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The Difference Between Night Trucking and Day Trucking

Friday, September 8th, 2017
The Difference Between Night Trucking and Day Trucking

There are several differences between trucking during the day versus at night.

There are several differences between trucking during the day versus at night. Which one is right for you will depend heavily on your delivery schedule and its flexibility. Finding a place to park your truck can also be a deciding factor. Regardless, just remember that your body will need plenty of time to adjust to the new schedule. Whether you’re driving at night or during the day, it’s important to not take on more than you can handle. Let’s explore a few of the differences between night trucking and day trucking. (more…)

The Potential Dangers of Driving at Night

Friday, July 21st, 2017
The Potential Dangers of Driving at Night

Stay safe out there with this helpful information about the potential dangers of driving at night.

Even though the days are longer during the summer, that doesn’t mean driving at night gets any less dangerous. There are several hazards that coming with being out on the road after nightfall. These hazards include tiredness, less light to see by, difficulty seeing the road, and busy traffic. If you’re a trucker or professional driver of any kind, driving at night can be especially dangerous due to these hostile conditions. Stay safe out there with this helpful information about the potential dangers of driving at night. (more…)

How to Stay Awake When Driving Long Hauls

Friday, November 25th, 2016
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Driving while on the verge of falling asleep is one of the worst things you could do. Not only is there the threat of falling asleep at the wheel, but it also lowers your reaction time and ability to judge distance.

For new truckers especially, long hauls may seem intimidating–and boring.  Long driving distances are never exciting, especially if you’ve already driven the route.  There’s nothing new, nothing to keep you focused.  This is incredibly dangerous.  Driving while on the verge of falling asleep is one of the worst things you could do.  Not only is there the threat of falling asleep at the wheel, but it also lowers your reaction time and ability to judge distance.  For tips to help keep you awake, read on.

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Staying Awake Tips for Truck Drivers

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Night.TravelWhile many of us are used to working normal 9 to 5 jobs, truck drivers are forced to work erratic and long hours. While these hours may be long, they are also typically spent during the evening hours. Because of these schedules, truck drivers are left vulnerable to falling asleep behind the wheel. Here are some tips for truck drivers to remain awake while on the road.

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How Should Truck Drivers Stay Awake

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Night.TravelTruck drivers tend to do most of their driving during the evening hours. While most individuals are tucking themselves into their beds, truck drivers are gearing up to head out on the road. However, this can take a toll on the truck driver and cause fatigue. When fatigue sets in, truck drivers can find it difficult to stay away behind the wheel. Here are some tips to consider when staying awake while driving:

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Ending Distracting Driving

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Distracted-DrivingIn today’s world, everyone is moving at a quicker speed to try and accomplish more things in our short day. One of the areas we see this constant speed is on our highways and roadways. Because of this constant movement, it is important for drivers, both commercial and residential, to take the time to keep their eyes on the road as they travel to and from their destinations. However, as our world continues to move more rapidly, we are also provided with new technology to help us continue to work quickly. This means that as we try to travel quickly, we can also become distracted easily, which could lead to serious consequences on the road. To make the roads safer, ensure your truck fleet drivers avoid these distractions:

  1. Food and Drink- While eating and drinking properly before your travels is important, doing so in your vehicle while driving is a major distraction. Spills and messes can cause drivers to move their focus from the road to their cabin, which could result in a major accident. Instead, consume your meals at rest stops to avoid this distraction.
  2. Radio- While listening to a radio can be helpful and entertaining, changing stations can cause a distraction for drivers. Drivers should set their station before leaving their lot in order to enjoy the radio without the distraction of changing stations.
  3. Smart Devices- Phones, tablets, and GPS systems have helped make our world easily accessible and have made traveling easier for many drivers. However, these smart devices can pose serious distractions for drivers. To avoid these hazardous distractions, set your GPS before you begin your travel. However, you should know alternate routes in case a problem arises with your system. Turn off all tablets and phones before you begin to travel to avoid tempting calls and other distractions.

 

At Middleton & Meads, we are ready to help maintain and repair your truck 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 Truck Collision Repairs
  5. Custom Truck Paints
  6. Dent/Scratch Truck 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!

 

Traveling Safely at Night

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Night.Travel

For many truck drivers, one of the worst times to travel is during the night. The bright lights of passing cars can lead to headaches and the long hours can lead to fatigue in drivers. However, for many fleets, traveling at night is one of the major times travel occurs. There is less residential traffic on the roads, which means travel can be easier in some ways. If your fleet tends to travel often in the evening hours, consider these tips to stay safe.

  • Before travel, be sure to have your headlights aimed straight instead of leaving them uneven. This will help your headlights work more effectively during travel.
  • If your truck allows you, dim the lights of your dashboard. This will help avoid reflections that could lead to a distraction while driving.
  • Avoid wearing any type of glasses if possible when driving at night. If you are required to wear glasses, wear a prescription pair that comes with a coating that helps prevent reflection. Choose glasses over contacts when driving at night to avoid irritation and eye strain.
  • Become accustomed to looking for eyes of animals along the side or in the road. The light from your vehicle will reflect in their eyes, so you will be left seeing two bright, yet small, circles in the distance. Eyes will alert you to an animal’s presence up ahead, allowing you to slow down to avoid hitting the animal.
  • Be sure to clean your side mirrors before night travel. Streaks and smudges will only reflect the light of oncoming vehicles, making it difficult to see.

 

At Middleton & Meads, we are ready to help maintain and repair your truck 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 Truck Collision Repairs
  5. Custom Truck Paints
  6. Dent/Scratch Truck 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!

 

The Benefits Of Truck Repair Breakdown Services

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Your truck has experienced a breakdown and you need immediate truck repairs. Where do you go?

Well, one place you shouldn’t go is to your typical auto repair shop. You need to go to a mechanic that specializes in truck repairs. That mechanic is Middleton & Meads.

What’s so great about truck repair shops?

In comparison to standard auto repair shops, an auto shop that specializes in truck repair services will provide you exceptional customer services and make truck repair cost stay within your budget.

Our Middleton & Meads’ mechanics save you time and money by providing you one-stop auto repair services for your fleet.

We are efficient and reliable for any type of truck repair or trailer repair.

We can tow your trucks. We complete quality tire services and replacements. Middleton & Meads can help you refuel on a budget and more.

Our truck solutions even include preventative maintenance and diagnose for major truck issues. Mechanical repairs, collision repairs, fleet management are all provided at our one-stop auto repair shop.

No long-term contracts. No enrollment fees. We are all about getting you back on the road safely and quickly as possible.

Bring your fleet commercial vehicles to us today; we specialize in serving trucking companies.

Our mechanics are known for being trustworthy and reliable when it comes to heavy-duty truck and trailer repairs.

Contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton and 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.truckersassist.com/faq/

http://bigpoppastruckdebaryfl.com/big-poppas-faq

Maintenance Council Hosts Allison Transmission Training in April

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Do your employees need transmission training? If yes, you are in luck. The Maintenance Council will host an Allison Transmission training in two weeks.

Here at Middleton & Meads, we highly recommend that MMTA Maintenance Council Members and MMTA Members join the training session.

Neil Middleton is the Chairman of MMTA’s Maintenance Council. Neil will be hosting the Allison Transmission training on Wednesday April 3, 2013.

The Allison Transmission Training will take place at Middleton & Meads.

Middleton & Meads is located here:

1900 S. Hanover Street Baltimore, MD 21230

The Allison Transmission Training will run from 1:30 Pm -4:00 Pm

Those attending the event will learn about inspection tips, Allison DOC, troubleshooting tips, preventative maintenance and J-11939 data link.

The Transmission training will also feature the expert speaker Ron Strobel, Senior Business Development Manager of ATR, Inc. ( Authorized Transmission Re-manufacturing, Inc.).

Mr. Strobel will be conducting the seminar and the Q& A.

Space is limited to only 30 members. So RSVP today! 

Click here to register online!

 

 

Reservations are required by April 1,2013.

 

 

The Allison Transmission Training is sponsored by Middleton & Meads and K. Neal Idealease.

 

 

Contact Middleton and Meads by calling

410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton and 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!

 

Bus Collision Repairs: The Importance Of Hiring An Experienced Mechanic

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

As the warmer weather comes, people will be out and about on school field trips, vacations and work summits. Most likely this will involve reliable bus transportation.

During this time of the year, bus collisions are very common.

If you do experience a bus collision, you should not leave bus collision repairs in the hands of any untrained body shop.

Damaged Transit buses, School Buses, Shuttle Buses and Tour buses come with very hefty transit vehicle expenses because buses come with unique vehicle features.

Some unique vehicle features buses include are sophisticated air brake systems, air operated door systems, multiplexed control systems, complex wheel chair platforms/ lift systems and state of the art HVAC systems.

What happens when a bus experiences a bus collision?

After a bus collision occurs (bus accident or bus fire), one or multiple systems in the bus will need repairing, as well as the structural bodywork of the bus.

Proper bus collision repairs, you will need to hire an experienced bus technician to diagnose and repair all the bus systems.

Middleton & Meads can handle your minor bus repairs and your major bus repairs at a competitive price.

Learn about our Bus solutions today.

Here are some of the bus transportation needs we can meet for your bus repairs:

  • Bus Preventative Maintenance
  • Improve Fuel efficiency
  • Reduce downtime for bus repairs
  • Diagnose major bus mechanical issues
  • Lower your insurance costs
  • And more.

Contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington DC and Virginia, Middleton and 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.completecoach.com/services/collision-fire-repair/

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20130318/NEWS/130319798