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02/25/2020

 


  Q'STRAINT/Sure-Lok Announces Strategic Partnership with All Wheels Up
 

 

Q'STRAINT/Sure-Lok, an industry-leading wheelchair securement manufacturer, announces a strategic partnership involving trade show promotions with All Wheels Up, a non-profit advocacy group that promotes airline wheelchair securement.

 
 From Q'STRAINT:

Q'STRAINT/Sure-Lok, an industry-leading wheelchair securement manufacturer, announces a strategic partnership involving trade show promotions with All Wheels Up, a non-profit advocacy group that promotes airline wheelchair securement.

"We are dedicated to making safety accessible both on the ground and in the air through this strategic partnership with Q'STRAINT," said Michelle Erwin, Founder of All Wheels Up. "Keeping mobility device passengers safe on airplanes is the forefront of everything that we do and are honored to be working with a company that has such a stellar track record of securing wheelchairs safely and securely on all types of vehicles."

"When we considered whom to partner up with for this important promotion we felt that because of our commitment and dedication to Making Safety Accessible to all wheelchair passengers, All Wheels Up was the logical choice," said Maria Huertas, Q'STRAINT Director of Marketing. "Both of our efforts are dedicated to helping make this vision a reality."

In the partnership, Q'STRAINT will match every $5 to All Wheels Up, for everyone who visits the Q'STRAINT tradeshow booth and participates in the Elements Matching Game - a popular arcade game based on the periodic table.

All Element Matching Games will be situated at the Q'STRAINT tradeshow booth. Contestants will be competing for the highest score at each tradeshow and the winners will receive exciting prizes.  The Elements Match Game promotion will kick off at the 2020 NMEDA annual conference and expo, March 3-5 at Daytona Beach. For a complete list of participating promotional trade shows visit the Q'STRAINT events page.

About Q'STRAINT

For over 35 years, Q'STRAINT has been the industry leader focused on developing the most innovative solutions to advance the safety and effectiveness of wheelchair passenger travel. The diverse global staff serves customers in more than 70 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. For more information, visit qstraint.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

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  FMCSA's drug and alcohol database IDs nearly 8k abuse violations

   From Metro:

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released data following the first weeks of operation of its Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. The information released showed that the clearinghouse has detected and identified nearly 8,000 positive substance abuse tests of commercial drivers since Jan. 6, 2020. The clearinghouse now has more than 650,000 registrants.

“We've seen encouraging results from the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, but there's still work to do to ensure we identify more drivers who should not be behind the wheel. The clearinghouse is a positive step, and the agency continues to work closely with industry, law enforcement, and our state partners to ensure its implementation is effective,” said FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen.


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released data following the first weeks of operation of its Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.

The clearinghouse is aimed at improving road safety by providing FMCSA and employers with the necessary tools to identify drivers who have violated federal drug and alcohol testing program requirements and are prohibited from operating a Commercial Motor Vehicle. The goal of the clearinghouse is to ensure that such drivers receive the required evaluation and treatment before they can resume driving.

Those required to register for the clearinghouse include:

* Employers of commercial driver's license (CDL) and commercial learner's permit (CLP) holders, or their designated service agents, and medical review officers who report drug and alcohol program violations that occurred on or after Jan. 6.

* Employers or their designated service agents who conduct required queries, which inform them whether prospective or current employees have drug and alcohol program violations in their clearinghouse records. Employers must purchase a query plan before conducting queries in the clearinghouse - query plans must be purchased from the FMCSA clearinghouse website only.

* Drivers who respond to employer consent requests or would like to view their clearinghouse record when applying for a job.

* Substance abuse professionals who report on the completion of driver initial assessments and driver eligibility for return-to-duty testing for violations committed on or after Jan. 6.

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  District Continues Move to All-Electric Fleet with EV Software Supplier


   From School Bus Fleet:

MCCLELLAN PARK, Calif. - A school district here is partnering with an electric vehicle software supplier for charging management and data collection as it plans to transition to an all-electric bus fleet.

Twin Rivers Unified School District is working with Electriphi, a software solutions supplier for electric vehicle fleets and energy management.

Electriphi's platform offers solutions that are designed to significantly reduce operational costs while accelerating infrastructure and electric vehicle deployment, according to a news release from the supplier. Features include telematics integration, dynamic scheduling, fault reporting, route management, and service tracking.

Electriphi also helps customers transition to a fully electric fleet, providing analytics, real-time simulations, and return-on-investment (ROI) calculations. The supplier's solution is compatible with any charging infrastructure or vehicle type.

 
A school district here is partnering with an electric vehicle software supplier for charging management and data collection as it plans to transition to an all-electric bus fleet.
 

Twin Rivers Unified School District in California is working with Electriphi on charging management and data collection as it plans to transition to an all-electric bus fleet. Shown here is Muffi Ghadiali, Electriphi’s co-founder and CEO. Photo courtesy Electriphi

Thirty of the school district's 120 school buses are electric, Tim Shannon, the director of transportation for Twin Rivers Unified School District, told School Bus Fleet. In addition, the district's fleet will soon grow when it receives five more electric buses this summer as a result of the California Energy Commission grant program.

Twin Rivers USD has also applied for funding to cover up to 23 electric buses and the required infrastructure from the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District and for Diesel Emissions Reduction Act and Volkswagen settlement funding from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, Shannon added.

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