Hunts Point Market Stories From Back In The Day...

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  1. yuban

    yuban Medium Load Member

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  3. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    Just check your fifth wheel before you move your truck.
     
  4. Catmando

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    Water Street Market in Chicago... Not any better... Back in the day
     
  5. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

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    Only went to HP once mid 70s.
    I was a Water market guy too.
     
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  6. Catmando

    Catmando Light Load Member

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    I never went to HP.. I only heard horror stories about it..I was like you Water market guy .. I only have 2 words... unf#@#'n believable !!!
     
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  7. trucknguy

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    Waiting early a.m. 25+ years ago. One truck in front of me, 3 in back. Guy in front hauling beef. Van pulls up, 2 guys jump out with bump caps and white coats and a clipboard. They told the driver they need ten boxes of his load for QC. The moron broke the seal, they scribbled on his BOL, took the boxes and were gone with the wind. ####### driver had the whole load rejected and I never knew what happened after that.
     
  8. buzzarddriver

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    When you got off the Cross Bronx to head down Sheridan to Bruckner Expressway, you didn't stop at the red lights. Of course, not a lot of traffic at 3am, but the gangs would be there trying to pop your trailer open and throw off the boxed beef. The locking door clamps that hooked around the door rods helped, but one bunch had a power saw with a metal cutting blade, so even that wouldn't stop them. Rudy Giuliani, as mayor in the 90"s, did a lot to clean up the crime.
     
  9. Allow Me.

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    For some reason I remember guys walking around with load locks trying to sell them to drivers, obviously stolen
     
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  10. Catmando

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    ^^^^^^ I heard that ... I always wondered how many drivers ended up buying their own load locks back ...lol
     
  11. bzinger

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    I didn't start hp until about 2000 so I have no good stories .
     
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