undivided road — if […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on Safety Tip: Back-to-School Driving Advice

Federal Goverment move to limit speeds of trucks, buses

Federal Goverment Pushing for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks
Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation secretary, has announced a proposal that, if approved, would see the nation’s heavy-duty commercial trucks equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways.

The proposed law, initiated by DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), would require these devices be set to a maximum speed, claiming it would be a safety measure that could save lives and more than $1 billion in fuel costs each year.

“There are significant safety benefits to this proposed rulemaking,” Foxx said. “In addition to saving lives, the projected fuel and emissions savings make this proposal a win for safety, energy conservation and our environment.”

The department’s proposal would establish safety standards requiring all newly manufactured U.S. trucks, buses, and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating more than 26,000 pounds to come equipped with speed limiting devices. The proposal discusses the benefits of setting the maximum speed at 60, 65, and 68 miles per hour, but the agencies will consider other speeds based on public input.

Meanwhile, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) hailed the proposal to electronically limit the maximum speeds of new trucks as a potential step forward for safety.

Read full article at Online Trucking News.

By |August 30th, 2016|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on Federal Goverment move to limit speeds of trucks, buses

Isuzu NPR XD 16 ft. Dry Van Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the WeekThis week’s featured truck is the 2015 Isuzu NPR XD. 16,000 GVWR and comes packed with extra features. It features a 16 ft. Supreme Dry Body with hardwood flooring and walls, as well as 16 in. slats on each wall. It also includes roll up door as well as a step bumper for easy access.  Stk# 20506
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By |August 26th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu NPR XD 16 ft. Dry Van Truck – Feature Friday

Isuzu NPR XD 16 ft. Dry Van Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is the 2015 Isuzu NPR XD. The truck is equipped with a 16 ft. Morgan Dry Van Body which has full plywood siding as well as e-track on both sides and a convenient  easy access roll up door. The body also features a brand new ILR 20 lift gate that measures 42 x 80 for easy loading and unloading. The truck has automatic transmission, 4HKITC engine type and 215 horsepower. 225/70R19.5. This truck has 16,000 GVWR. Stk# 18527.
Contact us today to find out more or take a test drive.

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By |August 19th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu NPR XD 16 ft. Dry Van Truck – Feature Friday