Site/Project Coordination

Before every trailer is moved even an inch, our on-site specialists make sure that everything on both the inside and outside of the coach is appropriately packed and prepared for transport. Upon arrival at each location, we ensure that the coach is properly set-up and that all trailer related aspects are functioning properly. But, once we walk away, is the hospital staff completely prepared to operate your precious equipment?

For a nominal fee, DelMed’s On-Site Specialists will spend the additional time necessary at the delivery location to ensure that the hospital staff is properly trained on the operation of the various coach features. When choosing to use DelMed for your site coordination, our on-site specialists will train the techs and/or hospital maintenance staff in the correct handling of issues such as:

  • Safety issues and emergency procedures
  • Functioning/controls of the lift
  • Functioning/controls of the roll doors
  • Functioning/controls of the heating and air conditioning
  • Leveling the coach
  • Location and operation of breakers and other electrical equipment
  • Answering questions from hospital staff
Acting as a professional representative for your company, DelMed’s On-Site Specialists will stay on location not only until your coach is ready to be used for scanning, but until we feel confident that the hands in which we are leaving your valuable cargo are more that prepared to accept it.

Canadian Imports/Exports

Ever since 9/11, there have been many restrictions put on the transportation of goods both into and out of the United States. With Border Protection Agents on high alert, it can be nearly impossible to get unapproved equipment over the border. So, what do you do if you have a customer in Canada or Alaska who wants to rent or buy your mobile scanner?

Whether you need a mobile medical unit delivered into one of the Canadian provinces, or just need transportation through Canada on the way to Alaska, DelMed is here to help. With the experience of transporting numerous trailers into and across Canada, DelMed employees have full knowledge of the process involved in getting a trailer across the US/Canadian border. DelMed has taken the initiative by becoming licensed and registered in many Canadian provinces including: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; Ontario; Quebec; and Saskatchewan. In addition, DelMed office staff have ample experience working with both Canadian and American Customs Brokers to ensure the transport of your equipment across National borders goes as smoothly as possible.

Contact DelMed today with any questions you may have or to set up the transportation of your unit across the border.

Interior Trailer Cleaning

Although every professional that enters a mobile medical clinic does their best to tidy up after themselves, with techs, patients, and maintenance staff going in and out on a daily basis, things can get a bit dingy. Because it would be in the best interest of our customers to have their units be as presentable as possible when delivered, DelMed offers inexpensive exterior and interior trailer cleaning.

DelMed has accounts set up with trailer washing companies across the United States to ensure that the exterior of every trailer is cleaned and free from road debris before delivery. Unless the unit is headed for storage, this service is done on every unit that we deliver.

Because interior cleaning is more labor intensive and time consuming, it is only done if requested by our customers. Interior cleaning can be done either en route to a site, or while the trailer is parked at a storage facility. Who better to carefully clean this specialized equipment than someone who is already familiar with it? Why not have a DelMed employee perform the following services on your unit today?

  • Wipe down walls and roll door
  • Clean inside and outside of cupboards
  • Clean inside and outside of drawers
  • Clean countertops
  • Clean computer monitor, keyboard, mouse and traction ball
  • Wipe down all coils and positioning pads
  • Wipe down table and components
  • Wipe down and remove contrast from CT slicker
  • Wipe down gantry, magnet, and all other equipment
  • Wipe down and remove contrast from power injector
  • Vacuum carpets and shake out rugs
  • Sweep tile/wood floors
  • Mop floors
  • Discard paperwork pertaining to previous sites
  • Empty wastebaskets
  • Dust/vacuum fire alarm
  • Shampoo carpet*
  • Strip and wax floors*
*Signifies services requiring customer approval and performed at an additional charge.

Oversized Transports

We’ve all seen the large trailers with the yellow “Oversized Load” signs and red flags being hauled down the road, but what does hauling this type of load really entail? If you are thinking about moving a larger, or heavier, than normal trailer there are many things that need to be considered. Below are some of the restrictions put on oversized loads, and what it means for you as the owner.

When transporting an oversized load, a permit is needed for each and every state that the trailer goes through. This means extra costs for both the permits themselves and the administrative fees for acquiring each separate permit. In addition, some states take several days to issue permits, so early planning is necessary if the unit needs to be delivered by a certain date.
Restrictions on time of day that trailer can be moved.

Many states put restrictions on the time of day that oversized loads can be transported. Most of these restrictions only allow travel during daylight hours. Therefore, it may take longer than normal for the unit to arrive at its final destination.

Some roads, such as toll roads, bridges and smaller highways, can not accommodate oversized loads. Because of this, normal routes can not always be taken when transporting these loads. This can lead to additional time needed for transportation and the need for additional miles to be driven.
In some instances, depending on the actual size and weight of the trailer, a pilot car is required for transport through certain states. When this happens, extra fees need to be charged to cover the cost of the driver, fuel, miles, etc. for this additional vehicle.
Oversized medical units typically do not come with an onboard transport power source. This means that the entire unit must be completely shut down during transportation. However, DelMed does offer generator power while the unit is in transport.

So how do you know if your unit is oversized? Listed below are the legal dimensions. If your unit exceeds any of these limits, it is considered “Oversized” by the United States Department of Transportation, and will require specialized care if it is to be transported on any road in the U.S.

  • Length: 53 feet
  • Width: 8’ 6”
  • Height: 13’ 6”
  • Weight: 60,000 lbs.
For your convenience, DelMed has been prorated at the largest legal limit for every state in the U.S. and several Canadian provinces. In addition, our knowledgeable staff has ample experience obtaining oversized permits. All we need from you is certain trailer information, and we can take care of the rest. Therefore, when asking us to move an oversized trailer, please be prepared to give us to following information pertaining to your unit:
  • Make
  • Model
  • Year
  • VIN
  • License Plate Info
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Axle Weight
  • Axle Spacings
  • Any overhang
If you have any questions about what these measurements are, or how to obtain them, please contact us. We are more than willing to answer any questions that you may have throughout the entire transportation process.