Quality Transport Services of Arizona

Volume 2, Issue: 6July 15, 2011
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Special Pricing for Seniors
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Quality Times: Staying Cool with QTS!


To Our Most Valued Customer:


Summer has arrived with the usual heat, humidity, and rain. And the unusual too ... massive dust storms and mud! 


At QTS we have the AC cranked up and we're busier than ever, providing safe and reliable transportation to all our customers. 

In this issue we introduce a new program specifically targeted to our Seniors, bring you up to date on our safety enhancements, and brag a little about our best in Arizona record for On-Time performance.


All our vehicles are stocked with bottled water and our driver team looks forward to seeing you, and to continuing to address all your transportation needs.


The QTS Team 

602 371 1000

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

We are Growing! 

Thank you for your continued support and faith in our ability to deliver the best transportation solutions in Arizona. 

This month we have hired 2 new drivers - Bill and Tom -  and we welcomed Tiffany back from Air Force Reserve training. This additional capacity allows us to better meet the growing needs of our customers. In addition, we are putting more vehicles on the road during the busy afternoon hours and adding specific on-call drivers available to meet last minute requirements for transportation. 

Every week we analyze all runs completed and scrutinize any late runs so we are able implement improvements to our processes and increases to our capacity.

We measure success one trip at a time. Our entire organization is devoted to ensuring a safe, prompt, and reliable trip.

Our new drivers and our increased capacity is an important part of providing you the best possible service.


Do you know someone who wants to get out and about, but is limited by mobility issues or lack of reliable, trained transportation?

Call QTS at 602.371.1000!

We now make guaranteed reservations especially for Seniors at prices that make an evening out or a trip to the ballgame a joy - not a burden.

During the day - all rides for Seniors are $30.00 plus $3.25 / mile. During the evenings and on weekends - rides are just $50.00 with up to 20 miles each way included at no charge. Pricing includes a companion for no extra charge. All major credit cards accepted.

Trips can be scheduled by phone (602.371.1000), email (INFO@QTSaz.com), or our on-line ordering form at www.QTSaz.com. 

And...no worries about missing the start of show or the first pitch...if we are ever late - the trip is on us.

Staying Healthy in the Heat - reprinted from HealthDay News 2011


Staying hydrated is critical if you're physically active in hot weather.

But individuals have different hydration needs, so you need to assess your personal sweat rate, according to Brendon McDermott at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

"Sweat rate is very simple to calculate: weigh yourself before exercise, with as little clothing as possible; exercise for half an hour and don't drink or use the bathroom for that half hour; weigh yourself again, wearing the same amount of clothing to see how much you've lost," he explained in a university news release.

If you've lost a pound, for example, that translates to about 16 ounces of fluid that you'll need to replace. Sports organizations suggest dividing your total by four to see how much water you need to drink every fifteen minutes while exercising to replace your lost fluids.

When exercising in hot weather, you should be well-hydrated when you begin your exercise and fluids should be readily accessible during your activity. Don't wait until you feel parched before you drink, because the thirst mechanism isn't triggered until you're two percent dehydrated, said McDermott, assistant professor, clinical coordinator for graduate athletic training program and co-director of the applied physiology laboratory.

Having cool fluids on hand may encourage your to drink during activity in hot weather. If you're playing sports or exercising for longer than an hour, you may require sports drinks.

You can also monitor your hydration status by a tried-and-true method: checking the color of your urine.

"It should have a light yellow tinge to it. Lemonade is much better than apple juice. And if you're delving into the ice tea realm, it's time to drink," said McDermott, who noted that it's normal to have darker urine in the morning.

After your activity, it's important to rehydrate as soon as possible within 30 minutes, he advised.

Have you heard this one before???


It's so hot in Arizona that...

  •   the birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
  •   the potatoes cook underground, and all you have to do to have lunch is to pull one out and add butter, salt and pepper.
  •   farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled  eggs.
  •   the cows are giving evaporated milk.
  •   the trees are whistling for the dogs.
  •   you no longer associate bridges (or rivers) with water.
  •   you can say 113 degrees without fainting.
  •   you eat hot chilies to cool your mouth off.
  •   you can make instant sun tea.
  •   you learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
  •   the temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.
  •   you've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
  •   you would give anything to be able to splash cold water on your face.
  •   you can attend any function wearing shorts and a tank top.
  •   The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!
  •   you discover that in July, it takes only 2 fingers to drive your car.
  •   you discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window.
  •   you notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
  •   hot water now comes out of both taps.
  •   it's noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is out on the streets.
  •   you actually burn your hand opening the car door.
  •   you break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.
  •   no one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car or not having air conditioning.
  •   your biggest bicycle wreck fear is, "What if I get knocked out and end up lying on the pavement and cook to death?"
  •   you realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
  •   a sad Arizonan once prayed, "I wish it would rain - not so much for me, cuz I've seen it -- but for my 7-year-old."
Safety is always our number one priority at QTS. As this is being written we are upgrading our stretcher restraint systems to provide security and comfort for a wider variety of passenger body shapes and sizes. This is part of our on-going investment program to ensure that QTS always delivers on our mission - Safety, Reliability, Value.
Stay Cool. Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.

Thank you again for your business!




QTS Newsletter Team - Quality Times
Quality Transport Services of Arizona