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Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP

Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP
Matthew Wiedmeyer Director, Fleet Services Matthew brings over 10 years of mechanical, operational, and fleet management experience to Fleet Advantage. With his expertise in the fields of maintenance, safety, and transportation his background is well rounded. While working for a third-party maintenance provider he oversaw five maintenance locations, three of which were for a major grocery chain. He helped establish valuable communication between the transportation department and management which was essential in meeting the client’s needs. He is well versed in establishing budgets and worked with his largest client to reduce their parts inventory, specifically slow moving or obsolete parts. Matthew will interact with clients to help develop the best possible practices suited for their maintenance program and individual locations utilizing analytics resources such as ATLAAS (Advanced Truck Lifecycle Administrative Analytics Software). He has recently acquired his VMRS (Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards) Specialist Certification from the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC).

Recent Posts

CVSA 2022 INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK STARTS MAY 17TH; YOUR GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL INSPECTION!

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 5/12/22 12:38 PM

International Roadcheck is an annual three-day event when the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) inspectors conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives targeted at various motor carrier, vehicle, and driver safety elements. This event is known to be the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles globally. In 2021, more than 40,000 commercial motor vehicle inspections were conducted and in total, inspectors had to remove 6,710 commercial motor vehicles and 2,080 drivers from roadways. Each year International Road check places a special emphasis on a category of violations. This yearthe focus will be on wheels ends. Historically, violations involving wheel end components account for about one-quarter of all violations discovered.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

Transportations Tips: How to Protect your Drivers this Winter

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 12/20/21 5:19 PM

Winter weather brings so many challenges, especially to those in the transportation industry.
The winter months demand increased safety measures and supplemental equipment to keep rigs (and drivers) from expensive damage. Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty suspects that adverse weather can cost the transportation industry north of $3.5 billion each year.  
 for your fleet’s tractors, and keeping your equipment safe is also important – as we outlined in a previous blog.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management, Truck Fleet Operations

CVSA Annual Brake Safety Week Planned for August 22-28, 2021 - Is Your Fleet Ready?

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 8/19/21 9:55 PM

What do you think the most important operating component of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is? Although there are many, the most important one is the part that makes the equipment stop - the brakes!!!!! It is critical that brakes operate properly at all times to ensure maximum safety. The braking system on CMV’s is designed for tough conditions, but like anything, it must be inspected and maintained carefully and consistently. By doing this, the brake system will operate properly throughout the life of the truck.

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Topics: Fleet Safety

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY TIPS: PROPER PLACEMENT OF WARNING DEVICES (TRIANGLES)

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 7/20/21 9:20 AM

Proper placement of Warning Devices such as triangles when stopped or out of service on the side of the road is imperative to keeping you and other motorists safe. When placed correctly, Warning Devices can help save you and others from danger and or life-threatening injuries.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

CVSA 2021 INTERNATIONAL ROADCHECK STARTS MAY 4TH; GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL INSPECTION!

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 4/27/21 12:46 PM

On February 2, 2021, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced the date for this year’s International Road check. It is set to take place May 4th - May 6th Over the 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout Canada, Mexico and the U.S. will conduct inspections on commercial vehicles and drivers.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

Fleet Maintenance Tips – Is your tire maintenance up to par for the winter?

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 12/23/20 10:45 AM

We are all familiar with drivers that swear by their method of checking tire pressures, such as the wooden club or a small baseball bat and the penny for checking tread depths. But there is no better substitute for a tire pressure and tire depth gauge.

Insufficient tire inflation pressure during the wintertime will cause many headaches for drivers and dispatchers come springtime and as temperatures begin to rise.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

Driver Winter Safety Tips for Optimum Fleet Maintenance

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 12/4/20 10:45 AM

It is that time of year again - the temperature is dropping, the snow is falling, and a long winter is coming. Winter is a difficult season for those in the transportation industry, as hazardous road conditions create a dangerous driving environment for drivers. The winter months demand increased safety measures and supplemental equipment to keep rigs (and drivers) from expensive damage. Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty suspects that adverse weather can cost the transportation industry north of $3.5 billion each year.  

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

TRANSPORTATION TIPS: FLEETS' & DRIVERS' GUIDE FOR THE WINTER

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 11/12/19 12:07 PM

It is that time of year again - the temperature is dropping, the snow is falling, and a long winter is coming. Winter is a difficult season for those in the transportation industry, as hazardous road conditions create a dangerous driving environment for drivers. The winter months demand increased safety measures and supplemental equipment to keep rigs (and drivers) from expensive damage. Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty suspects that adverse weather can cost the transportation industry north of $3.5 billion each year.  

SO WHAT MEASURES CAN YOUR FLEET TAKE TO BEAT OLD MAN WINTER AND AVOID THESE EXPENSES?

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Topics: Fleet Safety

Diesel Fuel Winterization - Prevent Delays Due To Fuel Problems Without Compromising Your Fleet's MPG Performance

Posted by Matthew Wiedmeyer, CTP on 11/18/15 12:18 PM

For heavy duty truck fleets, the winter months are more than just that risky season when they have to be extra careful in driving. As fleets prepare for the harshest season for trucks, the question of MPG performance, disruptive breakdowns, fuel supply and how to effectively treat fuel that can be used in cold temperatures emerge. Download this whitepaper today to learn about winter’s effect on MPG and how to prevent delays due to winter fuel problems without compromising your MPG performance.

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Topics: Fleet Maintenance