Most Congested City You've Hauled Freight To Or From.

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Renegade's Comment
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What is the most congested city you've hauled freight to or from besides New York City? I'm talking about the worst traffic and truck stops that always seem to be full. A city that you just absolutely hate to get a load to.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Congestion is congestion. It all kinda becomes the same. I've been to Brooklyn during the day time, waiting 45 minutes in between intersections - with a traffic cop. Early morning DC traffic is fun. Early morning Philly traffic on the "Sure-kill" Expressway is fun. I've heard Atlanta and LA is a great big party. At least NYC becomes quiet at night on the major expressways.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I have been to Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami. All 3 can be stressful to deal with. One place I really dislike is Memphis. It is nearly a tie between Memphis and Atlanta for the most rude inconsiderate 4-wheelers in the South. At least in my opinion.

Renegade's Comment
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Had a friend that drives for FedEx Freight tell me that Houston is pretty bad and that the truck stops are nice but stay full most of the time.

G-Town's Comment
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6 String wrote:

Early morning Philly traffic on the "Sure-kill" Expressway is fun.

I'll second that pick and add anywhere in North Jersey during rush hour. I80 & I287 can be parking lots.

C T.'s Comment
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I'm going with Chicago. I live by Atlanta so I'm used to it I guess. CHI is just terrible, add in the low clearance bridges on every block, docks designed during the ice age, it's fun for the whole family

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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LA or the Bay Area. Anytime between 5 am and 9 pm, you can always count on adding at least an extra hour, if not two, to your travel time. And forget about parking in the Bay Area--there is none. The nearest truck stops are in Dunnigan or Lodi. At least in the LA area there are truck stops out in Colton and Ontario, although good luck finding a spot after 5 pm.

Deb R.'s Comment
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I agree with 6 string, congestion is congestion. I find parking near Atlanta to be very challenging. LA can be boring because of the walls lining the roads, there is nothing to see. If stuck in Chicago traffic, at least there is tons to look at! I really dislike Vegas at night because the lights are blinding and the other drivers are either distracted or aggressive.

Gladhand's Comment
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Definitely Los Angeles and Denver for me. In denver you are better off paying for a parking spot in advance or you will not get one. I'll never forget the day I got a straight back spot at 6pm in denver. Now that I think of it I should have bought a lottery ticket that day haha.

Renegade's Comment
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I haven't heard anybody mention Dallas, Indianapolis, St Louis, Pittsburg, Cleveland, Phoenix, or Detroit. So I'm assuming those cities aren't that bad.


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