Los Angeles or San Diego for LTL?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Copy Cat, Oct 6, 2021.

  1. Copy Cat

    Copy Cat Bobtail Member

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    I am strongly considering moving from Tennessee to California at the end of the year. I am an LTL driver for a company that does not have terminals out west, so I will have to apply to a new company. Old Dominion seems to be a strong company, and they have terminals here I could transfer to if I ever needed to come back. I was also considering Fed Ex Freight, XPO and Estes. I would like to live close to the beach, and San Diego seems to be a better place for that. It seems like all of the Los Angeles beaches are far from the terminals except for Long Beach, but I’m not sure if that’s a good area to live in. As much as I like Los Angeles, I think the traffic would be miserable to drive in everyday for work, so San Diego is in the lead. If you are an LTL driver in either of those cities and have any advice or suggestions, I’d greatly appreciate your feedback.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Where are you from in Tennessee; I'm from Robertson County.
     
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  7. Copy Cat

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    I’m in Chattanooga. Thanks for your help.
     
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  8. Six9GS

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    I drive frequently in the Inland Empire area, which is just East of LA and on occasion do get fairly close to LA itself. In reality it is all one big ole suburban/urban area.
    Anyway, I personally don't care for driving in that area mostly due to, in my opinion, piss poor road conditions. I always think it odd that CA culture is so big on cars, yet their road conditions are usually fairly poor. Also lots of traffic, which itself doesn't bother me. But, makes for alot of slow congested roads.
    San Diego ain't alot better, but it is better IMHO. Also, beaches are more accessible in San Diego area. But, pretty crowded commonly too.
    Cost of living is really high in both of those areas.
    If I had my choice of the 2, San Diego hands down.
     
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