Ever get hit with a rock..........

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by SteveScott, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    From somebody moving in the other direction?

    I was travelling between Lubbock TX and Clovis NM today. No traffic and running along at 75 MPH. Noticed a car on the other side pulled over with their flashers on, and a semi moving over slightly as he passed them. I moved past the semi on the other side just as he moved over going around the 4 wheeler, and WHAM, a rock hit my windshield and left a half dollar sized star. Never been hit with a rock from a vehicle on the other side of the road before. Scared the #### out of me. My first rock damage on my new truck. Made me sick.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2019
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  3. Suspect Zero

    Suspect Zero Road Train Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Chicago, IL
    I caught a rock one time, scared the #### outta me it was so loud, but never with one from oncoming traffic. That takes skill.
  4. bowhunter67

    bowhunter67 Light Load Member

    May 28, 2016
    rush city mn
    Yes happened 3 days ago in Iowa just put new windshield in today.
  5. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

    Apr 11, 2019
    Fairbanks Ak
    LOL. Come ride with me.
    I have had rocks and even chunks of ice put glass all over the bunk, more than once. lol
    I had the drivers side door window blown plumb out once, over in northern bc one winter.
  6. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    Yep. I've bough 3 windshields in the last 4 or 5 years. The one that really drove me crazy was in OKC, some a- hole tossed a rock from an overpass and hit my freshly painted hood. It left a mark about as wide as my fingernail. Less than a week with new paint.:mad:
  7. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

    Apr 11, 2019
    Fairbanks Ak
    Back in the 70's, the boss had a 73 chevy painted in Houston. I was sent to the body shop to get it and bring it back to dickenson to the yard. I was told to be careful as he was just going to sell it.
    It was around mid day and no one at all in front of me when I topped the ship channel bridge on the 610 loop, when a bolt came through the windshield, never had any clue where it came from. lol

    VIDEODROME Road Train Member

    Jun 7, 2007
    Mobile, AL
    Last week in a construction area I got a windshield chip from a stone or something.
  9. Swedish Chef

    Swedish Chef Heavy Load Member

    Apr 30, 2013
    North Carolina
    I got 2 rock chips in just 1 week last year. One of them was right smack dab in the center of my driver side windshield, so I had to look at it dead on all day, everyday. To this day I still have no idea where that rock came from, but it scared the bejesus out of me when it happened
  10. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    in the bush somewhere
    Way back in 2005 or so I was driving down a two lane road one night, headed back to the yard. I was running a CH Mack, which at the time was the best truck I'd ever driven. I came down a long hill, around a bend and WHAM!

    I saw a flash just a split second before it hit the windshield. To this day, I've no idea what it was, but it ripped the bulldog's head off and sent it into the windshield. Fortunately it didn't break it. The next morning I was out looking over the truck, and all I could find was my beheaded bulldog, still standing proud, and a bent Wilson 2000 antenna (which was only a week old)
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  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    I've had 2 instances where a passing vehicle hurled a rock at me so hard it actually blew the inside layer of glass out all over the dash.
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