Want To Start A Transportation Company? Target Handicap Passengers

If you are interested in starting your own transportation company and you want to make a lot of money, you want to offer a service that some other transportation providers don't have. Instead of just having some taxis or vehicles that can shuttle people around, you'll want to consider getting a vehicle that can cater to handicapped people.

This will mean you have a service that not everyone else offers, and that may be in high demand in your area. Here are a few easy things you can do to get the business started, and to make sure you can accommodate all types of passengers.

Get a Van or SUV

You'll need a van or larger SUV if you want to have the space to take riders that are handicapped. Not only are these vehicles ideal for taking passengers that are handicapped, but also if you are taking large parties or parties that have a lot of luggage that they need to travel with. There are special vans designed to carry handicapped passengers if you're interested. Some vehicles you can purchase already have the setup for handicap pickup. 

Install a Handicap Conversion Kit

Get a van handicap conversion kit that will lift wheel chairs into an open space in the vehicle. This makes it easy for you to lift and lower handicapped passengers if you are alone, or if they don't have anyone strong enough to help them in and out of the vehicle. This makes transportation fast and easy, which is ideal if you are in busy areas like airports. There are other features you can get like handrails and special seat belts to accommodate handicap guests.

Market Properly

You have to make sure that you're marketing your services to people that specifically need your service, like elderly and injured people. You can drop off flyers and advertise your services around different nursing homes, hospitals, apartment buildings, physical therapy offices, and in areas where you think people need a vehicle that has handicap capabilities.

There are many ways that you can market your services online as well, and you'll want to create a website where you can display your vehicles, along with the drivers that you'll have working for you. Social media sites can also help you promote your services to people around you. This is a great way to make money and people are always looking for transportation services.