Been the case forever, and been sending 53's in forever. It's one of those "spitting on the sidewalks" laws.They're mostly just bitching about 53 footers, not all trucks. Apparently illegal in NYC. I didn't know that but if that's true then yeah send short ones in. It makes sense.
Don't argue it with me. Point is the law already exists and they want enforcement. That's fair. Don't we want enforcement of laws too?Been the case forever, and been sending 53's in forever. It's one of those "spitting on the sidewalks" laws.
Tell me how you are going to justify the cost of loading produce in Mexico on a 53, then at some point getting it split into two trailer loads to deliver into Manhattan? That, or somehow getting two small trailers into Mexico and sent to anywhere in NYC? The rate doesn't double, it more than doubles.
if you can find enough 48's, you can't even use them with today's trucks in OTR applications because the 55' limit is still going to come into play.
This has been ignored since shortly after 53's became commonplace, and will continue to be ignored.
personally, I'm not going there with a 53 or a 48 with today's trucks, but that's enough story.
Don't argue it with me. Point is the law already exists and they want enforcement. That's fair. Don't we want enforcement of laws too?
You already said you're not going there so it's not really your problem.
You're getting sassy in your old age.Excuse me? I can argue it with whomever I want.
I pay to operate a trucking community that is about this thing called trucking, so pretty much everything trucking is my problem if I choose to make it so.
NYC is a ****ed up stupid mess. Truckers are forced to deliver freigth in areas where they know they will get parking tickets for stopping to deliver a package. Seriously, a package delivery is going to result in a ticket if anybody is watching. it's stupid rules by the city that screws over the trucking industry daily.
Sassy? Seriously, sassy? My wife makes that comment to my daughters.You're getting sassy in your old age.
I was into the new WTC with a 53 step deck spread several times. Made a U turn right in Battery Park.You're getting sassy in your old age.
NYC is simply too congested for 53 footers. It's been shown time and time again. Add in the inexperience of the new guy who usually gets forced dispatched into going because anyone with experience will tell the dispatcher to go suck himself, and it's hell. Doing away with the law wouldn't change anything. You already said so yourself...it's ignored.
A new guy with a 28 foot pup is going to do a lot less damage.
Most of the members here aren't the average or below average truck driver that gets sent there to tear shit up.I was into the new WTC with a 53 step deck spread several times. Made a U turn right in Battery Park.
A local heavy haul guy with a 3 axle RGN held up traffic for me once when I went in the day time.
The first time I went in and slept right on the street. Like in the MIDDLE of the street. The crates the granite was in had PROPERTY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK stamps on them so the cops left me alone. I slept pretty good.
53s can move around in the city just fine.
Maybe. But it's congested as hell regardless.I wonder if Teamsters or some other union lobbied (bribed) for that law just so they have to use more trucks to get the same amount of freight delivered, and therefore have to employ more union members who pay dues.
That's why local 710 didn't allow the use of the 34 hr reset.