I-88/86 Versus I-90 in NY?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by PE_T, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    So I-90 is a toll road, but how good is I-88/86? Is it like I-80 in PA or worse?
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

    2,300
    4,417
    Feb 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    0
    I'd say somewhat similar. A few hills, then the water level route.
     
    Mike2633 and PE_T Thank this.
  4. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    12,415
    39,538
    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    0
    Where ya headed ?
     
    PE_T Thanks this.
  5. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    I’m going to the northwest, and I accidentally forgot to get on I-88 to test it out for the first time. There goes $77 in tolls. Hahaha.
     
    Cabinover101 and bzinger Thank this.
  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    34,027
    41,447
    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    0
    90 generally is a good road, they run full trailer doubles. And they do well in storms, tolls match fuel burn in my day.

    On the other hand, I don't go for 90 every time. It depends on where the truck is going. I used to worry about what hills etc. But with the newer big horse engines hills are irrelevant.
     
    booley and PE_T Thank this.
  7. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    12,415
    39,538
    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    0
    Got ya ...I'm in Chicago going to Binghamton.
    94 to 20 across indiana then jump on the ohtp at the Indiana ohio line .
    Run that to exit 110 and go north on 4 to 2 east into Cleveland and 90 to 86/old 17 to bingo .
    17 is a good road a couple hills and a very pretty drive ...not a lot of traffic either .
    It can be a bastardo in the winter tho .
     
  8. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

    2,315
    3,466
    Oct 23, 2009
    Alexandria, AL
    0
    88 has a lot of hills on it between Albany and Binghamton. Then on 86 from Binghamton to Bath its mostly flat, then once you pass Bath there s quite a few big hills until you get into PA, then it flattens out and ends in a sharp curve back to 90
     
    booley, Cabinover101 and PE_T Thank this.
  9. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

    2,678
    5,695
    Oct 19, 2015
    Upstate NY
    0
    I live a few miles from I 88 and have run from Albany to Binghamton thousands of times on it since the 1980s.
    It’s a good road with a few hills but nothing drastic to worry about.
    Heck even I 90 west out of Albany has a few good hills on it like Indian castle for that matter?
    When I run west I prefer to take 88 to 86 over I 90 every time.
     
    booley, PE_T and bzinger Thank this.
  10. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

    3,914
    8,238
    Jan 24, 2014
    chicago,il
    0
    Watch out for the prics in oneonta opening that rest area looking at trucks,

    Southern tier 86, good road but watch out for open rest areas with the green,all trucks must exit sign.....

    Stick to the thruway PE trans......NY will butcher you alive on the southern tier if you don't know how to handle them guys
     
  11. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    12,415
    39,538
    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    0
    I love 17 across NY from 90 to 390 where traffic picks up a bit but nothing horrendous.
    It's like a step back in time and hard to believe you are in NY .
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted