Archive for August, 2014

Lower Fuel Prices

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

With fuel prices hitting many drivers right in the wallet this summer season, a recent drop is sure to bring relief across most of the nation. As of August 19th, the average fuel price is currently $3.835. This makes the national average price about 6.5 cents lower than it was around this time last year. For those who rely on fuel for their business, especially trucking companies and fleets, now is a great time to educate your drivers on the price of fuel in the nation.

Here are some areas that are seeing fuel price decreases:

  • Central Atlantic: 1.4 cent decrease
  • Lower Atlantic: 1.2 cent decrease
  • East Coast: 1.2 cent decrease
  • Gulf Coast: 1.1 cent decrease

Unfortunately, California saw a .2 of a cent increase in price of diesel fuel.

As of August 19th, 2014, the average costs of diesel in some of the US regions are as follows:

  • West Coast: $4.015
  • Gulf Coast: $3.739
  • Midwest: $3.78

While many of these prices bring relief, it is important for drivers to keep in mind that prices vary from state to state. Do your homework before fueling up this summer to find the best prices in your area. One way to get the most of your lower priced fuel is to maintain your truck fleet for improved fuel efficiency. Proper truck maintenance will ensure that your fuel goes farther, which is better for your budget.

Fuel Prices

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Source: http://www.overdriveonline.com/diesel-price-hits-9-month-low/

 

Bus Maintenance and Repairs

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Public transportation is a key function in Baltimore society. Without buses, many hard working residents throughout Baltimore would be unable to reach their jobs on a daily basis. They would also be unable to see family, shop for groceries, or visit their doctor’s regularly.

This is why bus maintenance and repair in the Baltimore area is essential.  Without the working buses of Baltimore, our city would not have the economy that it does today. With so many buses on the roads of Baltimore, as well as residential traffic, bus accidents are sure to occur from one time to another. When bus accidents occur, your fleet will need repairs quickly. While these repairs are needed quickly, they should also be done correctly and efficiently. Middleton & Meads understands how imperative bus fleets are to the Baltimore community. That is why we offer bus accident repair services to have your fleet back on the road in no time. Our repair services will ensure that your buses will run good as new once they are returned to service. If repairs are done poorly, future accidents will be more likely due to faulty equipment or a bus breakdown.

Bus Maintenance

Our bus maintenance and repair services include:

  • Frame Straightening
  • Panel and Component Replacement
  • Cab and Body Replacement
  • Complete Bus Collision Repairs
  • Custom Bus Paints
  • Dent/Scratch Bus Repairs
  • Window-shield Replacement

 

If you feel your business could benefit from Middleton & Meads’ Fleet Management service or if you have any questions, please contact Middleton & Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

The Middleton & Meads Company, based out of Baltimore, Maryland, 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!