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The CVSA Annual Roadcheck Inspection Blitz Is Less Than a Month Away!

Are You Ready?

It’s almost here! The 30th Annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck 2017 is less than a month away. The 72-hour roadside inspection and law enforcement blitz will be held June 4-6. Are your drivers ready?

The goal of the three-day blitz is safety. Roadside CVSA truck inspections play a big role in reducing truck-related deaths. Since 1998, the CVSA estimates it has performed more than 1 million truck inspections. These inspections have saved more than 200 lives and prevented more than 4,000 injuries.

Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus is cargo securement. While checking for compliance with safe cargo securement regulations is always part of roadside inspections, CVSA is highlighting cargo securement safety this year as a reminder of its importance to highway safety.

Download the CVSA’s Cargo Securement Tips Flyer

Inspectors will primarily be conducting the North American Standard Level I Inspection, which is the most thorough roadside inspection. It is a 37-step procedure that includes an examination of both driver operating requirements and vehicle safety.

Drivers are required to provide items such as their driver’s license, hours-of-service documentation, motor carrier registration and shipping documentation, and inspectors will be checking drivers for seat belt usage and the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The vehicle inspection includes checking items such as the brake systems, cargo securement, coupling devices, driveline/driveshaft, exhaust systems, frames, fuel systems, lighting devices (required lamps), steering mechanisms, suspensions, tires, van and open-top trailer bodies, wheels, rims and hubs, windshield wipers, and emergency exits (on buses).

Read more about the CVSA International Roadcheck

By |May 10th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on The CVSA Annual Roadcheck Inspection Blitz Is Less Than a Month Away!

V8 Diesel Engine – Throwback Thursday

This Week’s Throwback Thursday

In 1950 Isuzu designed the DA80, Japan’s first V8 diesel engine.
Photo Credit: isuzu.co.uk.com

By |May 4th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on V8 Diesel Engine – Throwback Thursday

2017 Isuzu NRR 24 Ft. Dry Cargo Van – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is the 2017 Isuzu NRR Dry Van Truck. It comes with a 24 ft. Morgan dry van body. The body features a 14 ft. walkramp for simple loading as well as a step bumper for easy access. The inside of the body is lined with plywood stats, 2 rows of E-track on either side and hardwood floors. Isuzu 5.2L diesel engine, 215 hp, spring suspension, 19,500 GVWR . Stk# 19959
Contact us today to schedule a test drive or for info about our finance options!

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By |April 28th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2017 Isuzu NRR 24 Ft. Dry Cargo Van – Feature Friday

Air Cooled Diesel Engine – Throwback Thursday

This Week’s Throwback Thursday

In 1937, Isuzu – then Tokyo Motors – started mass production of their first air-cooled diesel engine
Photo Credit: isuzu.co.uk.com

By |April 27th, 2017|Throwback Thursday|Comments Off on Air Cooled Diesel Engine – Throwback Thursday

What You Need To Know About The ELD Rule

Information on the ELD Mandate
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published final ruling requiring commercial motor vehicles involved in interstate commerce to start using ELDs (electronic logging devices) when operated by drivers who are required to keep records of duty status (RODS).
The ELD Rule:

Requires ELD use by commercial drivers who are required to prepare hours-of-service (HOS) records of duty status (RODS).
Sets ELD performance and design standards, and requires ELDs to be certified and registered with FMCSA.
Establishes what supporting documents drivers and carriers are required to keep.
Prohibits harassment of drivers based on ELD data or connected technology (such as fleet management system). The rule also provides recourse for drivers who believe they have been harassed.

Who Is Exempt from the ELD Rule:
Drivers who use the timecard exception are not required to keep records of duty status (RODS) or use ELDs.  Additionally, the following drivers are not required to use ELDs; however, they are still bound by the RODS requirements in 49 CFR 395 and must prepare logs on paper, using an Automatic On-Board Recording Device (AOBRD), or with a logging software program when required:

Drivers who use paper RODS for not more than 8 days out of every 30-day period.
Drivers who conduct drive-away-tow-away operations, where the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered.
Drivers of vehicles manufactured before 2000.

ELD manufacturers are required to self-certify that their devices comply with the ELD rule and register the devices with FMCSA. A list of self-certified and registered ELDs can be found at https://3pdp.fmcsa.dot.gov/ELD/ELDList.aspx. You can also download the ELD Checklist.

Motor carriers subject to the ELD rule are required to operate registered ELDs by the compliance date of Dec. 18, 2017. Motor carriers that operate with […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on What You Need To Know About The ELD Rule

The Most Dangerous Highways in America

Geotab Ranks the Most Dangerous and Safest Highways

Tthe telematics provider Geotab has ranked the nation’s most dangerous, as well as safest, highways in the country based on federal highway data analyzed by the company over the past 10 years.

The 545-mile U.S. Highway 1 that runs from southern Georgia to Key West, Fla., has been deemed the most dangerous highway in the U.S. because it has the highest fatal crash rate, according to Geotab.

By comparison, four of the nation’s five safest freeways with the lowest fatal crash rate run through New England, including three sections of Interstate 95. The 43-mile Rhode Island section of I-95 has 39 crashes and 40 fatalities, giving it the lowest crash rate of 0.1.

View the full report

By |April 21st, 2017|Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance|Comments Off on The Most Dangerous Highways in America

2016 Isuzu NPR Utility Service Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is the 2016 Isuzu NPR EFI cones with a Reading Open Utility body and has a GVWR of 14,500. This truck comes loaded with features. The body includes 6 compartments of varying sizes (demonstrated above) on both sides for easy storage of tools and equipment. The body also features a step ladder for easy access and loading/unloading. To top it off the chassis also includes a break controller next to the drivers seat. You can finance this truck today for only $678 mo for 82 mo with just your tax and tags down!. Stk# 19455
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By |April 21st, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on 2016 Isuzu NPR Utility Service Truck – Feature Friday

Isuzu NPR XD 20 Ft. Dry Van Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is the 2017 Isuzu NPR XD. This truck features a 20 ft. Morgan dry van body. The body features a 14 ft. walkramp for easy loading and unloading of goods. The body also features a single side door, step bumper, plywood slats, and aluminum lining.  16,000 GVWR , automatic transmission, 5.2 liter diesel engine, spring suspension and 225/70R19.5F tires. Stk# 21444.
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By |April 14th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu NPR XD 20 Ft. Dry Van Truck – Feature Friday

Bentley Truck Services Added to Hino’s Dealer Excellence Program “Certified Ultimate”

For Immediate Release

Source: Hino Trucks

Bentley Truck Services Inc. Just Added to Hino’s Certified Ultimate Network

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks is proud to introduce the latest group of dealers that have been selected as “Certified Ultimate”, Hino’s dealer excellence program. From new products and services to training and dealership presentation, Certified Ultimate Dealerships are setting a new benchmark in the industry. Hino customers can expect an Ultimate Ownership Experience that delivers higher standards at every touch-point throughout the lifecycle of product ownership at these locations.

To be considered for certification these dealers are exceeding exceptional performance goals and are fulfilling stringent customer total support requirements in the areas of Facilities, Business Processes and Personnel Training. The locations below have gone through the extensive process of certification and now join our current group of seven Hino Trucks’ Certified Ultimate dealerships.

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By |April 5th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Hino Trucks, Press Releases|Comments Off on Bentley Truck Services Added to Hino’s Dealer Excellence Program “Certified Ultimate”

Isuzu NRR 24 Ft. Dry Van Truck – Feature Friday

This Week’s Featured Truck of the Week

This week’s featured truck is the 2017 Isuzu NRR 24 Ft. Supreme Dry Van Truck. The body features a 14′ walkramp as well as a rollup door and step bumper for easy access and loading/unloading of goods. The body also features hardwood flooring and a translucent roof. 19,500 GVWR, 215 HP, diesel.  Stk# 20001
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Call or email us today to schedule a test drive or to find out more about our financing options!

By |March 31st, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Feature Friday, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Isuzu NRR 24 Ft. Dry Van Truck – Feature Friday