The average OTR truck driver is expected to travel between 2000 to 3000 miles per week. That’s the length of a one-way trip from Atlanta to Seattle. One of the many perks of an (OTR) truck driving career is being able to see parts of the country you wouldn’t see otherwise. If you are an OTR truck driver heading west this summer, here are some roadsides sites to see!
5 Must See Roadsides Sites:
- The World’s Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas
- Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, California
- Sequoia National Park in Tulare County, California
- Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona
This is a piece of classic Americana. There is no cost to see this gigantic ball of twine. The ball is always visible, but if you want a t-shirt, their hours are between 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. The ball of twine was started by farmer Frank Stoeber in 1953. In 1957, it weighed about 2.5 tons. Every August, the town hosts their annual Twine-a-thon to add more twine in order to keep the title. As of 2018, the ball weighs over ten tons.
This is definitely a spot you want to see. Although, if you want to go, it is highly recommended that you pre-purchase your ticket on their website. The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly spanning about 150 in diameter. Remember Michael Jackson’s iconic Smooth Criminal lean? This is the place to try it out.
This is your chance to see some of the oldest and tallest trees in America. After all that driving this is the perfect spot to stretch your legs. Although, there is an entrance fee to the park. These sequoia trees are over 200 ft tall and are over 1000 years old. The oldest tree is about 3,266 years old. If you don’t have time to stop and see these trees, you should still add it to your bucket list or family vacation list.
This is another great place to stretch your legs, and its free to visit! During the summer they are open between 8am to 7pm. Garden of the Gods is known for its red, and their seemingly gravity-defying, rock formations.
Have you ever wondered what is would be like to be on a colony on Mars? If you answered yes, this is the place for you. In the middle of the arid Arizona landscape is Biosphere 2 – as part of the University of Arizona, it serves as a laboratory and an environment for public education. On the Biosphere’s 3.14 acre facility, you will be able to see different environments such as mangrove wetland, tropical rainforests, savannas, and fog deserts all in one place. Biosphere 2 does have a $21 admission ticket, which can be purchased here.
Being able to see these places is one of the many perks of being an OTR truck driver. If you’re an OTR truck driver that is looking for a company that values your time and efforts, we are the company for you. We are a 100% NO touch freight company based in Memphis, TN. Currently, we are looking for drivers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia.
OTR Truck Driver Benefits with Mid South Transport
Here are some of the many benefits we offer to our drivers:
- $1000 Sign on bonus
- Safe driving bonus
- 401k with company match
- A free $15,000 employee life insurance policy
- Single medical coverage for only $6 a week
- Affordable medical and dental insurance for you and your family
- Paid vacation time
- 100% NO touch freight
- Much more!