Why Did Bambi Cross The Road?

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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To get to the otherside! unfortunately she didn't make it, and I get to sit here and wait on someone to come secure my bumper as it was leaning up against my driver side steer and is all floppy if you just touch it. Plus I have Bambi guts down the side of my set.

Bre The Newbie 's Comment
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I feel your pain. I also had a bambi situation last November in kansas on the way back from recovering a load due to a roll over that happened earlier in the day. Had to spend two days at swift kansas terminal just to be temporarily placed in another truck because they had to order the bumper

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I've been fortunate enough that the largest thing I've hit was a small family of raccoons. Its amazing the amount of damage deer can cause. How far from the terminal did it happen? Are you going to have enough hours to complete the run?

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.

Peter M.'s Comment
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Glad you’re ok

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Had to spend two days at swift kansas terminal just to be temporarily placed in another truck because they had to order the bumper

Swapping trucks for you OTR drivers has to be a pain, its a huge advantage with my day cab I unhooked 2 wires from my CB and threw it in my bag, tomorrow ill just hop into whatever truck they have available for me and be on my way.

Its amazing the amount of damage deer can cause. How far from the terminal did it happen?

It is amazing, luckily this one wasn't too bad 15 minutes and a few bungee cords and he and it secured enough I was able to make it home. I had made it like 95 miles from Indy. I just came off break too, I take mine at the 201 and this happened at the 207. I was supposed to go to our Chicago terminal but I was out of on duty time and would have been cutting it close on time with the morning rush, so they sent me back to my terminal. Plus I kinda didn't want to drive around with the bumper being held together with bungee cords.

Glad you’re ok

Thanks! It definitely got my attention when I saw her come out.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Been lucky, haven't hit any wildlife.....YET ! lol seen like 6 racoons along the 54 highway, from Kansas to Texas/Oklahoma, then about 3 or 4 armadillos thru Texas to the I-40 Deer grazing at times, only look up as I pass lol. Did get a few grazing cows attention blowing the air horn lol (I was bored)......Have had 3 "blow your horn" arm yanks, from older peoples

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I would sincerely hope you now have at least SOME of Bambi in a cooler in your truck?

PackRat's Comment
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28 more and you will tie me.

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