Management

Q’Straint/Sure-Lok Names Inaugural Q’Manitarian Award Winner

Posted on November 6, 2019

Dan Ellison, an occupational therapist and driving specialist, was recognized with Q'Straint/Sure-Lok's inaugural Q'Manitarian award. Photo courtesy Dan Ellison
Dan Ellison, an occupational therapist and driving specialist, was recognized with Q'Straint/Sure-Lok's inaugural Q'Manitarian award. Photo courtesy Dan Ellison
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Securement equipment supplier Q'Straint/Sure-Lok recently named the winner of its inaugural Q'Manitarian Award.

Dan Allison, an occupational therapist (OTR/L) and driving specialist at the Shepherd Center, was recognized with the award for his success in the personal mobility industry and his ability to provide individualized training for mobility device passengers seeking to drive or ride in a vehicle for the first time, according to a news release from Q’Straint. Allison is also a certified driving rehab specialist and former president of the Association for Driver Rehab Specialists.

"I am deeply honored to have received the Q'Manitarian award, especially from a company that I hold such a high opinion of and deeply respect," Allison said. "I am also a strong proponent of the Q'Straint product line which I find to be not only robust, but exceptionally easy to use and their performance and durability are second to none."

For over 30 years, Q'Straint has observed efforts by transportation industry professionals and created this award to honor and celebrate their efforts within their field.

"At Q'Straint, we believe it takes a special type of person to work in the transportation safety industry," said Patrick Girardin, the company’s president. "Someone who not only demonstrates extraordinary dedication and devotion to their profession, but also compassion — a real humanitarian, or what we call a Q'Manitarian."

As the winner of the Q'Manitarian award, Allison will be presented with two commemorative plaques. To watch Q'Straint present the award to Allison, go here.

For more information about the Q'Manitarian Award, go here.

In other recent news, Q’Straint acquired mobility equipment supplier Adapt Solutions in June. The supplier manufactures wheelchair accessible automotive turning seats, transfer systems, and wheelchair lifting devices.

Related Topics: special needs, wheelchairs

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
In his new role, Sean Waters will work with regulatory agency leadership on standard-setting initiatives for commercial vehicles, including those for Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) subsidiary Thomas Built Buses. Photo courtesy DTNA
News

Daimler Trucks North America Names New VP

As vice president of product compliance and regulatory affairs, Sean Waters will work with regulatory agency leadership on standard-setting initiatives for commercial vehicles, including for Thomas Built Buses.

The National Association for Pupil Transportation learned from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it has not completed the Entry Level Driver Training registry due to technical issues. NAPT expects the ELDT deadline to be delayed. File photo courtesy Orange (Calif.) Unified School District
News

NAPT: Driver Training Deadline Delay Likely

The National Association for Pupil Transportation learns from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that it has not completed the Entry Level Driver Training registry due to technical issues. NAPT expects the ELDT deadline to be delayed.

Alicia Jennings, owner of Jennings Bus Co. in Canton, Penn., captured this shot of her four grandchildren getting ready to board the bus for their first day of school. She said their excitement about school buses and their family bus business has been brewing since they were infants.
Photo

PHOTOS: Pupil Transportation in Pictures — Fall/Winter 2019

An educational school bus safety display, snowy school bus yards, and a bus stopping for a moose to cross the road are among the captivating photo submissions from industry personnel and those from the Snapshots department in recent issues of School Bus Fleet.

Photo courtesy AMF-Bruns of America
Article

5 New Technology Offerings for Pupil Transportation

Integrated mirrors with driver alert LEDs, an artificial intelligence-powered stop-arm camera system, and heavy-duty wheelchair tie-downs were some of the latest technology options showcased at the NAPT trade show on Nov. 5 in Columbus, Ohio.

A group of RSU 14 Windham Raymond (Maine) Schools students, with support from school staff and community members, are working to raise nearly $33,000 to add 15 extended stop arms to buses on routes in their district with high numbers of illegal passing incidents. Photo courtesy Carrie Menard
News

Students, Community Raise Funds for Extended Stop Arms

The group of Maine students, with support from school staff and community members, is working to raise nearly $33,000 to add 15 extended stop arms to buses on routes with the highest number of illegal passing incidents.

News

Man Buys School Bus for Grandchildren

Doug Hayes of Oregon buys the bus as a Christmas gift so he can begin taking five of his 10 grandkids to and from their small private school, which does not offer bus service.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!