ez pass the ez cheaper way

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by carrkool, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. carrkool

    carrkool Heavy Load Member

    May 10, 2012
    adah, pa
    I figured i would share this with everyone. If you run toll roads like the pa pike and are paying cash your getting ripped off bad. last week i was paying cash when i decide to do like my buddies did. I ran from exit 75 new staton pa to exit 351 in philly. class 7 and cost me 150 bucks cash. my dad ran the same route with me at the same class and with his ez pass paid 117 bucks. Now here is the trick. if you go through pa it will cost you all your arms legs and your first 3 kids to get one, right. so go through VA. it cost a 25 fee to get it and about 3 days it will be at your house. you can than add funds as you want or need with a no min requirement like pa has on commercal ez passes. they work the same as pa ez pass and easyier to get and cheaper. than you can save lots on tolls........good luck
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  2. aiwiron

    aiwiron Road Train Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    Sunny Tampa Florida
    Did not know that, I know Florida is less expensive also if you use sun pass than cash.
  3. cadillacdude1975

    cadillacdude1975 Road Train Member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Chattanooga, TN
    there is a cheaper way than that. dont run the northeast.
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  4. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

    Jan 30, 2012
    WV turn pike is $6.75 vs $5.87 w/ EZPass. I beleive those numbers are correct, may not be exact, but close

    I haven't really been paying attention to the read out sign.
  5. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    Isn't NY the way to go? Don't you need to have the NY ez-pass to get the discount on all of it including the NYC bridges?
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  6. Autocar

    Autocar Road Train Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    The Hot Rod Shop Oxford, AL
    Illinois I-Pass is a good one. It is recognized the same as EZ-Pass. Small deposit for the device and self controlled account balance. NY-NJ Port Authority bridges give discount to EZ-Pass (GW Bridge, Outer Bridge Crossing, ETC), MTA bridges (Throgs Neck, Whitestone, etc) do not.

    They sell them at some of the service plazas, on the toll roads. I got mine at the Belvedere Plaza. Took about 20 minutes to park and go sign up and walk back to the truck with it.
  7. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

    Jul 19, 2008
    Sioux City,ia
    Sounds like getting ezpass is the way to go.Now you said it cost$25.00 fee,do you still have a monthly charge?
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  8. carrkool

    carrkool Heavy Load Member

    May 10, 2012
    adah, pa
    no just 25 bucks to get it
  9. carrkool

    carrkool Heavy Load Member

    May 10, 2012
    adah, pa
    and you can go online veiw your statement see what tolls have cleared and what they cost, add funds as needed
  10. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    Houston, TX

    Yeah most companies go through NYS Thruway Authority
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