The New York State Transportation
Department has asked truckdrivers who may be hauling relief supplies for the
World Trade Center recovery efforts to call ahead.
The transportation department
said that while they are thankful so many people have donated goods, storage
facilities are limited. Truckers are asked to call the World Trade Center
Relief Fund at 1-800-801-8092 before beginning any trip with relief supplies.
The state has established
five donation warehouses to accept goods that are en route to New York City.
Three sites are in New York State, one is in Connecticut and one more in New
Jersey. Drivers should be prepared to release a manifest to the warehouse
manager upon arrival so that the donated items can be stored properly and
easily retrieved as needed.