Driverge Company News

Ideas made to move…


September, 2019

Driverge to Exhibit at NEMTAC Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Association Conference

Driverge Vehicle Innovations will be exhibiting and speaking at the NEMTAC Inaugural Conference, September 8-10 in Scottsdale, AZ. The NEMTAC conference is the first for the organization, whose purpose is to ensure safe medical transportation and to play a part in the establishment of American National Standards for the commercial non-emergency wheelchair transportation industry.

Jim Cermak, our Director of Training, will also be speaking on 9 Bottom Line Reasons to Invest in Wheelchair Transport Driver Training. Jim’s session is scheduled for Track D on Monday, September 9th at 9:35 AM.

In addition to our speaking session and exhibit booth, we will also have on display two of our NEMT wheelchair accessible vans, a Ford Transit equipped with a wheelchair lift and our popular Mercedes-Benz Metris WAV with a fold-out ramp.

For more information about the NEMTAC Conference, go to NEMTAC 2019.

Download our PASS Driver Training brochure


August, 2019

Driverge Adds Food Delivery Ford Transit to Its Host of Niche Market Solutions

Driverge Vehicle Innovations now offers a unique Ford Transit conversion designed to help food delivery and catering service providers with keeping hot or cold food at a desired temperature while being transported from one location to another. In addition to food storage compartments with independent temperature controls, Driverge’s Food Delivery Van provides passenger seating for staff in the mid-section of the vehicle. This gives caterers and delivery service owners the ability to transport a support crew and its prepared meals to a remote event, such as a wedding or a corporate meeting, in one vehicle. Slide out trays in each section makes it easy to organize and unload prepared meals in as little time as possible.

For more information about our Food Delivery Van, go to our Contact Us page – or call us at 855-337-9543.

Download our Food Delivery brochure


Driverge to Attend Meals on Wheels Annual Conference

Since 1974, Meals on Wheels America has hosted this annual convening of experts and leaders from local programs for three days of relevant learning sessions, inspiring keynotes and stimulating networking events designed to connect, align and reinvigorate the network. Meals on Wheels program staff learn actionable insights and skills to advance and support their organizations and increase their community impact.

Driverge Vehicle Innovations will have a display at the Meals on Wheels Annual Conference this August 27-29 in Dallas, TX, where we will be providing information to attendees about our Food Delivery vehicles and the numerous floor plan options that are available. Look for us in Booth #107.


July, 2019

StreetSmart™ ADA Compliant Conversion Brings Revolutionary New Design to the Market

Driverge Vehicle Innovations took another step forward with leading the industry in its latest release of their Toyota Sienna StreetSmart™ wheelchair accessible minivan. This patent pending design with a removable ramp offers ADA accessibility and operator flexibility unlike any other conversion on the market.

Introducing a brand new solution for managing all your rider requirements

Driverge’s StreetSmart™ design allows for a removable ramp to be stowed upright – or flat on the floor as needed. It can also be used outside of the vehicle to help with assisting wheelchair passengers navigate over curbs. It features a 34” wide x 48” two-section ramp with a 1,000 lb. capacity and a 61” long wheelchair area inside the vehicle. The Toyota second-row, 3-passenger bench seat is kept intact for use with ambulatory passengers. For more information and pricing, go to our Contact Us page – or call us at 855-337-9543.

Download the StreetSmart™ brochure


StreetSmart’s removable ramp can be used separately to help navigate a wheelchair over curbs.


June, 2019

TransitWorks is now Driverge

TransitWorks is now Driverge Vehicle Innovations. We look forward to expanding upon our innovative line of vehicles and building ideas made to move for many years to come. For questions regarding our name change or media inquiries, please contact marketing@driverge.com.

View our June 18, 2019 PRWeb Press Release.

Please watch our brand introduction video below.


June, 2019

Driverge Launches Solar Panel Equipped Ford Transit

Driverge has partnered with Merlin Solar to release one of our most innovative vehicles to date. Over the past five years, solar power technology has improved rapidly, and it is now available on the Ford Transit. With 3-Panel and 4-Panel kits available, your crew can always stay connected with up to 3,600 watts of power supply. Download the Driverge Solar Panel Van Brochure


May, 2019

TransitWorks Receives Ford Director’s Award for Top Mobility Volume

Ford Director's Award

For the 16th year in a row, TransitWorks (now Driverge) was once again recognized as Ford Motor’s Top Volume Mobility producer (for FY 2018). The award was presented to Dennis Summers, TransitWorks VP of Business Development & Product Innovation at the Ford Fleet Preview Meeting held May 8-10, 2019 in Denver, CO.

The Top Volume in Mobility recognition by Ford dates back to 2002.


April, 2019

CurbSmart™ Community Access Transport Debuts at National Fleet Management Association Show in Louisville Kentucky

CurbSmart Microtransit van

Displayed at the NAFA 2019 Institute & Expo this past week in Louisville, TransitWorks new CurbSmart Community Access Transport was designed for serving all types of metro riders with efficient curb-side entry and exit. A heavy-duty lift for wheelchair passengers offers safe accessibility, while a 27” wide and 80” tall walk-in door provides generous height for all size passengers. Combined with our SmartFloor seating and flooring technology, the Community Access Transport provides businesses of all types with the flexibility and performance to meet their changing ridership needs.

The CurbSmart Community Access Transport van is scheduled to be available in Q3 of this year.

Contact Us for additional details and ordering information. Learn more about NAFA.


March, 2019

TransitWorks to Display Impression Series, VIP Style Vans at International Luxury Coach and Transportation Show

TransitWorks LCT West Impression Series Executive Shuttles

TransitWorks will be displaying its new Impression Series, VIP executive-style transporters at the International Luxury Coach and Transportation Show (LCT) being held March 24 – 27 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Celebrating its 35th year, the International Luxury Coach and Transportation Show is the biggest convention in the world for the luxury charter transportation industry.

The Impression Series, built on the Ford Transit and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, combine sophistication and style with cost-effective functionality. From hotel and resort guest transportation to guided tours, and everything in-between, its unlimited uses make it a smart addition to any fleet.

Stop by Booth #L-K and meet with the TransitWorks team to talk about options and pricing details.

Learn more about LCT


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February, 2019

Looking for Parts? Check Out Our New Online Parts Store

Wheelchair Lift Parts

TransitWorks offers a full line of OEM commercial van replacement parts and adaptive equipment accessories for full-size ambulette/paratransit vehicles and accessible minivans. We stock genuine manufacturer parts to deliver the same quality you’ve come to expect from companies like:

  • BraunAbility
  • AMF Bruns of America
  • Q’Straint/Sure-Lok
  • Freedman Seating
  • Stryker
  • …and many more

TransitWorks is an authorized reseller for these and many other manufacturers that serve the commercial mobility industry. Our Parts Team can direct ship most any repair part to your location from dozens of quality manufacturers, saving you time and money researching and shipping the parts yourself.

Visit our Parts Store Now.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, call our Parts Hotline at 800-343-3150, or send an email to parts@transit-works.com. We have 1,000s of parts available!


January, 2019

Certified PASS Driver Training Coming to Richfield, Ohio (Akron/Cleveland area)

TransitWorks is proud to announce Certified PASS Driver Training (Passenger Assistance Safety & Sensitivity) from the CTAA (Community Transportation Association of America) will soon be available at our Richfield, OH location. Upcoming scheduled dates currently include:

  • May 8
  • August 7
  • November 6

To register for one of the sessions, send an email to: training@transit-works.com.

Session Details:

  • Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Location: TransitWorks – Richfield, OH (lower level conference room)
  • Discounted Price: $249.00 per person
  • Limited Space: Just 16 seats per session
  • PASS consists of two parts:
    o Online session – approximately 4 hours. Covers important topics like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), disability awareness, emergency evacuation, and more
    o Hands-On session – up to 5 hours. Covers lift operating procedures, wheelchair securement and more. Each attendee will get the opportunity for to individually secure a wheelchair and passenger, and also get the unique perspective of being a wheelchair passenger.
  • PASS Training Certification is valid for 3 years

Personalized on-site training can also be scheduled at a customer location – please inquire with your request. Other PASS Training events are held at various locations throughout the country. Please check the TransitWorks site for the latest classes.

To learn more about our Professional Training Services, go to Support/Training or write to: training@transit-works.com.


November, 2018

TransitWorks Becomes Official Member of the National Limousine Association

NLA national Limousine Association

TransitWorks is proud to announce their official membership to the National Limousine Association (NLA).

The National Limousine Association is dedicated to representing and furthering the worldwide, national, state and local interests of the luxury chauffeured ground transportation industry. Members includes limousine owners and operators, suppliers, manufacturers, and regional and state limousine associations.

The inclusion of suppliers and manufacturers who support operator interests as associate members provides additional expertise and greater empowerment. Working together, NLA members continue to redefine professionalism and improve the industry every day.

Need to Find Ground Transportation?

To find an NLA member with ground transportation services near you, go to NLARide.com


October, 2018

TransitWorks Becomes Official Ram Commercial Q Pro Supplier

Ram Q Pro dealer

TransitWorks is proud to announce their official membership as a Ram Commercial Q Pro supplier, a select group of vehicle upfitters and manufacturers dedicated to exceeding customer’s expectations. The Q Pro Quality Professional Program allocates FCA/Ram Engineering resources to survey, make recommendations and certify upfitter products.

Those companies that are validated must meet their highest standards in four key areas, including:

  • Quality, reliability and durability
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Standardized process controls
  • Warranty and continuous improvement

Q Pro validation is great for businesses looking to purchase vehicles by allowing them to trust what they are buying and to know the upfit will work with their Ram vehicle. Learn more about our Ram ProMaster and Dodge Grand Caravan solutions at the following pages:

 


Driverge is honored to have received the following awards and recognition:
  • Ford Authorized Mobility Pool Account – #1 in Volume (since 2002)
  • Ford Motor QVM — Qualified Vehicle Modifier (since 2002)
  • Mercedes-Benz Master Solutions Upfitter (since 2015)
  • Ram / Chrysler Authorized Pool Account
  • Ram Commercial Q Pro Manufacturer
  • INC 500|5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies (aka WMK 2007-2018)
  • INC Fastest Growing Inner-City 100 Businesses in the Nation
  • Weatherhead 100 Centurion Company (aka MobilityWorks since 2000)
  • Business Magazine, Top Performing Companies in Northeast Ohio
  • NMEDA, QAP Approved Manufacturer
  • GSA Contract Holder
  • NTEA MVP — Member Verification Program
  • NHTSA Manufacturer