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Our wheelchair accessible vans in our fleet accommodate 1 to 2 wheelchairs, plus 1 to 2 additional passengers. Our accessible vans fully comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), and Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) standards. Our vans’ safety features include:


  • A variety of secured wheelchair locations and ambulatory seating

  • 30/20 tested wheelchair & occupant belt systems

  • FMVSS compliant bench and/or folding seating

  • Integrated wheelchair lift safety interlock system (ADA)

  • Rear heat and air conditioning

  • Back-up alarms

  • Lift capacity of 800 pounds

  • Adjustable anti-rattle feature to avoid unpleasant noise in the vehicle during transit

  • Dual handrails provide added security for wheelchair users and standees

  • Visual and audible warnings alert both passengers and attendants to unsafe conditions

  • Rubberized wheelchair flooring

  • Self-tensioning retractor wheelchair restraints with lap and shoulder belts


Safety is at the forefront of all that we do at Tristar. That's why we invest in a full-time dedicated team certified by the National Safety Council for training and road observation. This team drives our culture of 'Safety First and Foremost' through driver management and award programs.


It's also why we invest in the latest, state-of-the-art technology to ensure an always-monitored, smooth, safe ride every time. Our Safety Team ensures safe driving through annual road observations of ALL drivers, and in-car technology.  The Samsara AI Dash Camera is a high-tech camera and GPS system that features: 


  • Live and historic GPS

  • Live diagnostic status

  • AI and harsh event detection

  • Safety inbox

  • Video retrieval

  • Driver coaching

  • Automatic video uploads

  • Driver safety scores

  • Speed tracking

  • Safety alerts


School districts, medical facilities, and organizations around Central Ohio trust us every day for safe, reliable and flexible specialized transportation. We’re proud to be an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio with an outstanding rating of A+ and a member in Good Standing with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. 

New Story School Student Transportation
Educational Service Center of Central Ohio Student Transportation
Westerville City Schools Special Needs Student Transportation
Provide A Ride Customized Transportation Adult Non-Emergency Medical Transportation NEMT
COTA Mainstream On-Demand Transportation for People with Disabilities
Mount Carmel Hospital Non-Emergency Medical Transportation NEMT
REACH Special Needs Student Transportation
South Western City Schools Student Transportation
Boundless Student Transportation
DSACO Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio Student Transportation
MatureWorks Employment for Seniors and Older Adult Jobs
UZRURV Special Transportation

We partner with 25 school districts, and several medical facilities and organizations in Central Ohio. Contact us to learn more about how we can help. 

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