Special Needs Transportation

Product Highlights

Posted on March 1, 2008

Restraint system designed for special-needs students
The SafeGuard STAR Special Needs is a five-point restraint system for special-needs students. Its design ensures airway protection and facilitates good posture. Support features include an abductor, recline wedge, torso supports, height adjusters and adjustable headrests. The system can accommodate students weighing 25 to 105 lbs., and with a torso length of up to 20 inches. It can be installed on FMVSS 222 and FMVSS 210 seats.

Device adjusts seat belt for increased comfort
The Master Design Seat Belt Adjuster is a plastic clip that snaps permanently in place on a seat belt’s lap strap. To adjust a belt, users can slip its shoulder strap under the clip’s front tongue and slide the clip so that the strap is away from the neck and chest. The clip should be used on belts designed for individuals weighing over 80 lbs.
Masterlink Marketing Inc. Heavy-duty brake lathe produces evenly cut surface
ARI-HETRA’s heavy-duty on-vehicle disc brake lathe is designed for trucks, buses and light commercial vehicles. Its features include intermittent feeding, which maintains an evenly cut surface by eliminating the spiral effect produced by some brake lathes, and a variable speed control system. The device also has an emergency shut-off switch.
ARI-HETRA Comprehensive air conditioner leak detection kit
The TP-8697HD is an air conditioning and fluid leak detection kit. Items include the OPTIMAX 3000 high-intensity flashlight, an EZ-Ject air conditioner dye injector with a hose and couplers, two EZ-Ject air conditioner dye cartridges, an 8 oz. bottle of Dye-Lite, an 8 oz. bottle of Dye-Lite coolant and fluorescence-enhancing glasses.
Tracer Products Starter fluid, anti-seize lubricant available
Ultra-Fire 50 Starting Fluid (pictured) ignites heavy-duty engines in cold weather, facilitating extended battery life. Its formula contains an upper cylinder lubricant and an anti-corrosive agent. Seize Release Nickel’s non-melting synthetic carrier deposits a dry film of nickel and graphite to plate surfaces. Its formula protects against seizing and galvanic pitting on vehicle parts in corrosive and extreme temperature environments.
Kimball Midwest Dual-gauge tire pressure monitor introduced
Air Chex is a tire air pressure verification monitor. A vehicle’s inner and outer tire pressures can be measured individually with two impact-resistant gauges fixed to the outer wheel. The monitor’s location when affixed to the tire enables tires to easily be filled with air when necessary. The monitor can also be moved without difficulty if a tire change is necessary.
Air Chex Corp. Website provides pupil transportation safety training
SafePupilTransport.com offers customizable safety training for pupil transportation officials. Each course consists of modules that combine professional online training videos with synchronized presentations and follow-up testing. Electronic handouts can be used in tandem with the courses, and each course is available to registered individuals from any computer with Internet access.
Vertical Alliance Group Wheelchair lift interlocks
The ITM-118 and ITM-131 Wheelchair Platform Lift Interlocks are designed for Ford and GM vehicles. The fully electronic systems have LED status/diagnostic indicators on the control module to aid with troubleshooting. The ITM-118 model supports Ford E-Vans; the ITM-131 supports Chevy and GMC G-Vans and C4500/C5500 chassis.

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