Anybody ever have a bird fly in their cab?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Tough Guy, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Tough Guy

    Tough Guy Active Member

    I was delivering a farm type place, long way off the road; have to drive through some low hanging branches.

    Well I guess A bird happened to be perched in one of the branches I brushed against and it entered the cab on the driver side. After a few moments of utter chaos of the bird fluttering around the cab, it made its way out the passenger side door.

    I've had bees, spiders, even a praying mantis on my leg while driving. Never had a bird before today though. Lol.
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Had I driver once return to the building and couldn't get his vehicle thru the open overhead door . Seems there was a large branch sticking into the top of the cab . He stated that he hit a bump and heard a loud noise , but just continued doing his stops without noticing the branch .
    Last I heard he was employee of the month at Home Depot .
  3. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Driver here hit a large bird at highway speed. Shattered the RH
    windshield of an 800. He drove back to the center with broken glass and large dead bird on the cab floor.


    Put the evidence in the car, son.
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  4. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    Had the counter clerk go out into the yard a couple weeks ago to get a package, opened the bulkhead door and boom, a bird was flying around. I guess the driver never noticed it. He said it scared the crap out of him. Couldn't get it out and didn't tell a soul. The parker ran out of the truck like there was an alligator in there. We all had a good laugh afterwords.
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  5. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    Had a driver long ago that was terrified of snakes, but always bragged about what a tough bastard he was. A fellow driver placed a rubber snake on shelf 2 during the sort and load.
    Driver A goes in to load, and doesn't notice the snake until he's placing a pkg on the shelf, and flings the thing up while running screaming out the back door.
    He calms down, proceeds to load again, and is again scared by the same rubber snake!
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had a driver who had a bat fly in to the car area while he was driving.

    I had a deer cross in the front of the pkg car while I was driving.

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Not in the cab, but this is the second time this month this happened to me.

    Suicide by Silverado.
  8. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    Just once? LOL
  9. Billy Ray

    Billy Ray God, help us all.....

    When the buzzards are feeding on roadkill ahead, I start blowing the horn at 1/4 mile away. The last thing I need is buzzard guts wrapped around the front of the truck.
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

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  11. StopTheAct

    StopTheAct Member

    Lol, not in my cab... but i was driving and some vultures were feeding on roadkill... when i was passing one tried to fly away and got stuck in between my passenger side mirror, and was hanginging by his neck..... thankfully i was in a safe area and was able to pull over..... i wish i could of caught this on camera, but I jumped to safety first as always.... the bird eventually fell out... but for the rest of the day, till i found a hose... i had guts that dried up and the worst smell ever...
  12. Dr.Brownz

    Dr.Brownz Well-Known Member

    Was just thinking about this scenario yesterday. I chased a bird, he was literally about 2 feet off the windshield for about ten seconds

    During peak the deer all came down into town after a snowfall and one day a pack of 5 crossed the road and bounded down a side street, the same one I was about to turn on to. They watched me for my next 5 stops, running further down the street every time I moved the PC till they bounded up a dirt hillside and disappeared....till the next day when I saw them all again feeding on a lawn about a block away.
  13. I hit a pigeon years ago as I passed under a hwy overpass on the way back to our hub. It hit so hard that it's brains exploded out of its head and landed on the hood. When I got back, I casually told the carwash guy to make sure to hose the brains off the hood. He looked at me like I was crazy. The next night when I saw him, he asked, "Is that really what that was?"
  14. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    A driver had an accident when a bird flew into cab. I think the union got it to be an unavoidable.
  15. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    The other day I noticed some bird poop on the cab floor.
  16. HBGPreloader

    HBGPreloader Active Member

    That happened to me once too. And, yes, it (almost) does scare the crap out of ya.
  17. TheScratchKid

    TheScratchKid Member

    I thought we had a deal with them?
  18. 3 done 3 to go

    3 done 3 to go In control of my own destiny

    We've had 2 turkeys come thru the passenger side windshield and on thru the passenger door glass. Both drivers are lucky it wasn't the driver window. Otherwise dogs have been the speed bump as of late. Not listed as accidents
  19. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    We have had nests in the package cars out in the boneyard. Usually around October when they toss them in "service" there aren't any birds left around except the large amount of crap in the floor and dash.
  20. I have heard of a bird brained driver that got so mad in the am that he threw his diad into the windshield and broke the glass.