Archive for May, 2014

Why are Roadside Services Important for Truck Maintenance?

Friday, May 30th, 2014
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In the Truck Industry, breakdowns can happen for truck fleets at anytime and any location. When your trucks experience breakdowns, you will want to get those trucks back on the road as soon as possible. With reliable roadside service, your truck repairs and overall  fleet management needs can be covered by highly skilled and professional commercial automotive technicians.

The ideal Roadside service will offer 24-hour emergency roadside service that will handle truck repairs and guarantee your trucks have the right truck equipment for the road. Trailer repairs should also be included in the full roadside service plan.

When your truck fleet experiences breakdowns, you want to know a reliable commercial automotive company is ready to provide you fast, accurate and highly professional truck maintenance service.

Truck Emergency Roadside Service will save you both time and money because you will have peace of mind that automotive technicians with years of truck maintenance/ truck repair services are  effectively handling your truck emergencies with live 24 hour roadside assistance.

Here at Middleton & Meads, we understand the importance of efficient truck fleet management. Our Roadside Rescue program will offer you truck solutions that truly address your roadside breakdown needs. Truck driver safety and excellent overall truck fleet productivity. We will take care of your truck fleet during work hours, after hours as well as weekends.

When trucks breakdown, overall production reduces and truck driver safety declines.

You can take advantage of our New Road Rescue Service to see how we can keep your truck fleet on the road. Read Middleton & Meads Introduces New Road Rescue Service to see how we can serve your fleet when urgent road rescue service and assistance is needed.

All Middleton & Meads Account Holders and Customer Base on-the-spot road rescue service. The Road Rescue Service is not the typical road rescue service. We offer only high quality road rescue services such as full service roadside repairs. Anytime truck from your fleet experiences a breakdown, we will provide towing services in addition to offer your entire truck fleet  full service truck maintenance.

No matter where your trucks are on the road, we are only one call away to providing your trucks high quality roadside assistance. Our direct Road Rescue phone line is 410-935-7813.

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.bauertruckrepair.com/roadside-service.html

http://www.nationaltruckservice.com/about-emergency-road-side-service-usa-canada-puerto-rico/

Will my Truck Drivers need a Certified Medical Examiner?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Certified Medical Examiners for Truck Drivers

Have you heard news that truck drivers will be required to use a Certified Medical Examiner. It’s true. Starting May 21st 2014, all commercial drivers  must have their medical examinations completed by a Certified Medical Examiner.

What is a Certified Medical Examiner?

It’s an medical examiner listed on the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Currently truck drivers can have their medical exams completed by any type of physician. By May 21st, medical exams can only be completed by physicians that have knowledge about motor vehicle regulations. Medical examiners can be doctors, nurses, or physician assistants( just to name a few).

For a physician to become a Medical Examiner,  he/she must take a training course and  pass the certification test. From there, the physician will have his or her name listed on the National Registry. You can review The National Registry website now.

All Certified Medical Examiners must keep their licenses, training records and other requirements current on the National Registry. The Medical Examiners also need to transmit the monthly  data from the CMV driver exams to the FMCSA ( Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations). This can be done through the National Registry System.

For commercial drivers with expired medical certificates on May 21st or after,  they will need to be re-examined by a certified medical examiner ( listed on the National Registry ).

Certified Medical Examiners must have training every 5 years as well as re-certify themselves every 10 years through the ME certification exam.

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.mmtanet.com/files/ENews041114.pdf

https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/home.seam

What is being done with the Truck Parking Shortage?

Friday, May 2nd, 2014
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There’s a truck parking shortage in Maryland and through out the Nation. How will the truck industry address the shortage on quality truck parking? Truck drivers want secure and convenient truck parking.

To address the issue of truck parking shortage, the Maryland Department of Transportation is collecting data to identify ways to properly address the parking shortage.

The primary parking area the Maryland Department of Transportation would like to focus on is the I-83 truck parking. This parking area stretches from I-695 Baltimore Beltway to Pennsylvania border.

To help with the data collection, you can take an online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/VRSMDVM . The survey has only 10 questions for carriers in the area to answer.

The Federal Highway Administration and The American Trucking Associations are partnering to collect the survey data related to the parking shortage.

One survey is geared to motor carriers, known as the Trucking Industry Professionals. The other survey is directed to truck drivers. The surveys were collected on April 18th. Don’t miss this great opportunity to make your input matter on something that affects the entire trucking industry. Be heard. Your voice matters.

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!