I-95 South

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JaMere W.'s Comment
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Hey pray all is well. I drive from Massachusetts alot. When I'm going down south it wants me to go I 95 and go thru ny and take the gw bridge. Just wanna see if yall know any alternatives and suggestions.

Banks's Comment
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Hey pray all is well. I drive from Massachusetts alot. When I'm going down south it wants me to go I 95 and go thru ny and take the gw bridge. Just wanna see if yall know any alternatives and suggestions.

For a truck that's your best bet. The other option would be taking the BQE to the Verrazano, but that's a lot more miles and a lot more traffic. Not worth the headache.

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andhe78's Comment
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Tappan Zee.

PackRat's Comment
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Tappan Zee.

+1

Turtle's Comment
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Tappan Zee for sure.

Depending on where in Mass you'll be coming from and where down south you'll be going, you'll take 287 over the Tappan Zee, continue down to 78west, take that over to Harrisburg, PA and pick up 81south, run that all the way down to 77south, that'll bring you through Charlotte and into Columbia, SC where you'll pick up 26east, and that'll bring you back over to 95 for points south.

Adds 65 miles to the trip, but saves tons of time and headache rolling through NYC, balt, philly, DC, etc.

There are several options if you wanted to cut over to 95 sooner, like for Richmond or wherever.

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A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

JaMere W.'s Comment
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I was in Norton, Massachusetts. At ap exhaust technology. I was headed towards Henderson nc

Tappan Zee for sure.

Depending on where in Mass you'll be coming from and where down south you'll be going, you'll take 287 over the Tappan Zee, continue down to 78west, take that over to Harrisburg, PA and pick up 81south, run that all the way down to 77south, that'll bring you through Charlotte and into Columbia, SC where you'll pick up 26east, and that'll bring you back over to 95 for points south.

Adds 65 miles to the trip, but saves tons of time and headache rolling through NYC, balt, philly, DC, etc.

There are several options if you wanted to cut over to 95 sooner, like for Richmond or wherever.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Turtle's Comment
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I was in Norton, Massachusetts. At ap exhaust technology. I was headed towards Henderson nc

There are a few variables from there, but I would choose from mainly two.

First option is to run straight down 95 through nyc and south. That route is around 670 miles to the rcvr.

Second option is to go from norton up to 90, then 84, then 684 down to the route I described. I would cut over from Winchester, VA via US50 and US17 back over to 95 South. This would be a total of 740ish miles.

Option 2 would add 70ish miles to the trip, but would avoid all of the headache that comes with the northeast 95 corridor.

I have a deep-seeded hatred for 95 anywhere north of Richmond. I've had so many bad traffic-related experiences up there, and I avoid it whenever possible. However, if I can plan my trip to roll through there at night, it's not usually a problem.

My company gives me enough flexibility to route myself as I see fit, within reason of course. There's no question that I'll always go with option 2. It's a nice quiet route, with little to no traffic. Of course you would have to make sure your company is ok with you routing yourself in this way.

Your results may vary...

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DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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I have a deep-seeded hatred for 95 anywhere north of Richmond. I've had so many bad traffic-related experiences up there, and I avoid it whenever possible. However, if I can plan my trip to roll through there at night, it's not usually a problem.

100% dead on, and I could not agree more!

Navypoppop's Comment
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Listen to Turtle. His directions are right on to avoid the hassles of NY to Richmond, Va. That has to be the worst area in USA and contributes to ulcers, indigestion and road rage thoughts.

JaMere W.'s Comment
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i really appreciate that help honestly. It was a headache friday trying to come down the road. The ny traffic was horrific and then Baltimore wasnt any better. ill definetly be putting this out there for them to look at i appreciate the info

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I was in Norton, Massachusetts. At ap exhaust technology. I was headed towards Henderson nc

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There are a few variables from there, but I would choose from mainly two.

really

First option is to run straight down 95 through nyc and south. That route is around 670 miles to the rcvr.

Second option is to go from norton up to 90, then 84, then 684 down to the route I described. I would cut over from Winchester, VA via US50 and US17 back over to 95 South. This would be a total of 740ish miles.

Option 2 would add 70ish miles to the trip, but would avoid all of the headache that comes with the northeast 95 corridor.

I have a deep-seeded hatred for 95 anywhere north of Richmond. I've had so many bad traffic-related experiences up there, and I avoid it whenever possible. However, if I can plan my trip to roll through there at night, it's not usually a problem.

My company gives me enough flexibility to route myself as I see fit, within reason of course. There's no question that I'll always go with option 2. It's a nice quiet route, with little to no traffic. Of course you would have to make sure your compas ok with you routing yourself in this way.

Your results may vary...

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DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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.

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