Trucking through New Mexico is like watching thousands of years of history unfold on the road in front of you. Wide-open plains, majestic mountains and buildings that are hundreds of years old are all sights that greet Truline truck drivers in this incredible state. Here are just a few of the incredible things a regional truck driver gets to experience in New Mexico.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The oldest state capital in the United States might also be the most beautiful. Santa Fe is famous for its gorgeous Pueblo Revival architecture. In fact, the city passed an ordinance in the 1950s stating that all new buildings must reflect this style. This means even corporate chains like CVS and McDonald’s have Pueblo Revival exteriors! Santa Fe is also renowned for its flourishing art scene, rich Native American history, and stunning location in the foothills of the Sangre Di Cristo mountains. Trucking through Santa Fe is always a welcome change from the ordinary.
Taos, New Mexico
Drive further into the Sangre Di Cristo mountains, and you’ll find Taos. A haven for artists and ski bums alike, Taos is the home of adventure and soul-seekers. Most notably, however, Taos is home to Taos Pueblo. Home to the native Puebloan people for a millennium, Taos Pueblo was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. In more modern times, an artist’s colony was established in Taos a century ago, and that’s why its artistic scene thrives to this day. So, take in the dazzling sight of yucca trees and mountain peaks, and enjoy your drive through Taos.
Roswell, New Mexico
Did aliens actually land here in 1947? Nobody knows for sure, but the town has fully embraced its extraterrestrial reputation. You’ll notice that the minute you pass the “Welcome To Roswell” sign on highway 380, with its flying saucer sticking out of one side. From alien-themed diners to the UFO-themed welcome center, Roswell is full of colorful kitsch (and frequented by more than a few conspiracy theorists). If you’re lucky, you may even pass through during Roswell’s annual UFO Festival. Even if you don’t believe in aliens, Roswell is lighthearted fun.
Old Route 66, between Laguna and Mesita, New Mexico
Route 66 is famously more than 2,000 miles long, but this particular stretch near Albuquerque just looks like what people think of when you say “Route 66”. Stunning red rock abutments and brushy plains make you feel like you’re in the golden age of road travel. Unlike everything else on this list, this is one New Mexico attraction that you can experience from behind the wheel of your truck. Even if you need to stick to the neighboring 1-40 to make time, you’ll still enjoy the same spectacular views.
Whatever destinations you get to see while driving for Truline, the best reward is being able to make it home most nights. Our best-in-class trucks make driving easy and comfortable, so you may not even want to go home. How does it feel to be a regional truck driver with Truline and what does it take to succeed? Take a look at our open opportunities today!