Posts Tagged ‘truck repairs’

Easy Truck Maintenance Tips

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Truck Maintenance

When it comes to maintaining an entire truck fleet, maintenance is essential. However, keeping up with trucking maintenance can be hard work. When it comes to major repairs and maintenance, trust Middleton & Meads to handle your fleet of trucks. However, there are some simple ways for your drivers to assist in the overall maintenance of your truck fleet. Simple driver maintenance will help your fleet run efficiently while also catching possible damage and problem areas sooner.

  1. Check your engine belt after travel for cracks and damage. Without your engine belt, your truck will not be able to function.
  2. Schedule regular oil changes for your truck. Fresh oil will ensure your truck runs smoothly for longer. This also helps with your truck’s fuel efficiency.
  3. Determine if your air filter is experiencing a clog.
  4. Check all of your lights before travel. This will include your brake lights, head lights, fog lights, turning signals, and tail lights. Your vehicle lights are essential when traveling at night or in poor weather.
  5. Check the tire pressure and tread of your vehicle before travel. This will prevent you from blowing a tire while on the road. This will also help increase your overall fuel efficiency.
  6. Checking your vehicle’s windshield wipers is a subtle way to maintain your vehicle. Your wipers help your visibility while driving in poor weather, which ultimately prevents drivers from having an accident.

 

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!

 

Common Truck Accident Causes

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Distractions while Driving

Truck driving accidents are common on the road, especially on highways. Highways and major roadways are known for their congestion during certain times of the day. This means that trucking accidents are inevitable. However, there are some causes of trucking accidents that could potentially be avoided. If you are managing a fleet of trucks and truck drivers, be sure your drivers are aware of ways to avoid trucking accidents.

  1. Speed- Speeding is never a smart idea for any drivers, especially truck drivers. Trucks, especially those carrying freight, take longer to stop once the brakes are engaged. If they are traveling at a fast speed, the truck will take even longer to stop.
  2. Distractions- There is a number of scenarios that can occur while on the road. Drivers never know when a car will stop suddenly in front of them, cut in front of them, or possible debris could fly on the road. Because of this, the road needs a driver’s full attention. Removing outside distractions like food, passengers, and the use of cell phones can help drivers stay more focused on the road.
  3. Aggressive Driving- Aggressive driving is never ok, especially coming from a truck driver. The acts of tailgating, brake-checking, speeding, and cutting other vehicles off are sure ways to cause an accident out on the road.
  4. Under the Influence- Drivers should never get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Impaired coordination, reflexes, and overall motor skills will cause drivers to be extremely dangerous on the road.

 

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 prepare my truck fleet for winter weather?

Monday, December 9th, 2013

truck solutions for  winter driving

As we are in the midst of winter storms, it’s time to winterize your truck fleet. From a light snow to severe winter weather, truck drivers can experience very hash and dangerous winter driving conditions. The dangerous roads could result in truck accidents as well as extended downtime for truck repairs.

How can you prepare your truck fleet for winter? You can hire a professional mechanic to handle your fleet management so you can rest assure that your fleet has proper truck maintenance and repairs.

What are the most crucial truck maintenance services for winter?

Anytime a winter weather warning occurs, you should have your fleet well prepared to drive safe on the roads specifically for winter weather.

The following is a list of services a good truck mechanic will provide you via truck fleet management services:

  • DEF system inspections. The DEF system inspections are required for trucks that have diesel engines and use urea-base diesel exhaust to meet emissions regulations. If the winter weather is at freezing temperatures, you can count on proper DEF systems to keep your emissions systems thawed after operating your diesel engines for 45 minutes. The DEF system inspection should happen periodically throughout the winter.
  • Have your truck fleet engine heaters inspected. This type of truck maintenance is especially important for medium duty trucks. Properly maintenance engine heaters help trucks work more efficiently because the engine heaters help trucks easily start up in cold weather.
  • Have truck batteries tested. During the winter it’s important that all truck batteries have a clean connection to slow the pace of battery degradation. Truck batteries frequently fail in the wintertime because it takes a great deal of energy for trucks to start up against cold, winter weather.
  • Next, you should have new windshield wipers installed for your truck fleet. The windshield wipers will reduce the stress cold temperatures put on your window shields. When window shields are stressed, you will notice chips and pitting on the window shields. By having any chips or pitting repaired, you will prevent your trucks from needing full windshield replacements.

You can count on Middleton and Meads to keep your truck fleet in good condition. We will make sure your trucks have good traction. We will install reliable truck tire chains on your vehicles to make snowy and icy roads easier to maneuver. We will take care of your truck brake maintenance.

Here at Middleton & Meads we will also monitor your tire pressure and pre winter your trucks so you won’t have to worry about fluid transfusion, leaks and other truck maintenance needs. We have the truck solutions you need.

Learn more about our Fleet Management today to experience premier truck 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://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/maintenance/article/story/2012/11/getting-your-work-truck-ready-for-winter.aspx

http://www.dieselpowermag.com/tech/1211dp_get_your_diesel_ready_for_winter/

The Benefits Of Truck Repair Breakdown Services

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Your truck has experienced a breakdown and you need immediate truck repairs. Where do you go?

Well, one place you shouldn’t go is to your typical auto repair shop. You need to go to a mechanic that specializes in truck repairs. That mechanic is Middleton & Meads.

What’s so great about truck repair shops?

In comparison to standard auto repair shops, an auto shop that specializes in truck repair services will provide you exceptional customer services and make truck repair cost stay within your budget.

Our Middleton & Meads’ mechanics save you time and money by providing you one-stop auto repair services for your fleet.

We are efficient and reliable for any type of truck repair or trailer repair.

We can tow your trucks. We complete quality tire services and replacements. Middleton & Meads can help you refuel on a budget and more.

Our truck solutions even include preventative maintenance and diagnose for major truck issues. Mechanical repairs, collision repairs, fleet management are all provided at our one-stop auto repair shop.

No long-term contracts. No enrollment fees. We are all about getting you back on the road safely and quickly as possible.

Bring your fleet commercial vehicles to us today; we specialize in serving trucking companies.

Our mechanics are known for being trustworthy and reliable when it comes to heavy-duty truck and trailer repairs.

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.truckersassist.com/faq/

http://bigpoppastruckdebaryfl.com/big-poppas-faq

Truck Repair Solutions: Addressing Common Truck Mechanical Problems

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Did you purchase a truck under market value? Is it not working as well as you thought it would? If yes to one or both, it is time to pay a visit to Middleton & Meads for truck repair solutions.

As a truck driver, you get what you pay for. If you purchase a truck cheap, you can expect that expensive mechanical problems and more will arise.

What are the most common problems that come with a cheap truck /used truck?

  1. Your cheap truck/ used truck experiences frequent oil leakage and burning. This occurs because the engine is old and needs motor oil continuously put in it because the motor oil drips on the road as you truck drive. The more oil you burn, the more expensive your truck maintenance cost/ truck repair solutions will become.
  2. Rust build up on the truck body. If there is rust on the truck body, there is rust on the truck gram. If rust eats away at your truck for a long period of time, you could put your life and the lives of others in danger. A rusted truck is never a safe truck to operate.
  3. Faulty Fuel Line/ Sealing. This truck problem can make long truck driving travels very dangerous because you could experience frequent break downs at anytime.
  4. Truck Transmission problems. This is a repair you want to immediately address when it occurs because it will simply get more and more expensive overtime. You may get to a point where it won’t even be worth repairing because the truck is totaled from truck expenses.

For common truck problems, such as truck brake repairs, come to Middleton & Meads.

Repairs such as truck brake repairs can really slow down your truck driving and work productivity. Middleton & Meads can handle repairs for air brakes, worn pads, leaking cylinders and more.

Never should you have to worry whether your truck can handle mountainside hauling because your truck lacks proper truck repair solutions.

Learn in depth about our truck repair solutions now.

Middleton & Meads is here to provide truck repair solutions for all your transportation needs – preventative maintenance, breakdowns, truck major issue diagnosis, mechanical repairs, collision repairs 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!

Source: http://www.carsdirect.com/used-car-buying/5-most-common-problems-associated-with-cheap-used-trucks

http://www.carsdirect.com/car-repair/common-truck-brake-repairs