What Do You Do If You Really Get Sick On The Road How Do You Handle That If You Are So Sick You Cant Drive

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Ronald D.'s Comment
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So what happens if you would get really ill in the truck to the point that you can not drive safely. I know it is not a daily occurance but I just was thinking about this and wondered how the companies look at this and what they do for you if that happens. Say your have a load and in middle of trip you get the flu bug etc. I know it is bound to happen to someone. I just wondered do companies understand this or do the can you or send another truck to finish the load trip. I dont get sick much at all really just wondered about that as it is a possiblility.

thanks Ron

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Ron, if you get sick so badly that you cannot drive then talk to your DM about it. They won't tell you to push yourself through it. That would be just asking for a disaster.

They will most likely repower the load. Meaning they'll send a different driver to take it from you and he will deliver it not you. You won't be getting further loads until you feel better. Companies are very safety concerned, if you can't drive then they don't want you to. So you'll probably spend a day or two in the truck. What happens next really depends on just how ill you are. If you're about to die then go to the hospital, if you can tough it out then try to. It's up to you.


Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.


Hours Of Service

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Larry E.'s Comment
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Not to mention that DOT can put you out of service and give you a ticket for it.


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.

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