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PackRat'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.

That place is nuts! Just getting there driving, then checking in, finding the dock, avoiding the locals that are driving there everyday, rush, rush, rush.... Not my cup of tea. It's truly a classic to have on a driver resume, but not someplace I want to visit again. I delivered cardboard boxes there twice.

The area used to have a much worse reputation in the 60s and 70s than now but I would still be on Maximum Alert Of Surroundings. Watch out for everything once inside the compound: cars, forklifts, other trucks, pedestrians, debris on the pavement. GOAL the dock area for sharp debris prior to backing in. Windows down, radios off, constant scanning all around.

Take lots of pictures because it's really unique. It's like 5 DCs combined with 6 tight, busy truck stops at rush hour.

TWIC:

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EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Ryan B.'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.

The assistance is much appreciated.

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.

I have heard of it by reputation. Now I get to see it in person.

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

I am getting an extra $175 for going into NYC, an extra $50 for an additional stop, and an extra $60 for miles driven in east coast states.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Anne A. (and sometimes To'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.

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The assistance is much appreciated.

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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.

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I have heard of it by reputation. Now I get to see it in person.

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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

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I am getting an extra $175 for going into NYC, an extra $50 for an additional stop, and an extra $60 for miles driven in east coast states.

I, personally, am SUPER excited for ya! Haven't been to those parts since I was a younger gal, driving an RX7 in those parts; so NO advice here, haha!

Hope you'll manage to screen grab some dashcam pix and share with usn's! good-luck.gif

ALSO, (and not opening a wound I hope!) get that CB peaked and tuned the best you can, and squelch it...down!

Best, man.

~ Anne ~

ps: Didn't TURTLE have some HUGE post about EXACTLY this AREA? I can't recall if it was back w/Prime, or now... with WMPF. Chief Brody ?!?!?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Turtle's Comment
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I went all over the boroughs in my time running the flatbed at Prime. The post you're thinking of was when I had a 5 stop load in NYC to complete in one day! I continue to hit Valley Stream and points on the island at WMPF. But I've never been to HP.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I went all over the boroughs in my time running the flatbed at Prime. The post you're thinking of was when I had a 5 stop load in NYC to complete in one day! I continue to hit Valley Stream and points on the island at WMPF. But I've never been to HP.

See ?!?!? Thanks for that; was wracking my brain thinking Hunts' Point! Yours was INDEED tougher, haha! Sorry, yet close though..LoL~ No cigar for me, this time.

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Here ya go: NYC / 5 stops by 2pm.. (Turtle's Plight!)..

Ryan, if Turtle could do THIS in a flatbed, you'll be fine in a van..methinks! I'm waiting for pix, though!! good-luck-2.gif Those dang turns in the fixed flatbed; I don't miss THOSE days w/Tom at all. Tanks are shorter, haha! I'm only talkin' Ohio roads, too.. dang.

Thanks again, Sir Turtle!

~ Anne ~

ps: BEST TO YA, SIR RYAN !! good-luck.gif dancing-dog.gif good-luck.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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So, I made here without issue. What I ended up doing to get here is going I-80 until it ends at I-95, then took I-95 north across GWB. I hit I-87 south to loop around and then take exit to get on Bruckner Blvd. Bruckner Blvd ran under the Expy. It was torn up in parts and really narrow. I just went slow and kept my head on a swivel. I took Whittier St off of Bruckner Blvd to Food Center Dr, then followed that into the Hunts Point Co-op Market. The worst part of it for me was a section of Whittier St was pretty sketchy with a ron of reefer straight trucks blocking the road. I pulled my brakes and waited for a lane to clear. I only waited 3 or 4 minutes.

The docks really are not any worse than many other warehouses. The difference is that the place is huge. I completely understand what PackRat is talking about with regard to debris on the ground.

With all the extra pay given, I wouldn't mind taking loads out here once a month or so. For $175 extra, I would rather come here than where I went for the first stop in Elizabethville, PA.

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I went all over the boroughs in my time running the flatbed at Prime. The post you're thinking of was when I had a 5 stop load in NYC to complete in one day! I continue to hit Valley Stream and points on the island at WMPF. But I've never been to HP.

That's just insane, Turtle. You are a better man than I. That load would have been refused by me. Now, I just said that I wouldn't mind coming here every so often, but that many stops to unload in 1 day, AND it's a flatbed? Hard pass here.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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Flatbedders are masochists. The greater the suffering the better.

BK's Comment
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Flatbedders are masochists. The greater the suffering the better.

PackRat, if flatbedders are masochistic, then what area of trucking is sadistic?

(This should be good. What say thee, PackRat?)

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Ryan B.'s Comment
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Flatbedders are masochists. The greater the suffering the better.

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Ryan B.'s Comment
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A little tight, but manageable.

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