Gone A Fowl...Turkey For Easter.

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Cwc's Comment
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Jay posted:

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Glad you are okay. I was NB on 81 about the same time...

It's been happening a lot in the last week. I am not a hunter, but I recall someone mentioning its turkey season. At least it was for me on Saturday...

Both of you should go get fake turkey tag stickers and put them on your truck.

G-Town's Comment
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Sounds like a plan...lets hope it's one and done.

JakeBreak's Comment
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Glad your ok there g town. You bagged your limit of spring turkey tho so no more for you lol. The biggest thing I ever hit was a crow lol it bounced off the roof and didn't damage anything so I was luckier than you.

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks...me too. A goose, two ducks and a turkey. I don't fowl around...

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.

Banks's Comment
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Worth a bump this time of year:

This is the type of insight I look for. Simulators and books are great, but they don't convey the real world experience of someone who has been through it. Sitting through classes about wildlife is one of those things where "that'll never happen to me" would be running through my mind. Call it a New York State of mind lol. In Brooklyn the only wildlife you might hit is a pigeon or a squirrel. Maybe a raccoon in some neighborhoods.

I don't know if it's turkey season yet, but be careful folks. Remember, if you do hit a turkey, through it in the cab because somebody at the terminal will definitely want it lol.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Lifetime hunter input here. Turkey mating season has begun. In the southern states, it begins as early as first week in March. As wr progress into April, it will be happening all over the continent. Older birds will normally be alone, while the younger guys, will be seen in small groups. Come the first weeks in June, the females will have hatched their brood of chicks, normally between 6 to 15 bittys. Wild turkeys can run as fast as a deer ( for a short distance), but are not speedy fliers. Drivers beware, because in addition to mating season (now until the end of May), warming temperatures will also bring out the insects and frogs near roadways. Turkeys use these as a major food source until late summer, when they switch to nuts and berries. Watch out for the wildlife.

G-Town's Comment
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This is kinda interesting...

I almost bumped this today,...because it's coming up on the one year anniversary of this event.

I can certainly attest to something PackEat mentioned, "they do fly slow".

And Banks.??? Wanna guess the first thing that was said to me when I got back to the D.C. after it happened?

"Why didn't you bring it back with you?" "Where is it?" They asked...

The second thing they asked was if I was okay... after a 30lb bowling ball damn near flew into the cab.

G-Town's Comment
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Sorry PackRat..,the E is next to the R... can you guess which one I pushed?

100 years from now our fingers will evolve into thin little sticks with erasure sized pointers on each one...

Sorry...

Chris M's Comment
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Pretty funny I see this today....

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Scared the mess out of me lol. Flew up from the right hand side out of nowhere. Guy behind me got on the cb and said he didn't see it until it rolled off the left side of the truck. Somehow it hit right at the top of the grill, rolled up and across the hood and missed both mirrors on my driver's side. Made a heck of a bang! First time I've ever hit a turkey lol

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