The war between Sam and the New Jersey Turnpike

1990s toll increase leads to battle between state, truckers.

August-September 2022

John Bendel


Why is the New Jersey Turnpike so famously ugly? Legend says the authority that built it in less tha
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John Bendel is Land Line’s contributing editor-at-large. A former trucker, former editor at National Lampoon and two trucking magazines, John is an author, photographer, and freelancer. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and many U.S. newspapers.