In our post-pandemic world, the need for efficient, timely, and safe transport of medical deliveries has become more crucial than ever before. That’s why you need a trustworthy and innovative medication courier service that can not only meet but exceed your expectations.
Today, we share a list of the most critical factors you must consider while choosing a reliable medication courier service.
What to Look For in Your Medication Courier Service
Drivers Trained in Proper Protocol
Medical Courier Services deliver potentially life-saving items, including blood samples, prescription medicines, vaccines, and other critical supplies and equipment. Therefore, it is crucial that their frontline drivers take responsibility for their own safety and an incident-free delivery.
At Medical Couriers, the well-being of our men and women behind the wheel is one of our top concerns. Our three-pronged approach to safety ensures that both the shipment and our drivers reach their destination in the safest possible way.
Our experienced fleet of drivers is biohazard trained, HIPAA compliant, and routinely undergoes rigorous training in defensive driving. They are experienced in the disciplines of Cold Chain delivery, sensitive to the criticality of patient centric service and are well-versed in medical courier protocols.
A Thorough Understanding of Laws and Regulations
Every medical courier company is required to comply with a range of local, state, and federal laws. There are strict regulations around the way specimens and medications are packaged to the way they are handled and transported. A thorough understanding of these requirements is a must for any reliable medication courier service.
As a nationwide, medical-only delivery service, we are constantly up to date with healthcare and transportation-related mandates released by County, State and Federal officials. We remain in tune with the political and social climate and evolve our strategy and operations accordingly.
Our familiarity with California statuses already makes us specialists in the laws and regulations in the West. And for nationwide last-mile delivery, we only team up with highly-experienced transportation partners that have a firm grip on the ins and outs of their respective regions. Just last year, we fulfilled vaccine, testing, and other Covid related requirements for our fleet of drivers well before it became a state mandate.
A Reliable Medication Courier Service has a Quick Turnaround Time
When you’re delivering something as precious and time-sensitive as medicines, supplies, and specimens, significant delays and lost shipments are simply out of the question. A reliable medication courier service should constantly improve their operations and iron out glitches to ensure secure and smooth deliveries.
Medical Couriers’ proven, 50+ year track record of over 50 million deliveries without ever losing a specimen is testament to the care we put into each shipment. Our medical-only delivery focus, regular re-optimization of delivery routes, and cutting-edge technology help us ensure faster turnaround at considerably lower costs.
An Efficient Delivery Network
A nationwide reach for secure last-mile delivery is paramount for medical couriers. Dealing with rush orders or making specialized deliveries of packages with strict temperature requirements becomes overwhelming for a courier service with an inflexible hub and spoke model or inefficient transport partners.
To us, every package is a life. That is why we operate with multiple transport partners in every major city for on-time deliveries. Besides giving us a nationwide reach, our robust network of reliable courier partners gives us the control and flexibility to accommodate any urgent or last-minute requests.
It matters to us that the partners we choose share our patient-centric approach and other such values. We only work with those with solid healthcare logistics experience who are willing to stretch, adapt, and grow with us and have demonstrated experience in their respective markets.
Trackable Delivery Technology
When it comes to delivering sensitive healthcare-related items, ordinary tracking systems just won’t cut it. By incorporating the latest technological innovations, we are able to offer real-time, customized tracking solutions to our valued customers.
Our performance dashboard is your one-stop source where you can track deliveries by time, location, or client and even extract reports on average response time, costs by service type, location or region, and a variety of other delivery trends. Another reporting tool that our clients love is the compliance dashboard. It allows you to see any hiccups that may arise during deliveries and categorize support tickets into Customer, Courier, or Driver, depending on the root cause of the issue.
Reliable Medication Courier Services have Competitive and Transparent Pricing
Healthcare logistics are rife with unique challenges that can lead to steeper costs than a common courier. Having said that, it is upon the medical courier service to develop ways to keep the pricing competitive and within reach of most.
At Medical Couriers, we believe in innovating, introducing new technologies, and optimizing operations to preserve our competitive pricing. Not only that, our comprehensive invoices give you an in-depth breakdown of costs- transportation, accessorial fees, and indexed fuel surcharges, leaving no ambiguity about where your valuable transportation spend is going.
The key to forging a lifelong bond with customers is making them feel valued and heard. At Medical Couriers, we believe in building a bond built on trust, transparency, and accountability. From answering queries to the real-time status of your deliveries to resolving issues and escalations, we are at your service 24/7.
If our patient-centric work ethic and commitment to quality resonates with you, feel free to reach out to us. We’ll be happy to understand your requirements and deliver specialized services that meet your needs.