‘Dental’ Archives

La Boit Specialty Vehicles Releases New Trailer

mobile veterinary trailerWe recently completed a mobile veterinary trailer for a client in Indiana. We’ll be spotlighting that client in another blog. For now, we’d like to focus specifically on the trailer itself.

This is the first time in many years that La Boit Specialty Vehicles has built a mobile medical or veterinary trailer from the chassis up. What makes this particular trailer so special is that it’s the first La Boit trailer to be 100% built by La Boit, including the chassis! This way, we can ensure the construction quality of every single component of the trailer, down to each and every screw. Read the rest of this entry »

2017 Year in Review

2017 was La Boit’s 35th year in business, and let me tell ya, it was a great one! We continued to deliver what some of our customers have affectionately referred to as the “Cadillacs of Specialty Vehicles.” And of course, we did it with the best customer service in the business.

A big part of that is making sure we’re delivering our 35 years of industry-expertise to each and every one of our clients – not only on how to design and lay out their vehicle, but also how to fund it and promote it. One of our most popular articles this year was “Using Grants to Fund Your Specialty Vehicle.” We talked about some of the ways that other La Boit clients have used grant funding in creative ways, either to fund specific initiatives, or by combining grants with other fundraising or financing activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Client Spotlight: Las Clinicas del Norte Mobile Dental Clinic

May 11, 2017 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Client Spotlight, Dental | No Comments

Las Clinicas del Norte (LCDN) is the only provider of primary care, oral care, and behavioral health services within a 2500 square mile area of rural northern New Mexico. It’s what termed by federal health policy as a Medically Underserved Area.

According to their website, their mission is to “provide culturally competent care to the underserved and medically indigent patients” of these remote areas. To do so, LCDN operates three clinic sites, all “strategically located to provide maximum access to the area’s rural residents.”

Now they can claim one more important asset in meeting that mission, a 37ft 2-chair mobile dental clinic. Read the rest of this entry »

2016 Year in Review

34 years young… That’s how many years La Boit Specialty Vehicles has been in business, since owner and founder Gil Blais started working out of his garage building custom vet boxes for mobile veterinarians.

And since then, we’ve shown no signs of slowing down! 2016 was a banner year for us as custom coach builders for the professional sector. Our facility has been booked out for months, and demand continues to be very strong, as businesses and non-profits continue to invest in infrastructure that allows them to bring their services directly to constituents. Read the rest of this entry »

Should You Upgrade Your Specialty Vehicle with a Winter Package?

August 15, 2016 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Bloodmobile, Command, Dental, Medical, Spay/Neuter/Adoption, Veterinary | No Comments

We often get the question from our clients if they should upgrade their specialty vehicle with the “Winter Package” option.

All La Boit Specialty Vehicles come equipped with heated mirrors as a standard option, so you never have to worry about ice build up on your mirrors. However, our winter package comes with additional upgrades that can help your vehicle perform optimally in colder climates. It is available on all chassis and vehicle types. Read the rest of this entry »

Choosing Interior Colors for Your La Boit Specialty Vehicle

February 10, 2016 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Bloodmobile, Command, Dental, Medical, Spay/Neuter/Adoption, Specialty Vehicles General, Veterinary | No Comments

Before a vehicle can be finished, clients need to select the colors they want for certain interior and exterior elements of their vehicles. Along with designing the exterior graphics, picking colors for their vehicle is one of most fun parts of the process for La Boit clients, as they begin to visualize the final product and anticipate its completion.

There are a plethora of options when it comes to customizing a La Boit vehicle. With all these options, our clients find that it’s easy to create a workspace that fits their mission, and their personality. However, if you find that you’re having a hard time deciding on what colors to choose, we’ll let you in on a little secret. The most popular color combination in our vehicles are the blue countertops with a grey floor and white walls. Read the rest of this entry »

2015 Year in Review

La Boit Specialty Vehicles Staff

2015 marks La Boit’s 33rd anniversary. In those 30+  years, we’ve learned a lot about what works when custom-building specialty vehicles. It’s the reason why we continue to lead the mobile animal care industry for both independent veterinarians and humane societies, as well as continue to grow rapidly in mobile medical and bloodmobiles. Read the rest of this entry »

La Boit Specialty Vehicles Feature 7ft Tall Interiors and Extra-Wide Aisles

September 1, 2015 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Bloodmobile, Command, Dental, Medical, Spay/Neuter/Adoption, Veterinary | No Comments

specialty vehicle interior heightAs a professional, you know how important it is to have an efficient working area, especially out in the field. La Boit Specialty Vehicles takes that into consideration when designing your specialty vehicles. You may be working out of your mobile unit for long periods of time and comfort is of the utmost importance.

Since La Boit Specialty Vehicles are commercially-built from the ground up, we have made a conscious decision to make sure our aisles are tall and wide to accommodate specialized equipment and the personnel required to operate it. Read the rest of this entry »

Importance Notice: La Boit Customers Must Comply with DOT Regulations

usdot specialty vehicleA USDOT number is assigned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and is designed to regulate commercial vehicles that engage in the transportation of passengers, interstate commerce, or hazardous materials. These regulations were developed for the safety of drivers and passengers of heavy commercial vehicles, as well as for those who share the road with them.

Most customers who have purchased or will purchase a La Boit Specialty Vehicle are required to get a DOT number.

USDOT regulations are not a replacement or substitute for your regular state drivers license requirements. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Year in Review

December 31, 2014 | La Boit Specialty Vehicles | Command, Dental, Events, Medical, Spay/Neuter/Adoption, Specialty Vehicles General, Veterinary | No Comments

Community Blood Bank Bloodmobile2014 was a great year for La Boit Specialty Vehicles. We saw a lot of growth and opportunity in all markets as word continues to travel about the quality and durability of La Boit-built specialty vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »