87S To 88W

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Andrey's Comment
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For some reason my Garmin loves I90 so much that it switches routes every time when it is anywhere near. Never asks me to confirm. I am OK with I90 everywhere except NY, my company doesn't allow it. Recently I started driving more between VT and OH, coming south via I87. In Albany I need to take I88W, then I86 and so on. I would appreciate an advice how to do that avoiding I90.

PJ's Comment
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Set it to avoid toll roads. Should work out. I use a rand mcnally so not really up on the settings in garmin.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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In my Garmin: Go to Settings ---> Navigation---> Click down arrow to Toll Roads, click off. Will route you around them.

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Turtle's Comment
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From 87s to 88w you can take 90w and there is no toll assessed. Seriously, they give you a free pass for that segment. The toll on 90 is zero from 87 to exit 25A, which is I-88.

Bklyn Dreams's Comment
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I'm confused. You're allowed to use I-87 which is a toll road but not I-90 for maybe 10 miles to get to I-88? Going local in that area sucks big time!!

I had to do it cause the ramp for I-90 from I-87 was closed. It sucked! I-87 South to I-787 N to NY-7 west to I-890 to I-90 to I-88. Not sure if you can legally bypass I-90 by staying on NY-7. Good luck.

Turtle's Comment
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You're allowed to use I-87 which is a toll road

The section of I-87 Andrey is talking about is north from Albany, and there is no toll on that section all the way to Canada. It's called the Adirondack Northway.

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Bklyn Dreams's Comment
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You're allowed to use I-87 which is a toll road

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The section of I-87 Andrey is talking about is north from Albany, and there is no toll on that section all the way to Canada. It's called the Adirondack Northway.

As many times (Ben & Jerry's) as I've been up that way, I hadn't noticed that. 😳 Do you know if we can stay on NY-7 between I-890 & Rotterdam?

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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.

Turtle's Comment
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Yes, you can. I travel that way often when delivering the Latham and Rotterdam stores. 7 will bring you right out to the Pilot on 88

Turtle's Comment
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Of course, from the way you described. 787 n would have brought you right up to where you could have just hopped on 90 West.

Bklyn Dreams's Comment
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Of course, from the way you described. 787 n would have brought you right up to where you could have just hopped on 90 West.

Troopers had I-90 ramps closed. Wish I had known about 7 earlier. Rand McNally rerouted me that way I described.

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