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    Dumptruck Chicago Truck Routes/Low Clearance Guide

    What is your guys best advice to use for going through and arround the chicago area. Gonna be on a midwest regional run and I will be spending alot of time in Chicago unfortunately. But just wondering if they have a specific trucker map with local chicago roads on it, or if I should just get a city map and use it along with my road atlas and gps. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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    low clearance and street map sells at most of the truck stops up there.

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    Truckstop Near Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by im6under View Post
    low clearance and street map sells at most of the truck stops up there.
    The problem is that there aren't too many truckstops near enough to chicago that would sell low bridge maps. All the interstates in and out of there are toll and with few exits. 80 eastbound there's a few around Joliet that probably would sell bridge maps; 80 west, I'd say somewhere around Gary, IN. I got mine at the TA off of 90 eastbound US 20 exit Hampshire (?) I also hear that if you're comin down 94 out of Milwaukee, most truckstops through there have'm.

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    I have seen them online as well. You can find one if you look. Call your safety dept. alot of them have copies.

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    stay on the :big road" as much as possible. dont! try to take "shortcuts" LOL learned that the hard way, took an hour of backtracking to get around it. just glad i (unlike the swift driver in the other thread) can READ THE SIGNS LOL!


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    Somewhere I found a list through a City of Chicago website,...I hit print and 80 some pages latter I was using a hole punch and putting it in a three ring binder,...I hope I never have to use it.....lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brinkj23 View Post
    What is your guys best advice to use for going through and arround the chicago area. Gonna be on a midwest regional run and I will be spending alot of time in Chicago unfortunately. But just wondering if they have a specific trucker map with local chicago roads on it, or if I should just get a city map and use it along with my road atlas and gps. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    There is a map put out by "American Map" called "Chicago Low Underpass Street Map". I'd provide you the link so you could order the $4.95 map on line, but that would be an infraction of the rules. Though for anyone else, this should give you enough to google. Brinkj23, I note your post is from July, so you've no doubt picked up a copy of this, or another version. May you be well under every overpass you encounter. Drive safe.

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    Yeah thanks for the replies, I picked one up oddly enough at a flying J in Oklahoma City I think. Couldnt find one around the chicago area but luckily I havent had to use it yet been lucky to pick up on the west side and north side of chicago and havent had to go right into the main city.

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    I had a delivery in Chicago a couple of years ago and couldn't pin point it on the Drivers Atlas.
    In the front there was a phone number for low clearances. I called and got a live person who gave me directions to where I was going. Got me right to the door of the place. Try it, it works.

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    gotta watch them tho they will send u down a road with no truck signs on it...

    but they are very good about getting u where your goin

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