Early in his journalism career, Kerry L. Tucker had a revelation: there were not enough experts reporting on law issues. Legal matters are part of daily life. Yet, there seems to be a general aversion towards them. One of the main reasons for this is that the convoluted legal language is difficult for many people to follow. Therefore, he decided to change how the law is perceived by the public. Throughout his career, he met with many people who shared their personal stories with him. Some of these hit him harder. One of the cases that stayed with him and influenced his future career development was a car accident case involving a child. From then on, he decided to zero in on car accident lawsuits.
Why Truckers Love These 6 Routes
American truckers drive over 100,000 miles every year, with the average daily drive being 500 to 600 miles. Since truck drivers are paid per mile, the longer the ride, the better they are off financially. But extremely long trips can quickly get boring, stressful, or downright exhausting. Yet, regardless of the distance, there are some routes most truckers enjoy and look forward to.
Here are 6 of those routes and the key reasons truckers love them.
Thirteen percent of surveyed truck drivers replied that the Sunshine State is their favorite place of destination or origin. Most truckers love Florida regardless of whether they are moving westward to California or drive along the East Coast thanks to the state’s scenic roadways, friendly weather, and lack of congestion.
Many drivers are drawn to Florida locales, its busy urban centers like Orlando and Miami, and out-of-this-world drives like the breathtaking Seven Mile Bridge through the Florida Keys, which is “unlike any place you can drive.”
The Seward Highway (Alaska)
The 127-mile Seward Highway is one of America’s most scenic and natural drives. Truck drivers love this route from Anchorage to Seward due to its outstanding natural beauties like the Chugach Mountains, Dall sheep, and Turnagain Arm teeming with wildlife and breathtaking scenery on both sides of the road. Most truck drivers agree that this beautiful highway is a top life experience they’d enjoy again with their family and friends in a heartbeat.
Highway 1 (California)
Highway 1 is a famed coastal road that takes you about 840 miles along the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate State’s coastal cliffs. This route is closed since February when a huge landslide near the beautiful Big Sur left it inoperable. Authorities said that the beloved scenic drive should stay closed for months.
Truckers love this route especially for the roller coaster feel of the drive, breathtaking scenery, superb shoreline, and natural landmarks along the route. Driving on the nearby Golden Gate Bridge is also a one-of-a-kind life experience.
Highway 101 (California)
While in California, truck drivers also love Highway 101 in the north, especially the stretch between LA and San Fran. Highway 101 is a beautiful road that runs along the coast and through redwoods while dotted with national parks, breathtaking scenery, and welcoming local communities. For a movie set-like experience, it is recommended to drive this route in the summertime.
I-70 (Utah – Colorado)
Interstate 70 is another scenic drive truckers love, especially in the summertime. I-70 draws so many drivers due to its diverse geology, like high deserts and desolated but rugged rock formations. The route also goes through the impressive Rocky Mountains, but that stretch is as dangerous as beautiful. I-70 runs through Maryland, but truckers agree that the best part is the Cove Fort, Utah – Colorado stretch.
San Juan Skyway (Colorado)
Colorado is home to another breathtaking route, the San Juan Skyway in the Durango area. The 235-stretch through the San Juan Mountains impresses truckers with its many twist and turns, amazing natural views, and beautiful isolated towns and mining communities. However, some parts of the road can be quite dangerous due to its steep drop-offs not secured by guardrails.
The Skyway also comes with a stretch nicknamed “The Million Dollar Highway” because of either the millions of dollars poured into its construction or the million-dollar views drivers can enjoy while on the route. The million-dollar stretch runs through the Red Mountain, which is very particular due to its red rocky surface created by oxidized minerals, and ends in the town of Ouray, also known as the “Switzerland of Colorado.” Or the “Little Switzerland of America.”
These are just a handful of the U.S. routes truckers love, especially for the scenery, natural beauties, and geological variety. Driving hundreds of miles every day can get tedious and boring, especially when you are mandated by the law to drive 10 miles under the speed limit on highways.
This might explain why so many truckers get distracted or doze off while behind the wheel, causing catastrophic accidents even an experienced truck accident lawyer can barely wrap their head around. But while on routes like the Seward or the Skyway, that risk drops close to zero, and for a good reason, too – the scenery is simply breathtaking.