Pills on Wheels: Start a Medical Delivery Service
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a bitter pill to swallow in many aspects. But in other ways, it has opened doors to opportunities like taking advantage of new markets that have opened up. Medical deliver services are needed now more than ever. The misfortune can become your fortune and why not? You will also be providing a service to the medical field and to their patients.
How a Medical Delivery Service Operates
There is a multitude of medical-related supplies you can deliver. Pharmacies, hospitals, doctor offices, and other medical facilities are always needing medicine delivered. There is always a market for the delivery of medical equipment, like hospital beds, oxygen, and surgical tables too. Furthermore, individuals oftentimes need their medicine delivered.
It’s easy to see how the size, weight, and delivery details vary depending on what you are delivering. That’s why it’s a good idea to visit a reputable commercial work truck dealership in order to incorporate expert knowledge when choosing the Box Truck you’re investing in. If you already have a Box Truck, you may want to pick what you deliver based on the size of your truck. If your truck is a 10-foot, you might stick with boxes of medicine and smaller items versus medical beds and stretchers that take up more space.
Once you have a truck, you have two options. You can work for someone or you can be completely independent. If you are independent, you’ll need to start a business by going through the steps of naming your company, registering your business, getting any city licenses required, and setting up your tax program.
If you’ll be working with things like oxygen, hypodermic needles, prescriptions, and so forth, your rules will be set by OSHA, HIPAA, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. There may also be extra laws set in place in your individual state.
Online certifications are available that will help ensure your medical delivery business will be a success. They are definitely worth investing in. If you’ll be delivering for one single facility or company, you can do so as an employee or as an independent contractor. Or, you may be an independent who delivers for many businesses. The credentials you will be required to have will depend on who you work for and your employment description.
What Type of Truck Do I Need?
A Box Truck is ideal for delivering medical products, supplies, and equipment because it’s a perfect size. You can find Box Trucks in manufacturer brands such as Fuso, Isuzu, and more.
Ranging between 10 and 26 feet, you can choose the size of Box Truck that best suits your needs depending on what you are transporting and other details your job entails. Box Trucks are available in Class 3 through Class 7 (12,500 to 33,000 lb. GVWR, or Gross Vehicle Weight Rating).
Another feature that you can hand-pick is the door. Many have garage door-like rear doors that roll up for convenience. You can also get trucks with loading ramps built-in. If you need a truck equipped with refrigeration, you can get that too.
At MJ TruckNation, we are dedicated to serving you. Our helpful and knowledgeable team will help you find the ideal Box Truck for the type of medical delivery job or jobs you’ll be doing.
We have a great selection of Box Trucks so call today and let’s see what we can do for you – (561) 840-9800.