Whats the best way to get to this location

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by easternguy101, Nov 25, 2023.

  1. easternguy101

    easternguy101 Light Load Member

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    On Monday , I am heading to
    421 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
    From the port of Baltimore.
    Trucker path wants me to take ex # 56 MD 144 st Patrick street.
    I see lots of trees and unsure about these wires etc. I cant find info on restrictions and my road atlas doesnt list it under restrictions.
    I am thinking to take ex#54 and follow East steet then make a right into MD144
    I am hualing a 40ft con.
    How do you navigate this ?.
    I am going to bettery one..
     
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  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    If MD 144 is not restricted, take that route. In a big truck, its best to follow the marked highways. Route yourself using your atlas and Google Maps. Put Google maps in satellite mode and look around.
     
  4. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    If the driver takes MD 144 -- said driver will very likely tear up some low-hanging trees/limbs (see street views). :eek:

    Exit 54 is likely a better choice.

    Let us know how it "turns out"....:p :D

    -- L
     
  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    What's this 'Atlas' thing you speak of . . . ?
     
  6. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Lol ha!!!! The original Rand McNally
     
  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I used it when I first started driving, because many of the multi stop loads were in the north east.

    The section at the front that lists the 'low clearance locations' by state and route were super helpful.

    That, and the fact all the truck routes and STAA (whatever that means) were highlighted - well, fun and games on a Friday afternoon researching the route so that Mon-Tues were less, err - painful.
     
  8. easternguy101

    easternguy101 Light Load Member

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    I dont see restrictions , but the street view shows lots of trees and a bit sketchy..
     
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  9. easternguy101

    easternguy101 Light Load Member

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    I am leaning towards Exit 54. It might complicate matter getting into the back of the store .
     
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  10. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Don’t forget frost laws. Usually cuts weight limit in half during cold weather months. And what is a STAA route? Approved part of the 53’ network?
     
  11. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Oh yeah, even to this day that atlas still helps me. I use Google maps to explore an area, but I drive with no navigation whatsoever..the atlas tells you everything you need to know. I just never found it necessary to purchase a GPS. Maybe I'm just weird like that.
     
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