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

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PJ's Comment
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Dallas is worse than Houston. St.louis and indy aren't as bad because it's shorter in duration. Atlanta is horrible for 60 miles either direction. But as said any metro area will have its congestion. You learn to deal with it or go another way if possible.

Shawn's Comment
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I dont know if its the worst, but im in Philly right now. I hate it.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Ok I might not be a trucker yet (April 1st though will most likely be my first time in an orientation!) but let me tell you something now, Flying J/Pilot at exit 323 on I-81 in Virginia is TERRIBLE for parking after 6! HORRIBLE! I walked through there talking to some of the company drivers, who drove for the companies that I wanted to go work for and I mean I have seen truckers have a jolly good time trying to get parked! I even tried to help one get into a space but she couldn't so she found another. So yeah plan on being there maybe at 4 or 5 so you can get a spot! hehe. Just from my observance!

Victor C. II's Comment
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Ok I might not be a trucker yet (April 1st though will most likely be my first time in an orientation!) but let me tell you something now, Flying J/Pilot at exit 323 on I-81 in Virginia is TERRIBLE for parking after 6! HORRIBLE! I walked through there talking to some of the company drivers, who drove for the companies that I wanted to go work for and I mean I have seen truckers have a jolly good time trying to get parked! I even tried to help one get into a space but she couldn't so she found another. So yeah plan on being there maybe at 4 or 5 so you can get a spot! hehe. Just from my observance!

By the way since I forgot to mention, it is 20 minutes outside of Winchester.

MC1371's Comment
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These get overlooked due to size Seattle and Portland. They are smaller cities, but its like they haven't even tried to grow with the population.

So a simple meet and greet fender bender will back up traffic for miles.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, all cities are bad at times but my top 5 worst of the worst, in no particular order:

  • New York
  • Washington DC
  • Atlanta
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
ChickieMonster's Comment
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I haven't seen anyone mention Austin.

Austin is my sworn enemy considering how often we run to Laredo. Too many people, not enough road. And there is no outer loop road to take except the toll road, which we aren't allowed to take.

It doesn't matter what time during the week you run through, except maybe 4 am. It starts slowing down around Georgetown north of the city and doesn't get any better until you hit San Marcos 60 miles south...

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Sambo's Comment
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Keep in mind, limited experience here:

While LA may have a lot of congestion, I'd almost rather drive it than up around Baltimore. Went through there a couple of weeks ago and traffic was heavy, but what made it worse is nobody would let you merge when you needed to.

At least in LA, I found that people would leave space if you needed to change lanes.

Congestion aside, cities that are difficult to navigate, I'd have to put Dallas near the top. With all of the construction, Jersey barriers, weird lane shifts, it's a mess right now. Will be glad when they finish all that up.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Chicago for me but I hate Houston

Renegade's Comment
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Yeah, all cities are bad at times but my top 5 worst of the worst, in no particular order:

  • New York
  • Washington DC
  • Atlanta
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago

I can see how all of those would be down right awful. Never been to New York or D.C. but I've driven in LA, Chicago, and Atlanta...they're pretty bad. Chickie...I've been to Austin a few times in a four wheeler and you're right it's pretty bad. It reminds me a lot of Jackson MS because the infrastructure of highways and interstates doesn't seem to be able to support the amount of people living in the area or commuting through the city.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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