Covid-19 Decision Tree

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COVID-19 information for drivers

 As of Sunday 3/22 we have information on only a fewsites accessible to a coupled semi truck that are prepared to do a COVID-19 test. We are working to get this information confirmed and available. Sorry but it’s a work in progress.

Continue to follow the CDC guidelines….

1) If you think you have COVID-19 review the CDC site for symptoms.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/index.html

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*: Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

CALL 9-1-1 Warn 9-1-1 that you have potential COVID-19 symptoms so First Responders can have PPE ready for themselves.

 If after reviewing the CDC site you still think you might have COVID-19.

 

2) Get a telemedicine consult with a medical provider.

 Either your own doctor at home, or telemedicine service like TelaDoc

 Coronavirus (COVID-19): We’re here for you | Teladoc

 or call any of the Urgent Care Travel Center sites which are truck stop based clinics who are set up for Covid-19

 https://urgentcaretravel.com/

  If the medical staff agrees, you may have COVID-19

 3) Decide… are you close enough to home to make it home before you get too sick to drive…

If YES… try to get home and use local resources. It’s best if possible to try to get home. You’ll need to stay wherever you’re tested for several days to wait for the results of the test. If the test is positive, you will be there at least 14 days or until you have 2 negative COVID-19 tests.

IF NO you are too far from home to safely make it home. You will have to use one of the sites on our list.

Check   Locations – TruckPark for now. Any Urgent Care Travel site

Think about… are there loved ones at home with health conditions that would make them extremely susceptible to COVID like on chemotherapy, chronic respiratory conditions like COPD or others discussed on the CDC website.

Will going home make things worse at home?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html

 If YES.. consider self isolating in your truck where local medical staff can treat you without exposing your family.

 If you do self isolate… review the treating yourself at home information on the CDC site.

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/caring-for-yourself-at-home.html

 4) If you do self-isolate in your truck. Set up a welfare check.

 Welfare check is someone who will call or check on you . If you don’t answer they will contact local enforcement to make a physical well being check on your truck.

 Welfare checks can be family or friends, your dispatcher, or another driver.

 On Facebook

 Truckers Helping Truckers Covid19 Resources and Buddy Watch

Is a group established to help match drivers needing welfare checks with other drivers.

 People doing welfare check should know and review

 If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*: Warn 9-1-1 that you have potential COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

If you self isolate your welfare check buddy needs to know EXACTLY where you are.

 We suggest….

 Using Google Maps share the location where you have parked.

  • In Google maps switch to satellite view and share a screen shot showing your location in the parking lot.
  • Give your truck make, model, license and carrier.
  • HIDE A KEY on the outside of the truck where your buddy knows its location.

 If your welfare check buddy doesn’t hear from you, they will use this information to contact local enforcement. The key is so they do not have to break a window to check on you.

 5) Stock up on supplies before you get too sick.

  •  Stay hydrated….. water, sports drinks
  • Plan on sanitation    consider a camp toilet
  • Research food deliveries

 6) If you self isolate in a motel. Call and check if they will let you stay with COVID-19 symptoms. We have had isolated reports of motels not letting anyone with COVID-19 symptoms check in out of concern for their staff.

 If self-isolating at a truck stop. Talk to the truck stop management. Some are setting up an envelope for each self-isolated driver with contact information, relative contact information and a key to the truck for emergency personell to access the truck if needed. Ask the fuel desk what they want.

 Good luck and stay safe

 

Clinics available for Covid-19 screening and treatment

This list is based on phone calls made to clinics 3/17-22.  Information is as of that date and will be updated as possible.

 If you are having COVID-19 Symptoms   DO NOT walk into any of these clinics. CALL AND GET INSTRUCTIONS. Many of the clinics have protocols to come out to the lot to examine and test. 

If you are aware of any truck accessible clinic locations who are set up for COVID-19 please email   Bob Stanton   truckerdad57@sbcglobal.net. Please include full contact information for the clinic preferably the clinic medical director so we can confirm before updating the list. 

In general.  Truck stop based clinics listed as DOT physicals in popular truck stop apps will be Chiropractor staffed. They cannot offer any COVID-19 related treatment or assistance.

 DO NOT PLAN ON GETTING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FROM A CHIROPRACTOR OWNED OR STAFFED CLINIC.

 UrgentCareTravel – Knoxville, Located at Pilot Travel Center   Pilot Store #219

7200 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914                ** I-40, Exit 398

GPS Coordinates: 35.999045, -83.778297                               100 truck parking spaces

Tel: (865) 329-9492                          Fax: (865) 544-5949

Clinic E-mail:      uct_knoxville@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

UrgentCareTravel – Oklahoma City, Located at Pilot Travel Center                               Pilot Store #460

406 South Morgan Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73128           ** I-40, Exit 140

GPS Coordinates: 35.461263, -97.686675                               145 truck parking spaces

Tel: (405) 789-0212                          Fax: (405) 789-0243

Clinic E-mail:      uct_oklahoma_city@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

UrgentCareTravel – Dallas, Located at Flying J Travel Center                                           Flying J Store #726

7383 Bonnie View Road, Dallas, TX 75241                               ** I-20, Exit 472

GPS Coordinates: 32.656742, -96.750836                               150 truck parking spaces

Tel: (214) 238-0797                          Fax: (214) 594-9022

Clinic E-mail:      uct_dallas@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

UrgentCareTravel – Ruther Glen, Located at Flying J Travel Center                               Flying J Store #876

23458 Cool Water Drive, Ruther Glen, VA 22546                 ** I-95, Exit 104

GPS Coordinates: 37.939490, -77.467110                               250 truck parking spaces

Tel: (804) 803-6887                          Fax: (804) 621-2249

Clinic E-mail:       uct_ruther_glen@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

UrgentCareTravel – Cartersville (Metro Atlanta), Located at Pilot Travel Center     Pilot Store #67

970 Cassville-White Road NE, Cartersville, GA 30120         ** I-75, Exit 296

GPS Coordinates: 34.272565, -84.806939                               100 truck parking spaces

Tel: (770) 386-0707                          Fax: (770) 386-0799

Clinic E-mail:      uct_cartersville@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

UrgentCareTravel – Fontana, Located Southern Sierra Plaza

10650 Sierra Ave, Suite B, Fontana, CA 92337                       ** I-10, Exit 64

GPS Coordinates: 34.061052, -117.436092

Tel: (909) 550-3320                          Fax: (909) 697-2488

Clinic E-mail:      uct_fontana@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

NO TRUCK PARKING AT SITE –  CALL BT only.  Drop trailer before at

Check https://truckpark.com/truckpark-locations/    Kach Transportation4898 East Annadale Avenue, Fresno, CA, USA

UrgentCareTravel – Baytown (Metro Houston), Located at Flying J Travel Center  Flying J Store #725

1876 East Freeway, #C, Baytown, TX 77521                           ** I-10, Exit 789

GPS Coordinates: 29.795791, -95.032330                               200 truck parking spaces

Tel: (281) 837-5152                          Fax: (281) 783-2018

Clinic E-mail:      uct_baytown @urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

UrgentCareTravel – Carlisle, Located at Flying J Travel Center                                         Flying J Store #708

1501 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 5, Carlisle, PA 17015                 ** I-81, Exit 52 or I-76, Exit 226

GPS Coordinates: 40.235835, -77.123501                               278 truck parking spaces

Tel: (717) 906-1555                          Fax: (717) 685-3246

Clinic E-mail:      uct_carlisle@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

UrgentCareTravel – West Memphis, Located at Flying J Travel Center                         Flying J Store #607

3400 Service Loop 2, West Memphis, AR 72301                  ** I-55, Exit 4 or I-40, Exit 280

GPS Coordinates: 35.153817, -90.142572                               225 truck parking spaces

Tel: (870) 333-3419                          Fax: (870) 200-6711

Clinic E-mail:      uct_west_memphis@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Health Care Express – Little Rock, AR

9222 Stage Coach

Little Rock, AR 72210

I-430 Xt 1, AR

(501) 235-8199

7 days    0800-2000

Will not come up in Google maps… brand new facility.

Large lot behind clinic.. but try to drop trailer before accessing.

Washington Regional Medical Center

3318 N. North Hills BLVD

Fayetville, AR 72703

Screening Hotline: 479.463.2055

are screening all patients through our Screening Clinic and Not our ER .

Have to drop trailer at Target other side of highway  (no permissions arranged as of 3/21) and BT. CALL AHEAD… will probably divert to another facility. Only taking critical cases.

UrgentCareTravel – Laredo, Located at Flying J Travel Center                                          Flying J Store #730

1011 Beltway Parkway, Suite 2, Laredo, TX 78045               ** I-35, Exit 12B or 13

GPS Coordinates: 27.684997, -99.465327                               191 truck parking spaces

Tel: (956) 704-7754                          Fax: (956) 435-0204

Clinic E-mail:      uct_laredo@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

UrgentCareTravel – Joplin, Located at Flying J Travel Center                                            Flying J Store #669

5931 E. 32nd Street, Joplin, MO 64804                                    ** I-49, Exit 39A

GPS Coordinates: 27.684997, -99.465327                               160 truck parking spaces

Tel: (417) 952-3205                          Fax: (417) 627-5951

Clinic E-mail:      uct_joplin@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

UrgentCareTravel – Toledo, Located at Flying J Travel Center                                          Flying J Store #700

26415 Warns Drive, Building 2, Perrysburg, OH 43551      ** I-280, Exit 1B

GPS Coordinates: 41.534522, -83.461443                               150 truck parking spaces

Tel: (419) 503-6393                      Fax: (419) 932-6482

Clinic E-mail:      uct_toledo@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

CALL ahead Can do telemedicine consults but possibly no Covid-19 tests as of  3/19 PER LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS DIVERTING POTENTIAL Covid patients to other facilities.

UrgentCareTravel – Phoenix, Located at Flying J Travel Center                                       Flying J Store #611

6704 W Latham Street, Phoenix, AZ 85043                            ** I-10, Exit 137

GPS Coordinates: 33.461515, -112.204016                             185 truck parking spaces

Tel: (623) 226-3404                        Fax: (623) 399-1277

Clinic E-mail:      uct_phoenix@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

UrgentCareTravel – Hubbard, Located at Flying J Travel Center                                      Flying J Store #697

2210 N. Main Street, Hubbard, OH 44425                               ** I-80, Exit 234

GPS Coordinates: 41.183079, -80.569268                               150 truck parking spaces

Tel: (330) 568-8172                        Fax: (330) 947-5903

Clinic E-mail:      uct_hubbard@urgentcaretravel.com

Hours of Operation:        Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

DOT STOP – PLYMOUTH IN.

Across the street from Loves setting up off site trailer parking/drop call

2915 Gary Dr.

Plymouth, IN 46563

Phone

866-368-7867

Also offering rx and package holding services for drivers.

Site is setting up for self-isolation with meals and other support. For COVID-19 for extended time. 

  • Monday OPEN 24 HOURS
  • Tuesday OPEN 24 HOURS
  • Wednesday OPEN 24 HOURS
  • Thursday OPEN 24 HOURS
  • Friday OPEN 24 HOURS
  • Saturday OPEN 24 HOURS
  • Sunday OPEN 24 HOURS

ALABAMA

Baptist Health Care Corona Testing site

2936 Marti Ln

Montgomery, AL 36116     (334) 747-0150

Monday – Friday   0700-1900

Clost to 2 truck stops…

Safeway Truck Plaza

7735 Mobile Hwy

Hope Hull, AL 36043    I-65 X 164 AL

TA Montgomery AL

980 W. South Blvd

Montgomery AL 36105

Covid Collection

500 Hospital Dr

Wetumtka, AL 66092

(334) 747-0150

Both sites reported by Alabama Department of Public Health as truck accessible. Both sites driver would need to have been telephone screened by an AL based medical professional and referred for testing.

Montgomery site looks best for drivers to self-isolate while waiting for test results.

 Call center operator’s husband is a driver.

 NO DON’T BOTHER GOING TO

 Do not put into database provided for information only.

Petro Raphine VA

Velocity Urgent Care   Mike Leithen  jmleithen@carrilionclinic.org

540 490 2527

Can try calling but don’t come in.

Petro Rochelle, IL

900 Petro Drive
Rochelle, Illinois
815-561-1283
Located at the Petro Travel Center, just off I-39, Exit 99 Rocelle IL

 Diverting to other facilities per hospital

Petro Bordentown NJ

Infinity Medical Services

800 991 5197

NO

TA Wildwood, FL

Bethany Dixonv – Chiropractor but working hard with stop management good folk.

NO

TA Nashville, TN

Dr. Baumbaugh  615-924 0611

NO    Chiropractor.

TA Antioc, TN

NO – Chiropractor.

TA/Petro Ontario CA

TA – 844-519-6622  NO

Petro  909 605 9713   NO

Look at Urgent Care Fontana.

TA Morris, IL

Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Center    815-364 8919   across the street from TA

NO – not set up for Covid

Pilot # 15 Toledo, OH

419 729 3985    no clinic… mis listed

Physicians Immediate Care Network…. Chicago area.

All sites not doing COVID testing. Referred to IL Dept of Health. No answer Dept of health number given. Email sent 3/20/20

Concentra – All sites nationwide…. NO COVID TESTING

Indiana Department of Public Health – Bringing issue up in supervisors meeting will get back.  Good supervisor… will try.

Urgent Care USA  – FL area,    NO truck accessible offices

Walgreens… closing all Clinics as of last December….few still open.

CVS Minute Clinic… pre screening… no Covid-19 allowed inside clinic… diverting to other sites.

Covid 19 Announcement

In the coming days Trucks For A Cause will be attempting to put together some important information to help drivers deal with this virus.  Please bookmark this page and we will get the information up as soon as possible.

Please stay safe and virus free through this rough time in our History

Management Team of Truckers For A Cause

Making Comments to FMCSA

As of August 17, 2019 the FMCSA has released the new HOS rules modification to give us a little more flexible work rules.  Back in 2014 when the current rules we under consideration, Truckers For A Cause hosted a conference call on how to make comments with Joe Rajkovacz who at the time was the in the governmental affairs office at OOIDA.  Also we had Jim Hill who is a former Secretary of FMCSA.       So we would like to make this material available again.  It is available at  this page

Survey To Participate In

In recent days we have had two surveys posted to the internet to allow officials to obtain some very needed information. 

The first of these projects has been undertaken by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and Mayo Clinic.  This project was taken on to see how effective the National Registry has been and what effect it has had on the medical exam.  This survey will consist of actually 3 surveys.  One will be for the drivers and another will be for the carriers.  These two surveys will be hosted on the ATRI website.  The other will be hosted on the Mayo website the address published to the their targeted Network. 

Please take this survey by going to the ATRI website

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