Archive for January, 2014

New Tolls for Port of Virginia And Winter Safety Tips

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Auto Repair services in Baltimore

This week we are experiencing another winter blast. When winter storms hit the area, it’s important that your truck drivers stay in the know about changes to their travel routes and overall sound winter safety/drivers safety.

A  modification to travel routes your truck drivers should keep in mind are the New Tolls for the Port of Virginia. Your truck drivers will notice new tolls around the Port of Virginia as early as February 1st, 2014. The series of tolls around the Port of Virginia will start  with one route accessing the Port of Virginia at Norfolk.

Out of the New Tolls for the Port of Virginia, The Elizabeth River Tunnels( located in between the two cities of Portsmouth and Norfolk at Hampton Roads), there will be no cash option. It’s recommended that truck drivers pay tolls electronically or through the mail for utmost convenience using the New Tolls for Port of Virginia. Truck drivers that use E-ZPass ( electronic payment), will receive great discounts by paying electronically. Drivers enrolled in MMTA’s toll program will not need to take any further action, if they already are E-ZPass users.

What are the best tips for driving in the snow?

For most drivers, it would be to not drive at all,but in the world of truck driving that’s not always a possibility.

When driving in the snow is the only option, your drivers should do their best to drive on  roads that have been snow plowed and sanded. No matter how short or far the final destination may be, truck drivers should always allow themselves extra time to reach the destination.

Your best strategy for keeping  your drivers safe on the road is to have a professional auto technician handle your fleet management services. Truck fleet management services will ensure your truck drivers have good truck maintenance.

You should also consult with your professional auto technician on the best winter driving techniques when it comes to driving in the snow. The auto technician will identify how well your truck fleet can handle snow and icy roads.

No matter quality of maintenance your trucks receive, your truck drivers should always decrease speed and give themselves plenty of room for emergency stops. They should also gently tap their brakes to prevent skidding. Anytime truck wheels lock up, it’s a sign to ease off on braking.

Below is a list of other truck safety tips:

Always have headlights on to improve visibility in the snow.

Have your professional auto technician provide you tips on keeping your windshield clean as well as your lights.

For more information on effective fleet management, contact Middleton & Meads, call 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton & 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.mmtanet.com/files/ENews011714.pdf

http://www.weather.com/activities/driving/drivingsafety/drivingsafetytips/snow.html

What are the benefits of in-house collision repairs?

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The advantages of in-house collisions repairs technicians

Anytime your fleet experiences a collision, it’s never easy on your wallet or your vehicles. However, finding a good Baltimore in-house collision repairs technician could be your best bet for saving money and preventing future accidents for your truck fleet.

What benefits can I reap from Baltimore in-house collision repairs services?

Your truck fleet is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make over the course of your lifetime. It’s important that you have a professional Baltimore collision repairs technician on hand that you trust will preserve the safety of your fleet as best as possible. When you can secure the safety of your trucks on the road, you can improve the value of your truck fleet. Truck accidents come with major and minor vehicle damage. You never know what type of accidents your truck drivers can experience any given day. This is why it’s crucial to the health of your truck fleet that you hire the best Baltimore collision repairs technician in your area.

What can a professional collision repairs technician offer you in service?

For one, a Baltimore collisions repairs technician can install high-tech equipment to your trucks to help you avoid common collision damage such as engine problems. The certified collisions repairs technicians can protect your truck fleet better than any foreign auto shop because the Baltimore in-house auto technician will get to know your truck fleet well through diagnostics and mechanical repairs. You’ll have peace of mind that your Baltimore in-house collision repairs technician will always install excellent quality replacement parts any time your truck fleet experiences an accident.

When you select a Baltimore collisions repairs technician, always interview the technician on how knowledgeable he/she is about truck auto body repairs and custom refinishing and request client referrals.

A well-qualified collisions repair technician can repair the bodies of all types of vehicles – cars, vans, buses, trucks and even trailers. Thee in-house technician will also help provide you an estimate cost prior to performing the repairs. Fenders can be replaced. Dents can be removed from doors. Wheels can be aligned.

Middleton & Meads is here to serve as your Dupont certified shop in house Collision Repairs technician today.

For more information on effective fleet management, contact Middleton & Meads, call 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton & 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.friendlycollision.com/auto-collision/dealership-collision-center/

http://www.lcc.edu/transportation/collision_repair/careers/

How can I keep school buses running during cold temperatures?

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Baltimore bus repair services

This week the region experienced life threatening cold temperatures as the polar vortex wind chills set in. Although we all want to stay warm in our cozy homes during these cold days, life goes on.

Students have to go to school and parents have to go to work.

During days when school buses  are not operating because of school closings or mandatory bus repairs,  you need to hire a professional for bus fleet management services. A professional automotive service company will guarantee your bus fleet can properly operate during extreme cold weather like we experienced this week with the polar vortex.

Nationwide bus drivers know cold weather means bus repairs and hefty expenses for bus fleet management services.

School buses need time to really warm up to make sure they bring students safely to and from school. School bus windshields need bus maintenance to make sure school bus drivers have good visibility when the weather brings snow and ice to the region.

With full bus fleet management services, your school buses can have heated mirrors installed to maximize visibility during severe weather.

You can count on Middleton & Meads as your bus fleet manager. Yes,Middleton & Meads can setup good traction for school bus tires. This will give you peace of mind that your school buses are prepared for emergency braking at stop lights, stop signs as well as the highway. To put it simple, Middleton & Meads is here to help you bus drivers become better defensive drivers while preparing your bus fleet for anything the winter throws at your fleet.

Anytime your buses are running sluggish or you have bus problems, we will identify bus solutions for you.

We know how the bitter cold can cause school buses to stop running.

Never again will your bus fleet have to call customers to notify them last minute that school bus services have been canceled because cold weather disabled your fleet. School bus services are available to the community; don’t let them down.

We are always here to handle your bus repairs and overall bus maintenance. We are always here to help you identify the best snow routes for your busy fleet.

Learn more about our Fleet Management today to experience premier bus repair solutions and excellent fleet preventative maintenance this winter.

For more information on effective fleet management, contact Middleton & Meads, call 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton & 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://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9385611

http://www.kmot.com/story/24384879/school-buses-keep-running-in-cold-temperatures?config=H264

http://trimet.org/alerts/winterweather.htm