Clarksboro, NJ , TA Truck Stop Shut Down

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BK's Comment
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Yesterday I was in Philly for a delivery. I was a day and a half early for the appointment. I hoped this little place would unload me early, but no, they told me to go away. This is in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. I guess truck drivers are not “brothers” in Philly.

So, I find out that the nearest truck stop is the TA in Clarksboro, NJ. 23 miles away from the delivery location. To get there, I had to drive through downtown Philly. Tight turns all the way. 495,000 stoplights. It took 90 minutes to go 23 miles. Ok, not a super big deal, but just annoying. Then I get to the TA the police have the entire truck stop shut down due to a hazmat spill or leak.

Thanks for letting me vent. Lol

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

PackRat's Comment
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"Embrace The Suck!"

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Navypoppop's Comment
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Paulsboro, NJ exit 18 on I-295

RealDiehl's Comment
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That is quite a coincidence. I was at a fundraising event right near there (circled in white) on Sunday. One of my friends who was also there lives in the area (blue arrow). He said he had to be temporarily evacuated bc of the spill. He asked me if I knew anything about it. I did not. I've only ever stayed at that place once. I was trying to make it home and realized I was going to be about 10mins short on hrs, so I had to stop and sleep there. 20 mins from where I live! That was annoying.

Where did you end up staying, Bruce? Did you go south to the Flying J?

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Oh. I forgot, there is a new Royal Farms with truck parking really close to that TA also. Maybe you stayed there🤷

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Look at the bright side, once you've got parked you have plenty of time to figure out how to upload photos from your recent ride along with your grandson.

BK's Comment
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That is quite a coincidence. I was at a fundraising event right near there (circled in white) on Sunday. One of my friends who was also there lives in the area (blue arrow). He said he had to be temporarily evacuated bc of the spill. He asked me if I knew anything about it. I did not. I've only ever stayed at that place once. I was trying to make it home and realized I was going to be about 10mins short on hrs, so I had to stop and sleep there. 20 mins from where I live! That was annoying.

Where did you end up staying, Bruce? Did you go south to the Flying J?

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I ended up parking at a strip mall lot in Woodbury, NJ, where I still am because I can do a complete reset before the delivery. And I did try that Royal Farm location but they don’t allow overnight parking. They said I could only park there for 5 hours at the most.

Harvey, I did manage to get one photo posted, taken in front of the mountains in Colorado Springs.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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What a coincidence.... That was my home truck stop... And I was born in Woodbury. My home was just north of the picture. My sister lived in paulsboro

BK's Comment
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What a coincidence.... That was my home truck stop... And I was born in Woodbury. My home was just north of the picture. My sister lived in paulsboro

Kearsey, that’s really cool to know! I’m not a big fan of driving in this region, but it is interesting.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Hated NJ lol was NOT a good place for good luck hahaha.....They (CRST) Wanted us to do a pick up in Newark, NJ @ Budweiser plant. For us to deliver in Chicago, ILL. Took 3 refusals for this load to finally get assigned a new load, my co driver was from Newark, and told me of the highest crime rate around! lol I told the DM's, I'm/we're the wrong color to be in either place. Wasn't scared, just not a dummy, yeah right haul out of a beer plant to Chicago? naaaaw

I grew up in L.A. County, been in bad cities during my life, Compton, Watt's,Long Beach, East LA etc all gang infested, never had any problems, because I minded my own business, and didn't look for trouble. Plus my "mean, ****ed off at the world" look served me well in such places. Even some of the gang neighborhoods I'd lived in......

1 time, in San Gabriel, me and co-worker heading home, stopped to buy some beer at a liquor store. He parked on the side of the store, in his '64 Impala SS low rider, while I went in to buy (12 am).... As I entered the door, a guy is exiting next to me. He had on dark sunglasses? he mumbled something to me in passing (had paper bag in hand) then I hear a *POP*, and felt a bullet pass my bent elbow, hitting the chip display rack......I proceed inside, only to find the 2 employees locked in the cooler, and let them out. THEN, is when it hit me, what I had walked in on.....

My buddy watched the guy run to the alley to a waiting car, with a pistol in 1 hand, and a bag in the other, jump in and take off.....Every time we'd go by this place going home after work, he joke n say "Hey, ya wanna stop for some beer??" haha NO !!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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