Driving East: Nervous As Hay-ell

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mountain girl's Comment
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I might be doing something I swore I’d never do: driving to IL, OH, NY, PA, and New JERsey? Seriously?!

I’d rather drive across Wyoming in a blizzard.

I’m terrified. I’m based out of the Rockies and I’m more comfortable out west. The furthest I’ve ever gone is Louisville, and that was easy, terminal-to-terminal.

Any and all advice would be appreciated... Roads to avoid, low bridges, western mountains of PA...? Hell, I don’t even know what to look out for...


-mountain girl shocked.png shocked.png


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Look out for the ditches. In NY and NJ, dontpark on the driveways or drive on the parkways. Other than that its pretty nice out east. Plenty of truckstops. Honestly once you've been across the rockies....there are only hills out east. Relax and enjoy the ride.

PackRat's Comment
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Oh my goodness! shocked.png

Where have you been???


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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Of course your Atlas will show you low bridges and restricted routes, start on page A27.

On Trucker Path you can turn on low bridges. Then you can see them as you go.

Construction speeds are slower.

Enjoy the scenery.

mountain girl's Comment
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Hi Pakrat! Been driving on mostly dedicated lanes. You?

Oh my goodness! shocked.png

Where have you been???


PackRat's Comment
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I've been Walmart dedicated for Crete from the Cheyenne DC since the beginning of July.

Navypoppop's Comment
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Hey Mikey B.,

I,ve been on some "hills" in West Va. on US60 that would definitely qualify as mountains. And there are plenty of steep hills in a lot of states.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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Navypoppop, you got that right about US60 from Sam Black Church to Smithers. Smithers will put you 10 miles from my house over on the other side of the Kanawha River on WV61. What kills me though are the number of drivers who attempt to run WV61 from Montgomery to Oak hill who bottom out their trailers at the foot of Deepwater mountain. I don't know if they're trying to avoid the tolls on the WV Turnpike or what, but by the time Hutch's Wrecker Service gets done getting them unstuck, that toll seems like pennies lol.


Andrey's Comment
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It is an imaginary problem, just another urban legend waiting to be debunked. Other than names, all roads are the same. There are some minor differences, but they are so tiny that can be safely ignored. PA has some nice Amish food, by the way, check out some of their smorgasbords. In my opinion, this is where the good food ends - travelling NE farther towards Maine is sad, sometimes I have an impression that people in New England don't eat at all :-)

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