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NYS Thruway Authority (NY)

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Unit Numbering System

Basic breakdown:
50 through 99: Thruway headquarters?

10 through 19999: Thruway Zone 1 maintenance
20 through 29999: Thruway Zone 2 maintenance
30 through 39999: Thruway Zone 3 maintenance
40 through 49999: Thruway Zone 4 maintenance

500-## through 599-##: Contract tows

600 through 699: New York State Department of Transportation

710 through 7199: NYSP Troop T Zone 1
720 through 7299: NYSP Troop T Zone 2
730 through 7399: NYSP Troop T Zone 3
740 through 7499: NYSP Troop T Zone 4

It's unclear what the "8" prefix means, but it appears to apply to ordinary maintenance units
810-81999: Thruway Zone 1 maintenance
820-82999: Thruway Zone 2 maintenance
830-83999: Thruway Zone 3 maintenance
840-84999: Thruway Zone 4 maintenance

900-99999: New York State Canal Corporation (unknown if still in use, some exceptions)
NC0001-NC9999:  New York State Canal Corporation administration (unknown if still in use, unclear how the "NC" prefix works)?


NOTE: The following section appears to be terribly inaccurate or out of date.
401-403	Zone 4 Shift Supervisor
416,4161	supervisors
44#		Henrietta
45#		Batavia
46#		Buffalo
4611,4671	plows
47#		Silver Creek
48#		Westfield
49#		Tonawanda
527             Perry's              (Kingston)   
528-0 thru 528-10 Gallagher's Garage (Catskill)
535		Sunny Side Towing (Guilderland)
557		Auburn
564		State Fair
565		Weedsport
568		Geneva
571		Canandaigua
578,5783	Henrietta
580		Batavia
584		Depew
586		Hamburg
588		Dunkirk
592,594		Black Rock
598		South Bridge (Buffalo)
636		Westmoreland
640		Thompson Road (Syracuse)
655		Victor
660		Henrietta
675		Depew
680		Silver Creek

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Thruway Headquarters(?) Call Signs/Fleet Numbers:

80: High ranking supervisor?


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Division 2 Call Signs/Fleet Numbers:

200		High ranking supervisor
218		Traffic Safety
221		High ranking supervisor?
232		Supervisor
235		Semi tractor
236		Unknown
239		Dump truck
253		Large stakebed
254		Swap body
255		Dump truck
258		Swap body
260		High ranking supervisor?
262		Supervisor?
269		Traffic Safety
276		Dump truck
279		Swap body?
282		Supervisor?
287		Swap body?
2003D		Pinch point attachment
2005 and 2006		Front loader
2005C		Snow blower attachment for front loader
2021		Brine making trailer
2045-1		Generator trailer
2060		Semi dump trailer
2066-1		Concrete cutter
2067		Swap body? Guardrail planter
2067A		Guardrail planter attachment for 2067
2098		Front loader
2144-4		Asphalt trailer?
2271 through 2276		Swap body
2278		Swap body
2280		Swap body
2282 and 2283		Swap body
2300		"Slow Down, Move Over" flatbed
2325		Work truck
2331		Pickup
2339		Generator/utility truck
2357		Box truck
2358		Dump truck
2366 and 2367		Swap body
2374		Bridge maintenance truck
2378		Swap body
2384		Bucket truck
2401		Front loader
2418		Tractor
2435		Supervisor?
2440		Pickup swap body? Dump truck
2470		Swap body
2474 and 2475		Swap body
2480		Swap body
2514		Tractor
2521		Water truck
2523		Supervisor?
2541		Dump truck/plow
2543		Stakebed
2568		Large stakebed
2570 and 2571		Swap body
2573		Swap body
2573S		Salt spreader attachment for 2573
2580		Swap body
2580S		Swap body attachment for 2580
2590		Swap body
2601		Front loader
2614		Tractor
2615		Front loader
2624		Pickup-based flatbed
2635		Pickup
2640 and 2641		Dump truck
2642		Swap body?
2650		Swap body
2661		Swap body
2668		Large stakebed
2670 through 2673		Swap body
2766 through 2678		Swap body
2680		Swap body
2724		Supervisor?
2770 through 2776		Swap body
2790		Swap body
2801		Front loader
2823		Supervisor?
2870		Swap body
2872 and 2873		Swap body
20062		Salt spreader attachment for 2766
20071		Roller
20083		Bobcat
20292		Generator trailer
20455		Small generator for 2339
20781		Woodchipper
20791		Paver
21204		Bobcat
22723		Salt spreader attachment for 2272
23547		Work truck
23588		Scorpion device for 2358
25011		Front loader
25727		Scorpion device
26011		Front loader
26018		Scorpion device
26041		Hand pulled roller
26042		Roller
26222		Large stakebed
26223		Supervisor?
26730		Plow attachment for 2673
27221		Supervisor?
20811		Front loader
28263		Lowboy trailer
82312		Van
Albany		Dispatch


Contract Tows Serving Division 2:

AC's Towing and Recovery:
540-0		Bobcat
540-1		Flatbed
540-3 and 540-4		Medium wrecker
540-6		Small wrecker
540-8		Incident Response Unit
540-10		Flatbed

Alteri's Auto, Incorporated:
543-1		Flatbed
543-4		Small wrecker
543-5		Flatbed

Dawson's Body Shop:
536-2		Flatbed
536-4 through 536-7		Heavy wrecker
536-10		Heavy wrecker
536-12 and 536-13		Heavy wrecker
536-18		Semi tractor

Gary's Garage:
538		Semi tractor

M.W. Roosevelt & Son, Incorporated:
547-0		Emergency Roadside Service
547-3		Flatbed
547-4 and 547-5		Heavy wrecker
547-9		Medium wrecker

Mike Slauson Automotive Limited Liability Corporation:
534-8		Flatbed

Perry's Towing and Recovery:
527-1 and 532-2		Flatbed
527-3		Medium wrecker
527-4 through 527-6		Flatbed

Robert's Towing and Recovery:
532-0		Flatbed
532-3		Heavy wrecker
532-7		Flatbed
532-10		Heavy road service truck

Skinner Sales:
549-2		Small wrecker

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Extra information regarding Division 4 information listed below can be found here
under State Units and Private and Contracted Units. This list is kept far more up to date:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zRhLAMAEASAfK6xJz06LZdaTztS-LP_EiTKPbWPYdRw/edit?usp=sharing

Division 4 Call Signs/Fleet Numbers:

44B		Some sort of Bobcat attachment
419		Unknown
424		High ranking supervisor?
435		Semi tractor
472		Supervisor?
479		Swap body truck?
483		Flatbed with plow attachment
4005		Front loader
4026		Generator trailer
4035		Cement mixer trailer
4069		Directional sign trailer
4149		Unknown
4272		Swap body truck
4274 and 4275		Swap body truck
4277		Swap body truck
4285		Swap body truck
4285S		Salt spreader attachment for 4285
4288 through 4290		Swap body truck
4289S and 4290S		Salt spready attachment
4323		Rest stop maintenance pickup
4336		Van
4337		Unknown
4365		Van
4369		Swap body truck
4373		Truck with flatbed
4377		Small swap body pickup
4382		Swap body truck
4387		Utility truck
4389		Large truck with plow capability
4401		Front loader
4404		Small loader
4414		Bobcat
4416		Backhoe
4422		Small stakebed
4423		Supervisor?
4424		Supervisor?
4435		Supervisor?
4446		Bucket truck
4447		Utility trailer
4450		Swap body truck
4471		Swap body truck
4471S		Salt spreader attachment for 4471
4480		Swap body truck
4501		Front loader
4522		Supervisor?
4601		Front loader
4616		Mower
4622		Supervisor?
4623		Supervisor?
4630		Stakebed with plow attachment
4651		Push truck
4660		Swap body truck
4660S		Salt spreader attachment for 4660
4672		Swap body truck
4674 through 4677		Swap body truck
4674S and 4675S 		Salt spreader attachments for their respective trucks
4677S		Salt spreader attachment for 4677
4680		Swap body truck
4680S		Salt spreader attachment for 4680
4690		Swap body truck
4690S		Salt spreader attachment for 4690
4692		Swap body truck
4701 and 4702		Front loader
4722		Swap body truck
4770 and 4771		Swap body truck
4880		Swap body truck
4891		Swap body truck
4921		Tank truck
4922		Unknown
4932		Platform truck
4970		Swap body truck
40019		Front loader
40052		Shoulder plow
40057		Shoulder plow
40292		Generator
40504		Generator trailer
40591 and 40592		Letterboard sign trailer
41384		Letterboard sign trailer
41819		Stationary tollbooth generator
43129		Stationary tollbooth generator
43689		Stationary tollbooth generator
43770		Stakebed for 4377
43799		Stationary tollbooth generator
44008		Scorpion device
44021		Front loader
44364		Speed sign trailer
44889		Stationary tollbooth generator
46222		Supervisor?
47705		Unknown
48501		Portable light trailer
48221		Supervisor?
49262		Small flatbed trailer
84921		Non-potable water truck
Buffalo		Dispatch
R9-OH		Lowboy trailer


Contract Tows Serving Division 4:

Action Automotive Service:
573-1		Army themed medium wrecker
573-5		Roadside service
573-6		"Move Over" flatbed
573-9		Flatbed
573-14		Medium wrecker
573-17		Flatbed
573-21		Roadside service
573-23		Flatbed
573-26		Small wrecker
573-29 573-30		Flatbed
573-34 and 573-35		Roadside service

Harding's Towing:
574		Heavy wrecker

Rusiniak's Towing:
582-0		Semi tractor
582-01		Small wrecker
582-2 and 582-3		Service van
582-4		Small wrecker
582-5		Flatbed
582-7 through 582-11		Flatbed
582-13		Flatbed trailer
582-16		Lowboy trailer
582-17 and 582-18		Semi tractor
582-19		Heavy wrecker
582-20		Semi tractor
582-22		Service van
582-24		Service van
582-25		Large pickup (used to tow 582-33)
582-27		Medium wrecker
582-29		Telehandler
582-33		Trailer
582-37 and 582-38		Heavy wrecker
582-39		Semi wrecker (used to tow semis)

Montgomery's Service Incorporated:
587-127		Heavy wrecker

Evans Mechanical Services Incorporated:
589-5		Flatbed
589-9		Flatbed
589-13		Heavy wrecker

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Thruway Authority Divisions

Division 1 - New York

	Thruway Mainline Exits 1 (Yonkers) through 18 (New Paltz) (I-87/I-287)
	Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287)
	Garden State Parkway Connector (287)
	New England Thruway (I-95)

Division 2 - Albany

	Exits 19 (Kingston) through 29 (Canajoharie)
	Berkshire Connector (I-90)

Division 3 - Syracuse 

	Exits 29 (Fort Plain) through 45 (Victor)

Division 4 - Buffalo

	Exits 45 (Victor) through 61 (PA State Line)
	Niagara Thruway (I-190)


Thruway radio codes

Signal  7   Failure to pay toll
Signal 31   Clear to receive confidential info
Signal 33   Emergency
Signal 55   Location
Code B      Call by phone
Red Flash   Emergency transmissions only

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