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Papal Visit to Philadelphia Sep 26-27, 2015

Papal Visit to Philadelphia

With the upcoming Papal visit to the Philadelphia area Sept 26 and 27 2015 business owners, especially of commercial trucks, should be aware of the special highway conditions for that weekend. There is an area of center city Philadelphia being blocked off to traffic and restrictions on some of the other major highways and bridges leading into Philadelphia from New Jersey.

The city of Philadelphia has established this website that explains the road closing and restrictions for the weekend Papal visit. Business may also call this hot line 215-683-2100 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 5 PM to address any questions you may have. We have also included some of the information found on the website below.

Bentley Truck Services locations within Philadelphia are outside of the restricted areas and will be open our regular hours during this time period.

We do encourage our customers to plan ahead and make sure their vehicles are in good working condition. Our rental department is taking reservations now for this period as many customers are looking for additional vehicles to assist them on with additional business and keeping their deliveries on schedule.
Call us for your service or rental needs today.
 
 
Click here to view Business Resource Center FAQs on Papal Visit

Click Map for Daily Progression on Street Closures

Click Map to view State Roads Closures

By |September 9th, 2015|Bentley News & Events|Comments Off on Papal Visit to Philadelphia Sep 26-27, 2015

Brake Safety Week: September 6-12, 2015

Brake Safety Week – September 6-12, 2015 – is part of the Operation Airbrake Program sponsored by CVSA in partnership with the United States U.S.Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). During the week-long brake safety campaign, CMV inspectors will conduct brake system inspections (primarily Level IV Inspections) on trucks and buses throughout North America to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations.

Properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operation. CMV brakes are designed to hold up under tough conditions, but they must be inspected and maintained carefully and consistently so they operate and perform properly throughout the vehicle’s life. Brake Safety Week is an annual outreach and enforcement campaign designed to improve commercial vehicle brake safety throughout North America.

Brake-related violations comprise the largest percentage (representing 46.2 percent during Roadcheck 2014) of all out-of-service violations cited during roadside inspections. Improperly installed or poorly maintained brake systems can reduce the braking capacity and stopping distance of trucks and buses, which poses a serious risk to driver and public safety.

Brake inspections conducted during Brake Safety Week include inspection of brake-system components to identify loose or missing parts, air or hydraulic fluid leaks, worn linings, pads, drums or rotors, and other faulty brake-system components. Antilock braking systems (ABS) malfunction indicator lamps also are checked. Inspectors will inspect brake components and measure pushrod stroke when appropriate. Defective or out-of-adjustment brakes will result in the vehicle being placed out of service.

Additional inspections may include some Level I Inspections and, in ten participating jurisdictions, overall vehicle braking efficiency will be tested using performance-based brake testing (PBBT) equipment. These systems include a slow speed roller dynamometer that measure total vehicle weight and total brake force, from […]

By |September 6th, 2015|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance, Truck Service|Comments Off on Brake Safety Week: September 6-12, 2015

Do You Know Where Your Spare Fuses Are? – Tech Tip Tuesday

DOT Inspectors issuing warnings for not being able to locate spare fuses

Did you know your fuse box is equipped with spaces for spare fuses?  Recently some DOT inspectors have been asking drivers for his/her spare fuses and the they ares not aware of the location of the fuses.

You should review this with your drivers and they need to know where the spare fuses are located.    Also make sure that if the spare fuses were used during a repair to the vehicle, the spares are replaced in the fuse box to meet the DOT requirement of the vehicle being equipped with spare fuses.

So far most customers have been issued a warning not a ticket.

By |September 1st, 2015|Tech Tips, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on Do You Know Where Your Spare Fuses Are? – Tech Tip Tuesday

Isuzu NPR EFI HVAC Utility Service Truck – Feature Friday

This 2014 Isuzu NPR EFI Utility Service Truck is the Featured Truck of the Week
New 2014 Isuzu NPR Gas with a custom 14′ HVAC Service Body Truck.  This truck has custom adjustable shelving, vents, and fluorescent lights. Chevrolet V8 gas engine, 297 HP, Automatic 6 Speed, AM/FM Radio, CD, Bluetooth, ABS, Backup Sensor, Heated Mirrors, Hitch, Power windows and doors, Step Bumper.  Please call for more details.

By |August 28th, 2015|Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu NPR EFI HVAC Utility Service Truck – Feature Friday

Safety Tips for the New School Year

It’s back-to-school season, so now is a good time to remind fleet drivers to take extra precautions around school buses and while driving through school zones.
Here are some tips from the National Safety Council:

Don’t block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or while 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.
If you’re driving behind a school 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’s illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that’s stopped to load or unload children. Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you’re on an undivided road – if it’s stopped to load or unload children.
If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children. Stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus.
Be alert. Children often are unpredictable, and they […]

By |August 26th, 2015|Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on Safety Tips for the New School Year

Learn How to Prevent Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires – Tech Tip Tuesday

Proper care of your wide-base tires can improve their life.
Do wide-base single tires wear differently than standard tires in dual assemblies? There’s a perception among some users and prospective users of wide base tires that they will experience different rates of wear than standard tires. Many also believe that wide base tires are more susceptible to some forms of irregular wear.

The tire makers tell us that some forms of irregular wear were indeed more prevalent in earlier generations of the tires, but that’s supposedly not as much of an issue as it once was.

“Wide base tires may have shown a tendency to develop irregular wear over time, but that was more of a problem with early generations of the tire,” says Matt Loos, director of truck and bus marketing at Bridgestone. “It’s not really the case any longer. The technology and the construction is to the point today where they can be expected to wear at similar rates. That certainly was an issue originally.”

Likewise, Paul Crehan, Michelin’s director of product marketing, says recent offerings address the wear problem.

“This has been a problem for a number of years, but we have spent the last four years trying to figure out a solution,” he says. “Last year we introduced two new wide base tires, one optimized for the highway, the other for regional. Both of these two tire families were designed to fight irregular wear in the shoulder area. By designing the tread pattern and the casing to better manage the load stresses on the tire, we have significantly reduced irregular wear on trailer tires.”

Wide base tires are, by design, subject to different wear conditions than duals, Crehan says, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that […]

By |August 11th, 2015|Tech Tips, Truck Service|Comments Off on Learn How to Prevent Irregular Wear on Wide-Base Tires – Tech Tip Tuesday

Hino KB – Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday is the Hino KB.

By |August 6th, 2015|Hino Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Hino KB – Throwback Thursday

Hino Expands Preventive Care Program

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks preventive service care program, HinoCare, is now available on its conventional model lineup. Hino Trucks is committed to providing the lowest total cost of ownership in the medium-duty truck industry. HinoCare has demonstrated this commitment as it has brought value in peace of mind to hundreds of cab-over diesel owners since the program began in 2013. This preventative maintenance program is now available for Hino Trucks models 238, 258, 268 and 338.

While Hino has gained a reputation for exceptional quality, durability and reliability, investing in HinoCare planned maintenance for Hino’s conventional model lineup will help customers stay on schedule and on budget. The conventional program of HinoCare features two sellable programs – an 8-service and 12-service version on 2015MY and newer models. Already backed by an industry leading 5-year, 250,000 mile engine warranty and 3 years of roadside assistance coverage through HinoWatch, Hino’s new preventive service care program brings greater value and confidence while ensuring low cost of ownership.

HinoCare, which can only be performed by one of Hino’s 220+ certified servicing dealers, isdesigned to preserve reliability, enable higher performance and ultimately enhance the lifespan of your Hino truck.

Contact us today for additional details or to take advantage of this program.

Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, assembles, sells, and services the most environmentally friendly lineup of Class 4-7 commercial trucks in the United States. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Hino boasts a network of over 200 dealers nationwide committed to achieving excellence in customer service and support. Hino Trucks is the premier medium duty nameplate in the United States with a product lineup that offers the low total cost of ownership, superior fuel economy, unmatched reliability and maneuverability, and the most comprehensive bundle of standard features in the market.

 

By |July 30th, 2015|Hino Trucks, Preventative Care, Truck Service|Comments Off on Hino Expands Preventive Care Program

Isuzu Vintage Red Fire Truck – Throwback Thursday

This week’s Throwback Thursday is a vintage Isuzu Fire Truck.

By |July 30th, 2015|Isuzu Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Isuzu Vintage Red Fire Truck – Throwback Thursday

Hino 338CT Daycab Tractor – Feature Friday

This used Hino 338CT Daycab Tractor is the Featured Truck of the week
We have several used Hino commercial trucks in stock like this 2007 Hino 338CT. It’s equipped with a Hino turbo diesel engine and an Allison automatic transmission. 54,000 GVW, 260 HP. Fleet maintained. Call for more dtails.

Hino is a Toyota Group Company. Click here to view other Tractors from Hino and other quality manufacturers.

By |July 24th, 2015|Feature Friday, Hino Trucks, Truck Sales, Used Trucks|Comments Off on Hino 338CT Daycab Tractor – Feature Friday