Posts Tagged ‘truck solutions’

How Truck Maintenance prevents costly truck accidents

Monday, July 29th, 2013

An accident can happen any time you go behind the wheel of your truck. It’s important to know how to keep your truck in the best condition for driving and be familiar with the laws of the state.

As of July 9, Maryland’s highest court upholds the contributory negligence standard.

How does the Contributory Negligence Standard affect you?

Any time a civil suit comes through Maryland’s Court of Appeals, plaintiffs cannot receive compensation if the court can partly blame them for their injuries under contributory negligence laws.

The MMTA supports the upholding of the contributory negligence.

Before the contributory negligence was upheld, the legislature had to make decisions on whether to pass the comparative negligence fault system into law.

If the comparative negligence fault system went into law, it would allow parties involved in any type of accident to take some level of responsibility for the accident. It would also allow plaintiffs to collect money if the majority of the blame went to the defendant.

Middleton & Meads Co. can help you stay on the road and stay out of trouble with our truck solutions.

Middleton & Meads Co. truck solutions include:

  • Fleet preventative maintenance
  • Better fuel efficiency
  • Reduced downtime for any truck maintenance needs
  • Truck diagnose for any minor issues before they become major issues
  • Reduced tire replacement costs
  • Mechanical Repairs including brake repairs, clutch repairs, starters, alternators and air conditioning
  • Collision Repairs

The better maintenance for your truck, the lower your risk are for being in a costly accident.

Here at Middleton & Meads we are dedicated to being safe on purpose. What does safe on purpose mean?

It means that we take a proactive approach for truck repair solutions. Learn our entire safe on purpose requirements now.

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, and 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/ENews071013.pdf

Truck Services: Improving your Bay Bridge Truck Driving safety

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Driving over a bridge is one of the most dangerous tasks truck drivers take on. A bridge truck drivers and overall commuters dread is the Maryland Bay Bridge also known as the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

Gephyrophobia, also known as high anxiety or fear of bridges, is very common for Truck drivers and the average commuter.

Each day thousands of drivers cross the Bay Bridge to pass over the Chesapeake Bay.

The Bay Bridge is one of the longest, highest bridges in America. So there’s no surprise why the Bay Bridge is one Truck drivers fear to cross with heavy loads or empties.

Deadly accidents can occur when drivers feel dizzy from the height.

The Bay Bridge in its self is very oddly constructed – from the sharp turn to the wide-open, long distance. The Bay Bridge can even sway at times of high winds.

The number one reason drivers fear the bay bridge is due to the sensation of passing out/ having a heart attack or other medical emergency while crossing the bridge.

In previous years, The Maryland Transportation Authority provided a service to drive people across the bridge. This service is no longer provided.

Some bridges can give way and plunge trucks and cars alike into frigid waters.

Although there is no way you can identify how safe a bridge is to drive over, there are driving safety measure you can consider:

  • Be cautious of your surrounding. The last thing you want a tractor-trailer to do is strike an overhead beam.
  • Know how old bridges are in the area. The average bridge in America is about 42 years old. The government requires bridges to be inspected every two years to identify if emergency repairs are necessary.
  • Keep in mind that bridges and overpasses exposed to air during rainy and cold days create black ice. The element of surprise can be deadly if the truck loses control.

To make sure your truck is in the best condition to travel bridges such as the Bay Bridge, schedule a truck maintenance check up with Middleton & Meads.

Take a look at our truck solutions/ services to see what we can do for you.

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://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2013/07/08/gephyrophobia-is-common-in-maryland-thanks-to-the-bay-bridge/

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/24/travel/us-bridge-safety

http://icyroadsafety.com/icybridges.shtml

http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/about/outreach/education/bridge-strikes.aspx

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