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How to Ship Medical Equipment

February 4, 2019
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When you’re moving medical equipment, you likely have two top concerns: getting it there safely and getting it there quickly. Figuring out how to ship medical equipment requires care and attention. To make your shipment successful, you need a crating and shipping partner dedicated to quality service like You Crate. As your packing and shipping partner, we are prepared to meet the specific and delicate needs that come with shipping medical equipment.

You Crate is prepared to be your medical equipment shipping partner. You Crate can help you ensure your equipment arrives safe and sound, in the same condition it left your facility. Every move with You Crate is backed by more than 60 years of combined crating and logistics experience. This promises a cost-effective and efficient way to move sensitive medical equipment. Learn more about how to ship medical equipment and start moving your products today.

Shipping Medical Equipment with You Crate

There are a number of reasons why you might need shipping solutions for medical equipment. Maybe you are relocating a hospital. clinics, assisted living centers, urgent care centers, doctor’s offices and other health care facilities might need to move medical equipment as well.

preparing medical equipment

You Crate is prepared to help health care facilities with packaging and shipping services for a variety of medical equipment. Equipment including:

  • CT Scanners
  • Diagnostic Equipment, such as Sonograms
  • Fluoroscopy Equipment
  • Hospital Furniture
  • Lab Equipment
  • Lasers
  • Mammogram Systems
  • MRI Machines
  • Surgical Equipment
  • Ultrasound Equipment
  • X-Ray Devices

You Crate is also helped medical centers move other items. Waiting room furniture, office equipment, electronics and other essentials can be crated for an easy move.

How to Ship Medical Equipment with You Crate

Moving medical equipment doesn’t have to be a hassle. Learn about how to ship medical equipment with You Crate.

The first step in the shipping process is to request the crates you need. You Crate will deliver the necessary crates to your place of business on a R+L Carriers Truck as soon as 24-48 hours after you request them. It is important to know that crates come in two sizes:

  • Cube: Measures 46 in (length) x 46 in (width) x 47 in (height) and holds up to 2,000 lbs.
  • Tower: Measures 46 in (length) x 46 in (width) x 80 in (height)  and holds up to 1,250 lbs.

The crate you choose for your medical equipment depends on the size and weight of the items you are shipping.

After you receive your commercial shipping crate, you can assemble and pack your medical equipment on your own time. The crate arrives in a flat pack and is easy to assemble. You can put your crate together in just 6 simple steps. Packing your crate is almost as easy as assembling it. Your crate features tie downs to make securing your medical equipment within the crate simple. Other packing material can help insulate and protect your equipment.

shipping medical equipment

Need help with assembling your crate and packing your medical equipment? Leave it to the pros. White glove service is also available. This means a shipping professional will come to your place of business to assemble, package and move the crate. This eliminates your need to touch the freight and makes the crating and shipping process even smoother.

When your crate is assembled and packed, an R+L Carriers truck will come to pick it up. Your crate is then delivered to its final destination. After the receiver unpacks the crate, the empty wooden shipping crate is returned to You Crate on an R+L Carriers truck to be reused.



It is also important to note that shipping rates are flat and based on departure and delivery zone, not on crate weight like other shippers. This makes calculating the cost of shipping your crate simple.

Medical Equipment Shipping Services

You Crate and R+L Carriers can help you make shipping medical equipment easy. In addition to crating and shipping services, You Crate and R+L Carriers offer value-added services to make the move easy. You’ll find that You Crate and R+L Carriers offer those who are shipping medical equipment services including:

  • Liftgate delivery servicing for easy loading and unloading even when a dock isn’t available
  • Warehousing and storage solutions
  • Expedited shipping services for when it needs to be there quickly
  • Reverse logistics to help you manage returns and more
  • White glove packing and delivery services

Why Ship in a Commercial Shipping Crate

There are many advantages to packaging your medical equipment in a commercial shipping crate.

In addition to delivering the crates you need shipped right to your place of business, you’ll find that You Crate gives you access to a full range of logistics services offered by R+L Carriers. Other advantages of working with commercial shipping crates include:

  • Access to a team of crating and logistics professionals with more than 60 years of combined experience in the field.
  • Commercial shipping crates can be assembled and disassembled with just a pry bar, which is included with the crate.
  • Online order tracing through R+L Carriers lets you instantly see the location of your shipment offering visibility and transparency.
  • Crates feature built-in tie-down brackets to secure your items within the crate to prevent damage during shipping.
  • Security and theft protection work to keep your crate and medical equipment secure.
  • Insurance and claims protection services provide peace of mind for shippers of high-value items like medical equipment.
  • Pallet jacks and liftgate services make loading and unloading freight simple even without a doc.
  • Driver wait times up to 15 minutes (driver/dispatch discretion) allow you to make sure everything is just right before shipping it off.
  • Crates are returned and reused, which reduces the carbon footprint in the logistics industry.
  • Crates are certified for international shipping so your medical equipment can go around the world if needed. Only purchased crates can be shipped internationally.
  • Guaranteed service means your items will arrive on time and as promised.

When you need to know how to ship medical equipment, consider You Crate. As a leading commercial crate shipping company, You Crate is dedicated to handling your medical equipment with ease. With You Crate, you are in charge of the medical equipment shipping process. Pack your crate on your own time. If you need a crating and shipping company that can move anything, anytime, anywhere, let You Crate be your solution. Call today at 877-558-2580or reach out online to get started with You Crate services.

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