New York Owner Operator Jobs
Eight main interstates and 22 auxiliary interstates totaling 1,674 miles are routed through New York State. Several run to the Canadian border. I-95 which goes from Miami to Canada is also part of the New York Thruway system.
The New York City metropolitan region is famous for its crowded streets and highways. According to an INRIX report, New York is the fourth most congested city in the nation in June, 2012. With its maze of tunnels and bridges connecting Manhattan to the other boroughs and New Jersey, the roads are nearly always crowded.
New York City has its own regulations governing truck traffic. Designated truck routes cover about 1,000 miles of roads within the city limits.
The New York Metro ports are the busiest on the East Coast, with millions of tons of freight moving through the system annually. Freight arrives by ship and airplane, and much of this freight is then transported throughout the nation by truck. 100 million people live within a day’s drive of the New York-New Jersey port system so the owner operator in New York has plenty of opportunity to work.
There are many regulations governing the six crossings of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Height restrictions for the tunnels and bridges vary from 12 feet six inches in the Holland tunnel to as much as 14 feet on several bridges. Convoys and oversize loads must arrange an escort prior to passing through the Port’s bridges and tunnels.
There are numerous additional trucking restrictions in the New York City area. Trucks are not allowed on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway or New York’s Henry Hudson Parkway. Tolls paid by E-Z Pass for Port crossings are much cheaper than paying cash, especially during select times of the day. The Port Authority has useful guides at their website that cover all the rules more extensively.
Agricultural products are another important segment of New York’s economy. It ranks in the top five producers of many crops including cabbage, apples and others.
The state has a healthy manufacturing base which produces garments, technology and many other products. Both the agricultural and manufacturing sectors contribute to opportunity for the owner operator in New York.