- A career trucker brings his tales of the road to people in hospice
- How driver Paul Sedlak finds motivation to reach his fitness goals
- I Love Trucking: More than a job, driving is a way of life
- Big Rig Books: Driver delivers books to underprivileged kids
- Driver Chris Jackson captures moments of beauty on the road
- Trucking Couple: Why June & David got hitched
- Owner-operator Fritz Elmhorst puts his competitiveness to good use
- Driver David Boyer: Sharing the road responsibly
- World’s Toughest Trucker contestant: “I’m the modern cowboy”
- Easy Being Green: Sustainability by CNG-fueled truck
The State of our Highways
Drive North Dakota. Avoid New Jersey if you can.
That’s the simplest interpretation of the results from a recent study that measured the road conditions of all 50 states. The Reason Foundation’s 17th Annual Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems gave North Dakota top marks for its overall rankings in 12 categories including traffic fatalities, congestion, pavement condition, bridge condition and highway maintenance costs. New Jersey finished last in five categories.
Other findings: Congestion is worst in California. Massachusetts has the safest highways, while Montana has the deadliest for percentage of fatalities per miles traveled.
Top 5 States
Bottom 5 States