One of the Benefits of Truck Driving: Viewing Fall Foliage

Fall ColorsThere are plenty of fantastic benefits to being a truck driver (especially at Prime!) One advantage many drivers find intriguing is the opportunity to see the world around them during their workday. Instead of looking at a computer screen in a cubicle, they’re able to experience the view of bright foliage, fields of flowers and corn, mountains, sunsets and sunrises, lakes, and more. What a way to spend a day on the job!

Autumn is a wonderful time of year — the air is brisk and the leaves turn to deep reds, golds, and browns. With that in mind, Prime decided it would be fun to feature spectacular fall scenic roads across the U.S. (note: these aren’t particularly truck driving routes).

Here are five picks for gorgeous fall foliage drives:

Coastal Maine

There are very few places in Maine where Mother Nature doesn’t put on her best and brightest for the fall season. The striking foliage display along Maine’s coastline provides beautiful oranges and eye-catching reds that will take your breath away. Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Maine for drivers seeking a brilliant display of foliage.

Maine Fall Foliage

Maine fall foliage

Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the more famous fall scenic drives in the U.S. The drive covers 469 miles and starts in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, and ends in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. During the fall, the area’s 100 different species of trees set the mountains ablaze in autumn’s rich colors.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Ohio Fall Color Driving

Ohio is becoming quite the contender for honors as a top spot for fall foliage. The entire state provides many opportunities to see autumn scenery. Fall color seekers have the ideal chance to enjoy gorgeous color in the Central, Northeast, Southeast, and Northwest regions. Click here to check them out!

Ohio fall foliage

Ohio fall foliage

Feather River Scenic Byway, California

When traveling along the Feather River Scenic Byway during the fall, drivers get to experience a fascinating backdrop. The valley erupts in color, a beautiful scene not to be missed. The route covers 130 miles, beginning in the Sacramento Valley and ending in the Great Basin.

Feather Scenic Byway

Feather River Scenic Byway

Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway, Colorado

During autumn, Colorado’s landscape becomes a tapestry of colors. The trees provide golden hues, fiery yellows, and vibrant reds. These signature colors of the fall season blanket the route, and anyone driving it is sure to “fall” in love with the views.

Grand Mesa

Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway

Is your view as good as a truck driver’s view? Mother Nature’s fall foliage is just one of the many perks drivers can experience. Driving for Prime, Inc. can be a excellent way to start seeing and doing! Ready to learn more and apply? Visit

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