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Shaun C.'s Comment
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I just don’t know how everyone that drives the northeastern routes does it. I went into Long Island today and then Connecticut. Wasted all 11 hours along with higher blood pressure. Traffic was horrible

Heavy C's Comment
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It takes some getting used to. I wouldn't have it any other way now. I'm not sure how anyone can drive the mid west with those straight, long, flat, empty spaces. Would drive me bananas.


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Turtle's Comment
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It certainly isn't always fun, but someone has to do it. It's not so bad if you have the flexibility to drive/not drive certain times of the day. I just see it as one of the sucky parts of the job. Embrace the suck.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Being from Long Island, I feel sorry for you. In addition to traffic, there is no truck parking on the Island. You would have to be creative and hope you picked a safe place. The other big issue with the NE is lack of parking and smaller truck stops.

Turtle's Comment
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On my first delivery to the island, I stumbled across what I believe to be the only designated place for trucks to park. I-495 exit 56, westbound side. I stayed overnight once and did a 34 there. The place surprisingly never filled up. Room for 20-30 trucks, only a porta John there, but a decent gas station with Dunkin Donuts up the street. Free to park.

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JuiceBox's Comment
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Lol I stumbled across that place too. Delivered on the opposite side of 495 in the industrial park and thought I'd find myself a hole in there to hide. Found that place on a quick search but only stayed about an hour to get my next load and plan it.

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