Indestructible Bugs

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Bill M.'s Comment
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Has anyone noticed large bugs just bouncing off of their windshields without leaving a mark? Not even a smudge! In all my years of driving I can't recall bugs hitting my windshield and not splatting. I don't know what they are, but I can see them just before they impact the windshield but they just bounce right off. They sound firm when the hit. I'm seeing about a dozen of these bounce off the windshield every day. Maybe it's aerodynamics of the Freightliner that reduces impact on the windshield? confused.gif

IDK what it is. I just know these things bounce right off the windshield at 65 mph!

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Has anyone noticed large bugs just bouncing off of their windshields without leaving a mark? Not even a smudge! In all my years of driving I can't recall bugs hitting my windshield and not splatting. I don't know what they are, but I can see them just before they impact the windshield but they just bounce right off. They sound firm when the hit. I'm seeing about a dozen of these bounce off the windshield every day. Maybe it's aerodynamics of the Freightliner that reduces impact on the windshield? confused.gif

IDK what it is. I just know these things bounce right off the windshield at 65 mph!

Was it one of these ?!?!?

Invasive Beetle!

At least (hopefully) not THESE !!

Mormon Crickets !!! (yuck!)

Seriously, Tom thinks maybe a June bug or a May beetle. We have those here, for about a month in Ohio, too. Their schedules are off, perhaps?!?! When I was on the back of a bike with my ex...years ago, on US30.... no helmet, not by choice (the driver needed mine more than I, so he said...) one hit me in the forehead, and I had a goose egg to heck! I'm lucky I didn't fall off the bike, honestly! Needless to say, I didn't ride (with him) again.

Don't know, hoping someone does...where WAS this??

~ Anne & Tom ~

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George B.'s Comment
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Mormon cricket? I dont even wanna know!wtf-2.gif

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Michael drove through areas with a lot of Mormon crickets in Nevada earlier this month. But dead ones littered the freeway and I guess you're not seeing that wherever you saw them.

Bill M.'s Comment
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I can't see enough detail before they bounce off the windshield so I don't know what they are. Just that they bounce right off.

I've seen them in PA, OH and Ill.

Was it one of these ?!?!?

Invasive Beetle!

At least (hopefully) not THESE !!

Mormon Crickets !!! (yuck!)

Seriously, Tom thinks maybe a June bug or a May beetle. We have those here, for about a month in Ohio, too. Their schedules are off, perhaps?!?! When I was on the back of a bike with my ex...years ago, on US30.... no helmet, not by choice (the driver needed mine more than I, so he said...) one hit me in the forehead, and I had a goose egg to heck! I'm lucky I didn't fall off the bike, honestly! Needless to say, I didn't ride (with him) again.

Don't know, hoping someone does...where WAS this??

~ Anne & Tom ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

BK's Comment
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VW beetle? (Invasive species from Germany).

PackRat's Comment
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My guess is one of these two:

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Japanese Beetle

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Junebug

G-Town's Comment
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It’s the hearty Troll Bug (aka Toddioustrollius)

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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VW beetle? (Invasive species from Germany).

Nawh.... that was Stevo Reno ... (anyone remember that, his ole handle, StevoVWbus?) He's moved on.

It’s the hearty Troll Bug (aka Toddioustrollius)

Knew he'd rear his big ole' head again!!

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My guess is one of these two:

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Japanese Beetle

Hey Pack, yeah; I CAN see his slanty, beetly eyes....maybe that's him !!

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~ Anne ~

ps: Hay G'Town, I kinda DO miss his banter (The Todd bug, not the Japanese bug...) he never DID take you up on emailing me, haha! As far as the StevoVW bug . . . last I heard from him was a voice dm after 29 beers; wasn't him, y'all!!

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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.
Bill M.'s Comment
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Yep. It's probably one of these. I'll have to watch more closely and let everyone know if I see any Troll bugs. lol

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