Shaffer: FORCED NY City!

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  1. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    I've done Brooklyn/Queens/Yonkers/etc, but never Manhattan, and to be honest, don't care to. But I don't mind the burroughs and LI.

    Only problem is now, since we've gone to e-logs, you can lose a bunch of time in traffic just going through the area on 95, so I'm not as accommodating to doing it like before. But I also don't run that area very often, so the occasional foray into NYC isn't bad...and it does pay extra, along with terrific food!
     
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  3. hotrod1653

    hotrod1653 Road Train Member

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    Having done the "3 majors"., Ny La and Chicago... I will say prefer La. Reason for that is i have family in the La area and know it pretty well. I figure i will eventually go back to NYC. Chicago? It isnt to bad, if you know where the low clearences are. I figured another way, if you don't have a map is to call someone like O'Hare towing. They can tell you where most, if not all low clearences are... :biggrin_25525:
     
  4. REDD

    REDD The Legend

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    As they are towing you out from underneath of one..... :biggrin_2559:
     
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  5. Rollover the Original

    Rollover the Original Road Train Member

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    Ya beat me to it!
    OR they "goof" and send you down one anyway and are sitting there waiting for you to "pop a top"!
    :biggrin_25514::biggrin_2555::biggrin_25513::biggrin_25525:
     
  6. Rollover the Original

    Rollover the Original Road Train Member

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  7. SLCTrucker

    SLCTrucker Medium Load Member

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    Most companies have a forced dispatch policy if your a company driver...

    No they cant make you go but refuse a load and see what happens...
     
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  8. zentrucking

    zentrucking Road Train Member

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    NYC ... who needs it? ... just as soon work somewhere that never runs it - and for those that do - let them have it.
     
  9. psdmz

    psdmz Bobtail Member

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    im a newbie and i cant wait to drive in new york
     
  10. otherhalftw

    otherhalftw R.I.P.

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    But you're from Jersey...of course you already know the area!

    Keep in mind, some of the drivers from the west coast have never even driven Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco...some think that Boise or Salt Lake City are big cities! It is quite an experience to finally get to see parts of this country that they have only read about or seen pictures of, or seen them in movies. Now add in the "scary" reports of people jumping on your side steps and threatening to rob you right on the street...the horrible traffic congestion, the excessive tolls to get across the GW Bridge...and the low clearances....can become quite the terror if one over estimates the experience!
     
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  11. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    I know many of the bridges in the Windy are mismarked. They lower the street, and forget to change the signs! Several on Western Avenue that way.
    Detroit is also bad for low clearances.
     
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