Just Smashed A Deer

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Robsteeler's Comment
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Crap. I just nailed a deer in NY State. Looks like my clock will run out before maintenance ever gets here. I've got pics, I I forget how to post them. 😡

Robsteeler's Comment
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Robsteeler's Comment
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Figured it out...

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Tough luck. At least you didn't swerve. This happened during the daytime?

Robsteeler's Comment
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Almost two hours ago now.

Old School's Comment
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Robsteeler, whenever that happens to me I call it in to safety and let them know that a deer just hit me. I don't admit fault on a deer strike. The last time I had a deer strike was in Mississippi. I saw this young buck almost a quarter of a mile before he made contact with me. He was charging full speed ahead, head down, chasing the scent of a potential girlfriend. I kept my lane and slowed down slightly, but it was obvious he was going to hit me. After they reviewed the video I got a phone call thanking me for taking the hit. They reminded me how potentially dangerous it is to lose your cool in that situation and swerve into a ditch or another lane exacerbating the potential for more damage.

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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.
Robsteeler's Comment
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They just told me pretty much the same thing. I’m glad I didn’t react improperly because I would have killed someone or gone in the ditch.

Mike D.'s Comment
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Take it out. That time of year. Grass getting green along the road side.

Old School's Comment
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To stay the course when you know something bad is about to happen is a learned behavior - a discipline that feels abnormal. Congratulations, many a new driver fails this test. You did the right thing. Bambi just wasn't using his head today.

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