How Do Truckers Typically Seek Medical Attention If They Need It OTR?

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Miqote's Comment
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Like if you had an emergency Asthma attack and were OTR. Or, let's say you see a chiropractor on a weekly basis or any other doctor weekly/monthly, how do you accomplish this on the road?

And is there a way to exercise while OTR and try to keep in shape decently?

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.

murderspolywog's Comment
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I was out for 2 months and could not return to work tell the Dr signed off that I was good to go and I had to see him once per week. Only way I see you getting home for a Dr visit once a week is is if you were on a dedicated route. Other wise, a cab can take you to where ever you need to go. Your asthma do you have a rescued inhailer for. Or can you control it? If it was something life threatening I would say pull over and call 911.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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I had a dental emergency and ended up getting a taxi go a dentist in twin falls idaho. Of course he ripped me off but it's how it goes. Truckers usually get ripped off I found out, everywhere you go someone is going to take advantage.

Earl J.'s Comment
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I had a dental emergency and ended up getting a taxi go a dentist in twin falls idaho. Of course he ripped me off but it's how it goes. Truckers usually get ripped off I found out, everywhere you go someone is going to take advantage.

Same here had a tooth that needed to be taken out in Troy IL was fortunate that the dentist was only about a 1/4 mile from the truck stop but I paid $250 cash price for an extraction that I can get done at home for $75 cash price.

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