Bigger bodies, bigger ambulances
Our growning heftiness is leading some ambulance companies to overhaul their rigs to deal with the added weight. MedStar, an ambulance company in Fort Worth, Texas, is dropping its older Fords for heavy-duty Chevys to deal with their patient's ever-increasing weight.
Matt Zavadsky, MedStar's associate director of operations, says, "It's a growing problem. And it's one that's not going away anytime soon."