Tips for Safe Summer Hauling

We’ve previously addressed considerations for winter vehicle transport in this blog, but we haven’t addressed summer safety tips for truck drivers. The general public might think that summer driving is easier but it’s not necessarily so. According to the Department of Transportation, fatal accidents occur 18 percent more often in summer than in winter. Each season brings its own share …

Mid-Year Legislative Update

As a leading automotive logistics company, we constantly monitor laws and regulations affecting truckers and the vehicle-transport industry. As we approach the midpoint of 2017, we’ve been watching these and other legislative items: 34-Hour Restart The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) stipulates that commercial truck drivers must take 34 consecutive hours off before restarting their limits of driving 60 …

How to spend less money servicing your car: 5 DIY car maintenance tips

Some cars are gas-guzzlers, but just about every car could be considered a money-guzzler. Almost all of us are guilty of being attentive after we first buy a car, to ignoring that ‘check engine’ light a year later. The best way to make sure your car isn’t lightening your wallet is some DIY car maintenance every once and awhile. This …

What Features To Look For When Buying Your Next Vehicle

When shopping for a new ride, the world – erm, the car lot – is your oyster. Maybe you’re looking for a fully loaded mini van for your road trips, or a sleek new sports car because, well, you deserve one. With car choices these days, the sky is quite literally the limit. So, aside from picking the car that …

Shaking up the Industry: Female Influence in Automotive Logistics

No matter how you spin it, there is no getting around the fact that automotive industries are a male-dominated empire. That isn’t to say that women haven’t been welcomed into the field, it just seems that we rarely ever hear of women at the forefront of the automotive realm. But times are changing. The progress of women in the auto …

Top 5 Requested Car Features

Some people might think of a vehicle as just a way to get from Point A to Point B, but others may value a car for its convenience and comfort. Every year, vehicle buyers spend millions on extra car features. Additional costs can range anywhere from an AC system, all the way to driving or park assist technology. Last time …

5 Essential Items For Your Glove Box

Whether you’re making the daily commute to work, making a grocery run or taking a roadtrip with friends or family, you need to make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey. You never know what might happen out on the open road, so it’s best to prepare for just about anything. Aside from making your regular maintenance checks, you …

Amerifleet Merger

MetroGistics is proud to announce that we have merged our operations with America’s top fleet logistics and services company, AmeriFleet. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., AmeriFleet operates 68 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and offers transportation, licensing and compliance, storage, major project management and work truck delivery services. At MetroGistics, we are extremely excited about the opportunities …

How to Prepare Your Car For a Road Trip

There’s no better feeling than the excitement of going on a road trip with your friends or family. Whether it’s to the nearest city or across the country, you know it’s going to be an adventure. Even though you might be driving a few hours from home, you don’t want to neglect your car for a maintenance check. Before jumping …

Top 10 Need-to-know Tips for Summer Car Maintenance

There’s nothing like sunny skies and an open road on a hot summer day.  Before driving this summer, follow these 10 tips to keep your car in top condition. The Feet of the Car: Check Your Tires Especially in hot summer weather, an under-inflated, over-inflated, worn down or misaligned tire can be extremely dangerous.  With temperatures rising, tire pressure changes. …