NY and NJ enact truck restrictions

Updated Feb 12, 2019

New York and New Jersey have joined Pennsylvania in restricting some trucks because of the latest winter storm.

Winter StormThe New York State Thruway has announced a longer combination vehicle (Thruway tandems, 48-foot doubles) ban beginning at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb.12. The ban is anticipated to last until 10 p.m.

The ban will be in place between exit 39 and exit 17 on the NYS Thruway, according to the Trucking Association of New York.

New Jersey has announced a state of emergency and commercial vehicle restrictions beginning at midnight, Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The commercial vehicle restriction applies to the entire length of all Interstate Highways in New Jersey including:

  • I-76
  • I-78
  • I-80
  • I-195
  • I-280
  • I-287
  • I-295
  • I-676

The restriction does not apply to:

  • New Jersey Turnpike
  • Garden State Parkway
  • Atlantic City Expressway

The commercial vehicle travel restriction in New Jersey applies to the following vehicles:

  • all tractor-trailers
  • empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
  • passenger vehicles pulling trailers
  • recreational vehicles
  • motorcycles