Baltimore and Washington's premier commercial truck repair and fleet maintenance company

 
 
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Solutions

Working together to provide the solutions to your
transportation needs.

We can work with you to:

  • Help you schedule your fleet’s preventative maintenance.
  • Minimize costly breakdowns.
  • Increase your fuel efficiency.
  • Decrease downtime for vehicles in your fleet.
  • Diagnose major issues before they become a major problem.
  • Decrease insurance costs.
  • Assist with state and federal regulations.
  • Help guide you through the post-accident process.
  • Customize the appearance of your fleet.
  • Prepare your fleet for seasonal changes.
  • Decrease your tire replacement costs.
  • And much more!

Mechanical Repairs

The Middleton & Meads Corporate Headquarters is located at 1900 South Hanover Street in Baltimore. The over four acre site contains the 35,000 square foot 37 service bay Mechanical Repair building, and the 15,000 square foot 16 bay Collision Repair Center, along with three acres of secure vehicle storage.

The Mechanical Repair Department at Hanover Street provides a complete range of repair services for your fleet of vehicles.

Mechanical Services include the following:
  • Complete Maryland State, Federal DOT and Full Chassis Inspection Service.
  • Preventive Maintenance and Oil Change Service.
  • Full Service Machine Shop.
  • Bus, Truck, and Trailer Suspension Repair, Rebush and Replacement.
  • Hydraulic Press Service with two 150 ton and one 50 ton Capacity Presses.
  • Clutch Adjustments and Clutch Replacement.
  • Flywheel Resurfacing.
  • Automatic and Manual Transmission Repair and Replacement.
  • Air and Hydraulic Brake Replacement.
  • Brake Drum & Rotor Resurfacing.
  • Computerize ABS Diagnostics and Repair.
  • VIS-Check - Vehicle Inspection System. The VIS is a performance based brake tester which incorporates a hydraulic brake dynamometer and software system to interpret Brake Performance and advanced DOT Brake Timing.
  • Computerized Diesel and Gasoline Engine Performance Diagnostics.
  • Diesel and Gasoline Engine Repair and Replacement.
  • Differential and Differential Housing Repair and Replacement.
  • Drive Shaft Inspection, Component Replacement, Repair and Balancing.
  • Exhaust System Inspection and Repair.
  • Alignments- Three Alignment Racks Equipped with the Hunter Engineering Computer Alignment Machines with All- Wheel Alignment Capabilities for any size Bus, Truck or Car.
  • Wheel Balancing.
  • Steering System Services include the Replacement of King Pins, Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends and Steering Shafts as well as the Repair and Replacement of Steering Boxes.
  • Steering Box Diagnostic Equipment.
  • Air Conditioning Repairs and Recharging with EPA Approved and Certified Recovery Equipment.
  • Hydraulic Systems Repair and Hydraulic Hose Fabrication.
  • Equipment installation- Lift-Axles, Air Ride Suspension, Hydraulic 5th wheels, Snow Plows, Salt Spreaders and Dump Bodies, Auxiliary Heating and
  • Alternate Power Systems.
  • Welding and Custom Equipment Fabrication performed by American Welding Society Certified Welders.
  • Transit Bus Fire Suppression Service & Repair.
  • Wheel Chair Lift Installation & Repair.

Collision Repair

Collision Repair

The Hanover Street Collision Service Center provides a full range of collision, frame, restoration and painting services for all heavy duty buses and trucks. The Middleton & Meads Collision Service Center is a DuPont, PPG and Sherwin Williams Certified Facility.

Collision Center Services include the following:

  • Frame Straightening performed on two 45 foot Bee Line Frame Correction Machines and a Custom Built Twist Removal Tie Down Floor with a Capacity of 250 tons.
  • Panel and Component Replacement for Buses, Trucks and Trailers.
  • Complete Collision Repairs.
  • Cab and Body Replacement.
  • Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication.
  • Computerized Paint Mixing and Color Match.
  • Two "State of the Art" Certified 3 Million BTU Heat Cure Paint Booths.
Collision Shop

Electronic Diagnostic Equipment

Technical evaluation of Engine, ABS, and Transmission repairs is always a difficult task. To aid in our diagnoses and evaluation, Middleton & Meads has purchased and utilizes both Genisys and Pro-Link computer systems. These systems allow us to read the electronic data and determine the correct repair.

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Alignment System

Middleton & Meads uses the Hunter Heavy-Duty Alignment System that is designed specifically for the vehicles we service. Middleton & Meads can align any vehicle to the latest specifications at each of our sites. The Hunter Alignment System helps our technicians to diagnose problems with the vehicle’s caster, camber, and toe so that the correct adjustments can be made to the vehicle. Having a correctly adjusted alignment can help the customer to improve fuel economy and the condition of the vehicle’s tires. The Hunter system also provides detailed documentation of alignment issues and their adjustments.

 

 

 

 


Steril-Koni Lifts

Middleton & Meads uses Stertil-Koni mobile lifts. These lifts allow Middleton & Meads to raise any vehicle that we service, anywhere in our shops, as well as outside our shop. The capability to walk under and move freely beneath a vehicle significantly improves the technician’s ability to correctly diagnose the problem as well as providing better access to perform the repair itself.

Each lift is positioned under the vehicle’s tires and through the use of a control panel on each lift the vehicle is raised. The setup time of the lifts is much quicker than the setup of jack stands, which improves the efficiency of the repair.

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VIS-Check

Middleton & Meads uses the VIS-computerized system to check and analyze the state of repair and effectiveness of our customer’s vehicles. The VIS-Check system allows us to measure the wheel alignment, brake condition, speedometer accuracy, exhaust emissions, steering, and suspension systems.

A VIS-Check inspection is a great way to quickly and inexpensively improve your vehicle operating efficiency by: determining brake performance issues, increasing brake lining life, increasing brake drum life, improving fuel economy, improving vehicle safety, improving vehicle utilization, and lowering operating costs.

The VIS-Check system helps Middleton & Meads repair our customer’s vehicles correctly and efficiently. The detailed reports and graphs provide clear documentation of issues and their resolution.

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Maryland State, DOT, and Chassis Inspection

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

Middleton & Meads also offers Federal DOT inspections that assist the customer in complying with Federal DOT regulations. DOT inspections are required every 25,000 miles and a minimum of annually. This service may also be performed at each of our locations.

Middleton & Meads is one of only two shops in Maryland that can perform Lift Axle Certifications. We can certify your lift axle and help you avoid any issues with the bridge law. In addition, we can service, replace, or add lift axles as well as their control boxes.

Each vehicle that is brought to Middleton & Meads is given a complete Chassis Inspection that checks over 50 different components of the vehicle. Once the chassis inspection form is completed, Middleton & Meads can provide a complete diagnosis of the heavy duty bus or truck .



Painting Capabilities

Middleton & Meads has 4 state of the art paint booths to serve our customer’s painting needs. We are able to paint any size vehicle in our paint booths. Middleton & Meads also employs DuPont certified painters. Middleton & Meads uses DuPont and PPG brand paints at our locations. Middleton & Meads has purchased the top of the line, EPA approved, paint guns to ensure a quality paint job on our customer’s vehicles.



Fleet Management

Monitoring a fleet can be a difficult task, while you are running your business. That’s why Middleton & Meads offers a state of the art Fleet Management System to help maintain your fleet. Allow Middleton & Meads to customize a plan to minimize costly breakdowns. From cost reports to scheduling notifications, the Middleton & Meads Fleet Management System can help track your vehicle’s maintenance history as well as the costs to maintain your fleet.

The centerpiece of our Fleet Management System is our PM Service Plan. This plan makes sure that your fleet receives the proper preventative maintenance. The following is an example of one of our PM Service Plans:

PM "A"
Frequency: Once every 3 months.
Labor Hours: 1

Description of Services:
Change Oil
Change Oil Filter
Top-Off Windshield Washer Fluid
Check Coolant Level and Top-Off
Check and Top-Off Brake Fluid


PM "B"
Frequency: Once every 6 months.
Labor Hours: 2.5

Description of Services:
Change Oil
Change Oil Filter
Top-Off Windshield Washer Fluid
Check Coolant Level and Top-Off
Check and Top-Off Brake Fluid
Inspect Air Filter
Replace Fuel Filter
Lubricate all Fittings
Check Brakes
Check Tire Pressure
Check Transmission Fluid Level
Check Differential Fluid Level
Check Battery
Check Operation and Lube Overhead Door
Check Operation and Lube Lift Gate
Check Anti-Freeze Protection Level

*A PM “A” is included within the PM “B”


PM "C"
Frequency: Once a year
Labor Hours: 3.5

Description of Services:
Change Oil
Change Oil Filter
Top-Off Windshield Washer Fluid
Check Coolant Level and Top-Off
Check and Top-Off Brake Fluid
Inspect Air Filter
Replace Fuel Filter
Lubricate all Fittings
Check Brakes
Check Tire Pressure
Check Transmission Fluid Level
Check Differential Fluid Level
Check Battery
Check Operation and Lube Overhead Door
Check Operation and Lube Lift Gate
Check Anti-Freeze Protection Level
Full DOT Inspection
Engine, Transmission, and Differential Oil Sent for Analysis

*A PM “B” is included within the PM “C”

Note: Frequency of PMs may be adjusted as a history of the vehicle is developed.



Frequently Asked Questions

Check below for answers to your most asked questions.

Q. How can I tell if my shock absorbers need replacing?
A. After driving your vehicle for a few minutes, stop and feel the shocks. If they are working properly, the shocks will be warm to the touch.

Q.How does the Federal Bridge Law apply to me? Where can I get information on this law? 
A. Go to Middleton & Meads web page titled Industry Links. Then double click on the link to Hendrickson. A complete explanation is provided on the Hendrickson site.

 

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