Best State To Live For Truckers

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Jetguy's Comment
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Whatever you do stay out of Northern VA. Ugh. I'm currently investigating moving to the Port Townsend area of Washington. I would move to Canada if I could.

Port Townsend area of Washington... Olympic Peninsula right? Wow! Looks good to me unless a tsunami hits, and sweeps down the Strait of Juan de Fuca.. you might be all right.. maybe. Oh well- don't worry about it.

I worked in Everett WA the last 5 years- at Boeing. PERFECT summers. At Port Townsend you can probably walk over to the Strait, throw in a line and catch some salmon.

Olympic National Park- super neat

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Yes it's right there! I love the whole Pacific Northwest area. My goal is to buy a no-bank waterfront piece of land and build a tiny house and live there looking at the grey water. I'll be ok with a tsunami if that's the price to pay to live in paradise.

Zachary B.'s Comment
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We have been looking hard at Tennessee. No state sales tax and the shipping hub for everything east coast is Memphis.

Yeah, only problem is the mountains

Trucker B's Comment
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If I wanted miles, I get myself away from the NE area...you will get stuck runnin' "hops"...short miles, lots of drops...yuck. We decided to live in WA...no state tax, low property tax, and we chose to live close to the main freight routes...I90/I84....on I82. So we are in the middle of it all. If you deilver in the pacific NW, you get to stop by the house. If you pick up there to deliver in the midwest, you get to stop by the house.....And most runs out here are long ones...so you never get stuck doin' "hops"///

That's good info on Washington State. Giving thought to moving there, Pullman area, in a couple of years once my wife is done with her undergraduate degree. We lived in Oregon, now in Kentucky, but sure do miss the Pacific Northwest.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ken C.'s Comment
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To date I've checked out Texas, Tennessee, Nevada and thought about Arizona plus New Mexico. I've been out since Nov 4th without any home time just 34's and the other stuff in Springfield and still Love the Lifestyle and the job most of the time...Will post more updates later

Ken C.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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To date I've checked out Texas, Tennessee, Nevada and thought about Arizona plus New Mexico. I've been out since Nov 4th without any home time just 34's and the other stuff in Springfield and still Love the Lifestyle and the job most of the time...Will post more updates later

Ken C.

Move to California. We could be neighbors. We could be two old men grilling steaks out on the front lawn and recalling our grand adventures from our old trucking days whIle our wives go shopping.

Ken C.'s Comment
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To date I've checked out Texas, Tennessee, Nevada and thought about Arizona plus New Mexico. I've been out since Nov 4th without any home time just 34's and the other stuff in Springfield and still Love the Lifestyle and the job most of the time...Will post more updates later

Ken C.

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Move to California. We could be neighbors. We could be two old men grilling steaks out on the front lawn and recalling our grand adventures from our old trucking days whIle our wives go shopping.

HAHAHAHA Ok sounds like a good plan

Ken C.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Best Answer!

This is a question that a lot of people have so I thought I'd give everyone the rundown of the top states for hiring truck drivers. This is a compilation I've put together based on 9 of the top carriers in the nation and the states they hire from for their Paid CDL Training Programs.

We have a form on our website where you can Apply For Paid CDL Training to these companies. Please note: These are not the only states that these companies hire from. This is the list of states that just about all of the companies hire from. This list is simply alphabetical:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Rob D.'s Comment
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How often do you make it through Missouri?

I live in St. Louis and am looking at driving for Prime. I was thinking that if I can get a 34 hour reset within 4 hours of St. Louis, or an overnight in St. Louis, I can see my wife a little more without specifically requesting home time.

Has this worked for anyone?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Schneider has an operating center with a training academy just outside St Louis in Edwardsville. I can see that it would give you certain advantages to live close to a major company facility

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