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Posted: 9/29/2005 7:10:19 PM EDT
AND BOUNCED OFF MY FREAKING WINDSHIELD!!!

Then sat on my hood for the next 5 miles until I found a safe place to pull off the road and remove it...

Some highway worker was tending a machine and tossed it across the road... not seeing me heading his way!





Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:11:30 PM EDT
You should contact his employer.

How fast were you going?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:11:43 PM EDT
WTF? Why the hell was he throwing stuff into traffic?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:11:50 PM EDT
Damn!!

Did you drive back and "return" it to him?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:12:24 PM EDT
Now you know how "we" feel when we have to follow you!

Good thing you weren't hurt! That would have been a nasty wound!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:14:02 PM EDT
Id kick his ass
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:14:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
You should contact his employer.

How fast were you going?



I was going about 45mph, comming down hill, and I turn off my engine brake in work zones to avoid startling the workers.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:14:47 PM EDT
Wash your damn truck!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:16:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Now you know how "we" feel when we have to follow you!

Good thing you weren't hurt! That would have been a nasty wound!



WTF? When was the last time a tractor-trailor threw a 5 pound chunk of concrete off the road at anyone???

Yeah, if that came through the windshield, I could have been fucked up bad.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:16:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OZ309:
Wash your damn truck!



Company truck, they want it clean, they can pay for it to be cleaned...

I washed the windshield when I fueled later
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:18:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 7:22:13 PM EDT by 1Gunner]
Model one sales catalog on the dash

I LOVE IT!!!!That's awesome
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:20:19 PM EDT
I would have messed myself. Damn that is a big piece of rock......................
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:37:06 PM EDT
Meteorite!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:53:02 PM EDT
an asswhipping would be inbound. Or a bill......
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:23:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By Greenhorn:
You should contact his employer.

How fast were you going?



I was going about 45mph, comming down hill, and I turn off my engine brake in work zones to avoid startling the workers.





That'll teach you.



BTW, I like the action shot of the rock through the windshield as you're driving. My question though is.... how did you manage to keep the truck on the road while you were clambering around on the bumper taking the pic from the outside?





Link Posted: 9/29/2005 10:26:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:12:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Now you know how "we" feel when we have to follow you!

Good thing you weren't hurt! That would have been a nasty wound!



WTF? When was the last time a tractor-trailor threw a 5 pound chunk of concrete off the road at anyone???

Yeah, if that came through the windshield, I could have been fucked up bad.



You know those big wedge things that hold your rim on to your hub? About as big as your balled up fist? I've had one of those and two lugnuts come through my windshield hard enough to break the passenger seat. What do you call those things anyway?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:16:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Now you know how "we" feel when we have to follow you!

Good thing you weren't hurt! That would have been a nasty wound!



WTF? When was the last time a tractor-trailor threw a 5 pound chunk of concrete off the road at anyone???

Yeah, if that came through the windshield, I could have been fucked up bad.



You know those big wedge things that hold your rim on to your hub? About as big as your balled up fist? I've had one of those and two lugnuts come through my windshield hard enough to break the passenger seat. What do you call those things anyway?



Heck if I know... We have regular wheels that have regular lugs. The are the same as dual wheels you might see on a heavy duty pick up truck, two wheels "back to back" so to speak.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:18:56 AM EDT
Glad you weren't hurt Nationwide! That rock probably wouldn't have just bounced off of a regular car windshield. I hope you had a nice chat with the guy who threw it across the road.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:20:13 AM EDT
Damn dude ,glad you weren't hurt....or worse.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:21:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By Pangea:

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Now you know how "we" feel when we have to follow you!

Good thing you weren't hurt! That would have been a nasty wound!



WTF? When was the last time a tractor-trailor threw a 5 pound chunk of concrete off the road at anyone???

Yeah, if that came through the windshield, I could have been fucked up bad.



You know those big wedge things that hold your rim on to your hub? About as big as your balled up fist? I've had one of those and two lugnuts come through my windshield hard enough to break the passenger seat. What do you call those things anyway?



Heck if I know... We have regular wheels that have regular lugs. The are the same as dual wheels you might see on a heavy duty pick up truck, two wheels "back to back" so to speak.


Spokes, maybe? Like what container chassis use (What is the plural of chassis, anyway?)

BTW "Sorry, I'm just... it's starting to hit me like a ...umm ... um, two ton heavy thing"--same source as my sigline
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:28:44 AM EDT
Nationwide, Glad you weren't hurt.

Why didn't you draw down on him? Fuggin A!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 7:32:32 AM EDT
DRAW DOWN!!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:45:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
Nationwide, Glad you weren't hurt.

Why didn't you draw down on him? Fuggin A!



While others would have drawn down, I had a truck to keep from wrecking!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:47:46 AM EDT
I'm glad you're OK nationwide.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:51:33 AM EDT
Topic Title = Queensryche reference???
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:51:58 AM EDT
Holy shit. It didn't even crack the glass. That is pretty awesome.

Why is it your windshield can take on a small mountain,
yet mine cracked when a piece of gravel hit it?

.....wait.... why does it look like your rock splattered like a bug?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:52:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By deej86:
Nationwide, Glad you weren't hurt.

Why didn't you draw down on him? Fuggin A!



While others would have drawn down, I had a truck to keep from wrecking!


Good point sir...

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:54:09 AM EDT
Nationwide are you OTR? I had IM'ed you about getting into this business, you 'advised' against it.. Well... Im now a regional truck driver, and I friggin hate it. Wish I would have listened. What I needed to do to be able to support my wife and I though...
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:56:58 AM EDT
WTH is that thing, waste concrete from a paving job?

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:59:10 AM EDT

An egg can do more damage than that
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:01:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Robert2011:
An egg can do more damage than that



True dat! Jesse Jackson started out as an egg, and look what happened!!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:01:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
Holy shit. It didn't even crack the glass. That is pretty awesome.

Why is it your windshield can take on a small mountain,
yet mine cracked when a piece of gravel hit it?

.....wait.... why does it look like your rock splattered like a bug?



Because I have an aversion to clean windows. Think of it as my SHTF protien stash
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:02:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FlyByWire:
Nationwide are you OTR? I had IM'ed you about getting into this business, you 'advised' against it.. Well... Im now a regional truck driver, and I friggin hate it. Wish I would have listened. What I needed to do to be able to support my wife and I though...



Yup, nobody listens to me

They all want to be like me when they grow up... they learn. They alwasy do!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:02:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By Robert2011:
An egg can do more damage than that



True dat! Jesse Jackson started out as an egg, and look what happened!!!



Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:03:24 AM EDT
I've got that same Longhorn hat!

Glad nobody was hurt!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:05:39 AM EDT
You're very lucky

Mark
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:07:09 AM EDT
Glad you are OK.

I had a similar incident in St. Louis with a kid throwing a rock from a bridge; very scary when something that large hits the winshield.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:59:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By FlyByWire:
Nationwide are you OTR? I had IM'ed you about getting into this business, you 'advised' against it.. Well... Im now a regional truck driver, and I friggin hate it. Wish I would have listened. What I needed to do to be able to support my wife and I though...



Yup, nobody listens to me

They all want to be like me when they grow up... they learn. They alwasy do!



Oh trust me, I never dreamed of driving truck... lol


I found out a good friend from High School runs the Phoenix yard for an LTL... after my TSA bullshit background is done... I'll be able to get into a city or line joba and be home every night... and still make decent money...

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:02:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:04:36 AM EDT
I read a sad story in Readers Digest about a woman that was burned severly by acid in a glass container that was thrown off of an overpass in Oklahoma. Because of her story, and her actions with the legislature, it is a FELONY to throw anything off of an overpass in Oklahoma. It should be a FELONY to throw anything into traffic.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:57:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TREETOP:
Good thing you weren't on a motorcycle instead!




No foolin! That would have killed a motorcyclist, methinks!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:41:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 11:45:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 12:14:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
Holy cow! Glad that didn't come through the windshield. Glad you're alright, dear. You should've gone back and thrown in back at him at 55mph.



Fixed it
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 12:26:59 PM EDT
And you didn't jack knife the rig let it roll over and catch fire?

What is wrong with you? You just missed your retirement check!

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 12:36:14 PM EDT
Did you clean out your pants before or after you took the pic

Had a Peterbilt with a sun visor and a headrack for a car carrier years back and a Crow flew into the windshield, blood everywhere and the bird was still alive trying to get out, flew all over the front of the windshield before I got slowed enough for it to go forward to get away from the truck, scarry at 65 miles per hour

You're a lucky man, and I dont miss driving truck
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:51:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:
Some highway worker was tending a machine and tossed it across the road... not seeing me heading his way!



Judging from that first picture, he was probably just trying to get your attention for driving on the wrong side of the road!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:11:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:

Originally Posted By Robert2011:
An egg can do more damage than that



True dat! Jesse Jackson started out as an egg, and look what happened!!!



F**KING MAGNIFICENT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:17:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 5:39:19 PM EDT by prk]

Originally Posted By Skibane:

Originally Posted By nationwide:
Some highway worker was tending a machine and tossed it across the road... not seeing me heading his way!



Judging from that first picture, he was probably just trying to get your attention for driving on the wrong side of the road!



Luckily he recognizes a 4 - lane interstate when he see's it, buttmu*ch. Unlike you, ya wankin' latent limey
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:21:52 PM EDT
File a claim to get your windshield replaced & get body work as called for. Don't forget lost income while the rig is in the shop.

My bet is it's gonna crack sometime soon.

It's hard to believe it didn't crack already, but I'm not tossing the "BS" flag.
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