Posts Tagged ‘bus maintenance’

Winter Maintenance Tips

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Winter Maintenance

As the weather continues to grow colder, winter will be on its way. With the winter season comes harsh weather and dangerous road conditions. In order to travel safely, bus and truck drivers should be cautious when maneuvering the roads this season.

There are some simple steps for drivers to take in order to ensure proper winter maintenance:

 

  1. Before road travel, check road conditions, weather conditions, and traffic reports. This will allow you to plan out your trip properly.
  2. Determine at least one main route of travel along with two alternative routes. Once the routes are determined, let a few people know your plans. Let them also know your departure and arrival times as well.
  3. Check your tire tread and tire pressure before any road travel. This will not only help with travel safety, but fuel efficiency as well.
  4. Ensure all fluid levels are full before any road travel. Any low levels during travel could cause breakdowns.

 

When it comes to winter maintenance, look to Middleton & Meads. Our bus maintenance and repair services will ensure your buses are safe on the road this winter season. Should your bus experience a breakdown, let our repair services fix your vehicle and send you back on the road quickly.

Our bus maintenance and repair services include:

  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!

 

Maintenance Management for your Bus Fleet

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Do you operate a full fleet of buses, whether it is for a school, church, or other organization? If so, you are faced with plenty of upkeep and maintenance. Maintaining your fleet is essential in order to keep your buses working properly and safely. However, maintaining a full bus fleet can be stressful for business owners.

Bus Fleet

Attempting to maintain your bus fleet alone can take away from your actual business or organization. Time and money is needed when maintaining a full bus fleet. That means less time and money to put towards maintaining the business end of things. This is why your bus fleet needs an outsourced maintenance company like Middleton & Meads.

 

At Middleton & Meads, we specialize in bus fleet maintenance and repairs. Our trained team specializes in bus maintenance and repairs to save your business time and money. Let our team maintain your fleet while you focus on the business side of things. Regular maintenance through Middleton & Meads will help your bus fleet run safely and efficiently. Damage caused by daily wear and tear along with accidents along the way will cause your bus fleet to be in need of more focused repairs.

 

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!

 

 

Avoiding Bus Accidents

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Bus Accidents

With so many buses on the roadways today, plenty of bus accidents occur every day. While some of these bus accidents are unavoidable, other bus accidents are avoidable through safe driving and efficient bus maintenance. Some common causes for bus accidents include:

  1. Distracted Driving- There are plenty of distractions for drivers on the road today. While some distractions that occur on the road are inevitable, other distractions can be avoided. These distractions include food, music, and electronic devices such as cellphones.
  2. Speeding- Everyone seems to be in a hurry these days. This means that it is easy for drivers to increase their speed to keep up with the vehicles around them.
  3. Poor Maintenance- Accidents often occur when buses break down due to poor maintenance. Should an engine or other system fail in your vehicle, a break down will occur, leaving you vulnerable to the traffic that surrounds you.

 

To prevent breakdowns and bus accidents, look to Middleton & Meads for your bus maintenance and repair needs. Our maintenance and repair services are here to keep your bus fleet in proper working order at all times.

 

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!

 

 

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!

 

How can I keep school buses running during cold temperatures?

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Baltimore bus repair services

This week the region experienced life threatening cold temperatures as the polar vortex wind chills set in. Although we all want to stay warm in our cozy homes during these cold days, life goes on.

Students have to go to school and parents have to go to work.

During days when school buses  are not operating because of school closings or mandatory bus repairs,  you need to hire a professional for bus fleet management services. A professional automotive service company will guarantee your bus fleet can properly operate during extreme cold weather like we experienced this week with the polar vortex.

Nationwide bus drivers know cold weather means bus repairs and hefty expenses for bus fleet management services.

School buses need time to really warm up to make sure they bring students safely to and from school. School bus windshields need bus maintenance to make sure school bus drivers have good visibility when the weather brings snow and ice to the region.

With full bus fleet management services, your school buses can have heated mirrors installed to maximize visibility during severe weather.

You can count on Middleton & Meads as your bus fleet manager. Yes,Middleton & Meads can setup good traction for school bus tires. This will give you peace of mind that your school buses are prepared for emergency braking at stop lights, stop signs as well as the highway. To put it simple, Middleton & Meads is here to help you bus drivers become better defensive drivers while preparing your bus fleet for anything the winter throws at your fleet.

Anytime your buses are running sluggish or you have bus problems, we will identify bus solutions for you.

We know how the bitter cold can cause school buses to stop running.

Never again will your bus fleet have to call customers to notify them last minute that school bus services have been canceled because cold weather disabled your fleet. School bus services are available to the community; don’t let them down.

We are always here to handle your bus repairs and overall bus maintenance. We are always here to help you identify the best snow routes for your busy fleet.

Learn more about our Fleet Management today to experience premier bus repair solutions and excellent fleet preventative maintenance this winter.

For more information on effective fleet management, contact Middleton & Meads, call 410-752-5588 or click here today for information.

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 to your bus transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

 

Source:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9385611

http://www.kmot.com/story/24384879/school-buses-keep-running-in-cold-temperatures?config=H264

http://trimet.org/alerts/winterweather.htm