Trucking And Medical?

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UpNorthTrip's Comment
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So i just was wondering how does one schedule Vision,Medical,Dentist Appts if your OTR or do you guys go to Urgent care places? Do you not go at all unless something happens? Or you schedule all those appts on your hometime?

Im thinking bout time i get out of school which is around dec then get with a company i was just gonna schedule those appts before i will go off to Job training just to have all that out the way ahead of time.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anchorman's Comment
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So i just was wondering how does one schedule Vision,Medical,Dentist Appts if your OTR or do you guys go to Urgent care places? Do you not go at all unless something happens? Or you schedule all those appts on your hometime?

Im thinking bout time i get out of school which is around dec then get with a company i was just gonna schedule those appts before i will go off to Job training just to have all that out the way ahead of time.

It's always best to schedule these appointments around hometime. But just in case, I have listed a couple of helpful places to keep in mind while out on the road.

In case of a medical emergency, go to the nearest hospital or dial 911.

Iowa 80 - World's Largest Truckstop

Chiropractor/DOT Physician

Walk-In Welcome

563-468-5512 (On Call 24 hours)

Monday- Friday: 9am – 3pm

Saturday: 9am – 10am

Sunday: On Call

Dentist

563-284-6161

Monday – Saturday (Closed Sundays)

8:30am – Closing time varies, please

call ahead.

Walk-Ins Welcome.

Urgent Care Travel

Medical Clinics For Truckers

Partnering with Pilot Flying J, UrgentCareTravel has deployed medical clinics at Pilot Flying J Travel Centers. UrgentCareTravel clinics are all located along major interstate highways:

UrgentCareTravel – Knoxville

7200 Strawberry Plains Pike

Knoxville, TN 37914

(865) 329-9492

I-40, Exit 398 Pilot Travel Center (#219)

UrgentCareTravel – Oklahoma City

(Enter From W. Reno Ave.) 406 South Morgan Road

Oklahoma City, OK 73128

(405) 789-0212

I-40, Exit 140 Pilot Travel Center (#460)

UrgentCareTravel – Atlanta Metro

970 Cassville-White Road NE

Cartersville, GA 30120

(770) 386-0707

I-75, Exit 296 Pilot Travel Center (#067)

UrgentCareTravel – Dallas

7383 Bonnie View Road

Dallas, TX 75241

(214) 238-0797

I-20, Exit 472 Flying J Travel Plaza

(#726)

TA/Petro ~ Medical Services

You will find a list of services offered and their locations at TA/Petro by clicking the above link.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anchorman's Comment
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There is also a Physicians Care near Chattanooga, TN. It is trucker friendly with a stand alone facility in the corner of what used to be a Kmart parking lot. It is located right off of I-24, Exit 184. You can see it from the interstate.

403 McBrien Rd

East Ridge, TN 37412

(423) 894-3589

Monday - Friday 9am to 8pm

Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

UpNorthTrip's Comment
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Thanks guys i will jot all this down.

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