Medication Question

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Danny S.'s Comment
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Ok I know if you take blood pressure medicine you have to have the bottle showing the prescription with you in the truck. I was told by the classroom instructor that if taking vitamins you have to have the original bottle or packages they come in you can't use one of these daily pill organizer boxes to keep them in. I have looked in the FMC Safety regulations book and I can't find anything that specifically says this. I take several vitamins everyday I would like to know if it's legal to use these daily pill box dispensors to keep all my medication and vitamins in.

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Keith G.'s Comment
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Ok I know if you take blood pressure medicine you have to have the bottle showing the prescription with you in the truck. I was told by the classroom instructor that if taking vitamins you have to have the original bottle or packages they come in you can't use one of these daily pill organizer boxes to keep them in. I have looked in the FMC Safety regulations book and I can't find anything that specifically says this. I take several vitamins everyday I would like to know if it's legal to use these daily pill box dispensors to keep all my medication and vitamins in.

GOOD QUESTION... I'd like to know about this also, I'm 2 years into stroke recovery and take 1/2 dozen prescription meds each day

Fm:

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Daniel H.'s Comment
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I wouldn't think that using a pill organizer would be a problem as long as you also had the pill bottles onboard.

Starcar's Comment
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Daniel H is right...you can use a pill organizer...but you must have the origianlly packaged med container in the truck with you...It may not be in the Fed rules...but if you have ever been stopped by a LEO, you would find out real fast that its probably a state law in all 50.

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