Some states are designed for trucking.. and some are not.

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  1. Humbretrucking

    Humbretrucking Light Load Member

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    I did not want to be one of the guys to talk bad about driving to New York.. however I must say it was very challenging for me , the whole day was swamped by traffic.. It took me forever to find the I95 ( my location was syosett NY) I even missed my turn.. yes I had to go all the way around just to get back on track.. rand McNally lost signal in traffic several times.. I eventually made it out I don’t think I will be there for a while.. unless there is a part that is not as bad.. I mean turns were super tight.. I felt I had no business there in a semi truck. Thankfully no one was hurt nor damage to the equipment.
    I will like to know what part of New York is good to drive in ? What on the east coast should I absolutely avoid???
    Thanks for any advice in advance.. drive safe everyone. FYI it took 8 hours for me to leave New York... also tolls were 160 each way
     
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  3. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    If you're not from there the whole Northeast is bad. New York City is the worst North Jersey is also a really bad but the Northeast was not built for tractor trailers. From Philadelphia to Boston none of it was made for tractor trailers.

    But New York City is the epicenter of driving insanity.
     
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  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    There’s lots of pages I rip out immediately after purchasing my RM paper version.
     
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  5. Lite bug

    Lite bug Road Train Member

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    I do not miss that. If I ever go again i will not be trucking.
     
  6. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    That's why, when going into such places, you plan ahead, knowing turn by turn where you're going. Look it up on Google Earth, or Google maps. Look for landmarks at each turn.

    I don't do the city anymore, but when I did, before I started the truck I knew exactly where I was going. I never blindly followed GPS, it can't keep up in cities
     
  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I quit NYC after 9/11. For a while it was a pain to get into it. But as far as driving in the downtown of the big city, I'll take NYC over Boston or Philly any day.
     
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  8. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    Never did Boston, been all around it from Peabody to Quincy, that was enough for me. Philly really don't bother me much. NYC is what it is, and you just make the best of it.

    The place I truly hate? Baltimore/ DC area. I'd rather gouge my eyes out than go to that fustercluck.
     
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  9. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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  10. black_dog106

    black_dog106 Road Train Member

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    Never been there ...I hear L. A. Sucks.
     
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    Make sure Prepass funded full to go in/out
     
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