Posts Tagged ‘school buses’

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

Back To School: The Benefits of Bus Repairs

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

bus collision repairs

It’s back to school. And you know what that means. It means more traffic and more accidents.

On the list of the safest driving cities in America/ the cities with the best drivers, Baltimore and Washington D.C. where ranked as two of the worst city commutes in the United States.

In Washington D.C. the average driver gets into an accident every 4.8 years. In fact, Washington Drivers are twice as likely than any other drivers in the USA to get into traffic accidents. The statistics are provided by Allstate’s America’s Best Drivers report. Although the report doesn’t identify the cause behind the frequent traffic accidents, people suspect it is based on the number of residents in the area using motor vehicles as their number one means of transportation in a fast-paced urban setting.

Baltimore City did not rank too far behind that average of motor vehicle wrecks. Every 5.4 years Baltimore drivers have motor vehicle accident.

The USA overall is increasing in deadly motor vehicle accidents. In the USA motor vehicle crash fatalities are over 1,700 between 2011-2012.

What can you learn from this Best Drivers report?

The answer: Drivers in large urban cities are more likely to crash than drivers in small towns.

If you have a school bus fleet, it’s important that your school bus fleet has good bus repairs completed to ensure the safety of students and bus drivers alike.

School buses are an affordable means of safe, reliable school transportation that helps parents cut down high gas prices, reduce the need of car maintenance and overall motor vehicle repairs.

Our Bus Solutions will ensure your school buses will transport elementary students, middle school students, and high school students to and from school no matter the weather condition.

We understand that school buses take the same routes for the daily commute and know anything can happen when fleet preventative maintenance is not addressed.

Here at Middleton & Meads, we under the budget limitations that happen for school districts and we are ready to provide you highly cost effective bus repairs. The following are the bus solutions we offer to address your bus fleet transportation needs:

  • Mechanical repairs involving brakes, starters, alternators and even conditioning
  • Collision repairs for all bus makes and models (Middleton & Meads is a Dupont certified shop).
  • Fuel efficiency initiatives
  • Tire replacement
  • And other bus services.

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://money.msn.com/now/and-the-city-with-the-best-drivers-is#tscptmf

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/08/28/all-your-suspicions-confirmed-washington-has-nations-worst-drivers/

http://www.racinetransit.com/benefits.html

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!

Bus Inspections: Is Your Motor Coach, School Bus, Transit Bus, or Shuttle Bus up to Code?

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Every day, about 500,000 school buses transport more than 25 million students to and from school. But how many of these busses are up to code?

Article 11.19.04.01 of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration states that, “At any time during regular Administration or school business hours, the Administration may: (1) Audit school vehicle inspection operations and records; and (2) Conduct school vehicle inspections.”

What would they find?

To ensure that your bus meets state regulations, bring it to Middleton & Meads. We are a Maryland state certified inspection station for all your motor vehicles needs expect motorcycles. For our school buses we follow the type A and B inspection forms, which are outlined in Motor Vehicle Administration form (07-07).

Type A Inspection: is bumper-to-bumper inspection that includes pulling wheels and checking brakes. This inspection is done once every year. A licensed state inspection station or a school vehicle inspection station that is certified by the Motor Vehicle Administration must do this inspection. These stations are subject to follow annual inspection requirements, which here at Middleton & Meads Co. we are happy to comply with.

Type B Inspection: is a Type A inspection but with out pulling wheels and checking the brakes. Type B inspection on school buses must be performed 2 times a year. The inspections must be scheduled 60 days apart and must be performed by a licensed state inspection station or a school vehicle inspection station that is certified by the Motor Vehicle Administration.

Hopefully this helps you better understand the school bus inspection requirements. But what about those drivers who own a motor coach, transit bus, or shuttle bus? Don’t worry; we at Middleton and Meads can help you too!

Here at Middleton & Meads co. we are happy to help you determine what you need to get your school bus, motor coach, transit bus, or shuttle bus inspected. So 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.

Middleton & Meads is licensed to perform state inspections on any vehicle (except motorcycles) we service at our Baltimore & Beltsville locations. Middleton & Meads employs multiple state inspectors to help provide correct and efficient inspections.

We work with you to provide the solutions to your transportation needs!

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Sources:

School Bus Safety MidAtlantic.AAA.com

Office of the Secretary of the State DSD.State.MD.US