Traffic Around Atlanta

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Mathiasinthe573's Comment
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Hey TT friends -

Second solo week starts tomorrow. First off to the Nashville area for 4 deliveries (I'm LTL) then SC via I-24 to I-285 to I-85 around Atlanta. I know the bridge that collapsed is inside the zone we can't travel - but I'm curious if anyone has an update to how the traffic has been around the area with all the rerouting? I'll be crunched for time and I'm considering taking GA-92 and GA-140 to I-85 to bypass the potential mess, if it's a fair amount of delays.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
LDRSHIP's Comment
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Another decent way into SC is I-40 to I-26. Kinds depends where you are going in SC. I was in the northern area a few days ago and that was my route in and out.

Mathiasinthe573's Comment
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Well - since it was my first time through Atlanta, I have nothing to compare it to. So I'll just say, that in hindsight, I wish I had taken my alternative route. Took a little more than 1.5 hours to travel 20 miles around Atlanta at 07:30.

Hey TT friends -

Second solo week starts tomorrow. First off to the Nashville area for 4 deliveries (I'm LTL) then SC via I-24 to I-285 to I-85 around Atlanta. I know the bridge that collapsed is inside the zone we can't travel - but I'm curious if anyone has an update to how the traffic has been around the area with all the rerouting? I'll be crunched for time and I'm considering taking GA-92 and GA-140 to I-85 to bypass the potential mess, if it's a fair amount of delays.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
murderspolywog's Comment
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My advise would be to not drive around traffic time if it can done. Sometime you just get stuck doing it but. If I have the option I will not drive thought big city's between 0500-1000 then about 1400-1900. I will shut down early or get up late to do this. With alternate route you need to think about slow speed limit. Stop and go in the town's. It's not always faster.

Mathiasinthe573's Comment
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Absolutely - my preference, too. Just wasn't possible this time. My last delivery the night before and my first delivery that morning were spaced out just enough to get in a 10 hour rest and drive time with a very small buffer. I was pretty much forced to drive during rush hour. I could have taken an 8, but then I ran the risk of not having enough time on the other end of my appointment. It all worked out though.

My advise would be to not drive around traffic time if it can done. Sometime you just get stuck doing it but. If I have the option I will not drive thought big city's between 0500-1000 then about 1400-1900. I will shut down early or get up late to do this. With alternate route you need to think about slow speed limit. Stop and go in the town's. It's not always faster.

C T.'s Comment
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Yea if you're headed to SC from Nashville I'd try to avoid Atlanta if possible. I live outside of the city and go through there every week to get home unfortunately. You can take 40 west to 26 east and then take US25 south to 185 south to 85. There's a short 6%grade on there buts it's not bad.

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