Archive for May, 2013

Vehicle Laser Alignment: How To Keep Your Fleet Safe On The Road

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

The Maryland SuperTech And Truck Driving Championships is Saturday June 8,2013. If you entered the Maryland Super Tech And Truck Driving competition or know someone that will be participating, you should have vehicle laser alignment completed prior to the Maryland SuperTech And Truck Driving Championships event.

What is vehicle laser alignment?

It is a highly innovative way to perform alignment on truck parts such as wheel alignment.

It is important to have vehicle laser alignment completed for your truck because proper vehicle laser alignment helps enhance truck performance.

There are two options you can choose from for laser wheel alignment:

  1. Wheel Mounted Laser Alignment. This type of laser wheel alignment is not as accurate as the chassis mounted lasers. For the utmost accuracy for wheel mounted laser alignment, the axle tube needs to be examined for straightness. This task should be completed prior to checking the rear end placement or wheel alignment. The further the laser is from the wheel, the better laser alignment accuracy.
  2. Chassis Mounted Laser Alignment. This form of laser alignment has the wheel fixtures off and the laser on to make the chassis the master of the wheel. The chassis allows us to measure the straightness of the axle tube; the rear end placement and front tire rear alignment. In other words, the chassis mounted laser alignment method will reduce downtime on truck repairs because the chassis allows suspension adjustments to be completed with ease.

Have your vehicle laser alignment completed by Middleton & Meads to keep your truck in top shape from the Port of Baltimore to the Maryland SuperTech And Truck Driving Championships.

Poor wheel alignment makes truck engines work harder and fuel expenses go up as tires wear down fast.

Have your fleets sent to Middleton & Meads for regular vehicle laser alignment services and other annual truck maintenance services.

Middleton & Meads is here to reduce your carbon emissions, improve truck driver comfort by preventing the need for frequent steering fighting and make your fleets safer for towing heavy trailer loads.

Learn about our mechanical repairs as well as more information on The June Maryland SuperTech And Truck Driving Championships today.

Contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

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

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Source:

http://www.drpperformance.com/laser-wheel-alignment-chassis-mounted-vs-wheel-mounted/

http://www.steertrak.co.uk/benefits.html

Enter The June Maryland SuperTech And Truck Driving Championships

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

 

The Maryland Truck Driving Championships & SuperTech Competition will be held on Saturday June 8, 2013.This competition is an annual Maryland State Truck Driving Championship held at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

But this year’s event is very special. This will be the very first Maryland SuperTech competition.

Middleton & Meads encourages truck drivers and technicians to enroll in this fun, educational event. If you are not a truck driver or technician, you can still actively participate in the event by volunteering, sponsoring or donating equipment.

Truck drivers participating in the Maryland state truck driving championship will have their knowledge tested and truck driving skills assessed. The finest truck drivers will compete for the Grand Champion title during the Maryland State Driving Championships.

If you are a truck driver that wants to enroll in the Maryland State Truck Driving Championships, you must enroll by Monday May 24, 2013.

Complete the driver enrollment form now to guarantee your spot to show off your skills.

If you want to be a volunteer, complete this volunteer enrollment form and return it to the MMTA as soon as possible. The Maryland State Truck Driving Championships needs over 100 volunteers.

Here are some of the volunteer roles:

  • Judges
  • Scorekeepers
  • Timekeepers
  • Driver Coordinators

No experience required. You will be trained.

To donate equipment, complete the equipment donation form.

There are at least 11 driving classes truck drivers will need to complete in the competition. Every class needs at least 2 pieces of equipment and vehicles for pre-trip inspections.

The following are acceptable equipment donations:

  • Tractors
  • Straight Trucks
  • Dumps
  • Mixers
  • Pup Trailers
  • Flatbeds
  • Tankers

To sponsor, please complete this flyer and return it to MMTA by May 31st. Sponsorships help reduce the costs of food, trophies, giveaways and more at the big event.

To register for the SuperTech competition,  complete the registration form by May 22.

Contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

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

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Truck Technicians: About The Registration for Maryland First Super Tech Competition

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Get excited! On Saturday June 8th, Maryland’s First Super Tech competition will take place at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

Neil Middleton is the chairman for Maryland’s First Super Tech competition.

What will happen at Maryland’s First Super Tech competition?

The Super Tech competition will spotlight the most highly skilled technicians in the trucking industry.

We highly recommend all Maintenance Council Members sign up their top truck technicians by Wednesday May 22nd.

The best truck technicians will win iPads and a trip to the national Super Tech competition that will be held in Pittsburgh.

Complete the registration for the Super Tech competition now.

If you prefer volunteers and sponsorships, the Super Tech competition is in search of 50 volunteers and sponsors. The volunteers and sponsors will assist in handing out competition t-shirts, lunches and prizes.

Here are the sponsorship form and the volunteers’ form for the Maryland Super Tech competition.

This fun and educational event starts 7am Wednesday May 22,2013.

Be there!

Contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

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

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Port of Baltimore: The Benefits of Automotive Repairs

Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Keeping up with good truck maintenance is important for truck safety as well as business profit. Automotive repairs can keep your freight maintained for short and long hauls.
Middleton & Meads understands that a truck breakdown can happen any day, any hour. You don’t want to get stranded. Middleton & Meads is well prepared to handle your automotive repairs.
With multiple trucks, it is important to have a reliable automotive repairs shop at hand for your company.
Middleton & Meads as a reliable automotive repairs shop will always ensure your business has high quality repairs. Our automotive repairs are quick and set repairs at a fair price so your trucks can get back to trucking in no time.
Middleton & Meads is known for its excellent automotive repairs. 

Our auto mechanics are highly skilled and provide excellent customer service. The auto mechanics at Middleton & Meads always maintenance their own tools to provide you the best replacement parts, warranties and more.

You can’t experience that type of maintenance convenience anywhere else.
Learn about our automotive repairs today:

Mechanical Repairs

Brakes, clutches, air dryers, starters, alternators and air conditioning work are just a few of the mechanical repairs performed at our shop.

Collision Repairs

Complete in house collision repairs of all makes and models of trucks and trailers. Middleton and Meads is a Dupont certified shop.

and more!

Contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

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

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!