Archive for November, 2014

Motor Vehicle Enforcement Criteria

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Motor Vehicle Enforcement CriteriaTruck inspections along with motor vehicle enforcement are an important part of vehicle and road safety across the nation. Without motor vehicle enforcement, truck drivers would have the ability to ignore safety codes and traffic laws, creating an unsafe travel enforcement. . The American Transportation Research Institute released a report entitled “Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement- Top 10 High-Performance States.” The report ranks the states on a point system spanning over eleven main criteria areas. Maryland was proudly ranked number 1 in this report, while also ranking number 1 in the level of inspection intensity, a report made by Overdrive Magazine. Maryland received such a ranking from Overdrive because of their rate of inspection per lane-mile of interstate within their state borders. The Maryland inspection rate was three times that of the national average of state inspections.

Motor Vehicle Enforcement Criteria

The criteria areas below were used by the American Transportation Research Institute to determine the ranking of states in motor vehicle enforcement. All of the criteria is based per million vehicle miles traveled.

  1. Overall Crashes
  2. Overall Violations
  3. Fatal Crashes
  4. Traffic Enforcement Stops
  5. Roadside Inspections
  6. Red Flag Violations
  7. Crash Predictor Violations
  8. Clean Inspections- Inspections without violation
  9. Violations During Traffic Enforcement Stops
  10. Out of Service Violations
  11. State Funds Expended per Federal Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Funds

 

 

At Middleton & Meads, we are ready to help maintain and repair your fleet during your season. While many accidents can be prevented, we know that others are unavoidable. We specialize in the following repair and maintenance services:

 

  1. Frame Straightening
  2. Panel and Component Replacement
  3. Cab and Body Replacement
  4. Complete Bus Collision Repairs
  5. Custom Bus Paints
  6. Dent/Scratch Bus Repairs
  7. 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!

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Safe Holiday Truck Travel

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

As the holidays quickly approach, those who drive buses and tractor trailers are noticing an increase in traffic on the roadways. As you continue to find an influx of traffic during the season, consider these tips to stay safe on the roadways this holiday season.

  1. Before you begin your travel, determine two main routes of travel for your destination. You should also have several alternative routes determined as well. This will allow for easy navigating should traffic become unbearable.
  2. Always consult traffic and weather reports before travel. This will help drivers remain safe on the roads by being aware of travel conditions. If severe weather is being called for, consider changing your time of departure.
  3. Eliminate distractions in your cabin while on the roads. Distractions such as eating, drinking, and smart devices will remove your attention from the road, leaving your vulnerable to accidents.
  4. Both commercial and residential drivers should be aware of each other’s presence on the road at all times. Road signs and traffic devices should be obeyed at all times to keep drivers safe during the busy holiday season.
  5. Maintaining your vehicle is essential to keeping all drivers safe this holiday season. This means bringing your fleet into Middleton & Meads for regular maintenance. Our team will ensure your vehicles remain in full working order. Noticing a serious problem before traveling will keep drivers, both commercial and residential, safe.

 

Holiday Truck Travel

At Middleton & Meads, we are ready to help maintain and repair your fleet during the busy holiday season. While many accidents can be prevented, we know that others are unavoidable. We specialize in the following repair and maintenance services:

 

  1. Frame Straightening
  2. Panel and Component Replacement
  3. Cab and Body Replacement
  4. Complete Bus Collision Repairs
  5. Custom Bus Paints
  6. Dent/Scratch Bus Repairs
  7. 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!