Posts Tagged ‘winter’

Trucking Safely in Dangerous Winter Weather Conditions

Friday, January 4th, 2019
Trucking Safely in Dangerous Winter Weather Conditions

Any combination of snow, ice, rain, fog, and high winds can happen at any time during the winter and they can create some pretty dangerous road conditions.

As a trucker, you will likely be driving in all kinds of weather conditions. There are a variety of different climates within the boundaries of the continental U.S. This time of year especially, you will need to be on the lookout for winter weather and all that brings. Any combination of snow, ice, rain, fog, and high winds can happen at any time during the winter and they can create some pretty dangerous road conditions. (more…)

3 Tips to Help Prepare Your Fleet For Winter

Friday, December 16th, 2016
winter

Driving a fleet through snow and ice is an entirely different experience from driving through sunny, dry days. And, as such, you need to modify your fleet accordingly.

Driving a fleet through snow and ice is an entirely different experience from driving through sunny, dry days.  And, as such, you need to modify your fleet accordingly.  Keeping your trucks in top shape is an important part of safely navigating your journeys.  Traveling becomes safer and more reliable when you’re prepared for what lies ahead.  Read on for a few tips for preparing your fleet for winter weather.


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How to prepare your truck fleet for winter

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Mechanical Repairs

This week in Baltimore we may see our very first snow showers of the season. Yes, it’s not quite winter but preparing your commercial trucks for winter driving is crucial to keeping your fleet healthy. Between Tuesday and Wednesday, we are expected to receive 1- 2 inches of a rain and snow mix. The weather advisory extends from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic.

Last November in Maryland we had an average snow fall of 0.4 inches and saw traces of snow as early as November 13th. Whether we have a winter with very little snow or a severe winter, there are mechanical repairs you can have completed for your truck fleet to prepare your truck drivers for a safe and easy winter.

What’s the best way to prepare your commercial trucks for winter? For starters, you should have a professional mechanic inspect your fleet and provide you a list of survival supplies your drivers will need in the case of an emergency. For example, truck drivers should always have on hand non-perishable goods, blankets and a first aid kit.

You know your fleet is well inspected when the mechanic starts the truck inspection from the front of your commercial trucks and works around each of your commercial vehicles to perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections.

Something that’s essential to fleet maintenance is the inspection of the radiators of your commercial trucks for leaks and prepare your trucks for anti-freeze.

The mechanic should also perform the following truck maintenance tasks:

  • Perform a freeze point
  • Have the belts inspected and replaced if necessary
  • Have the oil changed
  • Have the mechanic put in wiper fluid for winter weather
  • Have wiper blades replaced

Here at Middleton & Meads we will perform full truck inspections and mechanical repairs for your fleet. Yes, that means inspecting your heater system. Yes, we will inspect your electrical systems as well as your fuel systems and exhaust systems. We will test your commercial trucks’ air brakes. Having reliable breaks are important. And more importantly we will have your tires inspected and replaced if necessary.

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.

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Source:

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-11-07/news/bal-wx-snow-showers-make-seasons-first-forecast-appearance-a-week-out-20131106_1_snow-showers-rain-snow-mix-forecast

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/state/counties-state-ready-for-severe-winter