Heading To Greenvale, NY

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Jamie's Comment
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So my next load assignment tomorrow has me heading into Greenvale, NY which will be the closest I've been into the New York City area since I've gotten into trucking, they have me picking up a load to t-call at a yard in PA. Which due to tomorrows winter forecast, we shall see how that goes.

Is there anything I should know heading that way? The location doesn't seem very far off interstate i495, so I don't believe I have much to worry about.

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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I would like to add, I have gone by New York City on i95, but I have never actually been anywhere down that way.

Turtle's Comment
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That's Long Island, which in itself isn't so bad. Getting there can be the tough part, however. Depending on your route in, and the time of day you're coming in, you can hit some pretty good traffic.

Plan your route well in advance, and stay super sharp and focused while executing that plan. The last thing you want is to miss a turn, and then have to scramble on the fly to reroute yourself.

Which direction are you coming in from?

Jamie's Comment
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That's Long Island, which in itself isn't so bad. Getting there can be the tough part, however. Depending on your route in, and the time of day you're coming in, you can hit some pretty good traffic.

Plan your route well in advance, and stay super sharp and focused while executing that plan. The last thing you want is to miss a turn, and then have to scramble on the fly to reroute yourself.

Which direction are you coming in from?

I'll be coming in from Harriman, NY, my current appointment is at 0500 in the morning, and I have basically all day to pickup the next load, so I don't plan to head to far so early in the morning, depending on when I'm done with this one.

Jamie's Comment
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Crete does a pretty good job at sending a decent route to the customer general location, but once off the highway/interstate, you're on your own to make it there safely. But I do plan to find the best route tonight and while I'm getting unloaded in the morning.

Interstate:

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

Turtle's Comment
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That'll be easy peasy coming from the north. 87, 287, 95south to 695 over the throgs neck bridge, which links you up with 495 out to greenvale. No sweat, just watch for brake lights up ahead. The throgs neck bridge starts out as three lanes. Be in the middle lane. It'll get reduced down to two due to construction, but just stay where you are and it'll put you right where you need to be on the other side. After that, the exit for 495 gets bottlenecked at times. just pay attention to the idiots around you and you'll be fine.

Turtle's Comment
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Another tip:

As you're coming down 95 South approaching the 695/95 split, you want to be in the second lane from the left. Miss that split and it's a PITA to get pointed back in the right direction. Not impossible, just a pain.

Jamie's Comment
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Made it there and out this morning, got there around 0730ish and it was quick drop and hook. I didn't make it far due to the snow storm, I took a 55 mile detour to get a parking spot since NJ currently has a full CMV ban in place on most interstates.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Interstate:

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

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

PackRat's Comment
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Glad you made it there and departed safely Jamie!

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Turtle's Comment
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Indeed. Headed down there myself in a couple. Three stops on the island, and a dh back to Johnstown. Yummy

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