Large Trucks Decimate Hoboken

6/22/2010:

Downed wires, wrecked cars, traffic tie~ups and more

Hoboken’s infrastructure (telecom, electrical, sewerage, etc.) is a mess all by itself – the last thing we need is for gargantuan 18-wheelers barreling down our roads inflicting even more pain and suffering on our residents. From getting stuck (or crashing) making tight turns (because of illegally parked cars), to knocking branches and wires down, these jumbo trucks just shouldn’t be navigating our narrow streets.

Below are a few recent snapshots of a wire a big rig chopped down – and kept on driving. I suspect this was a similar reason uptown Hudson Street had a power outage yesterday.

Here’s city ordinance § 190-32, which specifies allowable routes for trucks over four tons.

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9 Comments on "Large Trucks Decimate Hoboken"

nacholibre
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nacholibre

I have no issue with trucks that must come into town, but if they are using our streets as a cut through, then that should be enforced easily by putting some no “No thru trucks except for local deliveries” sign ups. Back in my cops days, a neighborhood had problems with trucks cutting through to avoid scales and tolls and banning thru trucks solved the problem.

I have seen a few nasty accidents in town from trucks trying to cut corners, and in every case the victim cars were legally parked.

BREAKER 1-9!

escaped68
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back in your day the were 40 ft boxes not the 53/55 boxes now in use. they do not belong in any town or city, they are too damn long.[quote comment=”193946″]I have no issue with trucks that must come into town, but if they are using our streets as a cut through, then that should be enforced easily by putting some no “No thru trucks except for local deliveries” sign ups. Back in my cops days, a neighborhood had problems with trucks cutting through to avoid scales and tolls and banning thru trucks solved the problem. I have seen a few nasty accidents in town from trucks trying to cut corners, and in every case the victim cars were legally parked.BREAKER 1-9![/quote]

homeworld
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How does RED Construction get away with having Hoboken Resident stickers on commercial dump trucks? I thought commercial vehicles are not allowed to park overnight on city streets.

plywood
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plywood

Screw assumptions that people know and will follow city ordinances. Put some cautionary signs up and ticket the owner of the trucking company to a tune they will remember. I think in many if not most instances the drivers are just following orders.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

ply take it from an old semi driver…before entering Jackson st off newerk sign stating
weight limit..take a peek..When Allied Vans come in and frunish nebbes to their new cardboard condos how in the hell are these rigs going to navigage.? from the north and south all the same..then we have the food rigs coming into shoprite a@p riteaide cvs
Don’t discount the winter weather and salt… I believe the weight limit signs out side the city of hope state 5000lbs or less..No one gets a summons..lets wisen up..unless we have
the hueys from mcguire carry storage in and make an air drop..Theres your destoryed tarps…shame on you..there is another choce dont come here.saves ware and tare 😆 [quote comment=”193930″]Screw assumptions that people know and will follow city ordinances. Put some cautionary signs up and ticket the owner of the trucking company to a tune they will remember. I think in many if not most instances the drivers are just following orders.[/quote]

Peg
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A few years back, the council said that businesses had to have their deliveries at night. It was good to have these trucks off our streets. The buses and other traffic could pass and it was good for the trucks too because they could find parking. But along with other things, that went down the drain. The city passes A LOT of laws, but does not enforce them. Now the deliveries are being make at 8 AM on Wash St. when the buses are fighting to get up the street. No one gets it. All they have to do is enforce a law already on the books. When a business gets its lic., it should be listed as something that must be done, deliveries must be after midnight. Sounds easy doesn’t it. Complain to your local councilman/woman.[quote comment=”193932″]ply take it from an old semi driver…before entering Jackson st off newerk sign stating weight limit..take a peek..When Allied Vans come in and frunish nebbes to their new cardboard condos how in the hell are these rigs going to navigage.? from the north and south all the same..then we have the food rigs coming into shoprite a@p riteaide cvs Don’t discount the winter weather and salt… I believe the weight limit signs out side the city of hope state 5000lbs or less..No one gets a summons..lets wisen up..unless we have the hueys from mcguire carry storage in and make an air drop..Theres your destoryed tarps…shame on you..there is another choce dont come… Read more »
wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

another pisser is the willie nelson cowboys do not head the sign on park ave upon enterence on newark st..5000 lb or less? when they reach church square park they
mutter tarnation chit cracker heads…now it takes an hour to clear the traffic..wisen up[quote comment=”193932″]ply take it from an old semi driver…before entering Jackson st off newerk sign stating
weight limit..take a peek..When Allied Vans come in and frunish nebbes to their new cardboard condos how in the hell are these rigs going to navigage.? from the north and south all the same..then we have the food rigs coming into shoprite a@p riteaide cvs
Don’t discount the winter weather and salt… I believe the weight limit signs out side the city of hope state 5000lbs or less..No one gets a summons..lets wisen up..unless we have
the hueys from mcguire carry storage in and make an air drop..Theres your destoryed tarps…shame on you..there is another choce dont come here.saves ware and tare

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lacie
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lacie

e68: But they need those long trucks to deliver all the cool purchases that we’re all gobbling up. We’re on a race to see who can accumulate the biggest collection of things we have no time to use.

It’s unfortunate that the trucks aren’t delivering free time, peace and serenity.

Last year, a good friend of mine had to get rid of many material possessions due to a job relocation. She’s never been more happy, focused and grounded. I may do the same soon myself.

escaped68
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Do you think hoboken has an exclusive with these road pigs and the damage they cause. I was behind one today and just for a moment i wished i was a cop. It seems to me that they are getting longer all the time, the one today had a 55 ft box and one of those cabs with a bungalow behind it that thing must have been at least 75 ft. They have absolutely no right driving in any cities and towns. They are too damn long.

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