Archive for the ‘Virginia Truck and Bus Painting Services’ Category

Bus Repair Services: Preventative Maintenance For Your Charter Bus Fleet

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Do you run a charter bus service? It is important that you have reliable bus transportation for your clients.

Here at Middleton & Meads, we understand how challenging the process can be to replace an aging fleet of charter buses.

To help you stay in business and save money, we offer Bus repair services for transit buses, school buses, shuttle buses and tour buses.

Never again will you have to worry about when your fleet’s preventative maintenance will occur. We will create a schedule for bus inspections and make sure you stick to it.

When you run a dependable bus service, you add a touch of class that inspires potential clients to close the deal with your charter bus company.

Private bus transportation is a competitive industry, it’s important that you keep your bus fleet in the best condition possible to maintain an elite advantage.

With quality bus transportation and excellent customer service, clients will do business with you year after year. They will also increase the referrals coming into your business.

Middleton & Meads is a world-class transit bus repair service company.

From general bus care to refurbishment services, we do it all.

Come to us for Major Collision and body repair services.

Call on us for bus towing services.

Maintaining an up-to-date fleet is the best way for your charter bus company to become reputable for safe, reliable bus transportation.

Take advantage of the following bus solutions we offer:

•     Mechanical Repairs

•     Diagnostic Equipment

•     Alignment System services

•     Fleet Management

•     And more!

Middleton & Meads is here to:

  • Increase your fleet fuel efficiency
  • Reduce your insurance costs
  • Customize the look of your fleet
  • Reduce tire replacement costs
  • And much more bus solutions.

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.elitecoach.com/

http://www.abc-companies.com/bus_repair_and_maintenance_services.asp

http://www.grantcapitalmgmt.com/blog/grant-capital-management/procurement-of-school-buses-the-advantages-of-lease-financing/

Port of Baltimore: The Benefits of Automotive Repairs

Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Keeping up with good truck maintenance is important for truck safety as well as business profit. Automotive repairs can keep your freight maintained for short and long hauls.
Middleton & Meads understands that a truck breakdown can happen any day, any hour. You don’t want to get stranded. Middleton & Meads is well prepared to handle your automotive repairs.
With multiple trucks, it is important to have a reliable automotive repairs shop at hand for your company.
Middleton & Meads as a reliable automotive repairs shop will always ensure your business has high quality repairs. Our automotive repairs are quick and set repairs at a fair price so your trucks can get back to trucking in no time.
Middleton & Meads is known for its excellent automotive repairs. 

Our auto mechanics are highly skilled and provide excellent customer service. The auto mechanics at Middleton & Meads always maintenance their own tools to provide you the best replacement parts, warranties and more.

You can’t experience that type of maintenance convenience anywhere else.
Learn about our automotive repairs today:

Mechanical Repairs

Brakes, clutches, air dryers, starters, alternators and air conditioning work are just a few of the mechanical repairs performed at our shop.

Collision Repairs

Complete in house collision repairs of all makes and models of trucks and trailers. Middleton and Meads is a Dupont certified shop.

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!

The Importance of Baltimore Bus Collision Repair Services

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Has your bus been in a collision? If yes, it is important to have bus collision repairs completed as soon as possible. This article will discuss the importance of immediate bus collision repair services and where you can go for the best services.

When you need bus collision repairs, it is important that you hire bus repair specialist for collision repair services. Why?

A bus repair specialist will assure that all the right parts are quickly installed for quality bus repairs at an affordable price and in a timely fashion.

Middleton & Meads bus collision repair services include:

  • Preventative maintenance
  • Improving fuel efficiency
  • Reduce downtime for your bus
  • Lower insurance costs
  • Reduce tire replacement costs
  • And more bus repairs and fleet solutions.

Middleton & Meads Collision Service Center offers full range collision, frame, restoration and painting services for buses:

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

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 transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

5 Essential Winter Truck Driving Safety Tips

Friday, January 25th, 2013


Driving a truck on a dry road is no easy task and it is definitely a challenge to truck drive on snow and ice. This article will provide winter truck driving safety tips to help you prevent a truck crash.

Sometimes snow plows and sanding crews won’t be able to clear all the roads you’ll travel in the truck.

Snow and ice highways are common winter challenges you’ll face in an 18 wheeler.

Here are some driving safety tips to help you with your winter trucking:

  • Have deep tread tires for winter truck driving. They are known as winter tires and designated with a snowflake on a mountain.
  • Always replace your windshield wiper blades during the winter. You should also make sure your windshield washer system has anti-icing fluid.
  • Have your brakes inspected and practice stomp-stay-steer during break emergencies.
  • Be gentle with winter truck driving. Don’t press down on the accelerator pedal hard to make sure the truck doesn’t spin out. Be gentle with the brake pedal to prevent the truck from going into a skid.
  • Last but not least make sure all snow and ice are removed from the windows, lights and wipers of your truck before travelling.

Middleton & Meads is here to provide you preventative truck maintenance, mechanical repairs, collision repairs and more for proper truck maintenance.

For more information, please contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

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 transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Source: http://www.edmunds.com/car-safety/driving-on-snow-and-ice-10-safety-tips.html

http://www.carandtrucktips.com/article39/winter-driving-safety-prepare-for-snow-and-ice

How To Do Preventive Maintenance On A Truck Exhaust System

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Preventive Maintenance for Trucks and Truck Tractors is an important component of life safety.

This article will provide you information on how to complete preventive maintenance for a truck exhaust system.

A truck exhaust system originates under the hood of your truck but most of its components are located under the frame such as the exhaust pipe, muffler, and tailpipe.

The truck exhaust system can become severely damaged fro road elements of water, mud, slush, salt and gravel.

These elements will eventually rust and corrode your exhaust system because the exhaust system is made from steel.

The following are few preventative maintenance tips to keep your truck exhaust system in good condition:

  1. Inspect the muffler for any holes and make sure the clamps and hangers are not rusting because they could break while you’re driving or it could make the truck exhaust system drag against the pavement.
  2. Inspect the heat shield. The heat shield should have no dent/dings to keep repair costs as low as possible.
  3. Make sure all components of the exhaust system are at least 1½ inches from the fuel system, brake system and any other potential unprotected combustible material.
  4. Inspect universal joints to assure there are no loose or missing bolts.

Stay safe on the road with Middleton & Meads mechanical repairs and diagnostic equipment services and preventive maintenance solutions.

For more information, please contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

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 transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Maryland Truck Company Forced to Shut Down by FMCSA

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

A Maryland trucking company, Gunthers Transport, LLC, was forced to close last year after it was issued an “imminent hazard out-of-service order” by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This was after a FMCSA safety review of the company’s operations found several hours-of-service and vehicle maintenance violations. It was determined that these violations substantially increased the likelihood of serious injury or death to the motoring public.

  1. Gunthers Transport allowed its drivers to falsify their hours-of-service records and exceed the 11-hour limit for daily driving.
  2. Gunthers Transport did not require its drivers to perform pre-trip vehicle safety inspections.

“Safety is our number-one priority,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “Commercial truck companies that recklessly disregard federal safety regulations will be shut down and removed from our roadways.”

A copy of the imminent hazard out-of-service order can be viewed at  http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/about/news/2011/GUNTHERS-TRANSPORTS-LLC.pdf.

“FMCSA has zero tolerance for unsafe trucking companies that place the traveling public at risk. If they do not play by the safety rules of the road, we will take away their ability to operate,” said FMCSA Administrator Anne S. Ferro.

Don’t let the same thing happen to your company!

Trust your fleet’s maintenance to Middleton & Meads.

Monitoring a fleet can be a difficult task, while you are running your business. That’s why Middleton & Meads offers a state of the art Fleet Management System to help maintain your fleet. Allow Middleton & Meads to customize a plan to minimize costly breakdowns. From cost reports to scheduling notifications, the Middleton & Meads Fleet Management System can help track your vehicle’s maintenance history as well as the costs to maintain your fleet. A well-managed fleet with well-maintained vehicles is sure to help boost the fuel economy of your trucks!

Middleton & Meads: We keep your Vehicle on the Road and you in Business!

If you have any questions about Fleet Management, please contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588or click here today!

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

The Middleton & Meads Company 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!

Sources:

Maryland trucking company declared “imminent hazard to the public”

Trucking Industry News: Summer Maintenance Tips for your Truck

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Just as truck maintenance is crucial before the frigid winter weather sets in, so too is it crucial before the scorching summer weather takes affect. The typical hot, dry, and humid summer weather here in Maryland causes additional stresses on your truck. This makes spring (NOW!) the perfect time to address truck maintenance.

Summer Truck Maintenance Tips

  1. Cooling System Issues: An estimated 40 percent of downtime is caused by cooling system problems, problems that are 100% preventable. So be sure to perform routine engine maintenance to ensure that your truck is running as efficiently as possible.
  2. Engine Coolant: Your engine coolant should be checked every 500 operating hours, 20,000 miles or three months, whichever comes first. It is important to not only monitor coolant levels, but also color. Coolant that appears cloudy or has particulates floating could be an indication of bigger problems.
  3. Tire Pressure: The most critical factor in tire maintenance is proper inflation. Proper inflation leads to proper contact with the road, which will improve traction and braking capabilities. It will also ensure your tires last longer.
  4. Electrical Systems: Be sure to check the alternator’s wiring, battery, battery cables, and the wiring from the engine’s electrical controls. Make sure everything is in proper working order, wires are not frayed and there are no signs of corrosion.
  5. Middleton & Meads: The Middleton & Meads Corporate Headquarters is located at 1900 South Hanover Street in Baltimore. The over four-acre site contains the 35,000 square foot 37 service bay Mechanical Repair building, and the 15,000 square foot 16 bay Collision Repair Center, along with three acres of secure vehicle storage.

If you have any questions about Truck Maintenance, please contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588or click here today!

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

The Middleton & Meads Company 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!

Sources:

Summer Weather Maintenance Tips

Middleton & Meads Vehicle Repair Technology: Hunter Alignment Systems

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Middleton & Meads prides itself on being at the forefront of the vehicle repair technology wave. As vehicles become more reliant on technology to maximize their efficiency, Middleton & Meads has embraced technology as a way to maximize the success of repairs. This is why Middleton & Meads features the Hunter Alignment Systems in our Baltimore and Beltsville shops.

The Hunter Alignment Systems can diagnose problems with a vehicle’s caster, camber, and toe so that the correct adjustments can be made to the vehicle.

Benefits of the Hunter Alignment Systems

  • Optimized for speed and efficiency.
  • Hunter Alignment Systems significantly reduce service time.
  • Having a correctly adjusted alignment can help improve fuel economy and life expectancy of a vehicle’s tires.
  • Hunter Alignment Systems significantly reduce the distance required from the front turnplates to the front bay wall to secure accurate alignment readings.
  • The Hunter Alignment System provides detailed documentation of alignment issues and their adjustments.
  • The Hunter Alignment Systems use a minimum amount of bay space. 

 

If you have any questions about the Hunter Alignment Systems, please contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

The Middleton & Meads Company 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!

Trucking Industry News: Handheld Cell Phone Ban for CMV Drivers

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

As of January 3, 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final rule banning handheld cell phone use officially went into effect. The rule bans all interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers, interstate HAZMAT drivers and intrastate HAZMAT drivers from holding, dialing, and even reaching for a mobile phone.

Any driver found in violation of this rule will face civil penalties up to $2,750 for each offense. Drivers with multiple offenses (two or more violations in three years) risk disqualification from operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV).

Companies found allowing drivers to use handheld devices – including “push-to-talk” – while driving face a maximum penalty of $11,000.

CMV drivers who wish to still use a mobile phone or other handheld device must use a hands-free device, located in close proximity, which requires the pressing of no more than a single button to initiate or terminate a phone call.

If you have any questions about FMCSA rule banning handheld use while driving a CMV, please contact Middleton and Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

The Middleton & Meads Company 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!

Sources:

Maryland Motor Truck Association – MMTA E-News

Newly Launched Mini-Site: Baltimore Bus Repair

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Just this week, Middleton and Meads launched a new website dedicated entirely to its Bus Services – BaltimoreBusRepair.com. These services include:

•      We help you schedule your fleet’s preventative maintenance.

•      Minimize costly buses breakdowns.

•      Increase your buses fuel efficiency.

•      Decrease downtime for buses in your fleet.

•      Diagnose major bus issues before they become a major problem.

•      Decrease bus insurance costs.

•      Assist with state and federal bus regulations.

•      Help guide you through the post-accident process.

•      Customize the appearance of your bus fleet.

•      Prepare the buses in you fleet for seasonal changes.

•      Decrease your tire replacement costs.

•      And much more!

From bus mechanical and collision repair to electronic diagnostics, alignment adjustment, and Maryland State, DOT, and Chassis Inspection, Middleton & Meads has a solution to meet all of your transportation needs. It’s a no-brainer why big name companies and organizations trust their school buses, shuttle buses, and transit buses to Middleton and Meads.

Just take a look at a few of our current clients, a list that includes 6 school districts, 2 limo companies, and the MTA.

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

If you have any questions about our Bus Services, please contact Middleton & Meads by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

The Middleton & Meads Company 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!