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3 Tips to Follow When Buying a Wheelchair Van for Sale

It is possible to save money when you are looking to buy a wheelchair van for sale. Depending on the number of wheelchair riders, the number of passengers who will usually accompany them and also an owner’s willingness to rely on a brand name’s solid reputation, there are suitable options for all buyers. Buy a new [&hellip

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Used Shuttle Buses: Inexpensive Transportation Solutions for Immediate Use

If a brand-new mode of transportation is too expensive for your personal use, church group or senior living facility, give used shuttle buses another good look. Popular model years range from 1993 to 2008 and beyond. While it is true that the odometer might show a higher number, these vehicles are perfect for the safe driver who [&hellip

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The Best Used Wheelchair Minivans Are in Kansas City

This landmark study by four doctors in conjunction with the National Center for Biotechnology Information (headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland) looked at the physical and emotional effects of the loss of mobility on a wide cross-section of patients, 18 and older, who had difficulties with mobility due to trauma or illness. The study found that in 2001, about [&hellip

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Australia Testing out new High-tech Prisoner Transport Buses

High-tech prisoner transport buses are being tested in Australia in an effort to improve guard safety. New South Wales’ attorney general recently reported that a fleet of new vans was acquired to help with transporting offenders between the courts and detention facilities. Perhaps the most important safety feature of these vans is the individual compartments for each [&hellip

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How to Select the Right Used Church Buses for Your Congregation

Save your faith-based organization a considerable amount of money when buying new transportation.Used church buses may have been on the road for a few years already, but they are in excellent condition and offer quite a few amenities that you might otherwise not be able to afford. Buy for the Most Likely Group Size Do you [&hellip

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Mid America Coach partners with Adapt Solutions

Contact:  Peter Beren, President, Mid America Coach Phone: 816.734.5000 October 24, 2012 Mid America Coach of Kansas City, Missouri has entered into an agreement with Adapt Solutions of Saint-Lambert, Quebec to offer Adapt Solutions’ products and services to modify customer’s vehicles for personal mobility needs. Adapt Solutions serves the mobility industry with innovative solutions for gaining access to vehicles.  Made with simplicity [&hellip

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School buses excluded from stability control proposal

School buses excluded from stability control proposal The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposes a new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require ESC systems on large commercial trucks, motorcoaches and some other large buses — but not school or transit buses. Mike Martin, executive director of the National Association for Pupil Transportation, discusses the [&hellip

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Federal agencies speak out on passenger van use

WASHINGTON, D.C — Officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) sent a letter today to all 50 states’ motor vehicle administrators to remind them that 12- or 15-passenger vans should not be used to transport students. In the joint letter, David Strickland, NHTSA administrator, and [&hellip

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FTA bus test adjustment touches on weighty health problem

Early last week, the FTA proposed, for more accuracy in bus safety regulations testing, an adjustment to the average passenger weight it uses, from 150 lbs. to 175 lbs., and increased the average occupied floor space from 1.5 to 1.75 square feet. Many mainstream media outlets picked up the story this week, and it seems [&hellip

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