George Washington Bridge

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Troubador222's Comment
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I've seen this mentioned several times now including Old Schools great story with his over-sized load. I crossed it on my second load with my trainer. I also did it twice later on running loads. The last time I was supposed to cross it, we actually ran out of route to avoid it, coming out of RI. We paid a small toll crossing from NY into PA, but it was still cheaper than the approved toll going across the bridge, and we figured we saved about 2 hours and got the load in early. I hate it. I was lucky though and never had problems and never had to cross it at rush hour. If I could stay out of the NE, I would be a happy camper. I will take the winter driving in the NW over the NE. I am also not very fond of coming through or around Baltimore and DC. I have been in and around LA in CA a bunch of times and been in horrible rush hour traffic there, but I will still take that over the NE.

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Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Starcar's Comment
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Same here, Troup....I don't get a good vibe from anything in that corner of the world....well...except Brett...he's up there..smile.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, nobody likes driving rigs in the Northeast. It's rough. The cities up here are the oldest in the country and the population density is the highest in the country. That's a bad combination when you're driving a 70 foot long vehicle.

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