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"LoadAlone has saved my back"
“LoadAlone ™ is AMAZING, I love it. It saves our backs, our arms, it saves our bodies. I can load a person alone. It saves me time and it saves me money. I no longer need to send additional staff for a large removal. I personally have done a removal of over 400 lbs. The tow board that comes with LoadAlone ™ is such a big help when transporting to the crematory. It makes life easier. I highly recommend LoadAlone ™ to every funeral home.”
“LoadAlone ™ is GREAT, it works great. Couldn’t work without help without it. Has made all the difference this past year, I really appreciate you, David, and what you have done for us”.
"I have a fleet of 13 vehicles. I wouldn’t think of sending out a driver without LoadAlone™. Save your back. Let the machine do the work for you. A GREAT idea, everyone picking up heavy loads should be using it”
“We use it all the time. We recommend LoadAlone™ to all coroners. It saves your back and works great, especially if you use an SUV for removals”.
LoadAlone™ will be presenting its the new and improved product. Funeral Directors have been wowed, many commenting that they wished LoadAlone™ had been available 20 years ago so that they would have been able to save their backs from injury. Join us and see for yourself how easy it is to use.
This past year and a half have been difficult. Funeral homes have been working harder than ever to handle the increased workload caused by COVID-19 related deaths. At the same time, due to many restrictions caused by state regulations, funeral homes have had to find new and different ways to maximize profits.
LoadAlone™ has been proven to add additional profits to funeral homes by reducing overhead and reducing personal injury claims from workers. Developed by Mortuary Transport and Trade Supplies, LoadAlone™ is an affordable automated mortuary cargo loading system gaining widespread recognition and installations in the industry. Already accepted as a solution that helps prevent back injuries, the patent-pending system provides an additional layer of personal protection to Funeral Directors who do removals from hospitals and nursing homes.
Overhead costs are reduced by LoadAlone™ as it enables a single funeral home employee to safely load and unload up to 500 lb. bodies. Now any mortuary service can save time and money and operate more safely, with LoadAlone™. Here is how:
1) Transport achieved with one person.
2) Use of LoadAlone™ protects the inside and outside of the removal vehicle adding years to the life of the vehicle.
3) Easily disinfect the flooring, ramps, and cables, saving time and money
4) Since no lifting is required to load the bodies when using LoadAlone™ there is less injury and fatigue from lifting.
5) Can lower Workman’s Compensation premiums.
According to its inventor and licensed funeral director, David P. Murphy “LoadAlone™ will make you more profitable by reducing costs and save your back.”
Mr. Murphy, a NYSFD and NFDA member, asserts “We want to do whatever can be done to minimize the risk to industry personnel of contracting Covid-19 and incrase funeral home profits.
Most funeral homes can claim LoadAlone™ as an equipment expense and some funeral homes may qualify for a tax credit. Funeral homes are advised to consult their tax accountant.
The loading system fits most standard SUVs, vans, and Hearses. It is easily installed and removed whenever necessary.
LoadAlone™ invented by a Funeral Director for Funeral Directors will reduce costs and injury to personnel, eliminate the need for more than one person to go on removals and help reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19.
Bob Dylan once wrote a song “The Times They Are A-Changin’”. Nowhere is that more true than in the funeral industry. What was once an “old boys” network is no longer. In 1970 only about 5% of all graduates of funeral programs were women. In 2017, according to the American Board of Funeral Services Education, nearly 65% of all graduates were women and that number is only growing.
We spoke with a 20-year veteran of the industry, Sara Mitchell, owner of Corey Funeral Home in Evart, MI. Sara worked for 19 years at Daggett Funeral Home in Barryton, MI before moving to Evart and buying her own funeral home. Her previous employer was the first woman owned, operated and managed funeral home in the state of Michigan.
Ms. Mitchell was drawn to the industry because she liked the idea of helping people in their most trying time of life. She is not only a licensed funeral director, but because she felt that reconstructing the deceased and getting them from the current condition that they are in, to a place that the loved ones can see them as they were at a healthier time, she also became a licensed embalmer.
When Ms. Mitchell decided to become a funeral director there were not as many women in the industry and she remembers that one of the biggest obstacles she faced was having people believe in her and see that she could do everything as well because she was new AND a woman. Today she faces different obstacles, the same ones that women across all industries face, that of balancing family and a career. Ms. Mitchell feels blessed to have been able to raise her children within the funeral home which has helped her maintain that balance.
A big difference between men and women within the industry, according to Sara, is that she feels women are more attentive because they are more nurturing. This plus the pioneering efforts of women, like Sara Mitchell, have created an atmosphere of more acceptance of women and therefore creates more opportunities. Women are no longer looked upon as solely a grief counselor but can perform all tasks that were previously done by men.
Women, such as Ms. Mitchell, do everything from removals, embalming and arrangements to consoling grieving families. Many men still feel that women can’t do the lifting or shouldn’t be around the chemicals that are used while embalming.
Ms. Mitchell, along with many other women, have proved them wrong.
Ms. Mitchell is also a smart businesswoman. She believes in working smarter. One of her early purchases upon buying her own funeral home was a LoadAlone ™ . She and her staff use LoadAlone ™ when doing removals and transporting the deceased to the crematory.
LoadAlone ™ is an automated mortuary cargo system that enables her to load a stretcher or a casket or a cremation box into her removal vehicle without lifting. Simply by pushing a remote control button the stretcher or casket or cremation box are loaded into the vehicle and, when she reaches her destination whether it is the crematory or funeral home, the same remote control allows her to unload without lifting.
Ms. Mitchell says, “LoadAlone ™ is AMAZING, I love it. It saves our backs, our arms, it saves our bodies. I can load a person alone. It saves me time and it saves me money. I no longer need to send additional staff for a large removal. I personally have done a removal of over 400 lbs. The tow board that comes with LoadAlone ™ is such a big help when transporting to the crematory. It makes life easier. I highly recommend LoadAlone ™ to every funeral home.”
When asked what advice she had for women wanting to enter the industry, Ms. Mitchell said, “don’t give up on your dreams, don’t get discouraged by obstacles and get a LoadAlone ™ .
A demo of the LoadAlone™ solution can be seen at https://youtu.be/NAebhtjB-6E or online at www.loadalone.com. The loading system fits most standard SUVs, vans, and Hearses. It is easily installed and removed whenever necessary.
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Mortuary Transport and Trade Supplies
As featured on the NYSFDA web site and article about us entitled "Inventing Possibilities"
Picking up body on a cot. Use LoadAlone™. Take cot to funeral home. Safely unload Oversize cot using LoadAlone. Put in cremation box on a tow board. Use LoadAlone™. Bring box and cot. Drop box at crematory in Rochester. I pick up second body using LoadAlone™. The double capacity saving me and hour and a half of driving. 3 loads saves me going back and forth and the load of shipping container for tomorrow of the second body to airport. I didn't need to hire anyone for assistance. At $50/help I save $200 plus waiting time for help. Plus the driving time. I will also have cot at airport in case I get another hospital or nursing home removal. Just real practical return on investment. D. Murphy, Paul L. Murphy Funeral Home
Q. Can I load bodies, caskets, inserts or cots without assistance?
A. Yes, by using LoadAlone™ you will not need to hire anyone to assist you.
Q. How much weight will LoadAlone™ handle?
A. LoadAlone™ can handle in excess of 500 LBS.
Q. Do I need a professional to install?
A. No, installation is easy and one doesn't need to "handyman" to install
Q. What type of vehicle will LoadAlone™ work in?
A. When you purchase your LoadAlone™ just tell us make, model and year of your transport vehicle. We will send you the LoadAlone™ that fits your vehicle.
Q. Why are you so sure this will be good for my business?
A. LoadAlone™ was invented by a funeral professional who could no longer lift bodies, caskets or cots. Instead of leaving the business, he invented LoadAlone™ so that he could still transport bodies and thus remain in the industry.
Q. Will LoadAlone™ save me money?
A. YES, LoadAlone™ will save you money. Think of how many hours two people are on a removal, waiting for help to load for crematory, wear on vehicle, smells and replacements from leaks, and most valuable...physical health. LoadAlone's beautiful appearance makes alternative vehicle's a dignified substitute to the expense of a hearse.
Q. How much can LoadAlone™ save me by preventing back injuries?
Morticians have high rate of back, shoulder and knee injuries from lifting. The 'complete cost' of a back injury in the US is calculated to be $40,000, 12 missed days of work and personal medical expense is $2300/year more, almost double, the medical cost out of pocket than a person who has never had a back injury. If you have ever missed an hour of work due to a lifting injury, you are 80% likely to continue aggravating that injury throughout your career.
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