Hurt Knee, Now What?

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My denial letter is in the mail and at this point I'm going to take it to my primary doctor and ask him to give me an MRI. If I have to pay for it out of pocket, so be it.

I'm not going to wait it out, if my injury isn't severe, I'm going back to work but I'll be switching to OTR. I already told myself I would make a strong effort to stay with this company for 1 year and I'm sticking to that.

Doing a more demanding job however exposes me to more risk of injury. I'm glad to see the stores where happy with my unloading performance and I enjoyed the excersice but this experience dosen't give me comfidence they will take care of me if I get injured. On the positive note, I'll finally see a dock again although the tight backing was fun in its own way.


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.

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Update, was moved to Intermodal but only worked for a month before I decided to go to the my PCP again as both my knee and foot became inflated and painful. Was given notes by the doctor for no work and stayed off a little more then a month now, did one week off the first time. I'm trying to again go back as workers comp denied my claim and I need money but it seems they are hesitant to give me a truck now to accommodate my issues as they did the first time. They asked for some forms from my doctor and I sent them, safety cleared my hold but they don't seem willing to provide the truck now. I'm in a tough spot but I'm going to get a QME so that's the last thing I have going for me.


Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

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