Archive for November, 2011

Middleton & Meads: One Trucking Company Doing Its Part to Protect the Environment

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

In today’s environmentally conscious world, the idea of Going Green is quickly sweeping the nation. Industries, corporations and businesses all across the United States are cutting back on their emissions, starting recycling programs and doing their part to protect the environment. And the trucking industry is no exception.

Middleton & Meads believes in protecting our environment. We take the following precautions to keep our surrounding environment safe:

•      Our used oil is recycled and used to heat our shops in the winter.

•      We utilize three environmentally safe used oil heaters.

•      The used antifreeze generated during our repairs is recycled by an EPA approved vendor.

•      Our paint booths are EPA approved.

•      We have scheduled routine maintenance on our A/C equipment.

•      MAC A/C certifications are held by the company.

•      A minimum “engine run” policy is enforced.

•      Our painters have converted from aerosol spray-on primer to a roll on primer.

•      The recently purchased air compressor for our main shop is more energy efficient.

•      Obtained an Underground Storage Tank, Certificate of Registration Closure from the Maryland Department of the Environment.

•      Compliant with Maryland Department of the Environment drain closure requests.

•      We have certified multiple painters to the 2012 EPA codes.

•      The current lighting system in our main shop is being converted to be more energy efficient and safe.

•      Purchased an EPA approved, excess paint recycler.

If you have any questions, please contact Middleton & Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

The Middleton & Meads Company has a long and respected history in the transportation industry. We are a family owned and operated company through four generations, celebrating over 90 years quality of truck, bus and equipment repair and service.

We work with you to provide the solutions to your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Middleton & Meads and Technology: VIS-Check

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Middleton & Meads prides itself on being at the forefront of the vehicle repair technology wave. As vehicles become more reliant on technology to maximize their efficiency, Middleton & Meads has embraced technology as a way to maximize the success of repairs. One of these technologies is VIS-Check, a workshop based inspection system, providing customers with significant safety benefits, cost savings, and a reduction in vehicle downtime.

At the forefront of vehicle diagnostic systems and ancillary equipment for the transportation industry, the VIS-Check inspection system is a great way to quickly and inexpensively improve your vehicle’s operating efficiency by:

•      Determining brake performance issues

•      Increasing brake lining life

•      Increasing brake drum life

•      Improving fuel economy

•      Improving vehicle safety

•      Improving vehicle utilization

•      Lowering operating costs

Middleton & Meads uses the VIS-computerized system to check and analyze the state of repair and effectiveness of our customer’s vehicles. The VIS-Check system allows us to measure the wheel alignment, brake condition, speedometer accuracy, exhaust emissions, steering, and suspension systems.

The VIS-Check system helps Middleton & Meads repair our customer’s vehicles correctly and efficiently. The detailed reports and graphs provide clear documentation of issues and their resolution.

So put your trust in Middleton & Meads! We have the technology to get you back on the road quickly!

If you have any questions, please contact Middleton & Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

The Middleton & Meads Company has a long and respected history in the transportation industry. We are a family owned and operated company through four generations, celebrating over 90 years quality of truck, bus and equipment repair and service.

We work with you to provide the solutions to your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Middleton & Meads Recently Awarded Several Lucrative Contracts Throughout Maryland and Washington D.C.

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The Middleton & Meads Company is proud to announce that we were recently awarded several big contracts by the city of Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Howard County (MD). These contracts include:

City of Baltimore: Spring and Suspension Repairs for city vehicles – $2,500,000. The contract is for three (3) years, with two (2) additional one-year extensions.

Howard County: Services Contract for Heavy Equipment Parts and Service – $2,930,150.  This contract expires April 30, 2012, with four (4) additional one-year extensions.

Howard County: Automotive, Light Truck and Heavy Equipment Body Repair – $249,593. This contract expires May 31, 2012, with four (4) additional one-year extensions.

District of Columbia: School Bus Maintenance Services, $500,000, 90 days.

The Middleton and Meads Company has a long and respected history in the transportation industry. We are a family owned and operated company through four generations, celebrating over 90 years quality of truck, bus and equipment repair and service.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies and organizations of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

If you have any questions, please contact Middleton & Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

We work with you to provide the solutions to your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Benefits of Stertil-Koni Truck and Bus Lifts

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Quick preventative maintenance is not always the easiest task when it comes to tractor-trailers (also known as 18 wheelers, big rigs, or semis) and busses. While that may be true for most companies, it is not for Middleton & Meads. Here we use Stertil-Koni mobile lifts. These lifts allow Middleton & Meads to raise any vehicle that we service, anywhere in our shops, as well as outside our shop.

Each lift is individually positioned under the vehicle’s tires and through the use of a control panel on each lift the vehicle is raised. The setup time of the lifts is much quicker than the setup of jack stands, which improves the efficiency of the repair.

The Stertil-Koni EARTHLIFT features/ benefits include:

•      Self-regenerative feature extends recharging intervals to 27 cycles at full load

•      Columns are made from 98% recyclable components

•      All electronics meet RoHS (Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances) norms

•     Batteries are 100% recyclable

•     Operates using biodegradable oil

EARTHLIFT is also one of the first truly green, wheel-engaging mobile lifting columns in the industry. Lift columns return electrical charge to the on-board batteries through a unique AERS (Active Energy Retrieval System), which uses the force of gravity to generate energy that recharges the batteries during each lowering cycle.

Pretty neat, huh?

If you have any questions, please contact Middleton & Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

The Middleton & Meads Company has a long and respected history in the transportation industry. We are a family owned and operated company through four generations, celebrating over 90 years quality of truck, bus and equipment repair and service.

We work with you to provide the solutions to your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Sources:

Heavy Duty Vehicle Lifts From Stertil-Koni