Category: Automotive

Ambulettes Non Emergency Medical Trasportation – Best Business To Start?

Ambulettes is the best work from home business I’ve come across in a long time. I’ll make my case by giving you five reasons I think this is such a great opportunity.

– Low start-up costs. You can start a non emergency medical transportation service with nothing but a used ambulette, a cell phone, and one driver. If you drive the van yourself, then you have no labor costs.
– Non emergency medical transportation is recession-proof. This is a vital service within a community. I don’t like to be negative, but there will always be sick people. It’s an unfortunate reality of life. In every town, there are disabled people. There will always be people in wheelchairs and those who can only be transported on stretchers. These folk will always have doctor’s appointments they need to get to. The U.S. government recognizes this need and provides a Medicaid benefit to pay for it.
– This is a business with a growing customer base. Simple demographics will bear this out. Our population is growing older. An aging population will tend to produce more people with special needs.
– An ambulette service is an easy business to run if you like to drive. An ambulette provides door-to-door transportation for people who usually cannot walk. The driver takes the client out of the hospital or nursing home (or wherever they happen to be)and puts them into the van. He or she then drives the client to their destination and, unlike a taxi, takes them into the building and makes sure they are where they are supposed to be before leaving. This is what differentiates ambulettes from taxi cabs.
– No special education is required. You do not have to have a degree to run a non emergency medical transportation business. There is no expensive training you have to go through. You do not have to have a medical background as you will not be providing medical services. A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are all you really need.

I know I said I would give five reasons, but I’m going to throw in one more to make my case rock solid.

– High income potential. I researched two ambulette services near my home. One generates approximately $101,000 per year in revenue with one employee. The other generates about $156,000 per year with two employees. The overhead for these services is low (you’re starting with just one van which you can park in your driveway) so a good portion of their revenue goes straight into the owner’s pocket.

This is what makes ambulettes the best work from home business I’ve found in a long time.

Transportation of Dangerous Cargo

In our previous article we’ve discussed cargo types. Let’s remember them and enumerate briefly what they contain.

Cargo types:

– Standard cargo: industrial equipment, computer equipment, home appliances and office machines, clothing, footwear and so on. Competition in the market of standard cargo transportation is keen. Miracle movers, Toronto movers are one the leading movers and transportation carriers in Canada, more especially in Toronto and Mississauga.

– Non-standard cargo is cargo, which exceeds dimensions or requirements provided by the law. Company miracle movers, Mississauga movers cooperates with the best companies, which have all necessary for transportation of non-standard cargo.

– Joint cargo supposes shipment of small parcel of client’s cargo together with cargos which belong to other owners. Company miracle movers, Toronto movers renders qualitative services in the field of joint cargo transportation. Joint cargo allows clients to save their money in case of small parcels of goods.

– Container cargo – cargo shipped in containers.

– And finally dangerous cargo, which will be discussed further. Miracle movers, Mississauga movers have all you need for transportation of dangerous cargo.

Let’s talk about dangerous cargo more detailed. According to existing classification there are 9 classes of dangerous cargos. Each class needs special approach.

1. First class comprises explosive materials, which due to their characteristics may lead to fire with explosive action, as well as devices containing explosive substances and blasting agents. These cargos should be handled very carefully. Professionals from miracle movers, Toronto movers will advise you regarding safety conditions and organize transportation of the aforesaid cargos.

2. Second class comprises pressurized gases, liquefied gases obtained by refrigeration and solution gases obtained under pressure. For transportation of this cargo you’ll need special equipment and tankers. Miracle movers, Mississauga movers will help with transportation of gases.

3. Third class comprises flammable liquids and their mixes, as well as liquids comprising solid substances in solutions or suspensions, which fume flammable vapors with closed flash point 61C and lower.

4. Fourth class comprises flammable substances and materials which may easily flame from the ignition sources during transportation, as a result of friction, moisture absorption, spontaneous chemical conversion, as well as on heating. That’s why it is important to pack these cargos correctly and maintain recommended temperature. Miracle movers, Toronto movers have logistics department which deals with organization of such cargos transportation.

5. Fifth class comprises oxidants and organic peroxides, which may easily disengage oxygen, sustain combustion, and in certain conditions or being mixed with other substances may lead to auto-ignition or explosion.

6. Sixth class comprises noxious and contagious substances, which may cause death, intoxication or diseases, when they come into the organism or contact derma or mucosa. In this case, except equipment you’ll need special clothing. Miracle movers, Mississauga movers will care about this.

7. Seventh class comprises radioactive materials having volume activity more than 70 kJ/kg.

8. Eighth class comprises caustic and corrosive substances, which may lead to skin damage, eyes and airways mucosa affection, metal corrosion and vehicle, buildings and cargo …

The History of Transportation and Freight Brokers

Transportation and freight brokers have been moving goods since 1852 when Wells, Fargo & Company opened its doors in California, at that time anyone with a wagon and team of horses could open an express company. Before 1900, most freight transported over land was carried by trains using railroads. Trains were highly efficient at moving large amounts of freight, but could only deliver that freight to centralized urban centers for distribution by horse-drawn transport. 

The few trucks that existed at the time were mostly novelties, appreciated more for their advertising space than for their utility. The use of range-limited electric engines, lack of paved rural roads, and small load capacities limited trucks to mostly short-haul urban routes. As time moved on transportation began to gain popularity and new technology made trucks more capable of carrying goods safely, efficiently, and economically. This added to the rapidly growing infrastructure of highways and interstates, truck travel by road was the natural answer to many logistical and transportation challenges.

Starting in 1910, the development of a number of technologies gave rise to the modern trucking industry. With the advent of the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine, improvements in transmissions, the move away from chain drives to gear drives, and the development of the tractor/semi-trailer combination, shipping by truck gained in popularity. Today nearly every good you buy at a store or have around your home or office was transported one time or another by a truck, often multiple times. The amount of freight moved by truck every year in the United States adds up to a value of over $670 billion dollars, Ever since goods have been produced and needed transport over longer distance, freight brokers have been used. Freight brokers leverage extensive knowledge of the transportation industry and a wide list of contacts to match up companies that need to have product shipped with carriers looking for freight to move.…

Ontario Auto Insurance Endorsements Explained

Everybody knows that a vehicle must be insured to drive in Ontario, Canada. Unfortunately what most people don’t know is that auto insurance policies don’t cover everything. Every situation is different, and some insurance needs must be treated differently. In this article I go over important endorsements that can be added to a policy to cover more unconventional needs. 

It is very important for you to clearly explain to your broker/agent about your needs when purchasing an auto insurance policy. The worst time to find out that you have the wrong auto insurance coverage is when you put in a claim.

What are Endorsements?

Auto Insurance endorsements are extensions made an insurance policy that add extra coverages. Reasons for adding an endorsement to your policy can vary, that is why it is important to contact your insurance broker if you;

-Start a new job that requires you to travel long distances
-Use your vehicle to transport uncommon items
-Purchase a new vehicle

List of Ontario Policy Change Form (OPCF)

OPCF 16: Agreement For Suspension of Coverage Endorsement- This coverage allows you remove Third Person Liability, Accident Benefits, Uninsured Motorist and Collision coverage while still maintaining your policy. This coverage is used when coverage is suspended for more than 45 days.

OPCF 3: Drive government vehicles- This endorsement allows protection while the insured is driving a government vehicle.

OPCF 5: Permission to rent or lease- This endorsement grants permission for a leasing company to rent or lease the automobile on a long term basis to a specific person.

OPCF 6a: Permission to carry passengers- This endorsement gives person for the insured to carry passengers for monetary compensation.

OPCF 9: Marine use excluded- This endorsement excludes loss or damage to a vehicle if it occurs on or in water.

OPCF 13c: The endorsement deletes glass & windshield damage unless it is covered by a specific peril.

OPCF 17: Reinstatement of Coverage Endorsement- This coverage will allow the insureds suspended coverage.

OPCF 19: Limitation of Amount Endorsement- This coverage will limit the amount that will be settled on a vehicle. This endorsement is used on policies where the premium can not be adjusted to reflect the actual cash value of a vehicle.

OPCF 19a: Valued Automobile Endorsement- This endorsement is designed to guarentee that a vehicle is insured past its actual cash value.

OPCF 20: Coverage for Transportation Replacement- This endorsement covers the costs of providing a replacement vehicle after a loss occurs. 

OPCF 23a: Lienholder Protection- This endorsement is added to a policy when a vehicle is financed or leased. 

OPCF 27: Legal Liability for damage to Non-Owned vehicle- This endorsement extends your policy coverage to other vehicles not insured under your policy. …

Different Modes of Transport

While planning for a trip at the San Francisco, airport ground transportation is one of important factor that has to be considered. Different modes of transportation in San Francisco airport is  shuttles, taxis and limousines that can be used to take the client from the airport to his hotel, or to his home. The limo will provide a client his privacy, or watch T.V., or wants to know about the best hotels in that place. If there are a group of people then a shuttle will be the best option because of the huge luggage that they will be carrying. The airport ground transport is an extra service to customers. The entire airport will be affected if there is traffic congestion on the roads. Some people may find it difficult to know how to get from one place to another. One should know about the various types of airport ground transportation service that is available in SF. The best ways to know about it is visit the airport website and know about it. Another way is to know from other people which companies service did they use. Do they offer any discount and whether it was comfortable while traveling through that mode of Transport?  If it is a long distance travel and need to change the plane then try to know which is the right terminal and through which mode you can reach fast.

San Francisco airport have signs and maps which will help you to know which transportation system meets your requirements. The airport believes that everything should be done on time. The airport works on efficiency. The airport ground transportation sees that the shuttles and trains run on time. If there is any problem in ground transportation then it fixes taxi and some other mode. Because of its efficiency the consumer will not face any problem. Airport transportation helps families and friends as they will not worry as to how do they pick you up or drop you to the airport. While using a taxi use the services recommended by the airport. Some people prefer parking their car. Try to know what would be the cost of the parking lot. From the parking lot the terminal may be far, the airport provides shuttle services to them. It may be free of cost. The other ways of San Francisco transportation are trains, trams and golf carts. It also provides free help to elderly and disabled. Some shuttles have been specifically designed for wheel chair. Some car services also provide this service. Know the airport transportation cost well in advance. The rental care service is also provided in San Francisco airport where they pick up and drop at your convenient location.

San Francisco airport provides train, taxi and other public bus services. The train’s red line stops at all the terminals and has a shorter circular route. But the blue line has a longer circular route. It runs 24 hours in a day. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is …

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