Truckers Struck With COVID-19

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Little Chief's Comment
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Good day folks. Started feeling like I had the flu, and bing-batta-boom, I get diagnosed with COVID. Feels like a low grade flu. I feel I could legally drive in my current condition.

What suggestions would you fine folks have regarding how to approach my company regarding my COVID diagnosis?

Any drivers that have been hit with COVID care to share their experiances with how their companies handled the COVID diagnosis? Procedures to follow? Steps to Take? How long until able to get back in seat?

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Good day folks. Started feeling like I had the flu, and bing-batta-boom, I get diagnosed with COVID. Feels like a low grade flu. I feel I could legally drive in my current condition.

What suggestions would you fine folks have regarding how to approach my company regarding my COVID diagnosis?

Any drivers that have been hit with COVID care to share their experiances with how their companies handled the COVID diagnosis? Procedures to follow? Steps to Take? How long until able to get back in seat?

I hope you feel better soon, man!

NaeNae in NC isolated for a week in her rig; Mountain Matt however, took a few days off from driving, and never was 'Covid Confirmed.' You should really look at those two peeps' comments on such.

Bobcat Bob also was stricken. Look up the tag 'Coronavirus' within our forum, along with those folks' names.

Sorry!

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mountain Matt's Comment
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I reported that I was too sick to drive for a few days and even mentioned my symptoms. My company never used the "C-word" with me, nor did I mention it. Don't Ask, Don't Tell...remember that one?

Once I felt able to safely drive again, I got out on a load and just tried to keep my distance from people, minimize going into buildings, and wore my mask. I was glad to be working again!

Stevo Reno's Comment
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3 years across this country, I never caught a thing lol Last flu I got, my bro brought home from the casino he works, in Laughlin at in 2014, haven't had nothing since....Only got it bad because I was home bound in a leg cast from my toes to my crotch, my immunity was slightly weakened.

Remember, "some" Dr's are quick to call anything, Covid related, for the Big Dollars, from the FEDS, $48,000 each case

Maybe get a 2nd or even a 3rd test done, IF possible, don't accept the very first 1. NO not I'm not a conspiracy nutcase lol Just sayin'

Stevo Reno's Comment
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PS.....Forgot, to wish you all the best, whatever it is that you caught

PJ's Comment
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I caught it over New Years. company let me get home and 14 days off and then back to work. No follow up test or anything. Get well soon!!

BK's Comment
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I got it on October of last year, driving for Schneider at the time. Got so sick that I had to go to the emergency room at the hospital in Indianapolis where I tested positive and was given IV fluids and released. No overnight stay. Next morning I had to call in and tell them I was too sick to drive. They had me quarantine in the truck for 7 days before going back to work. No fun at all. And no pay.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Greg M.'s Comment
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A few weeks ago I was on vacation in Las Vegas for 4 days. The day we were taking the red eye home I developed a very slight sore throat. I'm fully vaxed and boosted, but I took a Covid test when I got home and it registered positive almost immediately.

I texted my dispatcher and he said that he would get back to me before Monday. On Sunday they told me to stay home and check with them on Tuesday. On Tuesday the sore throat was gone and I felt fine. We then decided that I would return to work Thursday. They gave me drop and hook loads where I had no interaction with anyone and I also wore a mask when around people.

They said that the current guidelines are 5 days after a positive test you are not considered contagious if not showing symptoms, especially a fever. I never developed any symptoms other than the scratchy throat.

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

George B.'s Comment
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Covid=The new common cold or flu!

Dave T.'s Comment
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I caught it at work during my training not long after I started. The other guys who had it had been off sick for a week while I was still working feeling absolutely terrible. The dispatcher never told me they tested positive so I got to the point where I couldn’t work before I took a test. Took a few days off and went back after the fever dropped. Couldn’t smell anything for a few weeks and now, 5 months later I still have a cough I can’t shake. Luckily I didn’t have to be around a lot of people but making home deliveries, I had to deal with a few face to face so I wore the mask.

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.
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