Does Schneider Have Forced Nyc Dispatch For OTR?

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Dave Reid's Comment
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In my opinion, and also in the opinion of many trucking companies, New York City is a beast that's entirely different than any other city in the country. I'll give you a couple of stats comparing NYC, the largest city in the country, to Los Angeles, the second largest city:

New York:

  • Population: 8.4 million
  • Population Density: 27,000 per square mile

Los Angeles:

  • Population: 3.8 million
  • Population Density: 8,000 per square mile

Brett is spot-on, as usual.

I've driven in and around LA quite a bit lately. Chicago too. I don't like it :-)

There is no way that I would take an OTR truck into either NYC or San Francisco. Those are my off-limits areas.


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.


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Patrick C.'s Comment
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Granted I have only have been to NYC once, but not the horror story I hear. I do believe a driver definitely needs at least 6 months experience before going there. TBH, I prefer NYC over ATL. I absolutely hate ATL. I can tell you straight that H. O. Wolding will not force you into NYC. Doesn't mean you won't get a load heading there and be told to start going while they figure out who will take it in. I have been in Dallas, ATL, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Indianapolis, and many other larger cities.

Btw, in NYC overpass heights are measured from the curb with snowpack. So the sign you see for bridge height will generally be between 8 to 18 inches off. Just look at the height of the curb in that area to get a rough idea.

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