Mount Vernon, NY Tonight. Any Tips?

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Banks's Comment
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The picture also has the Bruckner as 95, which is wrong. The Bruckner is 278 in the Bronx and the Brooklyn queens expressway in Brooklyn and queens. All legal for 53 foot trailers.

Dennis L's Comment
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Just to follow up that I successfully made the delivery this morning in Mount Vernon. I took the I287 to I87 route. Worked very well. Relatively light traffic.

I arrived to customer at 06:35 EDT (appointment at 07:00). Put me in a dock right away and got unloaded fast.

Customer rejected 6 damaged cases of frozen potato products. The boxes have holes in them. I’m cleared to dispose of them by our Claims agent.

I drove 33 miles out of the city to the Sloatsburg Service Area on I87N. Nearest secure parking that I could find. I’m taking a 10 hour break while waiting for my next trip assignment.

This is second trip in a row without an early pre-plan. I think indicates the freight economy slow down. I hope Dales can find me something to pickup in upstate MY rather than in the city.

The driving in these older eastern cities is very challenging due to narrow streets with cars parallel parked. No room for wide squared off turns.

I had to work a right turn very carefully to avoid hitting a parked car. I will say that the other drivers cooperated with me. No one honked or flipped me the bird while I had traffic blocked for a few minutes. One lady gave me a thumbs up for getting it done!

The traffic on I87S into the city was backed up bad as I traveled north out of the danger zone.

James H.'s Comment
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The picture also has the Bruckner as 95, which is wrong. The Bruckner is 278 in the Bronx and the Brooklyn queens expressway in Brooklyn and queens. All legal for 53 foot trailers.

Interstate highways change names frequently in New York. The I-95 designation is applied to the Cross Bronx Expressway from the GWB to its interchange with the Bruckner. East of there I-95 continues as the Bruckner and then the New England Thruway, and the Cross Bronx becomes I-295 as it goes to the Throgs Neck Bridge. The I-278 designation is applied, from west to east, to the Staten Island, Gowanus, Brooklyn-Queens, and Bruckner Expressways.

Which is why my trainer insisted I stop referring to these highways by name, and just use the number.

Interstate:

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

Banks's Comment
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Good stuff, Dennis. You'll be regular New Yorker in no time. Get used to getting a kawfee and tawking like Joe Pesci smile.gif

Interstate highways change names frequently in New York. The I-95 designation is applied to the Cross Bronx Expressway from the GWB to its interchange with the Bruckner. East of there I-95 continues as the Bruckner and then the New England Thruway, and the Cross Bronx becomes I-295 as it goes to the Throgs Neck Bridge. The I-278 designation is applied, from west to east, to the Staten Island, Gowanus, Brooklyn-Queens, and Bruckner Expressways.

You're wrong on a lot of that, but I'm not going to get into it. I'm referring to the picture you posted.. It uses both names and numbers, but they don't match up and it confuse someone not familiar with area. If you look at the Truck Route map, it allows 53 foot trailers on the Major Deegan expressway.

I'm not trying to hurt your chops, but you're wrong and you insist on doubling down on being wrong. As Packrat confirmed, there's no way to get to Hunts Point market (where most trucks in the Bronx go) using your reference. If somebody that's never been through the area uses your reference, they're in for a long day.

Interstate:

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

Klutch's Comment
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You should be proud. I would have refused the assignment myself, I still need more time before I get into NYC. I struggled enough in some areas of NJ.

Dennis L's Comment
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Fortunately I wasn’t actually in NYC because I approached from the north.

The side streets were like those in Philly that I drove during training. Yonkers Ave was in terrible condition.

My next assignment came in late today. It is a doozy that will fill my entire next pay week.

I’m taking a Hazmat load tomorrow morning from Rosenhayn, NJ to deliver on 6/28 in Fresno and San Leandro, CA. A total of 3,141 paid miles.

The trip is basically a series of 3 fuel stops getting me to CA then first stop in Fresno followed by another fuel stop and ends in San Leandro on the bay.

I’ve mapped the trip out estimating 3,203 miles. I’ve been driving since 6/15, so My recaps kick in tonight and look adequate for the trip.

I’ll have to drive 10 hours each day. Even with this I don’t think 6/28 is realistic. Will likely end up with an ETA on 6/29. I Have plenty of time to see how the trip develops as anything can happen causing set backs.

At least I know what I’ll be doing for the next week.

I completed 2,152 paid miles for the last week. This 3,141 miles will get me up to a 2,646 miles/week average. A good start for my second month solo.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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