Bentley Truck Services, Inc. was founded in 1991 by Fred and Donna Bentley. The first location was in the Food Distribution Center of Philadelphia with a 2 bay shop offering truck repair. We started with just 3 technicians.
Shortly afterward, Bentley started purchasing trucks to lease and rent. Bentley Truck Services, Inc. then began an affiliation with AmtraLease/Ameriquest, a nationwide network of leasing companies, now known as NationaLease.
1993 – Bentley became a Hino dealer, selling Class 4–7 medium duty trucks.
1995 – Bentley’s 2nd location was added in Bridgeport NJ. Later that same year, the shop in Philadelphia was relocated to 7th Street, with 11 bays and a parts department, operating 2 shifts. At this time, the lease and rental fleet had grown to almost 100 units.
1999 – Bentley continued to grow and expanded to the state of Delaware and opened a 3rd location. That same year, Bentley moved the New Jersey shop to a much larger facility in Swedesboro. After only 1 year, the shop was moved again to an even larger facility in Paulsboro, NJ, and the Swedesboro location became the Administrative headquarters for the company.
2000 – Bentley Truck Services, Inc. became the second highest volume dealer for Hino Motors in the country.
2001 – Bentley’s lease fleet had 139 trucks with a rental support fleet of 96 trucks.
2002-2003 – Bentley added another manufacturer to the dealership, UD Nissan Diesel. As of December 2003, the fleet had grown to 250 lease trucks and 100 rental trucks.
2006 – Bentley built a new state-of-the-art facility on Essington Avenue to house both the dealership and lease and rental operation. The lease and rental fleet had grown to over 500 vehicles.
2007 – Bentley opened a lease and rental location in Miami, Florida with a rented single bay and office trailer. Within the 1st year, that location was supporting a fleet of almost 50 trucks with 6 employees.
2008 – 2009 – The Mitsubishi franchise was added in 2008 in Philadelphia and the Isuzu franchise in Delaware. Construction began on another facility in Logan Township, New Jersey. The building was completed in February 2009, it stood as a Hino dealership, lease and rental facility, and our corporate administrative office.
2010- Bentley moved the Wilmington, Delaware location into a newly renovated building in New Castle, DE. A month later, we acquired a dealership in NE Philadelphia and in November, our Miami facility relocated to a renovated service facility near the Miami airport.
2011-2014 – The Bentley organization concentrated efforts on growing each locations customer base, sales, fleet trucks, service, and parts sales. The lease and rental fleet was nearing 1,000 units and we had 120 employees across 5 locations.
2011 – Fred Bentley was named Pennsylvania Truck Dealer of the Year and also appointed to be the Chairman of NationaLease. Bentley in New Castle, Delaware was awarded Ichiban status.
2015-2016 – Bentley’s 6th location was added in Maple Shade, New Jersey becoming our 4th Hino dealership.
2017– Our New Castle, Delaware location became Certified Ultimate status which is Hino’s Dealer Excellence Program. This is Hino’s highest level of status a dealer can achieve.
2018 – Bentley opened their 7th location in Landenberg, PA. Later that year, our Essington Ave location was awarded Hino Certified Ultimate status.
2020 – Bentley opened their 8th location in Luzerne, PA.
2022– Since becoming an Isuzu dealer in 2009, Bentley surpassed 7,500 deliveries.