DEER SEASON! Truck Drivers, Have You Hit One Yet?

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Few months ago I got two in one shot. I never swerved but i got on the binders enough to shift my load of shingles two inches forward. The one deer slipped in front of the truck and went under got it with every tire. the other deflected off the corner of the bumper.

Had a crack in the bumper and that was it. Only reason i got on the binders is i was on two lane road late at night and i hadn't seen a car in the last hour and half. So i knew it was safe to get on the brakes and try to stop.

Night dispatch thought it was hilarious, saftey was like meh its just a bumper.

One deer went under every tire? Wow, I would actually like to see how flat it became after going through all of that.

Chris 's Comment
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Few months ago I got two in one shot. I never swerved but i got on the binders enough to shift my load of shingles two inches forward. The one deer slipped in front of the truck and went under got it with every tire. the other deflected off the corner of the bumper.

Had a crack in the bumper and that was it. Only reason i got on the binders is i was on two lane road late at night and i hadn't seen a car in the last hour and half. So i knew it was safe to get on the brakes and try to stop.

Night dispatch thought it was hilarious, saftey was like meh its just a bumper.

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One deer went under every tire? Wow, I would actually like to see how flat it became after going through all of that.

It was a mess. Truck needed a serious underbody wash afterwards.

Starcar's Comment
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OK you guys....Mother Starcar is not a happy camper...and you know what that means.....Daniel will be posting some pics....Whoever tossed the bad Karma my way better run......

Pat M.'s Comment
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Here they put up those portable billboards

"Wildlife crossing, Proceed with caution"

This is on I90 along with about 12-14 large blood stains.

Deer crossing signs say things like....

Deer crossing next 53 miles

I came close the other night to getting some backstrap.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kiwi303's Comment
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.....Daniel will be posting some pics....

Well, if you mean Daniel B., he may be a bit late posting those pics, his last FB status was that he's got a load scheduled for 2700 miles from CA to SC, 55 HOS including recaps with which to deliver it by the 4th Nov. Not much time between hoofing it down the interstate and sleeping in which to post piccies :D

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Starcar's Comment
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WAAAAAAAAA.......and I didn't even get to keep the meat....

Daniel B.'s Comment
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WAAAAAAAAA.......and I didn't even get to keep the meat....

Sorry I posted it late. I've been having to do 600-650 miles a day. Couldn't find the time.

Starcar's Comment
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No problem, Daniel...it ain't like its gonna magically fix itself..Oh..and the estimate: $3078.57.. And my insurance allowed everything but the scrapes on the fender and the door from either deer bones or flying plastic. wtf.gif ..so I get my car back with all new plastic, and scrapes ??? I think i"m gonna haveta have a redhaeaded moment in someone's office...I have NEVER had a wreck..NEVER had an insurance claim...in 47 years of driving anything that moved....and they won't fix the scratches....someone better send them a redhead alert....

Brian's Comment
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Some really good info on here on this post. Answered a couple things I was wondering about since it's that time of year again.

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