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Free DOT physicals

UCT offering free DOT physicals for former Celadon drivers

Jan. 7, 2020
Clinic helping truckers maintain their commercial driver’s licenses as they seek employment with other fleets

UrgentCareTravel (UCT) is offering free DOT physicals to former Celadon drivers who lost their jobs due to Celadon’s bankruptcy.

The free DOT physical offer runs through March 31, 2020, and is available at all UrgentCareTravel clinics across the country. Former Celadon drivers need to show proof of their Celadon employment to qualify for the offer.

Celadon Group, whose services included temperature-controlled transport, announced Dec 9 it was shutting down all business operations and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

“Celadon drivers losing their job right before the holidays is very stressful for themselves and their family,” said Siva Suresh, founder and CEO of UrgentCareTravel. “Many Celadon drivers are due for their mandatory DOT physical, so offering these drivers a free DOT physical is our way to help these drivers maintain their commercial driver’s licenses as they seek employment with other fleets.”

UrgentCareTravel, with walk-in clinics at Pilot Flying J travel centers, is a medical network focused on providing convenient and affordable health care for professional truck drivers. UCT says 48% of professional drivers have a chronic condition, like diabetes, hypertension or obesity, that restricts their commercial driver’s license to one year of less. Due to the lack of convenient medical care on the road, and the high costs of health insurance and medical care, many drivers do not treat their chronic conditions as needed.

Left untreated, these conditions can worsen, potentially leading to job loss, income loss, health complications or worse.

UrgentCareTravel focuses on Chronic Care Management (CCM) with its UCT Truckers Health Team, an affordable monthly membership program that includes Health Coaches, Personalized Care Plans for chronic conditions, no deductible / no co-pay in-clinic services (including DOT Physicals) and pharmacy services.

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