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COVID-19: A Note Regarding Business Hours & Operations

Kansas Truck Equipment and Kansas Truck Mobility are open for business, but we are closely monitoring the situation. The coronavirus COVID-19 is forcing many companies to shutter their doors and offer alternative ways of servicing their clients. Currently, we are operating during regular business hours and continue to employ a full staff in our Bus, […]

In Memory of Zack

Recently, Kansas Truck Equipment lost a beloved family member. Richard “Zack” Zackula passed away on September 15, 2018. Along with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, our staff mourns his loss and cherishes his memory. He was a visionary within the company and a champion for people with disabilities. Looking Back… Zack was just 21-years-old […]

It’s Never Too Early to Get Your Buses Cold-Weather Ready

School is back in session. That means buses are tuned up and ready for a new season of daily driving and field trips galore. While your school bus fleet may be in top condition right now, it’s never too soon to plan for old man winter. Review this quick Seven-Point list now and take action […]

Benefits of Mobile Video Surveillance

Safety and cost are a transportation director’s two most important responsibilities. So a solution like mobile video surveillance from REI on school buses offers long-term benefits that far surpass the short-term cost. 1: Provide a safe environment for Students, Drivers and Monitors A safe environment in student transportation is one that combines responsibility with accountability, […]

Changes in the ABLE Savings program

Do you use the ABLE Savings program? Designed to allow people to save for qualified disability expenses without affecting eligibility for other programs such as SSI or Medicaid, this program will see some changes from the major tax changes implemented recently. Among eligible expenses are assistive technology and transportation, so it is important to keep […]

Buy or Modify? Wheelchair Minvan Conversions

There are many decisions to be made when determining accessible transportation.  We’ve discussed side entry vs. rear entry as well as adaptive seating. Van conversions, as the name implies, means taking a van like you’d find in a car dealer’s showroom and either modifying the vehicle with add-on equipment or re-manufacturing it all together. BraunAbility […]

Is there a difference between adaptive & accessible vehicles?

Adaptive Vehicles Also known as adapted vehicles, these are vehicles that modified to allow for operation of a vehicle by a person with limited mobility. The industry’s terminology can be confusing. Adaptive vehicles may also refer to a converted vehicle or one that has been re-manufactured for highway safety and full independent access for entering/exiting […]