New Prescriptions On The Road

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Rob T.'s Comment
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How do you guys and gals deal with that? Surely you'd have enough drugs you regularly take but what happens when you need something out of the ordinary like antibiotics? Is it difficult finding a place to get them filled especially with many walmarts not allowing trucks?

Got thinking about it this morning. I did a virtual visit this morning due to pink eye (thanks kids!) And just had the prescription sent to the store I was delivering. Obviously most OTR drivers do not have that benefit so just curious how you get it taken care of.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mikey B.'s Comment
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No sir, its not hard at all. There's always a Walmart nearby. If this one doesn't allow trucks in the lot drive 5 miles down the road, they will. Even those with the hight barriers have one lane open in the back for deliveries, just pull in out of the way and do your shopping.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Being as I'm a veteran and get my meds through the VA, I really haven't had to worry about it...but I have thought about emergencies that happen on the road.

Both of my emergencies, one in 2017, I was able to stop at the Omaha VA on a Sunday night where there was no traffic in the parking lot and got seen in the emergency room. I had Rocky Mountain Spotted Tick fever and boy!! was I ever sick! I was put on two antibiotics that they gave me. The other emergency was this past Christmas where I ended up in the hospital and needed gallbladder surgery. Didn't have to take any meds after I got out of the hospital.

So what would I do, if it was serious enough to need meds but not extremely serious...regardless of what Walmart says about parking there, that's where I would go and if need be park where they unload trucks.

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pete B.'s Comment
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Getting your prescription filled at a Walmart is your best bet, due to the convenience factor because there are so many of them. With regard to the “no parking” policy at some of the stores, that’s mostly an effort to discourage overnight parking; store managers I’ve spoken to and who have told me I cannot park overnight have said that it was OK to park in the lot to do my shopping, as long as I leave immediately afterwards.

Aufderhar L.'s Comment
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I am also having the same Issue. Did you get any solution?

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I am also having the same Issue. Did you get any solution?

Howdy!

Welcome to Trucking Truth!

This post is a "what if" type scenario. If you would let us know if you are a driver, how long you have been driving, mostly where you drive and other pertinent information you think we might need, let us know and those of us that are on prescription meds can try to help you.

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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