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5 Things to Look for in a Pharmaceutical and Medical Courier

7th March 2023 | by Sam Nardi

5 Things to Look for in a Pharmaceutical and Medical Courier
Finding a medical courier is straightforward. However, finding a reliable and trusted medical courier may be a bit more challenging.   Read Speedy Freight’s guide on what to look for in a pharmaceutical and medical courier so you can make an informed choice that is right for your business needs. 


 What To Look for in a Pharmaceutical and Medical Courier 


A few questions to ask yourself as you begin your search for a medical courier are: 

  • Do they offer a specialised pharmaceutical and medical courier service? 

  • Do they have demonstrable experience transporting the type of goods you need delivered? 

  • Do they have positive reviews from clients in the medical industry? 

  • Do they offer a dedicated service and have access to the right vehicles for the job? 

In your search for a medical courier, you’ll want them to check all these boxes with a resounding yes. 

Experience is a must, when it comes to such important and often high-value consignments. Taking a risk on a new courier service, simply because it’s a lower cost, can end up having a far higher hidden price, so make sure your chosen medical courier knows what they’re doing. 


What Qualities Must an Urgent Pharmaceutical and Medical Courier Have?  




In accordance with Good Distribution Practice (GDP), it’s important to ensure the speed and agility of the transportation of medical goods.  

Urgent medical supplies cannot wait and often have an enormous, life-altering impact when they are delivered. That’s why, at Speedy Freight, we operate a dedicated medical courier service, meaning that we never service more than one client per journey, and never co-load our consignments, which is especially important with fragile and sensitive medical consignments. 

This means that absolutely no unnecessary stops are made along the way, and we are always completely dedicated to getting your consignment where it needs to be, exactly when it needs to be there.  

In most cases, we can also be with you within 60 minutes of your booking, so last-minute critical pharmaceutical and medical deliveries can get where they need to be as soon as possible. 




At Speedy Freight, we know that urgent medical supplies require a courier with the utmost trust and reliability.  

Our customer service team keeps clients updated on the progress of the journey so they can prepare or inform the necessary people of the incoming arrival.  

We collate our testimonials on an independent platform, Trustpilot, to allow all our prospective clients to read testimonials from our current clients. 

We’re proud to be among Trustpilot’s highest ranked logistics providers and courier services. Our 5-star reviews, from companies who have utilised us for full healthcare logistics, or as a one-off same day medical courier, can be viewed on our profile. Here’s what some of our clients in the healthcare sector have to say: 


“Reliable, prompt, and good value. We would have no hesitation to use again especially with urgent medical materials.” 

“I fully recommend Speedy Freight. We are a medical company who have been using Speedy Freight's services increasingly over the years. They have always proved reliable, cost-competitive and flexible to our needs. Even during ridiculous hours, Speedy Freight have made their services available to us with very short notice. They always go the extra mile for us and have become our go-to courier for medical shipments.” 




It is imperative that your chosen urgent medical courier is experienced in providing this type of courier service.  

At Speedy Freight, our years of experience mean that we are the perfect urgent medical courier partner for healthcare providers. 

Our access to a fleet of over 4,000 vehicles means that we can always choose the most appropriate vehicle for transporting your consignments, no matter the size or shape.  

Speedy Freight are experienced in transporting not only sensitive biological medical items, but also in the movement of bulk medical drugs and confidential patient documents to their intended recipient, including scans and medical notes.  




When it comes to medical and pharmaceutical deliveries, time is always of the essence. You’ll want to find a courier that operates 24 hours a day, every day.  

Whether you place an advanced booking for a same day pickup and delivery of pharmaceutical or medical goods, or you find yourself in need of a last-minute same day delivery, you want to know that your courier partner can act fast and deliver when you need it. 

Speedy Freight is a 24-hour dedicated courier service that operates 365 days a year—that includes weekends, bank holidays, and every day in between. Whether you need something delivered day, afternoon, or overnight, we’re there. We understand time is especially critical in the medical industry. As medical professionals operate on a 24-hour basis, finding a medical courier that also operates on a round the clock basis is crucial to getting what you need, when you need it. 


Dedicated Specialist Fleet 


At Speedy Freight, we offer a truly dedicated service and never co-load our clients’ consignments, so your goods always get to their destination safely and right on time, with no damage or delays incurred along the way.  

Our fleet of specialist vehicles includes temperature-controlled vehicles for the movement of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods. Our dedicated vehicles and specialist teams create the perfect environment for the transportation of delicate medical goods.  

We also have trained staff to handle the disposal of hazardous materials, such as biohazardous waste with our ADR transport services. 


Book Speedy Freight’s Same Day Pharmaceutical and Medical Courier Service 


If you would like to speak to a member of our team about Speedy Freight becoming your urgent medical courier on either a regular or a one-off basis, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us right away to find out how we can help.  

With over 60 branches across the UK and Europe, we’re available where and when you need us, providing full healthcare logistics and same day pharmaceutical and medical courier services. 


Book a pharmaceutical and medical courier delivery job with Speedy Freight.

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