Companies, Not Drivers, Avoiding Toll Roads

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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Keep in mind tolls differ greatly. Oklahoma is $16, the PA turnpike is $250. Huge difference. The GW bridge last inchecked was $115 and they want to up it to $150. This studd adds up especially if running Northeast regional.

Smart oo and lo avoid tolls. Primes computer sends us a route avoiding tolls. It will run me avross US 30 and up I 65 to avoid the OH turnpike tolls. No one says anything if i take them, but the profitability of the truck plays a role in this. No complaints about productive trucks, but im.sure they get on some people.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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One of the minor reasons I left West Side was the inability to use tolls, sure you could get permission and pay out of pocket then get reimbursed but where I live near Chicago tolls are all but unavoidable.

Old Dominion does care when you use rolls, but they would rather you stay off the Chicago Skyway as it is expensive for trucks.

Turtle's Comment
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Primes computer sends us a route avoiding tolls.

That's funny because my experience has been quite the opposite. My routing seems to prefer that I take all the toll roads, regardless of cost, distance, or other factors. My QC will pick a tolled interstate over a US hwy just about every time. I've been routed over the GW more times than I can count, yet most of the time I'll shoot around via the Tappan Zee, saving my time and Prime's money.

Interstate:

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

Jamie's Comment
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Primes computer sends us a route avoiding tolls.

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That's funny because my experience has been quite the opposite. My routing seems to prefer that I take all the toll roads, regardless of cost, distance, or other factors. My QC will pick a tolled interstate over a US hwy just about every time. I've been routed over the GW more times than I can count, yet most of the time I'll shoot around via the Tappan Zee, saving my time and Prime's money.

I've been on a lot of roll roads lately even with the route Schneider provides, they routed me across the GW twice in one day before. I didn't know it costed that much to go across it. rofl-3.gif

Interstate:

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

TWIC:

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.

RealDiehl's Comment
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At us xpress they tended to avoid tolls roads whenever possible. For example, going from South Jersey to Western PA it's easiest just to get on the turnpike north of Philadelphia. However, their GPS didn't put me on the turnpike until I got to Carlisle, PA. Going up to the NY thruway, they avoided the NJ turnpike as well. I did use the turnpikes if time was an issue. Never gave me a reprimand for it.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Primes computer sends us a route avoiding tolls.

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That's funny because my experience has been quite the opposite. My routing seems to prefer that I take all the toll roads, regardless of cost, distance, or other factors. My QC will pick a tolled interstate over a US hwy just about every time. I've been routed over the GW more times than I can count, yet most of the time I'll shoot around via the Tappan Zee, saving my time and Prime's money.

The Macro 27, not the NavGo.

Now that i said that, the routing always sends me to the GW. i avoid it. lol

i do what i want

Interstate:

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

RealDiehl's Comment
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Primes computer sends us a route avoiding tolls.

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That's funny because my experience has been quite the opposite. My routing seems to prefer that I take all the toll roads, regardless of cost, distance, or other factors. My QC will pick a tolled interstate over a US hwy just about every time. I've been routed over the GW more times than I can count, yet most of the time I'll shoot around via the Tappan Zee, saving my time and Prime's money.

I'm riding with a lease driver so he is constantly avoiding those toll roads that Prime's directions route us on. embarrassed.gif

Interstate:

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Susan D. 's Comment
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We have EZ Pass for tolls but send in a macro when we use a toll road during a trip. Our route suggestions sometimes includes toll roads and sometimes avoids them. Like Schneider we can choose our own route but try to avoid lots of out of route miles.

This morning I'd requested to run I80 through Chicago but was going to hit major traffic snags (construction and accidents) on 465 north in indy and made an executive decision to completely bypass Chicago because it would have made me extremely late to my appointment at Costco DC in Morris IL. I instead went to I74 in indy and north on IL 47. Made it just in time. Yeah it added 70 miles? But saved the delivery from getting rescheduled by Costco. Oh well lol.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Junkyard K9, I see you got a new photo. Nice! That’s not Photoshopped is it? LOL

No Photoshop. Picture from this Christmas, funny thing is the younger one that looks so small in the picture is actually 5'9" and her sister six years older there's only 5'4"... their mother is 10 years younger than me. I started late in life having kids and driving truck.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Junkyard k9, Just kidding you. Nice family photo. But daughters are worrisome, I know from experience

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