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Better with Bennett: 8 Great Benefits of Leasing Your Truck Fleet
March 2, 2018
Bennett offers owner-operators and fleet managers the ability to run a seamless, frictionless operation with tremendous support.
Fleet management can be a source of pride and accomplishment, but it can also mean long days and nights, endless paperwork and costly operational fees. The good news is, there’s a better way to manage your truck fleet. Bennett Motor Express specializes in helping small truck fleet owners maximize their time and their revenue.
Learn eight ways our range of benefits and services can help you get more time with family and loved ones without sacrificing your ability to increase annual profits or losing the identity of your transport company.
1. Insurance Relief
At Bennett, we are all too familiar with how expensive semi-truck insurance rates can be. We work to get you the best insurance value possible by:
Ensuring you have the coverage you need – Stay covered whether you’re under dispatch or not with our primary liability coverage.
Providing high-quality service – When you need to file a claim, just contact Bennett directly and we handle the rest
Offering legal support – Our legal team helps you dispute ridiculous claims, providing better protection and peace of mind
Arranging convenient settlement deductions – Spend less time sending in a separate check each month for deductions
Reducing your loss history – Claims filed on your truck or vehicle go against Bennett’s loss history, not yours, allowing you to get lower insurance rates in the future
Simplifying complex insurance plans and providing you with the best options
2. We Know What Success Looks like
We understand you have your own success metrics you’d like to meet. Our friendly and supportive team works closely with you to learn more about your personal goals as a business and equips you with the necessary tools to achieve them.
From veteran fleet owners like, Allen Dettmer, to novices like former NBA player, Jarvis Hayes, fleet ownership has paid off in more ways than one.
“It’s easy with Bennett” Dettmer attests. “Your 2290s, insurance and titles – Bennett does all of it for you.” Dettmer has also been able to take advantage of Bennett’s recruitment services which helped him find drivers for his trucks; 2 of which have since bought their own trucks and now also lease with Bennett. Hayes states he can’t believe he didn’t become a fleet owner sooner and is excited about his “plans to get many more [trucks], especially with [his] experience at Bennett.” No matter what your ultimate goals are, Bennett can help you reach them.
3. Less Tasking, More Peace of Mind
We handle all the logistics of scheduling dates for driver physicals, monitoring drivers’ hours and routine truck maintenance scheduling. We help you grow your business by ensuring your fuel & miles taxes are done accurately and on time, and we eliminate the hassle of making collection calls to freight brokers or slow-paying customers. Bennett makes sure you get paid on time for every load you deliver. We help you run the ins and outs of your day-to-day business operations so you can focus on bigger and better things.
4. Innovative Technology
We offer solutions to help simplify your job. As a result of the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate, Bennett has successfully helped drivers and owner-operators transition from manually logging their hours of service (HOS). The ELD now logs your hours automatically, alleviating auditing issues and helping you save time.
We’ve partnered with innovative companies like Trucker Path, an app created to help drivers find nearby truck stops, available parking areas, weigh stations, the best fuel prices and more, and is included on all of our drivers’ tablets. In-house technology such as the Bennett Mobile App and DriversIG website allows truckers to hold out for the highest paying loads and even pre-assign themselves to loads, while our FuelBook app directs drivers to fueling locations within Bennett’s fuel discount program, helping drivers save over 30 cents/gallon.
5. Grow Your Business & Save Money
Bennett has over 170 offices that help us load and move freight all throughout North America. Our broad network of available freight positions us to help you find better, higher paying loads. When work picks up, there’s no need to worry about a shortage of drivers. We help you find qualified drivers and we even pre-qualify them for you. These benefits keep you from having to hire additional staff members for book keeping, fuel & miles taxes, and other required tasks.
6. Maintain Your Company’s Legacy
Leasing with Bennett doesn’t mean losing the legacy of your business. Leasing with Bennett means joining a larger support system that allows your business to thrive. We don’t require you to change or replace the name of your company, nor will you have to lose the legacy you or your family have built over the years. You’ll still be allowed to keep all of your original stationary and bear your company’s name on your rigs.
7. We’re on Your Side
Bennett is committed to your fleet’s success, which is why we advocate for governmental policies and changes to help improve your business and your safety. We are vocally supportive of initiatives that directly impact you, such as the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Major Mobility Program which includes plans to create truck-only lanes on I-75 by the year 2030. This innovative implementation could help reduce delays and overall traffic congestion according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s 2017 Cost of Congestion Update, reducing yearly operational costs for drivers in the future. We’re always thinking of you and how we can better serve you, which means doing our part to empower you to be successful.
8. Family Oriented & Faith-Based
At Bennett, you’re not just another employee. Here, you’re family. As a faith-based logistics and transport company that truly values family, we treat people with respect, kindness and compassion. We believe our success comes from God and we have been blessed to have great people come work for us who also believe in our commitment to spirituality and family culture. These core values are imperative to our success as a business and as individuals as well.
Take a moment to think about your day-to-day operations, such as the time actually spent running your business and the amount of you get to spend with your family. How much is it all really costing you? Whether you’re an owner-operator looking to grow your business or an experienced fleet owner in need of additional support, leasing with Bennett provides an opportunity for you to focus on the things that really matter. This year, consider making a positive, life-changing decision that can impact your personal and professional life for the better.
Want to learn more? Contact our Director of Agent Development, Lisa Pate, today.
Today, we honor our 2023 Drivers & Women of Excellence award recipients. We value our drivers/employees and take pride in celebrating them during our annual Drivers Appreciation event. 2023 has been an extraordinary year and these women have performed with the highest levels of professionalism and represent the best in the industry. Please take a few moments to watch as Marcia Taylor, CEO of Bennett Family of Companies presents the winners with their awards in a virtual format.
According to Transport Topics, truck drivers are becoming social media influencers. There are several drivers among the Bennett Family of Companies that are on various social media platforms as social media influencers in the transportation industry. In addition, Bennett is a sponsor of Tony Justice, all-American country music artist and truck driver, who also has a considerable social media presence. Learn more about why our drivers and Tony use social media to expand their career.
Bennett Motor Express (BME) owner-operators, Daniel and Phyllis Snow with Snow Trucking recently attended the 75 Chrome Shop’s 25th Annual Truck Show Extravaganza held on April 28-30, 2023, in Wildwood, Florida. During the show, they were approached by “Mutha Trucker News” to speak on the current state of the freight market. Since the beginning of this year, the team drivers have only been home one week. The couple shared how it is very hard to find freight and be able to make a living without putting in the extra hours out on the road in today’s market.
Safety is Priority One at the Bennett Family of Companies. That’s why it was important for Alicia Echols, Director of Safety and Compliance with Bennett Heavy & Specialized, LLC (BHS), to be a part of the recent Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) webinar to discuss the significance of “Making Risk Reduction a Fleetwide Initiative.” During the webinar, Alicia spoke on a variety of topics including a safety culture within Bennett, communication strategies, safety initiatives and driver engagement efforts around safety.
Bennett Family of Companies’ freight agents, field offices and company employees gathered for Bennett’s Ft. Worth Symposium held on March 9-11th at the beautiful Omni Hotel in Ft. Worth, Texas, for the second consecutive year.
The weekend officially kicked off on Thursday evening with a fun-filled “Wild West” themed welcome reception. Attendees wore their favorite cowboy boots and enjoyed a night of music, drinks, food, dancing, and networking.
Bennett Family of Companies’ freight agents, field offices and company employees gathered for Bennett’s 43rd annual Symposium held on February 3-5th at the beautiful Hilton Peachtree City Atlanta Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City, Georgia, for the second consecutive year.
Wreaths Across America (WAA) is an organization that coordinates wreath laying ceremonies at more than 3,400 locations across the United States, at sea, and abroad to help remember veterans and their sacrifices. Since 2017, the Bennett Family of Companies and the Taylor Family Foundation have proudly supported WAA during the Christmas season by providing trucking and financial support for the organization.
Bennett is proud to be a sponsor of Tony Justice and his efforts to raise money for breast cancer research. Tony is a truck driver and country music artist that recently released a song, “War Paint,” dedicated to his wife and all the beautiful warriors that are battling breast cancer. All proceeds from the download of the song will benefit Susan G. Komen in the fight against breast cancer. Get your copy on iTunes today and please share the link with your friends to join us on the Convoy for a Cure!
oday, we honor our 2022 Drivers & Women of Excellence award recipients. We value our drivers/employees and take pride in celebrating them during our annual Drivers Appreciation event. 2022 has been an extraordinary year and these women have performed with the highest levels of professionalism and represent the best in the industry. Please take a few moments to watch as Marcia Taylor, CEO of Bennett Family of Companies presents the winners with their awards in a virtual format.
Bennett Family of Companies’ freight agents, field offices and company employees gathered for Bennett’s 42nd annual Symposium held on March 4-6th at the beautiful Hilton Peachtree City Atlanta Hotel and Conference Center in Peachtree City, Georgia.
The weekend kicked off on Friday evening with a fun-filled Mardi Gras themed welcome reception for attendees. Guests wore their favorite carnival attire and enjoyed a night of music, drinks, cajun food, dancing, and networking. It was a wonderful night of fellowship and being back together in person for this year’s event.
With the NASCAR Xfinity Series coming to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Nalley Cars 250 on Saturday March 19, 2022, the Bennett Family of Companies rolled out the red carpet for its favorite driver, #21 Austin Hill.
Today, we honor our 2021 Women Drivers of Excellence award recipients. We value our drivers and take pride in celebrating them during our annual Drivers Appreciation event. 2021 has been an extraordinary year and these drivers have performed with the highest levels of professionalism and represent the best in the industry. This year, due to COVID-19, we celebrate differently than we have in past years. Please take a few moments to watch as Marcia Taylor, CEO and President of Bennett Family of Companies presents the winners with their awards in a virtual format.
The Bennett Family of Companies and the Taylor Family Foundation hosted the Thunder for Wreaths Ride on May 15, 2021. This annual event serves to raise awareness for Wreaths Across America, an organization that honors deceased veterans during the Christmas season. This year, Bennett partnered with local motorcycle groups and car clubs, and those participating rode in a single procession from Hampton, Georgia and finished in Americus, Georgia.
Today, we honor our 2020 Women Drivers of Excellence award recipients. We value our drivers and take pride in celebrating them during our annual Drivers Appreciation event. 2020 has been an extraordinary year and these drivers have performed with the highest levels of professionalism and represent the best in the industry. This year, due to COVID-19, we celebrate differently than we have in past years. Please take a few moments to watch as Marcia Taylor, CEO and President of Bennett Family of Companies presents the winners with their awards in a virtual format.
When it comes to truck driving, “Just watch me,” is a familiar phrase to Denise Endicott, this month’s featured Women in the Driver’s Seat member. Before a career in trucking, Denise was a Legal Assistant working in Largo, FL. Denise realized that she had a passion for trucking and wanted to drive an 18-wheeler after spending over three years out on the road with a former boyfriend that was a truck driver in Bonifay, FL. During this time, she rode with him and learned everything from securing loads, handling paperwork, staying compliant with truck inspections, and getting dirty with the upkeep of the truck; during that time, Endicott states that she was “bitten by the trucking bug”, and she definitely knew that she wanted to make a career of truck driving. However, Denise’s former boyfriend did not take her seriously, and she remembers there were several times when “He told me I couldn’t do it, it was no place for a girl.” On April 4, 2014, she received her CDL and began her career in the transportation and trucking industry. She quit her job and used money from her 401k and went to truck driving school with her CDL in hand. Denise was the only female in the class and the only one with a CDL already!
At Bennett, we know your challenges, from payment delays to adapting to evolving technologies and ELD regulations. We provide all the essential tools and services for you to grow and remain competitive.
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