Posts Tagged ‘truck fleets’

3 Helpful Tips For Perfecting Your Fleet’s Battery Charging Room

Friday, April 14th, 2017
fleet battery charging room

Creating an optimal battery charging room for your fleet is easier than you think!

One of the standard practices of fleet management is maintaining batteries. As a result, fleet management facilities have charging rooms to give drivers a place to recharge their batteries. With that being said, it is critical that you make sure that your battery charging room is optimized so that your fleet can reap all the benefits that accompany such a place. Here are just a few tips to creating a perfect battery charging room for your fleet. (more…)

Bad Habits to Avoid for Drivers

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Bad-Habits

Whether you are driving a truck or a bus for a living, it is important to realize the size vehicle you are handling at all times. While there are plenty of good habits for drivers to practice, there are plenty of bad habits for drivers to avoid. Bad habits can lead to a decrease in fleet productivity as well as put drivers and other drivers at risk for accidents.

Bad habits for drivers to avoid include:

  • Never attempt a trip without planning first. Map out two or three routes to prevent becoming lost. Choose the most efficient routes and check traffic reports to avoid congestion. Always check weather reports as well to prevent problems.
  • Never use electronic devices during your travels. All phone calls should be made prior to entering the road, and calls in between travel should always be made at rest stations.
  • Avoid eating and drinking while traveling. Spills can cause drivers to take their attention from the road, which could then lead to serious accidents.
  • Never get behind the wheel of a vehicle if under the influence of any alcohol, drugs, or other medications.
  • Never get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you have failed to sleep enough the night before. Fatigued drivers is one of the leading causes of truck accidents.
  • Never practice aggressive driving such as speeding, tailgating, and swerving.

 

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!

 

Thin-Oil for Truck Fleets

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

It is no secret that oil is essential in keeping your truck fleet running. Over the past few years, many truck fleets have felt the strain of increasing fuel and oil prices in order to keep their fleets running. When the strain becomes too much, some hope to turn to thin-oil.

Thin-oil is a new type of oil that uses a lower-viscosity formula to improve the flow within the engine systems.  Thin-oil helps trucks reduce the types and amounts of emissions they release while also helping them to become more fuel efficient.

Thin-Oil

Thin-oil is still not available for full use. Tests are continuously being conducted to ensure the thin-oil can handle high speeds and prevent the metals from scraping during travel. Because the oil is thinner, it runs the risk of failing to properly lubricate the parts of your truck. While many are hoping the fuel will be ready next year, thin-oil is expected to be ready by 2017.

If your truck fleet can’t wait until thin-oil is available, consider other options. Technology is being developed that allows trucks to use natural gas and diesel fuel more efficiently and effectively. If you have questions about the fuel you are using for your truck fleet, discuss your options with your maintenance team.

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!

 

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Is your Truck Fleet Efficient?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Are you in charge of a truck fleet? If you are, then you understand the stress and pressure that comes from maintaining a large number of vehicles at a time. Attempting to maintain an entire truck fleet on your own could cause different vehicles to be neglected, causing your fleet to lack in efficiency. To ensure your truck fleet is efficient, trust them with a maintenance company that specializes in fleets. Along with that, encourage your drivers to be aware of different parts on their truck that help with efficiency.

Truck-Fleet

  1. Regular oil changes are essential in keeping vehicles running not only efficiently, but properly. Neglecting to change the oil of your truck on a regular basis could result in malfunctions on the road and damage to your engine.
  2. Air filters help to circulate air and pressure throughout the engine of your truck. Proper air flow helps your truck run efficiently while also increasing your fuel efficiency.
  3. Tires and their pressure can either help or harm your truck efficiency. Proper pressure and tread will help your truck run more efficiently because it will require less fuel to run. Low pressure requires more energy from your fuel to move your truck.
  4. Helper springs are also imperative for efficiency when looking at tires. Helper springs work with tire suspension. Too much or too little pressure placed on the helper springs can cause your truck to use more fuel than necessary.

 

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!