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Old 08-02-2017, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania USA
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Which states have the fewest big rigs/18-wheelers traveling through them? Maybe Vermont and/or Maine?

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Old 08-03-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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How about Alaska and Hawaii? Then maybe Vermont and Maine.
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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Maybe Hawaii for obvious reasons. Rhode Island because of its small size and relatively urban character. Vermont for its isolation and low population.

Maine is a possibility but it seems like it'd be a fairly busy route for traffic into New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. I could be wrong though.

I've seen too many Ice Road Truckers to believe Alaska is one of the least busy. Less than many states though.
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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I would think most of the continental US would have a good deal of trucks. I haven't seen a place in the 48 states where they are lacking. Maybe Rhode Island but still plenty of reasons to deliver.
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It would seem like Hawaii would have alot due to them needing to ship everything in the state.
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I would imagine the more rural states without much going for them in the way of agriculture or oilfields would be the ones. If anything, all the truck traffic would be heading to the populated cores where the major chains and larger grocery stores would be. But even with the small gas stations and smaller grocery stores in the tiny towns, you're still going to have 28' pup trailers making deliveries to them.

IMHO, tractor trailers are kind of a hard thing to get away from. Unless you're on a small island, in the middle of an ocean, or even a small island within the Thousand Island chain.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I would imagine the more rural states without much going for them in the way of agriculture or oilfields would be the ones. If anything, all the truck traffic would be heading to the populated cores where the major chains and larger grocery stores would be. But even with the small gas stations and smaller grocery stores in the tiny towns, you're still going to have 28' pup trailers making deliveries to them.

IMHO, tractor trailers are kind of a hard thing to get away from. Unless you're on a small island, in the middle of an ocean, or even a small island within the Thousand Island chain.
Some mostly rural states have an incredible amount of freight traffic (e.g. Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, etc.) because major interstates criss-cross those areas (e.g I-80, I-70, I-40, etc.).
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Alaska and Hawaii are pretty low, though they also don't have much highway road mileage to begin with. Lots of truck traffic bypasses Delaware seemingly.


https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/fre.../figure3_4.htm
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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Illinois is crawling with them. Probably because several major interstates have to converge in Chicagoland to get around Lake Michigan.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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Some mostly rural states have an incredible amount of freight traffic (e.g. Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, etc.) because major interstates criss-cross those areas (e.g I-80, I-70, I-40, etc.).
I was excluding the freeways because a majority of that traffic never really leaves them. Now if they're some hot-shot, owner-operator, then I could see them taking some random, state highway to bypass a scale or take in some scenery. But if one really wanted to get away from the semis, just pay attention to maps like the one that just got posted in here.
It also helps to check out some trucking related forums when the truckers are talking about hiring trends. Seems like the greater a freight corridor, the higher the amount of varied truck traffic will be rolling through it.
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