Commercial Truck Service

Truck Tire Safety Tips – Tech Tip Tuesday

Commercial Tire Safety Tips —————————————————————————

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has advised that exceeding tire speed ratings, increased front axle loads, and increased uptime/equipment utilization have led to increased tire failures on commercial trucks.

Here are some tire safety tips from The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to keep your truck on the road and safe:

Tire Inspection

Examine your tires EVERY DAY for:

Irregular tread wear
Cracking
Bulges
Inadequate tread depth
Cuts
Foreign objects
Other Damage

Inflation Pressure

Improper inflation pressure affects tire wear and fuel efficiency.

GAUGE your tires COLD before each trip
Adjust as necessary

Rims

Mismatched tire and rim components may explode and cause serious injury or death.

ONLY use approved tire/rim combinations of the appropriate width and diameter.

Extreme Loading

Overloading or under inflation causes excessive heat build-up and internal structural damage that can lead to a tire failure.

Speed

DO NOT exceed your tires’ speed rating – Doing so will damage your tires and lead to premature failure.

Contact the nearest service department location nearest to you for ALL of your commercial truck service needs.

Visit our Tech Tips section for more helpful tips.

By |July 11th, 2017|Safety & Compliance, Tech Tips, Truck Service|Comments Off on Truck Tire Safety Tips – Tech Tip Tuesday

CVSA’s Brake Safety Day 2017

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Day is Sept. 7, 2017

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced that September 7th, 2017, is Brake Safety Day, an enforcement and compliance campaign where law enforcement agencies across North America will conduct inspections on large trucks and buses to identify out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and antilock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake Program.

The goal of Brake Safety Day is to reduce the number of crashes caused by poorly maintained braking systems on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by conducting roadside mechanical fitness inspections, and identifying and removing vehicles with critical brake violations from our roadways.

In addition, outreach and educational efforts by CMV inspectors, motor carriers and others are integral to the success of the campaign. Brake Safety Day activities seek to educate drivers, mechanics, owner-operators and others on the importance of proper brake maintenance, operation and performance.

Properly functioning brake systems are crucial to safe CMV operation. 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 braking efficiency and increase the stopping distance of trucks and buses, posing serious risks to all highway users and public safety. Antilock braking systems help the vehicle, and thus the driver, maintain control in certain situations, which reduces the risk of some types of crashes.

Brake-related violations comprised the largest percentage (representing 45.7 percent) of all out-of-service violations cited during Operation Airbrake’s companion International Roadcheck campaign in 2016, which focused on inspections of both commercial motor vehicles and drivers.

Bentley Truck Services is ready to assist […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Safety & Compliance, Truck Parts, Truck Service|Comments Off on CVSA’s Brake Safety Day 2017

Bentley Truck Services Receives the 2014 Isuzu Ichiban Achievement Award

Bentley Tuck Services received the 2014 Ichiban Achievement Award for third year in a row.

The Ichiban Achievement Award is awarded to Isuzu dealers who have distinguished their dealership by excelling in Vehicle and Parts sales along with Service excellence. Each year Isuzu Truck Corporation of America sets qualifying bench marks for both vehicle sale units totals and over all parts sales, along with Service CSI and training initiatives. This award is given to a select few Isuzu dealers each year.

By |April 29th, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Isuzu Trucks, Truck Parts, Truck Sales|Comments Off on Bentley Truck Services Receives the 2014 Isuzu Ichiban Achievement Award

Come visit one of our Commercial Truck Service Centers

Bentley Truck Services is an authorized Service Center for Isuzu Commercial Trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks, Hino, UD and other Commercial truck manufacturers.
 
Bentley Truck Services has fully staffed service departments with factory trained technicians to handle all of your service and maintenance needs. We offer planned routine maintenance programs to minimize downtime.
To serve you better we have four convenient locations within the Tri-State area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, as well as Miami, Florida. Contact the location nearest to you for all of your commercial truck service needs. Come in and see us today!

By |February 1st, 2015|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Truck Service|Comments Off on Come visit one of our Commercial Truck Service Centers