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Reduce Fatigue Related Accidents – Safety Tips

Safety Matters – Great Info from the NationaLease Newsletter

Practicing good safety can save lives and ultimately can save you money, and NationaLease wants to help keep safety at the forefront with some helpful safety tips. Today’s tip discusses preventing fatigue-related accidents. Research shows that driver fatigue may contribute to up to 20% of accidents on the road, here are some ways to help combat fatigue:

• Make sure you are fit to drive. Do not begin a journey if you are tired. Get a good
night’s sleep before embarking on a long journey.
• Avoid undertaking long journeys between midnight and 6am, when natural
alertness is at a minimum
• Plan your journey to take sufficient breaks. A minimum break of at least 15 minutes
after every two hours of driving is recommended
• If you feel sleepy, stop in a safe place. Do not stop on the hard
shoulder of a motorway
• The most effective ways to counter sleepiness are to drink, for example,
two cups of caffeinated coffee and to take a short nap (up to 15 minutes).
• For more information on preventing fatigue-related accidents, see this article from ntsb.gov

Safety Tips Fact Sheet

By |January 29th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Safety & Compliance, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Reduce Fatigue Related Accidents – Safety Tips

News Alert: FusoFirst: Successful Launch of Web App and Road Side Assistance Program

Mitsubishi Fuso’s mobile web app and roadside assistance program

Mitsubishi Fuso launched their FusoFirst (fusofirst.com), comprehensive product support program, in November, and there has been an impressive engagement with Fuso customers via the new mobile web app since.

From December 1 to December 3 1, the FusoFirst web app logged 707 sessions, which represented 506 people (both new and returning). 64% are new users with 36% returning. A returning visitor is just as important as a new user, because ongoing engagement with this application is critical. Fuso would like users to share any feedback with on this application. User feedback helps Fuso to continue to improve this important communications channel with the drivers and owners of Fuso trucks.

As a reminder. with FusoFirst, Mitsubishi Fuso also introduced their 24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance program. This free service is available to FUSO trucks that are within their industry-leading FUSO truck warranty period. A customer who has an issue can call this service directly for free assistance and, if necessary, a free tow to the closest FUSO Service Center.

Download the FusoFirst News Release here

Visit the Mitsubishi Fuso Commercial Truck Website here

Visit the FusoFirst Web App site here

By |January 29th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on News Alert: FusoFirst: Successful Launch of Web App and Road Side Assistance Program

2016 Hino 268 26 Ft Dry Van Body Truck – Feature Friday

This New Hino 268 26 Ft Dry Van is the Featured Truck of the week
2016 Hino 268, 25950 GVW, Hino JO8E-V8 220 HP engine, Allison 2200RDS transmission, Bluetooth radio, Power windows and door locks, Cruise control, Hydraulic brake, Cold weather package, 90 gallon fuel tank, Air horn, Back up buzzer, Safety package, Syn fluid, 26’ Morgan dry freight body, 103X102 Body, Two rows of e-track, Scuff liner, Plywood lined, Waltco EMQ-33 50×64 3300 LB capacity wedge style lift gate.

See all of our New Hino truck Inventory here

By |January 29th, 2016|Feature Friday, Hino Trucks|Comments Off on 2016 Hino 268 26 Ft Dry Van Body Truck – Feature Friday

Congratulations – Bentley and Isuzu Break Truck Sales Record for 2015

Bentley Helps Isuzu Break Their Record!

Congratulations to Isuzu Commercial Truck of America for surpassing their truck sales record for the largest amount of commercial truck sales in a one year period! We at Bentley Truck Services are happy to play a role in making your 2015 so successful, and we look forward to making 2016 even greater! Selling over 20,000 trucks is an impressive feat, and we wanted to congratulate you for your accomplishment!

By |January 25th, 2016|Bentley News & Events, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Congratulations – Bentley and Isuzu Break Truck Sales Record for 2015

Apply For DOT Number / Check DOT Status

Apply For DOT Number or Check Status of Current DOT Number
The FMCSA monitors and ensures compliance with motor carrier safety (all carriers) and commercial (for-hire, non-exempt carriers) regulations. Companies may find they are subject to registration requirements for both safety (safety registration) and commercial regulation (operating authority registration). Companies subject to the safety requirements are also required to obtain a USDOT Number…. Read More
Source: FMCSA website
APPLY FOR DOT NUMBER / CHECK STATUS HERE
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By |January 7th, 2016|Commercial Trucking Industry, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Apply For DOT Number / Check DOT Status

Maintaining Shock Absorbers and Air Springs

Suspension performance suffers if they’re not in working order.
Air suspensions cushion the ride for drivers, vehicles and loads. Among their components are the springs themselves and shock absorbers, which help control the movement of the bags and the rest of the suspension. These parts are subject to wear and aging, and must be regularly inspected and repaired or replaced when necessary.

The American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council recently revised its Recommended Practice 643A, Air Ride Suspension Maintenance Guidelines.

“Generally speaking, air springs are very durable components,” says John Healy with Stemco, which offers Goodyear brand air springs.

Because they’re made of rubber, air bags usually “age out” before they wear out, notes Dave Vanette, new business development manager at Firestone Industrial Products. “This aging out process has a lot to do with the heat history of the part and exposure to ozone,” he explains. If an air spring is run predominately where the average temperature is high, it accelerates this process.

Read the full truckinginfo.com article here.

Visit our Tech Tips section here.

Contact us to share your preventative maintenance tips and tricks.

By |December 29th, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Preventative Care, Tech Tips, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on Maintaining Shock Absorbers and Air Springs

Hino Motors 2020 Environmental Plan

Hino finalized its 2020 Environment Initiative Plan, an action plan for environmental measures spanning from fiscal 2016 to 2020.

Under this plan, Hino will continue focusing on the main areas designated in its 2015 Environment Initiative Plan, which is its action plan effective until March 31, 2016. These areas are building a low-carbon society, creation of a closed loop economy, environmental conservation & creation of a society coexisting in harmony with nature, and environmental management.

They will work to help realize low-carbon societies by improving the fuel efficiency of their trucks and buses while developing and promoting next-generation vehicles. The company also intends to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions at the production and logistics stages by making its manufacturing more environmentally friendly and its transport operations more efficient. At the vehicle usage stage, they will promote “Eco-driving” to customers with the goal of enabling them to use Hino vehicles in ways that are easier on the environment.

For more information about the 2020 Environment Initiative Plan, please click on a link below:

Hino 2020 Environment Initiative Plan

By |December 28th, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Environment, Hino Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Hino Motors 2020 Environmental Plan

Deborah Heart and Lung Center Toy Run

Delivering a few toys and a few smiles this holiday season

Deborah Heart and Lung Center Toy Run

Heading out to the Toy Drive to drop off a few toys to the kids.

Read more about the Deborah Heart and Lung Center Toy Drive on the Burlington County Times website.

By |December 24th, 2015|Bentley News & Events|Comments Off on Deborah Heart and Lung Center Toy Run

Top 10 Things to Know about ELD Mandate

ELD Mandate Introduction

Now that the final rules are out and the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is in effect, it’s time to get educated and then implement. As with any new technology, there are plenty of questions surrounding ELDs. At its core, the law aims to heighten road safety by ensuring that drivers are abiding by Hours of Service rules. There are, however, some side benefits to drivers as well – increased efficiency as well as time and cost savings. This white paper will focus on the top 10 things that every professional driver should know about the rules.

ELD: Top 10 Things to Know

1. Definition of ELD

First, it’s important to understand how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines an ELD:
“An ELD is a recording-only technology, used to track the time a CMV is operating. An ELD is integrally connected to the CMV’s engine, uses location information, and is tamper resistant. An ELD automatically tracks CMV movement, but allows for annotations by both the driver and the motor carrier’s agent to explain or correct records. An ELD is not necessarily a physical device; it is a technology platform, and may be portable or implemented within a device not permanently installed on a CMV.”1

2. Data elements that will be automatically recorded

As per the final rules, there are a number of data pieces that are automatically recorded by ELDs:

• Date
• Time
• CMV location
• Engine hours
• Vehicle miles
• Driver or authenticated user identification data
• Vehicle identification data
• Motor carrier identification data
• What kind of vehicle location information will be recorded?

Communication of vehicle data and hours of service is transmitted over a mobile network. FMCSA doesn’t require the use of the satellite-based global positioning […]

By |December 18th, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry|Comments Off on Top 10 Things to Know about ELD Mandate

2016 Hino 268A 24 Ft Dry Van Body Truck – Feature Friday

This New Hino 268A 24 Ft Dry Van is the Featured Truck of the week
Stock number 18238
Vin 5PVNJ8JTXG4S56613
Hino JO8E-VB 220 HP engine
520LB Torque
GVWR 25,950
Allison 2200 HS 6 speed transmission
Power windows and door locks
90 Gallon fuel tank
Bluetooth AM FM radio
Cruise control
Cold Weather package
Safety Kit
3 man seating
24 Morgan Van body with curb side door
97 high 96 wide
ICC bumper
Two rows etrack
Scuff liner
Side door

$77526,00

 

See all of our New Hino truck Inventory here

By |December 11th, 2015|Feature Friday, Hino Trucks|Comments Off on 2016 Hino 268A 24 Ft Dry Van Body Truck – Feature Friday