Inside Look: Mobility Consultant Training and wheelchair accessible 4×4 Chevy Trucks at Vmi New England

Ryno Pickup VMi New England

Ryno Pickup VMi New England

“What are you doing? There’s no way that’s going to fit,” said Elias R., a Mobility Consultant in the Bridgewater, MA Mobility Center.  Jim steadily rolled up the widest power wheelchair we had into the 4 wheel drive Ryno Mobility Wheelchair Accessible Truck.

Jim, the New England Mobility expert with over 26 years of hands on experience at up-fitting vehicles for people to drive from a wheelchair, replied, “Let’s give it a shot,” as he rolled the extra wide power wheelchair up to the platform lift.

The consensus among many of our seasoned sales people was that our customers LOVE the idea of driving from their wheelchair in a pickup truck, but some have difficulty fitting their chairs in them.  Our training session was an opportunity for everyone to have a hands on session with Jim to address any concerns head-on. “Wow!” was the collective reply from the class as he finessed the wide mobility device clear up into the cab and, with a couple adjustments, fit it rather nicely behind the wheel.

“Sanders, did his first wheelchair driver in a pick-up truck over 12 years ago, built his first 4×4 van close to 30 years ago and don’t get him started on monster trucks or concept vehicles”  said Barry L., long time friend who saw all the trucks parked out in front of the mobility center at 1000 Main st Bridgewater, MA and had to stop in and see what all the hubbub was all about.

There are differences when it comes to different models of Chevy trucks. This was an excellent opportunity for our Mobility Consultants to interact with Jim and really learn the differences (his personal truck of choice for the past 12 years has been a Chevy Duramax).  The class was impressed and was excited to know that these trucks are compatible with a wide range of customers and mobility devices.

What makes an excellent Mobility Consultant is knowledge: knowledge of the products, the people we work with, and the funding and financing options we have available. These are just some of the many topics that are covered in our ongoing professional development seminars.

Each month we provide a number of in service seminars, designed to help our Mobility Consultants increase their knowledge base. Since these are held face to face with one of the most knowledgeable people in the country, it allows a experience unavailable elsewhere.

In May alone, we conducted sessions on Vehicle Appraisals, OODA Loop, the VA, and Mobility Products and Design (MPD) equipment. June includes training sessions on our customer service management system, Securement Systems, Medicaid and Tricare, and more! It is because of all this that we have some of the most qualified and professional Mobility Consultants in all of New England.

When you add this with our facility (best equipped in New England)

If you’re interested in a wheelchair accessible vehicle, then let us get you connected to a Certified Mobility Consultant today.  Contact us through our website by filling out our contact form, or give us a call at 508-697-6006 to be routed directly to the store closest to you.

July is truck month at VMi New England and they are on sale all month


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