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Louisiana voted "Worst Roads"

Discussion in 'The Truck Stop' started by Dan, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Dan

    Dan New Member

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    Dec 11, 2006
    Came across this article and was wondering how these survery results compare to your own experiences.

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  2. jakebrake0776

    jakebrake0776 New Member

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    WORST ROADS

    1. Louisiana
    2. Pennsylvania
    3. California
    4. Illinois
    5. Michigan



    BEST ROADS

    1. Texas
    2. Florida
    3. Tennessee
    4. Georgia
    5. Virginia



    WORST ROAD

    1. I-10 Louisiana
    2. I-80 Pennsylvania
    3. I-40 Arkansas
    4. I-5 California
    5. I-40 Oklahoma



    BEST ROAD

    1. I-40 Tennessee
    2. 2. I-20 Texas
    3. I-75 Florida
    4. I-80 Ohio
    5. I-81 Virginia



    MOST IMPROVED ROAD

    1. I-40 Arkansas
    2. (tie) I-44 Missouri &
    I-80 Pennsylvania
    3. I-70 Missouri
    4. I-30 Arkansas
    5. I-10 Texas



    LEAST AVAILABLE OVERNIGHT PARKING

    1. New Jersey
    2. California
    3. Illinois
    4. Virginia
    5. Massachusetts



    MOST AVAILABLE OVERNIGHT PARKING

    1. Texas
    2. Ohio
    3. Pennsylvania
    4. Florida
    5. Iowa



    WORST REST STOPS

    1. Texas
    2. New Jersey
    3. California
    4. Louisiana
    5. New Mexico



    BEST REST STOPS

    1. Texas
    2. Ohio
    3. Florida
    4. Iowa
    5. Illinois



    WORST TRUCK STOPS

    1. New Jersey
    2. Illinois
    3. New York
    4. California
    5. Massachusetts



    BEST TRUCK STOPS

    1. Texas
    2. Iowa
    3. Virginia
    4. Ohio
    5. Missouri



    WORST FOUR-WHEELERS

    1. California
    2. New York
    3. Illinois
    4. New Jersey
    5. Florida



    BEST FOUR-WHEELERS

    1. Texas
    2. Montana
    3. California
    4. Wisconsin
    5. Tennessee



    TOUGHEST TRUCK INSPECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

    1. California
    2. Ohio
    3. Virginia
    4. Pennsylvania
    5. Texas



    WEAKEST TRUCK INSPECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

    1. Alabama
    2. Oklahoma
    3. Texas
    4. West Virginia
    5. Nevada





    WORSE THAN THE WORST
    Arguably the nation’s worst road routinely traveled by heavy trucks is Alaska’s James B. Dalton Highway, known as the Haul Road. Because of the state’s sparse population and the remoteness of the 414 miles between central Alaska and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields, only a small number of truckers use it. So it’s far from garnering enough attention to turn up on the Overdrive list of Worst Roads.

    More than half the road is gravel. The rest is a thin pavement called chip seal, often in disrepair, that’s used to seal gravel roads.

    Surprisingly, winter is the best time to drive the road, because state crews spray water and follow with road graders to produce a flat, roughly textured surface. Summer blading is topped with deposits of calcium and water, which dries to a hard pack. Before long that tears up, too, leaving washboards and potholes that keep truck speeds mostly below 30 mph or 40 mph. Even at those modest speeds, suspensions, tires, tie rods, struts and other components don’t last long.

    “The worst time up here is springtime, when everything thaws out,†says George Spears of Fairbanks, a former owner-operator who’s now a company driver with Carlile Transportation Systems, based in Anchorage. “The state can’t do anything with it – it all goes to heck.â€
    — MAX HEINE

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