Parking Between Pottsville PA And Edison NJ

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Pete E Pothole's Comment
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So I'm at consignee , getting loaded in the morning in Edison, NJ. At this time of day I'm assuming parking will be scarce, and trucker path wont show me any of the places to park. Brings up the map but no truck stops. Any suggestions?

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

G-Town's Comment
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Are you headed to Edison from Pottsville or the opposite?

I frequently run from Pottsville PA to Central - North Jersey Walmart's. The easiest place to park is on I-476, Lehigh Valley Service Plaza. It's 90 minutes from Pottsville, 2 hours from Edison and in my 6+ years of running WM Dedicated, it has only filled up one time I can recall when I needed to shutdown there. The only thing missing is showers...

I use I-476 S from I-78 E all the time. Provide a bit more info and I am certain I can find you a spot depending on where you will be.

G-Town's Comment
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...if you need to shutdown in Edison for the night, use the Edison Walmart. Park in back near the loading dock area. There are usually trucks there.

Address is 2220 NJ-27, Edison NJ (close to exit off I-287) Call then to make sure they still allow truck parking (I've never shutdown there, although I see trucks parked behind it all the time). Phone # is 732-650-1297, ask for a Manager or Asst. Manager on duty. Use Google Maps for an overhead satellite view.

Your other Walmart option that I know allows truck parking is behind the Piscataway NJ store, which is close to Edison. Google it (trickier to enter) and look at the Satellite view because you'll need to enter an access road off Stelton Rd called Seeley Ave., follow it past lots on your left until you come to a T, stop sign. Make a right and go behind the store until after making a left after the grocery dock (say "hi" if I'm there, LOL) until you get to a huge lot near the GM dock. Lock your doors. Address is: 1303 Centennial Ave, Piscataway NJ, 732-562-1771.

G-Town's Comment
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...so I am posting now this because I'm about to leave my last stop headed to a backhaul...won't be back online for several hours...

If your consignee is in Pottsville PA and you are short on hours; I am assuming you are near PA Rt 6. Just 2 miles south of the I-81 exit, in the town of St. Clair there is a huge Walmart that allows truck parking in the front parking lot closest to Dunkin' Donuts and also back. Its the first light after the brief 9% downhill drive that features several 25mph, off-camber curves (believe it). You should have plenty of room in their lot (unless for future reference it's Christmas Eve or Black Friday) . There are usually trucks parked there, many times Walmart rigs (Swift, WMPF and Covenant) because it's only 5 miles from the DC and .

Second option also on 61 but further south in Hamburg PA, is the Cabela's just 1/8th of a mile north of the I-78 interchange. I have parked there more times than I remember, others on this forum have too (Old School). It's safe, quite and there are two huge lots at the top of the hill just past the Cabela's store. There are always trucks there but I've never seen it full. Good restaurant in the Cabela's for breakfast and coffee.

Good luck...you've got numerous options now.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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I was actually north of Pottsville, but getting down to 61, I took the 209 tour through the city. Ended up heading west to a flying j in Myerstown on I 78, the loves in Shartlesville was a zoo. I figured heading east could've ended up in sitting in a lot of traffic. Thank you for all of the suggestions and if I ever say anything about coming back to pottsville remind me about the 209 tour so I dont do it again.

The drive in on 54 and 901 was quite nice though.

G-Town's Comment
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Yeah Pete...209, you experienced something I haven’t. Lots of country secondaries in the mountains. Some like 54 are truck friendly and a nice drive. Others, not so much.

Glad you made it through and found a safe place to park.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Yeah Pete...209, you experienced something I haven’t. Lots of country secondaries in the mountains. Some like 54 are truck friendly and a nice drive. Others, not so much.

Glad you made it through and found a safe place to park.

I thought about that Cabelas as I passed it, but saw something recently where someone posted something about them changing truck policy. Wasnt sure if this was one of those places, and didnt want to risk pulling in and not being able to get out at 5 pm ish.

Got up early, appt window was 0800 to 1730. Pulled into guard shack at 815 and got a QC message while I was driving that said they dont want you there til 1400. So the Walmart in Edison is nice. Hope you all have a great day.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Yeah Pete...209, you experienced something I haven’t. Lots of country secondaries in the mountains. Some like 54 are truck friendly and a nice drive. Others, not so much.

Glad you made it through and found a safe place to park.

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I thought about that Cabelas as I passed it, but saw something recently where someone posted something about them changing truck policy. Wasnt sure if this was one of those places, and didnt want to risk pulling in and not being able to get out at 5 pm ish.

Got up early, appt window was 0800 to 1730. Pulled into guard shack at 815 and got a QC message while I was driving that said they dont want you there til 1400. So the Walmart in Edison is nice. Hope you all have a great day.

I’ve not heard that about Cabelas. I’ll check in that. Thanks.

The Walmart on Tilden Rd in Hamburg, no more than a 1/4 mile north on 61 from Cabelas is also an option.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I've parked at that Cabella's before. Not recently, but no issues doing it previously .

G-Town's Comment
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I've parked at that Cabella's before. Not recently, but no issues doing it previously .

Ditto here. Been at least 9 months since I did a 10 hour break in their lot. I did however take a 30 minute break there back in the late spring and didn't notice anything posted.

Next time I'm past it, time permitting I'll take a swing in and do a lap through the lot to see if anything is posted prohibiting overnight parking.

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