Why Driving The Southwest Is Best

January 11, 2024   |   Posted by: Truline News Reporter

We’re a little biased, of course. But we think being a truck driver in the southwestern United States is better than anywhere else. Weather almost never gives you any trouble, the views are incredible and OH MAN, the food. Here’s a few reasons why driving the southwest is best.

Winter Driving? What’s That?

Driving in the Southwest

Winter tires, black ice, whiteout conditions, snowstorms…if you’re a regional truck driver in the southwest, you’ll never have to worry about any of those.  In fact, you’ll enjoy warm and sunny conditions all year round. Clear skies and better still, clear roads might be the biggest perk of truck driver jobs in the southwest. Sure, you’ll run into some of the white stuff on our Colorado run. If you’re hauling through Arizona and Nevada, though, you’re almost guaranteed great road conditions every single day. You’ll also escape the cold and gloom of the northern winters. Who hasn’t dreamed of that?

Great Food

Great Food

You’re going to get a whole lot more than basic burgers and fries when you’re driving the southwest. If you love authentic, flavorful Mexican favorites, you’ll find them at nearly every truck stop.  Enchiladas, empanadas, chimichangas, and spice, spice, SPICE in everything. While your colleagues in the north have to settle for bland chain restaurant tacos, you can dig into the real thing almost every meal time. Check out our posts for the best truck stops in Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico to find out where you can get your hands on all your favorite southwest dishes.

Stunning Scenery

The Southwest Landscape

Trucking in the southwest makes you feel like the star of your own western. The red buttes of Monument Valley, the desert plains full of cactus and yucca, mountain peaks rising over sagebrush-filled foothills…it’s all pretty majestic. And it turns an ordinary trucking day into a pretty special one.

Who else gets to experience the wild west the way a truck driver does? Especially at the end of the day, when you get to ride off into the sunset like Clint Eastwood.

Some of America’s Most Famous Places

Route 66

Think of some of the places that are part of the American psyche. Route 66. Las Vegas. Roswell, New Mexico. Old west ghost towns. Glitzy ski resorts. You’ll find them all in the southwest.  As a truck driver, you may be lucky enough to see some of them while you’re on the job. After all, Truline is headquartered in Vegas itself.  In a single Truline run, you might see the lights of Las Vegas, haul across Route 66, and take in the grassy plains where many old west boom towns once stood. You’ll get to experience sights that tourists pay thousands of dollars to see. While you’re on the job, no less.

At Truline, we believe that a happy driver is a productive driver, which is why we encourage our team members to prioritize their well-being both on and off the road.

If you’re looking for a trucking company that values its drivers and fosters a positive work environment, consider joining the Truline family. Check out our careers page to learn more about the opportunities we offer and how you can become a part of our thriving community.

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