(in front of a overpass NY)
You taken an on ramp to a hwy that's sign showed Commercial Traffic -> and at the bottom of the ramp you see a overpass with sign saying 11'6" and you're 13'5" in rush hour traffic. What's next?
Response from Vicki:
Thanks for asking a question on our website about low bridges (low clearances).
First, I know that hindsight is 20-20, but I really wish you had a video clip or two photos of the scenario of which you wrote. Even if you do not have this visual evidence, it would be most helpful to identify the exact location where this exists.
Second, my husband Mike once had a situation where he ran his 13'6" truck under a New York City 13'2" bridge -- or so it was labeled. He did not damage his truck but thinks that the height was for a shoulder where the clearance is lower than in the lanes of travel.
Third, when in doubt, move as quickly but safely to the shoulder and park your truck. Do not risk being involved in a low clearance accident.
Fourth, before running any more trips -- especially in the northeast and Chicago areas -- verify in your Motor Carriers' Road Atlas the route that you plan to take and make sure it is a truck route. If you have a non-CMV GPS unit, replace it with one designed for commercial motor vehicles.
Mike and I wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the rord.