Medical Couriers: Training Guidelines at Fleet Couriers

Posted on January 21, 2022

Our team at Fleet Couriers takes our job very seriously. No matter what kind of service you find yourself needing, every job is handled with the utmost care and professionalism. We make sure that all of our medical couriers can handle even the most hands-on cargo and shipments. To some, it may seem like an average person is driving around town with your deliveries. But, our drivers undergo a comprehensive training program to ensure our drivers perform at the best of their abilities. 


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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, is a term you may have come across at one point or another. The act, created in 1996, is primarily to modernize the flow of healthcare information. Further, the act sets guidelines on how healthcare organizations should maintain personal data, and addresses limitations on healthcare insurance coverage. So what does this mean for those providing courier services? It means that your driver will be held to the exact expectations of someone working within your doctor’s office. Training that includes a summary of principles and key provisions within the privacy rule is covered. As well as the security rule, violations, and why HIPAA is an essential part of a patient’s rights.



The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is a federal agency of the United States which regulates workplace health and safety. The main goal of the Act of 1970 is to ensure that employers provide employees with an environment free from recognized hazards, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, and unsanitary conditions. Thus, when it comes to medical courier services, drivers undergo frequent training in OSHA biohazard procedures and properly handling spills and other emergencies. Safely delivering bloodborne pathogens and other specimens, certified drivers carry the proper equipment to ensure the integrity of your delivery.


Why you should choose Fleet Couriers

Not only are the medical couriers at Fleet Couriers certified in OSHA and HIPAA requirements, but we make sure that we are up to date with PHI and USDOT as well. We ensure that your deliveries are brought to their destination in the safest and most effective ways. In addition, our drivers come equipped with spill kits, scrapers, transport containers, and proper security identification. No matter what, our skilled team at Fleet will make sure that your shipment is made correctly so that you can rest easy.


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