NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- When traveling between Tampa Bay and the New York City area my wife and I take the Eisenhower Interstate System as well as one of the old roads used before the Interstate, Route 301. When looking for an exit to refuel both our 2004 Town Car and ourselves we often use the TravelCenters of America (TA - Get Report) facilities. They are kept clean and cater to the trucking industry, but welcome all travelers.We left Florida Monday morning at 5:30 a.m. and entered I-75 via exit 52 after about 10 miles of driving on local rural roads. We exited the Interstate in Ocala and drove a couple of miles east to pickup Route 301 traveling north until we got to I-10 towards Jacksonville. Just before this intersection there's a Pilot and a TA center, which is always one of our pit-stops. When we made this trip during the same time on June 10 the TA was not busy. But on this week's trip is was. I knew then that on the trip north we would be accompanied by at least twice as many trucks as in June.
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