Famous Highways in the US

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Driver Info on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 2:22 PM

We are all in our little corner of the world. It is easy to forget all the people, places, culture, and scenery that exists out in the world, let alone the US. While some may choose planes to get from destination to destination, others prefer the wide-open-roads. And for those people, they may want to bring their attention here. There are interstate highways, US numbered highways, state highways, country highways. Below are the top six famous highways not to miss, whether it’s a family road trip vacation, a trucker’s map of the must have routes to deliver their loads, or a time to be alone and soak in all the quiet. Get ready to start planning!

Pacific Coast Highway

Also known as PCH, US 1, State Route 1, Highway 1. Whatever name used, it is iconic nonetheless. This gorgeous, iconic highway will take over all the senses. If picture perfect views of never-ending oceans, mansion-covered hills, and mountains galore are desired, look no further.  A highway with countless amounts of buzz and praise, once seen, there is no way the praise won’t be understood. It’s always encouraged to drive the 650+ miles through the entire PCH, giving around 6 days to see it all. Starting in San Diego and finishing in San Francisco/Big Sur, the experiences of different cultures, foods, views, and people will bring memories to last forever. This famous highway is too good not to be on the bucket list for 2019.

Overseas Highway

Also known at US 1 or Route 1. On the other side of the US, there is the Atlantic Coast. It’s there where the Seven Mile Bridge is located. This bridge is connected to other bridges, extending about 113 miles long in Florida. It’s one of those sights one would need to see to believe.  Two parallel highways, surrounded by nothing but blue ocean. Can you picture it? This Overseas Highway has been the set of movies, car races, and the only connection to several islands. At one end, Florida Keys. The other? Miami. Museums, state and national parks, winning fishing sights, it all will almost be as good as those sunrises and sunsets. Pure serenity.

Route 66

It doesn’t get any more famous than Route 66. The ‘Historic‘ Route 66, constructed in 1926. “The Mother Road.” Chances are this famous highway is ringing some bells. Route 66 begins in Chicago and goes through SIX states (Santa Monica, California. Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona) before reaching its stopping point. It’s symbol is famous. It’s been in famous movies and books. The bet is safe to say that people have seen this highway somewhere. AND this iconic highway was, and still is, ideal for truckers because of the basically straight shot across all states. Very suitable for those behind the 18-wheelers.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Nature at its absolute finest. This famous highway has every source of landscape; meadows, farmland, mountains. Follow the windy roads to see some of the oldest mountains (Great Smoky Mountains) or stop to take a hike at some of the key trails along the 469 miles of this famous highway. There is indeed something for everyone. Virginia and North Carolina is the destination to book for a relaxing, breathtaking road trip.

Great River Road

Some say this is the longest AND most scenic highway in the US. With the iconic Mississippi River on one side and the changing of scenery on another, making through the 10 states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana) will be anything but boring.  Covering a radius of 3,000 miles, it takes 36 hours to go through…nonstop. With so much to see, it may be the best to pick the cultural and city attractions that stand out the most. A little known fact; the Great Lakes became what it is today because of an area that was completely covered during the Ice Age.

Highway 12 – Utah

Utah and red rock. Surrounded by gorgeous greenery. Staggering, spectacular, stunning…they all work! Boulder Mountain on one end and Bryce Canyon on the other. Many updates have happened on this road, to ease driving routes and extensions to other destinations. Also known as “A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway,” these 122 miles will provide enough red rock cliffs for a lifetime.

Pacific-Coast-Highway

Pacific Coast Highway

Overseas Highway

Route 66

Blue Ridge Parkway

Great River Road

Highway 12 – Utah

 

There it is. Six of the most famous highways in the United States. Not sure which place to visit first? Makes sense. To the truckers and drivers of the world, keep a close eye on where the routes are scheduled so there is no way to miss any of these unbelievable sights. Although Allstate doesn’t have drivers for long distances, if the shorter ones are more attractive, look no further.  If crossing over states, over many hours is a possibility for the future, hopefully this will help.

Famous Trucker Songs – Old Songs and New

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Driver Info on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 8:18 PM
Famous Trucker Songs

April is right around the corner. This means sun shining, windows down, music loud. Are you picturing it yet? Okay, now you’ve turned on your Spotify playlist filled with the best trucker songs of all time; some new, some old, all awesome. Now you’re really in a good mood!

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How to Become A Truck Driver

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Trucking Industry Information on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 7:27 PM

You see them everywhere. Those big semi’s that seem to take up the entire road and always drive “way to slow.” Just a reminder, there are actual people inside those trucks!  Truck drivers who dedicate their life to being on the road. Their responsibilities are making sure the clothing we wear, the produce we eat, and the vehicles we drive arrive at their destinations in time for us to purchase them. They, without a doubt, keep America moving!

Now the question is, do you want to be a part of the movement and become a truck driver?

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Can Section 179 Benefit You and Your Business?

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Buying Advice, News & Info on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 8:55 PM
Can Section 179 Benefit You and Your Business?

Can Section 179 Benefit You and Your Business?

December is upon us! And what comes after December? Tax Season. THIS tax season, you can take a Section 179 deduction of up to $1 million dollars.

You might wonder.. What is Section 179? Believe it or not, it’s not complicated.

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Regional, OTR, or Vocational Trucking: What’s Right for You

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Buying Advice, Driver Info on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 3:22 PM
Three types of trucking - Regional Over the Road Vocational Trucks

Regional, OTR, or Vocational Trucking: What’s Right for You

Truck driving is a popular occupation and it’s important to weigh your options and find what the best fit is for you. There are three main types of trucking:

  1. REGIONAL – This typically involves day trips – often a maximum of one or two nights out. A driver may run areas anywhere from a few city/counties to a few states.
  2. OVER THE ROAD (OTR) – A long-haul otr driver can spend weeks at a time on the road, with coast-to-coast loads.
  3. VOCATIONAL – Vocational drives take care of specific jobs or tasks. This category includes anywhere from dump trucks, end-dumps & side-dumps, belly dumps, refuse (garbage trucks and roll-offs), concrete trucks, service trucks, rail trucks- and the list goes on. These types of rigs are often found in construction sites, oil fields, landfills, and more.

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Truck Maintenance Checklist for Winter

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Driver Info, News & Info, Service and Parts on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:39 PM

Checklist for Winter Truck Maintenance

With the coldest months of winter upon us, it’s important to prepare your trucks for extreme cold temperatures. Extreme cold may impact the aftertreatment system heat management, which could impact the efficiency of your truck if not maintained properly.

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DPF and DOC Cleaning

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Cummins Engines, Mobile Service, News & Info, PACCAR Engines, Rules and Regulations, Service and Parts on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

The Importance Of Cleaning Diesel Filters

When was the last time you had your diesel particulate filter (DPF) or diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) cleaned? If the answer is, “I don’t know” and your truck is newer than a 2007 model, it is time to visit a repair shop. If your diesel engine is newer than 2007, here are a few things you should know to extend your filter life and increase your fuel efficiency.

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Valve Adjustments Explained

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Certified Pre-Owned, Cummins Engines, Mobile Service, PACCAR Engines, Service and Parts on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 5:06 PM
Service Valve Adjustment

Why You Need a Valve Adjustment for Your Diesel Engine

A valve adjustment (sometimes also called an overhead) is vital to the health of your diesel engine to ensure proper combustion. This is often an overlooked task for proper engine maintenance; however, neglecting your valves could lead to a lot of unwanted hassles like loss of power and decreased fuel efficiency. Keeping a close eye on the valve lash can alert you to a problem before it leads to hefty repair costs for your diesel engine and a lot of unplanned downtime.

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Mobile Truck Service – Quick Onsite Mobile Truck Repair

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Mobile Service, Service and Parts on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 6:00 PM

 Service When And Where You Need It.

Mobile Truck Service brings OEM certified technicians to your location to help diagnose problems and perform truck repairs onsite.

If you’re like most fleet owners, you may be able to perform routine maintenance at your facility, but you probably don’t have an OEM certified technician or electronic diagnostic tools on hand for the more complex jobs. Whether you need emergency truck assistance or your fleet needs an annual repair, we are here to keep your truck on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

Winterization Checklist

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Service and Parts on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 5:20 PM

The winter months are fast approaching so it is vital that your truck is ready for the cold and any inclement weather. Here are some of the things you need to do to as part of your winterization process to make sure you stay safe and avoid high costs this winter.
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