commercial trucking

Lower Fleet Costs

What commercial truck fleet owner doesn’t want to lower their fleet costs?
Here’s a useful HOW TO webinar from the Heavy Duty Trucking website

At Bentley Truck Services, we are constantly trying to help our customers succeed. We do this with our commitment to excellence. Some of the ways we can do this, is by putting you and your company into the right type of truck for your business. Minimizing downtime through properly maintained vehicles and proper upkeep can help. Another way is by providing helpful information and tips that can save you and your business money and help to increase productivity.

We found this FREE online webinar very interesting and helpful for commercial truck and fleet owners. The webinar is titled: “10 Ways to Lower Costs with a Fleet Management Solution” and was originally aired on Oct. 16, 2013 on the Heavy Duty Trucking website. If you missed it and want to lower fleet costs, we have provided this link so you can view this FREE webinar right now.

Click here to register for online webinar.

The cost of maintaining a commercial truck fleet is constantly on the rise, and finding ways to increase productivity effectively and to utilize their fleet as efficiently as possible are questions fleet owners try to find the answers to. With the proper information fleet owners can increase their productivity by up to 15-20%

View the webinar and see if a fleet management tool might help your company save a few bucks. Here’s a few key points that are covered

Optimizing your fleets performance
Learning ways to cut costs
Use less fuel
Keep up-to-date on all regulations and compliance
Get regular reports automatically

Click here to register for online webinar.

By |November 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lower Fleet Costs

Truck Drivers with Sleep Disorders may want to read this

Changes in Federal Requirements for Truckers with Sleep Disorders

Here’s an interesting article from the truckinginfo.com website about trucker drivers and sleep disorder federal requirements.

President Obama recently signed a bill stating that any changes in federal requirements for handling truck driver sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, must come through the rulemaking process, rather than guidance to medical examiners.

In regards to the different approaches in dealing with sleep disorder issues, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration traditionally has relied on guidance to make sure that examiners can spot drivers who may have a sleep disorder.

Over the past several years the agency has been working on a more robust guidance that reflects the better understanding of sleep disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea in particular, that doctors and medical researchers have developed.

For more information, examiners and carriers can visit the FMCSA web site, but it will not be added to the longstanding formal guidance the agency has for examiners.

Download Documentation here.

It will no doubt be included in any rule-making, but before the agency can go there it must research a much broader range of issues.

Rule-makings must include a cost-benefit analysis.

According to Sean Garney, manager of safety policy at American Trucking Associations, this will require the agency to estimate the number of drivers who would be affected by the rule, the percentage of crashes in which sleep apnea is a factor and the percentage that would be affected by treatment of apnea.

Also, the agency will have to look at the costs and effectiveness of testing and treatment, as well as the “discouragement factor” – the extent to which a rule would discourage drivers from coming into the industry, or staying in it, Garney said.

“There’s just a lot that they’re going to […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Bentley News & Events, Commercial Trucking Industry, Press Releases|Comments Off on Truck Drivers with Sleep Disorders may want to read this