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April 2012

To Our Favorite Customer,

No doubt by now your tax forms are all completed and filed on-line or in the mail. So with all your new found extra time it’s time to enjoy the beautiful spring weather here in Arizona. Whether it is biking, hiking, outdoor dining, or just lazing in the shade with a good book, Arizona is the best place to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.
At QTS, we enjoy peeking out the window occaisionally too as we work 24 x 7 to deliver the Valley’s best assisted transportation services.
Last month we updated our website with new features and new information. Be sure to visit the site and take advantage of all the new capabilities.
We also took delivery of two new vehicles – keeping our fleet the youngest, most comfortable, and best equipped in Arizona.
From Dana, Jim, Travis, Shari, and Patrick, and the whole team, a great big thank you for your faith in us – and for the chance to be your preferred transportation provider.
The Newsletter Team at QTS

www.QTSaz.com                
Be sure to check out our new website. It has been updated with advanced security, on-line forms for booking a reservation, real time news and information, and details on our services and capabilities. The new website is just a part of our on-going investment is the latest technology to bring convenience and customer service to our customers.
Did you know?

Our Controller, Shari, wants you to know that we offer customized billing formats to meet your specific needs. If you prefer to receive your invoices as a spreadsheet, in electronic formats, at a detailed or summary level, showing paid or just unpaid invoices, in xls or pdf format, or whew – that’s enough choices for now!
Please give Shari a call at 602-371-1000 and let her know what would work best for you. Also, don’t forget to ask her about e-billing and direct deposit too to save on postage and mailing costs.
May is Global Employee Health and Fitness Month  

This global event is sponsored by the National Association for Health and Fitness. The National Association for Health and Fitness (NAHF) is a non-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles. NAHF accomplishes this work by fostering and supporting Governor’s and State Councils and coalitions that promote and encourages regular physical activity. NAHF can be reached at www.physicalfitness.org.
Behind the Scenes – QTS Customer Service 

Here’s what happens when you contact QTS Customer Service….
By Phone: We have 8 incoming phone lines and each call is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a real live person. Our goal is to answer on the first ring each and every time. While we love our “message on hold” we hope you never hear it.
By Email: Email can be sent directly to Info@QTSaz.com or via our secure website contact forms. All email is received real time and responded to immediately.
The team responsible for making this all happen is led by Travis. He sets a high bar for friendly, responsive, knowledgeable customer service – whether the call comes in at 4pm or 4am. Travis has at his fingertips a world class scheduling and dispatch system, and up to the minute information about each vehicle and driver. No matter how you choose to place your reservation, the information is immediately entered and confirmed.
But more important then all that technology and capability, is the personal touch. Each member of the team takes to heart the individual needs of our customer and passenger. Our passengers are not numbers or insurance claims. We know our passengers by name and are able to respond to their specific needs and preferences.
At QTS, we’re big enough to have the best capability, and small enough to answer the phone with a smile. Contact us today!
Thank you!

We hope you enjoyed the Newsletter. Your feedback is always welcome at Newsletter@QTSaz.com.
See you next month.
Save Big!
All U.S. Veterans receive discounted rates with Quality Transport Services of Arizona. All day, every day. A call to 602.371.1000 will get you all the details. Please refer us to veterans in need of assisted transportation to or from appointments, to visit family, or just to get out and see a ball game.
All residents of facilities with a current rate sheet with QTS are given that facility’s rates as a courtesy. That means you can promote our transportation services knowing your residents receive the most favorable pricing for their scheduled trips. Call 24×7 or visit our website for details.
Offer Expires: Never. We are here for you!

March 2012

Greetings!

Spring Training is here, but we’ve been so busy, actually attending games in person has been a bit elusive. On the other hand, the entire team is watching their March Madness brackets, and the competition is keen. Peggy is currently in the lead, but that could change tomorrow.

 

This month we welcome 2 new vehicles to our fleet, a full size Wheelchair and Stretcher Van, and another of our crowd pleasing Ford Transit Wheelchair and Ambulatory vehicles. We currently have to say “no” to about 1.2% of our transportation requests – and our goal is ZERO. With continued investment in our Driver Team and by bringing on new vehicles at a steady pace, we will be able to always say “Yes”.

 

Sadly, the price of fuel is on the rise again, and we are forced to add a small temporary charge to our per mile fees. Your Business Development representation will have the details. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to increase our MPGs and utilize our advanced dispatch software to reduce wasted miles – and keep our fuel expenses to a minimum.
See you at the Ball Games (we wish!),
QTS Newsletter Team
Quality Transport Services of Arizona
National Kidney Month
Did you know?
Your kidneys filter 200 liters of blood each day!
Your kidneys remove 2 liters of toxins, waste and water from your body daily.
Currently 350,000 Americans are on dialysis and 70,000 are waiting for a kidney transplant.
At QTS, we are proud of our service to passengers traveling to and from dialysis appointments. We strive to make the visits as comfortable, quick, and safe as possible.
We are also proud to support the Arizona Kidney Foundation. More information can be found at www.azkidney.org.
Calling All U.S. Veterans!
Special Rates
In thanks for your service to our nation, we offer special discounted transportation rates to all U.S. Veterans. It takes nothing more than a phone call to 602.371.1000 and mentioning that you are a Vet to take advantage of these special rates.
What is NEMT?
Assisted Transportation
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation is what QTS is all about. We offer Ambulatory, Wheelchair, and Stretcher transportation options to those needing to get from here to there. The key to our success is our trained and professional driver team, and their late model safe and comfortable vehicles.
While we offer mobility assistance – right from your bedside if needed – we don’t offer any kind of en-route medical care. But if you need to get to an appointment or even just out to dinner (or a ball game), we will be there for you. Please call today for a no obligation quote – for one trip or many.
Contact QTS Today
We are easy to reach 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please call 602.371.1000, email to Info@QTSaz.com, or Fax to 602.371.1007.
You also don’t want to miss our brand new, informative and easy to use, website at www.QTSaz.com
We serve the entire metropolitan region, as well as throughout the State and beyond.
Thanks for reading this month’s newsletter.
See you next month!

February 2012

To Our Favorite Customer,

Winter is out there somewhere, but Spring is here in Arizona – along with snowbirds, surprise visitors you haven’t seen in years, allergies(!), Arabians, Spring Training, and “Yes Dear” yard clean-up.

At QTS, we’re in our busiest time of the year. As a small business, investing in our growth is very important. We are hiring new members of our driver team and adding vehicle capacity. As the Arizona economy improves for our customers, our business environment improves as well.

Thank you for your continued support of QTS. Your faith in us allows us to bring the safest, most reliable and responsive, non-emergency transportation to the Valley.

All the best for another great month.

QTS Newsletter Team
602.371.1000

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARIZONA – 100 YEARS YOUNG!

Some facts about our favorite state:

 

1. Arizona has 3,928 mountain peaks and summits-more mountains than any one of the other Mountain States (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming).

2. All New England, plus the state of Pennsylvania would fit inside Arizona.

3. Arizona became the 48th state and last of the contiguous states on February 14, 1912.

4. Arizona’s disparate climate can yield both the highest temperature across the nation and the lowest temperature across the nation in the same day.

5. There are more wilderness areas in Arizona than in the entire Midwest. Arizona alone has 90 wilderness areas, while the Midwest has 50.

6. Arizona has 26 peaks that are more than 10,000 feet in elevation.

7. Arizona has the largest contiguous stand of ponderosa pines in the world stretching from near Flagstaff along the Mogollon Rim to the White Mountains region.

8. Yuma, Arizona is the country’s highest producer of winter vegetables, especially lettuce.

9. Arizona is the 6th largest state in the nation, covering 113,909 square miles.

10. Out of all the states in the U.S., Arizona has the largest percentage of its land designated as Indian lands.

 

See more at the Arizona Centennial Foundation 2012 – AZ100years.org

MAG – Municipal Aging Services Project – Transportation Priorities
 

In a recent survey of the 55% plus population, Transportation was identified as the most needed service by 30% of respondents. The concern spans all demographics and areas of the county.

Transportation is also identified as the #1 priority for people with disabilities. Over 30% of the population aged 55+ report at least one disability – from hearing impairment to mobility restrictions and obesity.

1.5% of the local population 65+ live in Senior Living Facilities – and growing.

In Maricopa County, the 65+ population is expected to double in the next 10 years – from 700,000 to over 1,500,000. The largest growth will be in the East Valley and Northwest Valley.

More information and in depth data can be found at ims.asmag.gov

Big thank you to MAG for supporting this research and bringing the community together to focus on the issues of the elderly and aging population.

DID YOU EVER WONDER??                          

 

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,

And they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell, Brides carried abouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.

Hence the custom of the bride carrying a bouquet when getting married.

 

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then the sons and any other men living in that household, next are the women, the children, and then finally the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!”

 

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath.

It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, insects, etc.) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and oftentimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.

Hence the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

 

QTS is driven by our mission to provide the best non-emergency medical transportation available.


We have the best on-time performance of any provider (ask to see our data!), one call booking and the fastest and most accurate customer service team (we track that data too!), and immediate detailed email confirmations for every ride (other providers can only dream about this capability!).


Safe, Reliable, and Compassionate Transportation is what we are all about.


Call us at 602.371.1000

 

Email to INFO@QTSaz.com

 

Fax us at 602.371.1007

 

Or book on-line at www.QTSaz.com (easy and secure)

 

 

See you next month,

 

QTS Newsletter Team
Quality Transport Services of Arizona
602.371.1000
Newsletter@QTSaz.com

 

Save Now!
QTS offers discounted rates to residents of Facilities with a current Rate Sheet on file. All Facility residents are eligible for the same discounted rates for their own personal transportation requirements. You must have a current Rate Sheet in effect, and ask for the discounted rates when booking transportation.
QTS also offers discounted to rates to our Veterans – 24 hours a Day, 7 Days a Week. Thank you for your service.
Offer Subject to Change – Call for Details

 

 

January 2012

To Our Favorite Customer,

The Cardinals are out, but we’re all still watching football … and basketball, and even starting to get excited about spring training. What is winter to the rest of the country is THE BEST time of the year here in Arizona. Even the occasional rainy day only serves to highlight just how lucky we are!
 
At QTS, we are excited about the coming year. We have 3 new vehicles on the road to serve our increasing customer requirements – including a fuel efficient, and quite comfortable, Ford Transit conversion van. We strive in many ways to minimize our impact on the environment, while providing the best service in the Valley. Our new, high MPG vehicles, are another step along the way.
 
We hope you take some time to enjoy “winter” in Arizona – and don’t forget to put us on speed-dial – 602-371-1000 – for 24×7 non-emergency medical transportation that is second to none.
 
The Newsletter Team, QTS
 
Instant Email Confirmations: Now Available for All Customers
When you call to place a reservation, our Customer Service Team will ask for your email address (just once) and from then on, you will receive an immediate email confirmation with the details of the transport – all listed simply and clearly.

Please then take a few seconds to review the reservation details and let us know if there are any changes or errors. 


Our reservation entry error rate is .1% (1 in approximately 1000 calls) – but our goal is zero. Implementing Instant Email Confirmations is one more step in providing you with the safest, most reliable, and exceedingly trouble-free transportation.
 
5 Ways to Stop the Spread of Colds
Cold Prevention Tip 1: Wash Your Hands

You’ve heard it many times before, but washing your hands is the single most important way to stop the spread of colds. When you wash your hands, do it thoroughly. Use soap and water and scrub for a minimum of 20 seconds. 

 

 

Cold Prevention Tip 2: Cover Your Nose and MouthMost of us were raised to cover our mouths and noses with our hands when we sneezed or coughed. Instead, use the crook of your elbow — or a tissue. 

 

Cold Prevention Tip 3: DisinfectCold germs can live on surfaces for hours. Consider disinfecting areas like tabletops, doorknobs, remote controls, and toys. 

 

Cold Prevention Tip 4: Go DisposableColds can be spread by shared towels and cups in the bathroom.When someone in the house is sick, consider switching to paper products for a week.

 

Cold Prevention Tip 5: Take Care of YourselfCan eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress help prevent colds? We don’t really know. There is some evidence that they might help keep your immune system strong — and potentially more capable of fighting off a cold virus. Let’s face it, it can’t hurt.

 

(WebMD, 2012)

 

QTS – New Services and Prices
While we are always delighted to drop your patients off at the airport. But due to security restrictions, only 1 company has been legally able to pick-up in-coming travelers at Sky Harbor. UNTIL NOW. 
QTS is finishing up the finger printing, background checks, and extensive certifications, to allow us to pick up Wheelchair and Stretcher passengers at the Airport. We are pleased to offer this service at our normal rates and pricing. Call today for details: 602.371.1000.
In addition, we are now offering discount pricing to ALL VETERANS for their own personal transportation needs. We take our role in transporting our Vets to medical and doctor appointments very seriously. We look forward to making our services available at low cost for transport to other events – like sports games, dinner reservations, cultural events, church, or just a night out on the town. Call today for pricing and promotion information: 602.371.1000.

 

 Quality is our “First” Name
When you travel over 600,000 miles a year, you place a premium on safety, reliability, and of course – Quality. We review our performance weekly, and implement opportunities to reduce variability and increase service to our customers every day of the week. The better we are, the better we serve.


Call us today at 602.371.1000

 

Email us at Info@QTSaz.com

 

Fax at 602.371.1007 (use your internal form – we’re flexible!)

 

or see us on the web at www.QTSaz.com.


If you like what we do – or have suggestions for improvement – please complete our 2min survey at Survey.QTSaz.com. We welcome your feedback!


All the best until next month.

 

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

QTS Newsletter Team
Quality Transport Services of Arizona