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Q’Straint offers new wheelchair securement module
November 5, 2010
The Q’UBE has a low-profile design and can be permanently mounted to the vehicle floor or installed on transit barriers or seat legs with full adjustability. Its features include a delayed release mechanism that gives users 15 seconds to secure the rear of the wheelchair, along with fully automatic rear retractors.
Involving Physical Therapists in Pupil Transportation
August 26, 2010

Physical and occupational therapists are a great asset to an operation. Help them to see the critical role they play in assisting with the transport of special-needs students by soliciting their expertise on body mechanics, disabilities and mobility devices. Ensure that they participate in evacuation training and drills.

Free training seminar focuses on wheelchair securement
July 30, 2010
Event will educate on the use of Q’Straint’s securement systems. It will also include information on standards and regulations, a facility tour and a crash test viewing.
Feds give guidance on special-needs transportation
December 7, 2009
New Q&A document from the U.S. Department of Education provides clarification on IDEA regulations for transporting students with disabilities. Topics covered include communication, mainstreaming on regular routes and climate control on buses.
Special-needs students will have smoother ride to school
November 9, 2009
The city of Calgary paved a gravel road full of potholes last month after parents filed a human rights complaint. The parents were concerned that riding over the uneven road in school buses would injure students in wheelchairs.
Q&A: Still secure after 25 years
October 5, 2009
As Q’Straint hits a milestone, President Jean-Marc Girardin discusses the company’s continuing quest to bolster the safety of passengers who use w...
Q&A: Still Secure After 25 Years
October 1, 2009

As Q’Straint hits a milestone, President Jean-Marc Girardin discusses the company’s continuing quest to bolster the safety of passengers who use wheelchairs.

Q’Straint to host free training seminar
June 1, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Q’Straint will hold its sixth annual National Training Seminar at its facilities here in the fall.

The school bus semi...

Q’Straint bolsters sales team
March 2, 2009
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Wheelchair and occupant securement system manufacturer Q’Straint has hired two new sales managers.

James “Bud” Fears wil...

The Dos and Don'ts of Wheelchair Transport Safety
December 1, 2008
By Lawrence W. Schneider and Miriam A. Manary

After the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1976 became law, it was common p...

Q’Straint unveils automated wheelchair securement system
October 6, 2008
Q’Straint unveiled the first automatic universal wheelchair securement system for city transport and rail applications at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Annual Meeting and Conference.
Q'Straint training seminar returns
September 8, 2008
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Q'Straint will host transporters of special-needs students at its facility here for two days of instruction in November.
A mile in their wheelchairs
July 1, 2008

Drivers who transport people with disabilities should be aware of their passengers’ needs and challenges. But can they be taught to truly understand? ...

NAPT Gets Rolling in Grand Rapids
January 1, 2008

Pupil transportation officials waited anxiously outside the Grand Rapids, Mich., police department training facility as its Special Response Team evac...

NAPT Fuels Up in Austin
December 1, 2005

Pupil transportation professionals convene to fill up on solutions for key challenges in safety, special needs and — most evidently — fuel concerns.

Gearing Up For Winter — A Roundup of Aftermarket Equipment
September 1, 2002

Every fall, school bus operators concern themselves with securing necessary equipment to "winterize" their buses. What equipment they specify depends ...

How to Become Captain of a Winning IEP Team
August 1, 2002

As a related service provider who attends IEP meetings regularly, I am amazed that I am often the person responsible for leading the team in its discu...

Securing Special-Needs Equipment on the Bus
November 1, 2001

With the bulk of medical and therapeutic equipment student transporters are required to haul these days, it’s easy to feel like you are driving ...

Safe Transportation of Motorized Wheelchairs and Scooters
June 1, 2001

There is no doubt that motorized wheelchairs are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Some motorized wheelchairs have power tilt and power recline cap...

Keys to Proper Spec'ing of Wheelchair Lifts
June 1, 2001

With so many new types of wheelchairs on the market, spec'ing a wheelchair lift for a school bus has become a complex task.

Some help is availab...

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