I Survived NYC

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Chris L.'s Comment
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heavy traffic for trucker in NYC

I'm sure as far as NYC goes I got off easy I only went to JFK airport but I got the extra pay anyway. Heavy traffic and construction was expected but people using the shoulder as a regular lane was a little weird. I don't think the extra $50 makes up for all the time spent in traffic not getting miles but it's better than nothing.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Good job man! Keep up the good work!

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I'm sure as far as NYC goes I got off easy I only went to JFK airport but I got the extra pay anyway. Heavy traffic and construction was expected but people using the shoulder as a regular lane was a little weird. I don't think the extra $50 makes up for all the time spent in traffic not getting miles but it's better than nothing.

It's not worth it but you want to know what is worth it? The experience you are getting. That's totally worth it.

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I'm sure as far as NYC goes I got off easy I only went to JFK airport but I got the extra pay anyway. Heavy traffic and construction was expected but people using the shoulder as a regular lane was a little weird. I don't think the extra $50 makes up for all the time spent in traffic not getting miles but it's better than nothing.

Lol, went through there in November on a Sunday morning at around 0100. Wasn't much better. And I thought Chicago was bad. Always good to add more xp though.

Chris L.'s Comment
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I'm having a lot of new experiences with this new job. Before I started with Prime Inc in April I never been further than the western 11.

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nomad girl's Comment
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Congrats! NYC traffic is horrendous.

mountain girl's Comment
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There should be a medal or even a seal to put on the outside of your door, for a first-time drive, through NYC in a tractor trailer.

-mountain girl

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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There should be a medal or even a seal to put on the outside of your door, for a first-time drive, through NYC in a tractor trailer.

-mountain girl

Then you could not see the paint on the trucks. Every time you go into NYC it's like the first time. It's different each time you go there.

mountain girl's Comment
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Then you could not see the paint on the trucks. Every time you go into NYC it's like the first time. It's different each time you go there.

Oh wow. I believe it. That's kinda' cool, in a way.

-mountain girl

Heavy C's Comment
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Great job. I remember my first you down the. It's quite intimidating. New York isn't all THAT bad though. I find Boston is a bigger pain in the arse. At least most of New York is in a grid. Boston is just a jumbled mess. But man I love the northeast! Is there a more stressful place to drive

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