Another Deer

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Jamie's Comment
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Well what a day, first off I was driving in pretty bad weather for 450 miles to my pickup, picked it up and drove something like 100 miles down the road before I hit a deer which came running across the road. Sad part, I was only 20 miles from my parking location.

It damaged my already damaged bumper from the last deer so bad, that they are having me get it replaced first thing tomorrow. Also it completely smashed my on guard sensor.

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Quickly typed this up before bed.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Atleast you're safe, the truck can be repaired. I'm surprised I dont see more carriers utilizing the deer guards on their trucks. Does it make that big of a difference in fuel economy?

RealDiehl's Comment
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Atleast you're safe, the truck can be repaired. I'm surprised I dont see more carriers utilizing the deer guards on their trucks. Does it make that big of a difference in fuel economy?

All of our trucks at Prime have deer guards. Some of the newer deer guards have been blocking the On Guard system and causing false collision and distance warnings, making it impossible to use cruise control. My truck had this issue so I've been without a deer guard for a month. I haven't noticed a change in MPG.

I'm glad you're okay, Jamie. Deer can cause some serious damage!

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Jamie, dont you mean another deer hit you? Lol

Jamie's Comment
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Jamie, dont you mean another deer hit you? Lol

Yeah! rofl-3.gif

Was so tired last night, after reporting it, I went right to bed. But woke up today to finish the report like they said, and they're having me towed to a dealership to get my bumper replaced since so much missing is a DOT violation.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

PackRat's Comment
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You're catching up with me, Jamie!

Jamie's Comment
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You're catching up with me, Jamie!

I'm on my way to catching up!

Dealership said it'll be at least two days since they have to order the parts and what not. Called my home terminal and offered to do a truck recovery if they have anything, so I can stay busy.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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I've had such a busy day today, woke up am hour before my 10 hour break was over, got towed to a dealership and been waiting since. I think I'm need a few days off with how busy today was!(joking) rofl-1.gif

PackRat's Comment
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I hope the dealership can get you repaired ASAP, so you're not sitting until Monday afternoon, waiting for parts.

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Jamie's Comment
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They have a truck for me to recover tomorrow(picking up from our terminal in Phoenix), and I got better news as well, I was offered to swap trucks to a 2020 fraightliner, waiting for tractor assignments to confirm if I can or not.

I'm miss my manual, but I will enjoy the newer(has 46k miles on it) truck for sure!

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.

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