From Coast to Coast, MobilityWorks New and Used Handicap Vans Can be Shipped to Any One of Our 24 locations
We are often asked, can you ship your vans to anywhere in the country? The answer is yes, we can. We will often ship a van from one MobilityWorks location to another if a specific make, model or conversion is needed for a client. We try to make the shipping process as efficient and cost-effective as possible. Most new accessible minivan conversions can be found in or around a neighboring state, since we keep an ample supply of new and pre-owned van inventory at each location. Sometimes a customer just wants a certain color. If a van is being shipped less than 250 miles, little if any fees will be applied to the final cost. In some cases, however, the nearest location with the required van can be at a much greater distance.
A Certified Mobility Consultant or the General Manager at each MobilityWorks showroom location will be able to provide you with a written estimate on any shipping fees if this becomes necessary.
What if I’m from Texas or Some other State Where You Don’t Have a Location?
For states that are outside of our 24 locations, we can work with another NMEDA QAP* dealer that’s closer to your home city to make sure that you get the desired vehicle you’re looking for – and quality maintenance services. In most cases, a pre-owned vehicle can be shipped anywhere in the United States (fees may apply). We even have a dedicated flatbed truck and driver capable of carrying two minivans at one time. For a new minivan, we will mostly likely recommend a certain type of van and a local mobility dealer to provide you with the best possible solution and service.
3,000 Miles… Now That’s Going Mobile!
What’s the farthest distance that we’ve ever shipped a van to meet a customer’s preference? The total distance from our Farmingdale NJ store (close to the Jersey Shore) to our Burlingame California location (just south of San Francisco, CA) is 3,000 miles! That’s about 50 hours of non-stop driving!*National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association - Quality Assurance Program
Are you looking to change careers and start in a new direction? If you like to help people and have the right experience and skillsets, MobilityWorks may be the place you are looking for. Posted on our employment opportunities page are several current job postings – and they are always being updated when new positions become available.
MobilityWorks is a national retailer of wheelchair vans and vehicle related equipment, now in 24 locations, that provides transportation solutions serving the disabled community. We offer accessible vehicles for sale, hand controls, mechanical service and rental programs. Our goal is to improve the lives of our customers with increased mobility and independence through accessible transportation.
Current opportunities at MobilityWorks include GENERAL MANAGER positions in California, requiring at least 5 years of management experience (preferably in an automotive dealership environment); a SERVICE TECHNICIAN position in California, requiring automotive dealership experience and ASE Certification; and CERTIFIED MOBILITY CONSULTANTS, requiring at least 3-5 years of professional sales experience, preferably to consumers. In all cases, experience with assisting people having specialized transportation needs or having worked with physically challenged individuals is always a plus.
Working at MobilityWorks requires having patience and being able to build rapport with our clients. Customer satisfaction and core principals are a significant part of our corporate philosophy. We call it LOVE IT! Listen, Ownership, Value, Excitement, Integrity and Team. For more information about our current opportunities – or if you would like us to keep your name on file for future consideration, you can send your resume to Charla Givens, MobilityWorks Human Resources Director, at email@example.com.
Check Out Our Van Specials Page for Super Deals on Wheelchair Vans for Sale
It’s that time of year when people start to bring out their patio furniture, lawn mowers, garden hoses, and my favorite… the barbeque grill! Just as homeowners like to clean out the garage at spring time, so do auto dealers with plenty of used inventory on their lots. They need to move them quickly in order to make room for brand new vans coming in for the busy summer season. Mobility van dealers like MobilityWorks face the same challenge when trying to decide on how many vans to order, which makes and models, and what type of conversions our customers will need. Mobility dealers need to have several options available in order to meet the individual needs of each client – and to match their ramp and color preferences. Yes, color does matter!
Visit our Van Specials page to find reduced price deals on 35 different used wheelchair vans, including: minivans with folding and in-floor ramps, full-size vans with lifts, and even an accessible pickup truck!
White Still Leads as the Auto Industry’s Most Popular Color
Did you know that white was the most popular color selection worldwide for a new car in 2011 and in 2012? According to PPG, the world’s largest supplier of automotive paint products, 22% of buyers selected white for their new vehicle purchase, closely followed by silver at 20% and then black at 19%. Looking at just the United States and Canadian markets, the results were very similar, with white also leading the color face-off with 21% of all new car sales.
We’ve Got Your Color!
In a survey that PPG conducted in 2011, 77% of respondents said that color was one of the factors in their purchase decision. Our clients are no different when it comes to color selection. Everyone has their own personal favorites. 10 of the 35 handicap vans currently listed for sale on our Specials page are white (28.5%) – and 99 of the 420 vehicles listed on our complete Inventory Search page are white (23%). Don’t like white? We’ve got 97 vans that are silver, 52 that are blue, 50 that are either gray, black or charcoal and 36 in various shades of red. We’ve also got plenty of vans with even more creative names, like Polished Metal, Mango Tango, Sandy Beach, Mocha, Magnesium Pearl, and Smoky Topaz!
MobilityWorks can help you find the right conversion van for your needs and one that also matches your preferences for a specific color. Visit with us today at a MobilityWorks showroom location in your area. Call ahead and schedule a personal one-on-0ne consultation with a Certified Mobility Consultant at 1-877-275-4907.
May is ALS Awareness Month
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. It is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time. Although it can occur at a younger age, most people who develop ALS are between the ages of 40 and 75. There is no cure.
The ALS Awareness Month campaign, led by The ALS Association, is designed to make a collective impact on the public and lawmakers regarding important issues facing people with the disease. The theme of this year’s ALS Awareness month is “Create a World Without ALS. Speak Up Now to Give Hope.”
Sharing Your Story
Whether you're a person living with ALS, a family member, friend, or concerned individual, they want to hear from you. In the words of The ALS Association, “visitors to our website understand more about the impact of Lou Gehrig's Disease.” They are encouraging others to write (and read) about the disease to educate policymakers, the media and the public.
Note: When you submit your story to their website, you agree that they can use, share, and make public your story, using only your first name, last initial, city and state. They won’t share or make public your last name, address, phone number, or email address without permission to do so.
For more information about submitting your story, go to: http://www.alsa.org/about-als/2013-aam/
ALS Information Resources
ALS.org Facts You Should Know
Packard Center ALS Facts and Statistics
To go where you to go, when you want to go is a gift of independence that most able-bodied people don’t think about very often. We just get in our cars, turn the key and go. That’s not so easy for those who have entered the National Mobility Awareness Month van giveaway contest – needing desperately the use of a wheelchair accessible van. One of the many messages of Awareness Month is that none of us should ever take our freedom to travel for granted.
Over the past two months, MobilityWorks has shared several of its client's stories — of heartache, courage and determination. They are of all ages, but sadly most are in their younger years. As one mother wrote: "Heroes aren’t always big brawny guys who save the day." They are also families with more than one member of a household struggling to get by, hoping for an easier life. Beside their dreams of having better health, the ability to travel is often the most wished upon goal. For doctor's appointments and phyiscal therapy sessions, it is an absolute necessity. We wish every one of them the independence and happiness they all deserve.
Today Officially Ends the Voting Period for the NMEDA Van Giveaway Contest
May 10th is the final day for voting, ending at midnight tonight. Potential Winners will be notified by phone on or about May 31, 2013. To find your local hero, go to www.mobilityawarenessmonth.com/local-heroes/.
Our Local Heroes
Below are links to our local hero stories. Vote for all of them today!
Four year old Maya Vasquez was born with a rare developmental disorder. She is unable to walk or perform daily living skills without 24/7 help…
Jennifer Gill and her teenage son Connor, who was born with arthrogryposis…
Lee Krizka living with a rare spinal cord malformation since she was 14 years old…
Curtney Kestner, now 16 years old, who was born in 1996 with Cerebral Palsy…
The Schultz family, with several family members having some type of physical challenge…
The Ferris family, with two boys 27 and 21 years old, both having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy…
17 year old Casey Miller suffered a broken blood vessel in his spine when he was 13 that left him paralyzed…
7 year old Kyla Hartigan was born 12 weeks premature and later diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy…
Isabelle Brya was only teo years old when suddenly collapsed from a life threatening brain aneurism that caused a severe hemorrhagic stroke…
Steve Herbst was paralyzed in 1980 after being tackled in a high school football game. He went on to graduate with honors from the University of Illinois…