Hunts Point

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Ryan B.'s Comment
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Ok, I have a two-stop delivery tomorrow afternoon and then Thursday morning. Going from Elizabethville, PA (1st delivery) to Hunts Point, Bronx, NY. This is my first time taking a load to Hunts Point. Checking it out with GPS (truck version, of course) it has me going down I-278 and making a U-Turn on the highway to go back the other way to then make a right on Whittier St. I have looked at the map where it shows that this U-Turn is supposed to happen and it doesn't look like legal maneuvering, to me. So, anyone who has delivered to Hunts Point and is familiar with getting there coming from the west, I appreciate suggestions. I will figure it out, if I must on my own, but why I figure that this is a good opportunity to share why GPS can't be relied upon 100%. Also, those drivers who have been there, you are likely able to share which highways are the better options.

Directions shown on GPS:

I-78 east to I-287 east to I-87 south to I-95 south to NY-895 south (becomes I-287?) I-287 west, U-Turn I-287 east, exit Buckner Blvd, right on Whittier St.

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Hours Of Service

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BK's Comment
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Ryan, my company goes to Hunts Point also. It’s the only ‘optional” location; every other location is forced dispatch. If we volunteer to go to Hunts, we get an extra $75 for the delivery. I’ve not had an assignment there, but one trip took me over the George Washington Bridge and past the exit to HP. Subsequently, I’ve looked at the satellite view of the HP market and it doesn’t look scary to me. I’ve also talked to several of my fellow drivers who have been there and they say it’s not a big deal. Some day I’ll go there so I can get the first hand experience. Let us know what you find out. Good luck!good-luck.gif

Banks's Comment
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You take I 78 to 287 to 87 to 95 (cross Bronx expressway) to 895 (Sheridan expressway) on to 278 (not 287) (Bruckner expressway) and that'll take you to Hunts point

Ryan B.'s Comment
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You take I 78 to 287 to 87 to 95 (cross Bronx expressway) to 895 (Sheridan expressway) on to 278 (not 287) (Bruckner expressway) and that'll take you to Hunts point

I had a dyslexic moment and typed 287 instead of 278. I was mainly just concerned with that U-Turn the GPS is showing to take on 278. How do you U-Turn on an interstate in a high traffic area? The U-Turn is supposed to be at 141st St. I have provided an image of the section of the route to which I am referring.

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Interstate:

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

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Good luck with this Ryan. Driving in that area is a serious challenge.

Safe travels.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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Good luck with this Ryan. Driving in that area is a serious challenge.

Safe travels.

Thank you. I have driven through NYC to Long Island before, but this is my first time with a load going to Hunts Point.

PackRat's Comment
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It's the largest grocery DC there is. I don't even guess at the number of docks. Essentially just about all the food products going into NYC are passing through Hunt's Point.

PackRat's Comment
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Banks's Comment
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The street name is also " Bruckner Expressway". You would make a left or right and then another left or right under the overpass. IIRC it's left and then left.

BK's Comment
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PackRat, great photo. The one thing that I’ve heard is that backing can be tight and hectic. Your photo definitely confirms that.

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