When it comes to delivery and transportation in DFW, lots of folks will tell you what to do. Hire THIS courier, they say. Add THIS service to your operations. Sure, we could be like everyone else and tell you what to do with your T&L operations. After all, we’ve been in the business for over 35 years. Our leadership has a combined experience of over 150 years in the industry. So we know a thing or two about what you should be doing.
But, as we always do, we’re breaking the mold. Similar to the unique way we run our business, with honesty and integrity at the forefront of all operations, we’re going to do things a little differently. Instead of telling you what to do, we’re going to tell you what NOT to do with your healthcare deliveries.
Before you request your next medical transport, consider the following things to avoid to ensure a successful and safe healthcare delivery:
- Make assumptions about your courier’s capabilities.
You know what assuming does… when it comes to your DFW healthcare deliveries, it’s vital that you ask questions. Find out the qualifications and capabilities of your courier. Do they offer refrigerated deliveries? Do they offer 24 hour operations? Are their couriers trained and certified in HIPAA and OSHA standards? What level of experience do they have with medical deliveries? These are just a few of the pieces of information you need to know before hiring your courier of choice.
- Wait for normal business hours.
Medical deliveries often require speed. This is especially true for life saving organs and blood. When you have urgent medical items to move, don’t hesitate. Your courier should be able to offer a range of services, including super rush and one hour deliveries. The health of your customers doesn’t wait for normal business hours, and neither should your deliveries.
- Miss out on scheduled routes.
More so than any other delivery, STAT medical deliveries occur on the regular. While couriers like Dallas Courier can surely meet your urgent delivery needs, regular scheduled routes save time, money, and stress. If you have healthcare deliveries that move daily, weekly, or biweekly, get those deliveries on the books. You can rest assured, knowing your items will occur on time without the hassle and stress of a last minute, pricey delivery request.
- Move them yourself.
If you take one piece of advice from our Dallas Courier team, it should be this one. Don’t make your own healthcare deliveries. Blood samples, pharmaceuticals, lab specimens, and organs are too sensitive to be left in the hands of anyone other than a trained professional. Not to mention, medical transportation requires proper licensure and training.
We said we weren’t going to tell you what to do, but if we had to give one piece of advice on how to move forward with your DFW healthcare deliveries, we’d say this: call Dallas Courier.
We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all your deliveries, including food transportation, manufacturing deliveries, and, of course, DFW healthcare deliveries. Find out more about our services, as well as our delivery options and extras on our website. If you’re tech savvy, you can contact us here. If you’re a little old fashioned, you can always reach us with a phone call at 972.680.8000. A live member of our team is available to you, no matter what time of day or night you need our assistance.