November 16, 2014

NEMT: 24/7 Medical Transportation

NEW JERSEY - 24/7 Medical Transportation provides professional and affordable non-emergency medical transportation throughout North and Central New Jersey. They offer a variety of Medical Transportation Services to best serve the needs of the customers, and their families and communities. These include: Coach Van Services, Medical Van Services, Medical Car Services, and Shuttle Services. 24/7 also offers extensive courier, delivery, and warehousing services.

November 9, 2014

Novi Senior Transportation Program

The City of Novi’s Senior Transportation Program provides specialized transportation to elegible residents of Novi aged 55 years or older, or physically challenged non-seniors. This door-to-door weekday service is provided by either a lift-equipped bus or standard car. Novi has a population of approximately 55,000 located 25 miles northwest of Detroit.

September 6, 2014

Seat Belt Extenders

SAFETY - From time to time a situation may come up, where the seat belts provided on the bus for ambulatory riders may not be long enough to accommodate a customer. In such cases, one option available is to use a seat belt extension. From a transportation service provider perspective, there are some things that should be considered. Seat belt extenders are usually the responsibility of the customer, for both the costs and responsibility of acquiring a safe and appropriate device. Consult with the bus manufacturer for the make and model of the belts to make sure people are purchasing the right products. Before going this route though, eliminate all other possibilities before hand. For example, all the seat belts on your bus fleet may not be the same length. Even a single bus manufacturer may use different seat belt suppliers from year-to-year or model-to-model. So eliminate that possibility first.  It may be the case only certain buses cannot accommodate this customer. As well, if the problem has been encountered with the  aisle-side lap belts, then try the window-side shoulder belts instead - they are usually longer. Or, there could the possibility (if the client occasionally uses a wheelchair or other mobility device for travel), that they may be better transported that way, if a seat belt can be then be used. Another possibility, is the use of taxis. If your service utilizes other forms of transport such as sedans or minivans, maybe they can accommodate this client. Finally, practice due diligence: check with your auto insurer before giving riders this option and consider how this may apply to any legislation you operate under.

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