South Jersey To Long Island Trip Planning Help

Topic 12839 | Page 1

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:
BigCountry's Comment
member avatar

I have a delivery 0700 Monday morning in southern New Jersey. By the time I get unloaded, retarped, restrapped, it will be around 8 am. I need to deliver to Hauppauge NY (long island) the same day. I am travelling to long island via gw bridge, long island expressway.

If I leave jersey around 9 am, will I hit major congestion or traffic issues?

Once I get to long island, I have to head up to Connecticut via 95. If I run out of hours, is there any decent place to park in long island? I didn't see any truck stops.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Scott O.'s Comment
member avatar

I have a delivery 0700 Monday morning in southern New Jersey. By the time I get unloaded, retarped, restrapped, it will be around 8 am. I need to deliver to Hauppauge NY (long island) the same day. I am travelling to long island via gw bridge, long island expressway.

If I leave jersey around 9 am, will I hit major congestion or traffic issues?

Once I get to long island, I have to head up to Connecticut via 95. If I run out of hours, is there any decent place to park in long island? I didn't see any truck stops.

Any insight would be appreciated.

If you have a smart phone download truckers path. Its free and it shows you almost every truck stop Walmart weigh station on the map that's near you...

I can't help with your trip plan cuz never been there...sorry..

BigCountry's Comment
member avatar

I already have the app, but the only thing listed is an 8 spot parking area!

Thanks for your reponse.

Scott O.'s Comment
member avatar

I already have the app, but the only thing listed is an 8 spot parking area!

Thanks for your reponse.

You can add walmarts and look for weigh stations to park at

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
member avatar

None, none and none. No truck stops, no Walmart stores to park at and no weigh stations.

Traffic shouldn't be too bad at the time you'll be coming across the bridge unless there's an accident on the bridge. I'm sure you already have your trip plotted but if not, 95n to 295 across the Throgs Neck bridge then 495 e will get you right to Hauppauge with no problems. There are a few places here and there where you can pull off the highway to park but not a lot of them.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
member avatar

Hey Big Country, First, I would always give myself at least 2 hrs for loading/unloading and tarping. If you have never been there then I would add 2 more hours (4 total) to compensate for whatever. So, if you burn over 7 hrs (including driving) then you still have the driving hours with about 7 remaining on the 14. How far can you get in 7 hrs?

That is how I plan my next move. Always have a first choice and a back up location in mind just in case. Planning ahead will save your butt and make your driving life easier.

BigCountry's Comment
member avatar

My drop off in Long Island consists of two stops (10 min apart) and unloading of a couple of 100 pound boxes. I hope it won't take too long and I can head up to my fuel stop for the night in CT. I know the truck stops on the east coast get packed very quickly.

Thanks for the help Robert and RT!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
member avatar

Anytime!! I'm on the island once a well at least, soI'm used to knowing when to go in and out and how to get around the easiest. If you ever have to go to the south end of Manhattan, plan on at least 3 hours to go from the bridge to your location and back out. It's drive 2 blocks, stop for a light. Throw in the traffic on top and it's a trial in patience.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

BigCountry's Comment
member avatar

This might be a silly question regarding the tolls on gw bridge and 295....

My truck already has ez pass which covers this area. Is there an extra bridge toll which I need to pay out of pocket or will the ez pass cover it?

6 string rhythm's Comment
member avatar

Anytime!! I'm on the island once a well at least, soI'm used to knowing when to go in and out and how to get around the easiest. If you ever have to go to the south end of Manhattan, plan on at least 3 hours to go from the bridge to your location and back out. It's drive 2 blocks, stop for a light. Throw in the traffic on top and it's a trial in patience.

Patience indeed. Brooklyn and Long Island in the middle of the day ain't no joke. I've already waited 45 minutes in between one traffic light off the BQE.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Page 1 of 2 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More