West Coast or East Coast

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by peanut, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. peanut

    peanut Bobtail Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    This is for the real Truckers........Do you prefer to run in the East Coast or the West Coast........AND PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY.....:biggrin_2551::biggrin_2551::biggrin_2551:
  2. palerdr

    palerdr Medium Load Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    less congestion overall except L.A. . the east is more aggressive by far. bad roads, narrow streets, low overpasses. lots of congestion from D.C to Boston. only problem with the west is the mountains in winter. but the scenery is nicer too. I'm from the east coast and I couldn't wait to get the hell outta there. you might have the worst traffic in SoCal but it's not as aggressive as back east. the weather and the scenery kinda makes it not seem as bad.

  3. peanut

    peanut Bobtail Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Thanks for the info......I was in Pittsburg PA, About 3weeks ago with a JB Hunt load going to the Pittsburg paint and glass plant........ and i took the wrong turn and it was down hill from there..... I had to circle Downtown just to turn around..... I am new to the east coast......I drive for Choctaw Express and i basically did not leave Texas ......Hauling G.M. Parts......Choctaw Express is the Team Division of P.A.M .....Once again thanks for the info and for the other drivers out there i want to hear what u have to say about the East and the West Coast.......:biggrin_25519::biggrin_25519::biggrin_25519:
  4. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    Neither. I will take in between.:biggrin_25525:
  5. broncrider

    broncrider Road Train Member

    middle and west....the east just aint set up for a spread
  6. 379 Peterbilt

    379 Peterbilt Medium Load Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    East coast - west coast. Pick your poison.

    East coast - tolls tolls and tolls. Tight streets, congestion

    West coast - mountains/weather, Kalifornia.

    If I had to pick one, I might opt for west coast if it did not include Kaliphorniastan.

    Someone above made mention of Pittsburg. For what it's worth, I have found that Pittsburg is one of the hardest cities to drive a big truck in, and I have been to nearly every major city in the USA. Tight roads snaked around those 3 rivers I guess LOL

    To answer the thread question, I'd say east coast in the winter and west coast in the summer could be semi-painless overall.
  7. myminpins

    myminpins Road Train Member

    Sep 20, 2007
    Dartmouth, NS, Canada
    East coast 'cause it's closer to home and we're familiar with it :)
  8. rwings

    rwings <strong>"Jet Force"</strong>

    Sep 7, 2006
    Portales, NM

    That is what I was thinking, but I would include the middle portion of Canada.
  9. RoamingGnome

    RoamingGnome Medium Load Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    no west coast for me. west coast means cali and there new law is a joke. east coast is horrible. too much traffic for these roads over here especially in the NE corridor. i prefer the se. region or even the central time zone.
  10. RoamingGnome

    RoamingGnome Medium Load Member

    Dec 1, 2007

    pittsburgh is not that bad. it's a dirty city but what big industrial city isn't. i can see where pitt. can be a little intimidating to new drivers. the secret to pitt is make sure you know where you are going before you head into it. the roads are tight in some places, like you don't want to be on 28 near town early in the morning. pittsburgh, like any other major city, is about timong and knowledge. but all that comes with time and experience.
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