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The 6 top scenic routes for CDL-A drivers this summer

The 6 top scenic routes for CDL-A drivers this summer

One of the most exciting parts about being behind the wheel for a living is all the beautiful places across our country you get to drive through – and get paid for it! At Freymiller, we want you to take advantage of this opportunity whenever possible! Here are six scenic routes for you to take this summer.

Pacific Coast Highway

Located along the California coastline, this highway is full of stunning vistas and once-in-a-lifetime scenery. This scenic route takes you by Venice Beach, Bixby Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and Glass Beach, just to name a few. And while the famously giant Redwoods may not be big enough to fit your rig through, you will surely be blown away by their size and beauty.

The Swiss Alps

OK, it’s technically the Swiss Alps of Texas, but the views are still unbeatable! This scenic loop incorporates Highways 337, 187, and 470. From picturesque, rolling hills that slope up and down in a mesmerizing pattern to magnificent canyons and rushing rivers, this scenic route will have you believing that everything really is bigger (and better!) in Texas!

I-10 and 1-40

I-10 is best known for its connection between Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, but it ranges all the way to Jacksonville, Florida, and offers some of the most unique views across the southern U.S. (and the stretch from Arizona to Florida is the only U.S. highway that can boost snow-free conditions 365 days a year!) If your travels take you farther north, I-40 offers equally stunning scenery and winds through some of the country’s grandest mountain ranges, including the Appalachians and Rockies.

Trail Ridge Road

Want even more of the Rockies than I-40 offers? Take a turn onto Trail Ridge Road in Colorado. For 48 miles, enjoy the route aptly nicknamed “Highway to the Sky” where you’ll climb 4,000 feet above Rocky Mountain National Park’s tree line getting you unimaginably breathtaking views!

San Juan Skyway in Colorado

Colorado does not lack uniquely stunning roads and highways. San Juan Skyway gets you not just these views, but also the feeling of moving through time. As a 223-mile loop that winds through Pueblo Native American ruins and the modern Telluride mountains, you’ll move from the past into the present all while taking in magnificent views.

Blue Ridge Parkway

For any of your routes in the Carolinas, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a must-see. The flora and fauna of the highway will surprise with how many shades of green there really are! The Linn Cove Viaduct also sits along this route, a 1,243-foot-long bridge that wraps around Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.

Now that you have your scenic route for this summer, it’s time to plan your path to a long-term, rewarding truck driving career. Connect with us today to learn more about our career opportunities!