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Texas Company Receives $2.5 Million Vehicle Order

December 9, 2013

ADDISON, TX- HASCO Medical Inc sells medical equipment and supplies in Florida, but the Texas-based company also sells handicap-accessible vans, parts, service and rental operations in 18 locations from Maine to Florida.

The vehicle portion of the business got a significant boost last week when Hasco received orders for approximately 80 wheelchair accessible taxi cabs to be deployed in the New York City market.

In mid November, the city of New York released 200 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) medallions for auction to taxi owners. HASCO secured the inventory to fulfill orders from taxi companies for approximately 80 of these medallions.

The city of New York has stated that they plan to release another 1,800 medallions for auction over the next three years. According to New York officials, there are 233 handicapped accessible taxis on the road. These auctions will almost double the fleet.

Hal Compton, CEO of HASCO Medical states, “This is such a great purchase for our company and a huge win for our customer base. HASCO will continue to work with more taxi companies in various states to continue to provide accessible vehicles for every person that requires one.”

Vehicle modification, home modification, and other cash-based options are on the rise throughout the DME world. Medtrade and the Medtrade Educational Advisory Board are currently in the selection process for Medtrade Spring 2014 Conference Sessions. Medtrade Monday will inform readers about any modification-related educational sessions as programs become solidified in the coming month.

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