Dental Work Needed When OTR

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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For those of you who are out for extended periods of time, what do you do if the need for dental work arises and you have to have it done asap?

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Covid made that really hard. Find a good area and uber. Most dentists will take your as a work on for emergencies. Pain killers arent allowed on the truck though. Prime requires 24 hours between meds and driving.

I found an awesome doctor in springfield. ITooth dental. You could park at a nearby mall and uber. Love that place.

NJ dentists wanted me in the state for 2 weeks. Because of covid.

Old School's Comment
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There are a few truck stops with a resident dentist. Whites in Virginia has one within walking distance on the same complex, and The Iowa 80 has a dentist office in it. I've seen some others, but can't remember where they are right now.

Disclaimer... I have been off the road this past year. The Panicdemic may have changed some things that I am unaware of. I agree with Kearsey. You can always Uber to just about anything you need out here. Just communicate with your dispatcher concerning your needs. You don't want to leave them looking like an idiot to their managers.

Dispatcher:

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.
Steve L.'s Comment
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If your company can run you through your home area, that would be best. If it’s one of the National carriers, sometimes they get loads that have a flexible delivery. It can’t hurt to ask.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I would say I need to get home ASAP. They would get home ASAP. This would, of course, depend how far I was from home.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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You should have a pair of pliers with you and your mirror use them and that will solve any dentistry problems.

I had a tooth problem earlier this year, when it would start hurting it made me physically angry. Took 2 weeks to get a oral surgeon to pull it.

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