They're learning!!!! Yes!!!

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by WesternPlains, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. RedRover

    RedRover Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    Corsicana, TX
    Don’t go to Maryland if you can avoid it. Terrible advice . Dot is garbage there.
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  2. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Sioux City,ia
    At first I thought you was going to say deer horn.In this case I would say not smart deer's but very lucky it was you who saw them.Anyone else would have probably hit them.I always use extra caution at night.
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  3. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

    Nov 9, 2017
    Strange you say that. I recently thought I’ve seen more dead deer on the road in the past year than I have for the past ten years. Might just be because I am driving more, but seems like I am seeing road deer kill almost daily right now.
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  4. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    One of our drivers hit four deer in one week. The mechanics pasted little deer stickers on his truck door like the old fighter pilots had for each kill. They told him one more and he'd be an ace.
    The driver didn't see much humor in it.
    And for what it's worth, most of our trucks have an old piece of frame rail, nicely painted, for a bumper. They're heavy but you can actually hit things and not tear them up.
  5. rolls canardly

    rolls canardly Heavy Load Member

    Feb 7, 2009
    mt. pocono. pa.
  6. Oldironfan

    Oldironfan Road Train Member

    May 22, 2017
    Deer usually train themselves in certain cases. When logging is going on they know the noisy machines are dropping dinner on the ground. Then when machines are quiet it's dinner time.
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  7. BrandonCDLdriver

    BrandonCDLdriver Road Train Member

    Sep 1, 2017
    From being a deer hunter I can give everyone a tiny bit of advice. If you can see the deer in advance and they are just standing there eating, you should be good. If their heads are down and suddenly they pick their head up, be on high alert. Something has scared the deer and he or she can be unpredictable. I saw one eating and about 400 yards in front of me he suddenly picked up his head. I immediately got on the air horn to go ahead and scare him and get whatever reaction he would have out of him before I passed. He jumped, and darted right back across the road in front of me, about 150 feet or so. Try to scare them if they are alerted far enough ahead of you because its when they get scared last second and dart in front of you that you hit them.
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  8. Mr bots

    Mr bots Bobtail Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    Ontario, Canada
    Maybe we should hire deer crossing guards
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