Posts Tagged ‘Middleton & Meads’

Why are Roadside Services Important for Truck Maintenance?

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Road Rescue Service by Middleton & Meads

Be on the Look out for our Road Rescue Service Trucks!

In the Truck Industry, breakdowns can happen for truck fleets at anytime and any location. When your trucks experience breakdowns, you will want to get those trucks back on the road as soon as possible. With reliable roadside service, your truck repairs and overall  fleet management needs can be covered by highly skilled and professional commercial automotive technicians.

The ideal Roadside service will offer 24-hour emergency roadside service that will handle truck repairs and guarantee your trucks have the right truck equipment for the road. Trailer repairs should also be included in the full roadside service plan.

When your truck fleet experiences breakdowns, you want to know a reliable commercial automotive company is ready to provide you fast, accurate and highly professional truck maintenance service.

Truck Emergency Roadside Service will save you both time and money because you will have peace of mind that automotive technicians with years of truck maintenance/ truck repair services are  effectively handling your truck emergencies with live 24 hour roadside assistance.

Here at Middleton & Meads, we understand the importance of efficient truck fleet management. Our Roadside Rescue program will offer you truck solutions that truly address your roadside breakdown needs. Truck driver safety and excellent overall truck fleet productivity. We will take care of your truck fleet during work hours, after hours as well as weekends.

When trucks breakdown, overall production reduces and truck driver safety declines.

You can take advantage of our New Road Rescue Service to see how we can keep your truck fleet on the road. Read Middleton & Meads Introduces New Road Rescue Service to see how we can serve your fleet when urgent road rescue service and assistance is needed.

All Middleton & Meads Account Holders and Customer Base on-the-spot road rescue service. The Road Rescue Service is not the typical road rescue service. We offer only high quality road rescue services such as full service roadside repairs. Anytime truck from your fleet experiences a breakdown, we will provide towing services in addition to offer your entire truck fleet  full service truck maintenance.

No matter where your trucks are on the road, we are only one call away to providing your trucks high quality roadside assistance. Our direct Road Rescue phone line is 410-935-7813.

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 for your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Source:

http://www.bauertruckrepair.com/roadside-service.html

http://www.nationaltruckservice.com/about-emergency-road-side-service-usa-canada-puerto-rico/

Will my Truck Drivers need a Certified Medical Examiner?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Certified Medical Examiners for Truck Drivers

Have you heard news that truck drivers will be required to use a Certified Medical Examiner. It’s true. Starting May 21st 2014, all commercial drivers  must have their medical examinations completed by a Certified Medical Examiner.

What is a Certified Medical Examiner?

It’s an medical examiner listed on the FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Currently truck drivers can have their medical exams completed by any type of physician. By May 21st, medical exams can only be completed by physicians that have knowledge about motor vehicle regulations. Medical examiners can be doctors, nurses, or physician assistants( just to name a few).

For a physician to become a Medical Examiner,  he/she must take a training course and  pass the certification test. From there, the physician will have his or her name listed on the National Registry. You can review The National Registry website now.

All Certified Medical Examiners must keep their licenses, training records and other requirements current on the National Registry. The Medical Examiners also need to transmit the monthly  data from the CMV driver exams to the FMCSA ( Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations). This can be done through the National Registry System.

For commercial drivers with expired medical certificates on May 21st or after,  they will need to be re-examined by a certified medical examiner ( listed on the National Registry ).

Certified Medical Examiners must have training every 5 years as well as re-certify themselves every 10 years through the ME certification exam.

For more information, contact Middleton & Meads, call 410-752-5588 or click here today.

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 for your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Source:

http://www.mmtanet.com/files/ENews041114.pdf

https://nationalregistry.fmcsa.dot.gov/NRPublicUI/home.seam

June 7th Truck Driving Championship is on the way!

Friday, April 25th, 2014

The benefits of the E-ZPass toll

Mark your calendars for the Truck Driving Championships & SuperTech competition on June 7th. The competition gives Maryland’s finest truck drivers the opportunity to test their driving skills and overall technical knowledge. The best of the best drivers compete with each other for the title of grand champion. This title happens at the Maryland State Truck Driving Championships, which is held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

Don’t miss this great event Saturday June 7th! It’s a great opportunity to recognize all the outstanding truck drivers! Enroll your drivers today, here’s the registration form at www.mmtanet.com/files/TDCEnrollForm2014.pdf.

The 2nd annual SUPERTECH competition is the same day at the Timonium Fairgrounds. At the SUPERTECH competition, highly skilled and knowlegeable service technicians. They are crucial to keeping trucks safely on the road. To enroll in the SUPERTECH competition, fill out the registration form at www.mmtanet.com/files/2014SuperTechRegistrationForm.pdf.  It’s an event you do not want to miss! It’s always exciting. Take a look at our blogs now for Middleton & meads. We have plenty of information on our Middleton & Meads blog not only about SUPERTECH but also about Trucking Industry news. Stay on top of news to keep your drivers and trucks as safe on the road as possible.

You can also keep your trucks and drivers safe on the road by enrolling in our Road Rescue Service program. You can read about all the great benefits of Road Rescue in our article ‘ Middleton & Meads Introduces New Road Rescue Service.

For more information, contact Middleton & Meads, call 410-752-5588 or click here today.

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 for your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Middleton & Meads Introduces New Road Rescue Service

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Road Rescue Service by Middleton & Meads

Be on the Look out for our Road Rescue Service Trucks!

You are driving down the highway with a hefty load. You suddenly find yourself in a bad situation. The truck breaks down and you are in need of urgent road rescue service and assistance.

Truck breakdowns happen when truck drivers least expect it.

Road Rescue Service in Baltimore MD

Who can you count on to come to your rescue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year when your truck is disabled? If you never had reliable roadside rescue services, you can have it now with Middleton & Meads no matter the time or your location.

We are now offering all our account holders and customer base on-the-spot road rescue service. This is not your average  road rescue service, Middleton & Meads offers high quality road rescue services, including full service road side repairs designed to get you back on the road as quick and as safe as possible. When your truck breakdowns we will not only provide you towing services but also offer truck maintenance for your entire fleet. Our Road Rescue Service also offers assistance for trailer breakdowns. It doesn’t matter where you are on the road, we are only one phone call away to providing high quality roadside assistance, our direct Road Rescue phone line is 410-935-7813.

You can ask our highly qualified technicians what will keep your fleet in the best condition for the road and they will deliver the repairs and services you need to make that possible. Our automotive company has over 90 years experience in equipment and truck fleet repairs and services.

When you need help most, Middleton & Meads will be there.

Here are some key advantages of the Road Rescue Service:

  • 24/7 Towing Services
  • Jump Starts
  • Driverline Parts from Meritor and Neapco
  • Suspension Parts from Flagg and Hendrickson
  • Immediate Mechanical First Aid

For more information on the Road Rescue program, call 410-752-5588 or submit your information to our contact us page to reap the benefits of  Middleton & Mead’s Road Rescue Service.

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 for your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

The Truck Drivers Guide To Surviving Severe Winter Weather

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Fleet Management tips for Surviving Winter Weather

As we all have noticed, this winter has been a rough winter for many truck drivers. From freezing rain to heavy snowfall, the winter weather can make managing your company truck fleets an expensive and challenging task.

How can you help your truck drivers survive winter weather?

You can start by making them aware of Maryland’s 511 systems.

What are the Maryland 511 systems?

The Maryland 511 systems were created to give truck drivers real-time information about severe weather. The Maryland 511 system is especially important for winter weather truck driving because the Maryland 511 can inform short distance and long distance truck drivers about current traffic conditions on their route as well as any potential dangerous weather conditions. The 511 systems are definitely a traveling necessity for truck drivers and this year the 511 system was enhanced for commercial drivers by the addition of route restrictions, locations of weighing/ truck inspection stations, as well as emergency truck parking information and hauling permits data.

Your truck drivers can sign up for the 511 system notifications with email and a mobile phone number to receive text messages.

The mass notifications can include driving time, traffic patterns, and weather conditions. Every commercial driver will have the opportunity to customize his/her route preferences. The Maryland 511 is a very reliable winter weather-driving tool because it is designated as Maryland’s official travel information service system. Sign up for the Maryland 511 travel alerts now to receive your personalized daily commute travel guide.

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://www.mmtanet.com/files/ENews021714.pdf

http://www.md511.org/

New Tolls for Port of Virginia And Winter Safety Tips

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Auto Repair services in Baltimore

This week we are experiencing another winter blast. When winter storms hit the area, it’s important that your truck drivers stay in the know about changes to their travel routes and overall sound winter safety/drivers safety.

A  modification to travel routes your truck drivers should keep in mind are the New Tolls for the Port of Virginia. Your truck drivers will notice new tolls around the Port of Virginia as early as February 1st, 2014. The series of tolls around the Port of Virginia will start  with one route accessing the Port of Virginia at Norfolk.

Out of the New Tolls for the Port of Virginia, The Elizabeth River Tunnels( located in between the two cities of Portsmouth and Norfolk at Hampton Roads), there will be no cash option. It’s recommended that truck drivers pay tolls electronically or through the mail for utmost convenience using the New Tolls for Port of Virginia. Truck drivers that use E-ZPass ( electronic payment), will receive great discounts by paying electronically. Drivers enrolled in MMTA’s toll program will not need to take any further action, if they already are E-ZPass users.

What are the best tips for driving in the snow?

For most drivers, it would be to not drive at all,but in the world of truck driving that’s not always a possibility.

When driving in the snow is the only option, your drivers should do their best to drive on  roads that have been snow plowed and sanded. No matter how short or far the final destination may be, truck drivers should always allow themselves extra time to reach the destination.

Your best strategy for keeping  your drivers safe on the road is to have a professional auto technician handle your fleet management services. Truck fleet management services will ensure your truck drivers have good truck maintenance.

You should also consult with your professional auto technician on the best winter driving techniques when it comes to driving in the snow. The auto technician will identify how well your truck fleet can handle snow and icy roads.

No matter quality of maintenance your trucks receive, your truck drivers should always decrease speed and give themselves plenty of room for emergency stops. They should also gently tap their brakes to prevent skidding. Anytime truck wheels lock up, it’s a sign to ease off on braking.

Below is a list of other truck safety tips:

Always have headlights on to improve visibility in the snow.

Have your professional auto technician provide you tips on keeping your windshield clean as well as your lights.

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://www.mmtanet.com/files/ENews011714.pdf

http://www.weather.com/activities/driving/drivingsafety/drivingsafetytips/snow.html

The Benefits of Professional Bus Collision Repairs

Monday, November 18th, 2013

bus fleet management services

Distracted driving can happen at any time for bus drivers or other drivers on the road. It only takes one distraction to result in a bus collision where people are seriously injured. When a bus crash happens, what will you do? Do you have enough room in your budget to properly restore your  bus? These are questions you have to ask yourself. Having a reliable automotive technician handle your bus collision repairs is important to the health condition of your school bus fleet.

According to the National Safety Council, there are nearly 310,000 school buses on the road every year. On average these school buses travel 2,500,000 miles every year. It’s important for you to train your bus drivers about fleet safety prior to going behind the wheel.

Bus collisions primarily occur from rear ending or sideswiping. Although these accidents may seem like minor accidents, they can be life threatening when a high-speed vehicle collides with a bus. Reckless drivers put bus drivers in dangerous circumstances where they must unsafely maneuver  to prevent deadly crashes.

Having good bus drivers and excellent bus fleet management services can prevent school bus accidents.

Here at Middleton & Meads we offer complete in-house bus collision repairs for all makes and models of buses (as well as trucks and trailers). In fact, Middleton & Meads is a Dupont certified shop.

You can count on our automotive repair technicians for the best of the best bus repairs in the industry. We can complete bus collision repairs for both new and old vehicles.

Here are some of the bus collision repair services we can complete for your bus fleet:

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

You can count on Middleton & Meads high quality bus collision repair services and well as bus fleet management services anytime of the year. Keep your bus fleet in top shape by allowing us to handle your bus inspections and overall bus maintenance all year round.

The Middleton & Meads collision repair shop is located at the Hanover Street Collision Service Center. We are a DuPont, PPG and Sherwin Williams Certified Facility.

Learn about our Collision Repairs and bus fleet management services today.

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:

https://www.firstcomp.com/firstComp/assets/Loss%20Control%20Fleet%20Safety%20Series/FSS-%20School%20Bus%20Safety.pdf

http://www.dattco.com/sales-service-division/collision-repair/

http://www.autobodyworkshop.com/auto-collision-repair.html

The importance of automotive repairs for truck fleets

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Auto Repair services in Baltimore

Winter begins in a matter of weeks. It is important to have automotive repairs completed for your truck fleet throughout the winter. How can you keep your fleet in the best condition possible? You can have preventive maintenance completed for your fleet by a professional commercial automotive mechanic.

What can preventive maintenance offer your fleet?

Preventive maintenance is scheduled truck maintenance. It includes having truck inspections and automotive repairs throughout the year to prevent downtime for your fleet. Truck preventive maintenance will also make your fleet more efficient in the following ways:

  • Better fuel efficiency
  • Lower insurance costs
  • Reduce tire replacement costs
  • Keep your fleet current with state and federal regulations and other truck solutions.

It’s crucial to life and property safety that you stick to your preventative maintenance schedule because quality truck maintenance can prevent you, as the fleet manager, being held liable for any type of negligence. Anytime you put your truck drivers at risk of injury because they do not have safe vehicles, you are making your company liable for any work-related injuries/ property damage.

Every truck driver should have a safe vehicle to operate from your fleet. Yes, that means good brakes to prevent serious accidents and more importantly fatalities. It’s better to be proactive at fleet preventive maintenance than reactive. When you keep up with regular preventive maintenance, you won’t make your fleet vulnerable to unscheduled, costly truck maintenance.

Middleton & Meads is here to provide you affordable, professional preventive maintenance through our fleet management services. Our technicians are certified automotive technicians and only use the best equipment to maintenance your fleet.

You can count on Middleton & Meads to give you peace of mind every time a vehicle from your fleet travels from point A to point B. We are here to handle your oil changes, air filters and tire replacement.  We are here to provide you full service auto repairs.

Let us help you get your trucks ready for winter with our Mechanical Repairs and Fleet Management services.

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://www.government-fleet.com/channel/software/article/story/2006/09/how-to-implement-a-fleet-preventive-maintenance-program.aspx

http://www.barons-service.com/importance-of-auto-repair-in-san-diego.html

http://www.helmings.com/car-maintenance.html

Can fleet management services cut down operating costs?

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Truck Fleet Maintenance

Are your truck fleet cost rising? Are you constantly searching for  ways to cut down your operating costs? You can lower your fleet management bill by having regular truck maintenance performed for your vehicles.

With regular truck maintenance you can reduce your fleet management costs, including a lower fleet  fuel cost.
How do you lower your fuel cost? You can with regular tire maintenance because tires with a long life span can  reduce the fuel cost by helping your fleet not work as hard.
There are other ways regular truck maintenance can help cut down your fleet management costs. Here are some benefits of regular truck maintenance:

– Have alignment checks completed to prevent your tires from rapidly wearing down. This will not only keep your truck drivers safe on the road but it will make the truck fleet more fuel efficient.
– Have your tires balanced to remove cab vibrations.
– Have valve caps installed for your tire valve stems to protect your tires from road dirt that eventually makes your tires leak air.
Bottom line: Preventative maintenance will  reduce your chances of having expensive fleet repairs because your fleet will be regularly inspected and repaired for automotive problems. This means no extensive downtime,  more fuel savings and more cash flow for your company.
Let us help you save lives and money with our Fleet Management services.  We are ready to monitor your fleet while you focus on running your company.
Routine checks and overall preventative maintenance are crucial to having a healthy fleet and saving money on operating costs. Middleton & Meads will help you accurately identify what equipment and repairs your fleet needs throughout the year, from fluid leaks to emission maintenance we have you covered. The preventative maintenance schedule we tailor to your fleet will help you protect your truck fleet from wear and tear on a monthly basis.If it comes to a point where you are better off trading in trucks or buying new trucks, we will let you know. We are always here to save you time and money.

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://www.worktruckonline.com/article/story/2007/07/40-ways-to-reduce-truck-fleet-costs.aspx

http://www.selectrucks.com/truckingtips/maintenance.aspx

Don’t Miss The Boosting Your Business Meeting November 6th

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Boost Your Business Workshop i November 11

Are you searching for ways to yield more sales for your commercial business? Then you don’t want to miss the Maryland Motor Truck Association’s Boosting Your Business meeting on Wednesday November 6th, from 8:30am to noon. The Boosting Your Business meeting will be held in Ellicott City.

For only $25 you will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast, full lunch, and hear some of the best industry leaders speak on great ways to boost your business sales. You may also have an opportunity to win door prizes.

Here are some topics you can expect to be covered at the Boosting Your Business meeting:

  • Anne Ferro, the FMCSA Administrator, will provide all participants the latest updates on CSA, hours of service and mandatory electronic logs.
  • Kelly Anderson, the Driver recruitment specialist will provide excellent tips and tricks to help your business locally recruit and retain quality truck drivers. Kelly will also offer insightful information on common mistakes that happen during truck driver recruitment.
  • Bob Franklin, General Counsel, will provide information on the top legal issues impacting businesses in the transportation industry.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to further advance your company growth and network with the best in the industry. The early bird registration for the Boost Your Business meeting will go until Wednesday October 23 for $25. Click the Register today link or call 410.644.4600 to reserve your spot or learn more information about this great business event.

To better manage your fleet today, 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!