If you’ve ever had to escort your sick ward, family member, or friend on a long-distance non-emergency trip via a Recreational vehicle, you would be in the best position to admit that these vehicles do not provide the right quiet and comfort that patients need. In some cases, they may even lead to several complications during the journey. These problems and several others are what we seek to remedy with the use of a Mercedes Benz Sprinter for transporting patients over long-distance rides as opposed to using regular Recreational Vehicles (RV).
With regards to safety, regular RVs are not DOT (Department of Transportation) approved for medical transportation because of their susceptibility to severe damage if and when an accident occurs. Mercedes Sprinters, on the other hand, are the only vehicles approved by the DOT for this kind of transport.
The DOT places great importance on road safety for vehicles of all types. This includes commercial trucks, private cars, and indeed anything in between. To ensure that our clients are treated to a comfortable, safe, and smooth ride, we have decided against using a regular RV which has been seen to pose serious medical transport safety concerns. Conversely, the Mercedes Sprinter boasts of ample room for different furniture configurations. It also offers excellent reliability and has the rubber seal of the DOT.
When transporting individuals who need to lay in bed or stretchers over long distances, it is highly imperative that you have ample room. The transport will include drivers, medical staff, and family members who would likely accompany the patient. The Mercedes Sprinter offers just about enough space for the patient, family member, and care staff to feel comfortable and relaxed.
While traveling, it is also common knowledge that regular RVs aren’t known for their stability. Bumpy roads and rough terrains would make for a difficult ride. However, the Mercedes Benz Sprinter is equipped with the very latest technology in fastening systems and durability. This ensures that your loved one is transported cross-country in a smooth and comfortable going vehicle.
Regular RVs are also known to emit dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde and ethyl alcohol. These are extremely dangerous for both patients and the environment in general. Fortunately, this is a problem that patients that ride on our Mercedes Benz Sprinter don’t have to contend with. They are inherently Eco-friendly and don’t release any form of toxic gases.
Unlike Regular Recreational vehicles, our Mercedes Sprinter is the right balance between comfort, luxury, and functionality. The sprinter has a comfortable headroom that ensures that the patient and their loved one have no difficulty navigating the vehicle if need be.
It is also imperative to point out that the Mercedes Sprinter is ADA-compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act). They have a handicap lift, wheelchair attachments (for disabled patients), a lift-door height of about 56″ door opening height (for easy access), and an excellent seat belt mechanism. Furthermore, these sprinter vans are also compliant with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
With the above-listed points, it is easy to make out why the Mercedes Benz Sprinter vehicles are better long-distance medical transport vehicles than regular RVs.
When choosing a medical transport service provider, you must ensure to choose one that not only focuses on getting you to your destination, but also prioritizes using the safest, most conducive, and most efficient sets of vehicle fleets and equipment to do the job.
ACC Medlink appeared on the TLC television network reality show “1000 LB Sisters” to transport one of the cast members from Ohio to a doctor in Kentucky. Filmed in late 2022, ACC Medlink, four of its employees and the journey they took with Tammy Slaton were featured in episode 6 of season 4, which originally aired on February 21, 2023.
ACC Medlink is proud to announce the addition of a new line of elite medical sprinter vans to our long distance medical transport fleet. This addition will allow ACC Medlink to continue to provide superior service and outstanding care for those in need of medical transport out of state...