Archive for April, 2014

June 7th Truck Driving Championship is on the way!

Friday, April 25th, 2014

The benefits of the E-ZPass toll

Mark your calendars for the Truck Driving Championships & SuperTech competition on June 7th. The competition gives Maryland’s finest truck drivers the opportunity to test their driving skills and overall technical knowledge. The best of the best drivers compete with each other for the title of grand champion. This title happens at the Maryland State Truck Driving Championships, which is held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

Don’t miss this great event Saturday June 7th! It’s a great opportunity to recognize all the outstanding truck drivers! Enroll your drivers today, here’s the registration form at www.mmtanet.com/files/TDCEnrollForm2014.pdf.

The 2nd annual SUPERTECH competition is the same day at the Timonium Fairgrounds. At the SUPERTECH competition, highly skilled and knowlegeable service technicians. They are crucial to keeping trucks safely on the road. To enroll in the SUPERTECH competition, fill out the registration form at www.mmtanet.com/files/2014SuperTechRegistrationForm.pdf.  It’s an event you do not want to miss! It’s always exciting. Take a look at our blogs now for Middleton & meads. We have plenty of information on our Middleton & Meads blog not only about SUPERTECH but also about Trucking Industry news. Stay on top of news to keep your drivers and trucks as safe on the road as possible.

You can also keep your trucks and drivers safe on the road by enrolling in our Road Rescue Service program. You can read about all the great benefits of Road Rescue in our article ‘ Middleton & Meads Introduces New Road Rescue Service.

For more information, contact Middleton & Meads, call 410-752-5588 or click here today.

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 for your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Middleton & Meads Introduces New Road Rescue Service

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Road Rescue Service by Middleton & Meads

Be on the Look out for our Road Rescue Service Trucks!

You are driving down the highway with a hefty load. You suddenly find yourself in a bad situation. The truck breaks down and you are in need of urgent road rescue service and assistance.

Truck breakdowns happen when truck drivers least expect it.

Road Rescue Service in Baltimore MD

Who can you count on to come to your rescue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year when your truck is disabled? If you never had reliable roadside rescue services, you can have it now with Middleton & Meads no matter the time or your location.

We are now offering all our account holders and customer base on-the-spot road rescue service. This is not your average  road rescue service, Middleton & Meads offers high quality road rescue services, including full service road side repairs designed to get you back on the road as quick and as safe as possible. When your truck breakdowns we will not only provide you towing services but also offer truck maintenance for your entire fleet. Our Road Rescue Service also offers assistance for trailer breakdowns. It doesn’t matter where you are on the road, we are only one phone call away to providing high quality roadside assistance, our direct Road Rescue phone line is 410-935-7813.

You can ask our highly qualified technicians what will keep your fleet in the best condition for the road and they will deliver the repairs and services you need to make that possible. Our automotive company has over 90 years experience in equipment and truck fleet repairs and services.

When you need help most, Middleton & Meads will be there.

Here are some key advantages of the Road Rescue Service:

  • 24/7 Towing Services
  • Jump Starts
  • Driverline Parts from Meritor and Neapco
  • Suspension Parts from Flagg and Hendrickson
  • Immediate Mechanical First Aid

For more information on the Road Rescue program, call 410-752-5588 or submit your information to our contact us page to reap the benefits of  Middleton & Mead’s Road Rescue Service.

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 for your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

What could happen if the E-ZPass Toll System failed?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The benefits of the E-ZPass toll

What would happen if the E-ZPass toll electronic collection failed? It may not be the first question on your mind when it comes to truck driving, but there’s always a possibility it can happen. In a 3 year state audit of the Maryland Transportation Authority system, it was revealed that the Maryland Transportation Authority system has an inadequate plan for recovering the E-ZPass toll collection system if a disaster such as a system failure occurred.

Major road infrastructures such as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge rely on the E-ZPass toll for every day toll transportation needs. The plan the Maryland Transportation Authority had in place since January 2010 is not effective for a system failure because the organization does not have the adequate purchasing controls to handle a system failure. Only 60 employees of the Maryland Transportation Authority have the  authority and training to approve purchasing transactions and document the receipts of E-ZPass toll collections.

Although the current initiators of the transactions had no citing of improper transactions, there’s concern that purchases could be  completed while not being instantly detected.

The Maryland Transportation Authority has collected over $389 million in tolls for the year 2012. Out of that $389 million dollars, $249 million dollars was collected from the E-ZPass toll collection. If the E-ZPass toll lost network connectivity at any time, there’s needs to be an effective communication strategy set in place in the case of an emergency. The plan should include technical issue resolutions and regular testing of the E-ZPass toll.

If you find yourself going through turnpikes/ tunnels, or over bridges and toll roads with deliveries, the E-ZPass can help you save money on your transportation costs because it costs more to pay in cash than to use the electronic payment system. It’s easy to apple for an E-ZPass account and you will receive a transponder device to place in your truck.

The cost of your tolls will vary on your driving distance and your vehicle type. If you are driving a tractor-trailer, it will cost more than driving a commuter car.

You can keep up with the latest information on E-ZPass by subscribing to our blog.

For more information, contact Middleton & Meads, call 410-752-5588 or click here today.

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 for your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Source:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-mdta-audit-20140402,0,1679800.story

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2010/07/as_pennsylvania_turnpike_fees.html