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The Best and Worst States to Drive In

A convoy of three powerful trucks equipped with trailers and flatbeds, confidently navigating the open road to deliver a range of diverse cargoes

For logistics companies, the efficiency and ease of driving within a state can significantly impact operations and bottom line. To shed light on this crucial aspect, WalletHub recently conducted a comprehensive report ranking the best and worst states to drive in. In this blog post, we delve into the key findings from the report, unveiling the states that offer smooth sailing on the roads and those that present more challenges for the industry.

According to the report, the top 10 best states to drive in are:

  1. Iowa
  2. Georgia
  3. Ohio
  4. Oklahoma
  5. North Carolina
  6. Idaho
  7. Texas
  8. Tennessee
  9. Kansas
  10. Indiana

On the other hand, the report identifies the 10 worst states to drive in as:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Washington
  3. Delaware
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Maryland
  6. Missouri
  7. Nevada
  8. New Hampshire
  9. Michigan
  10. California

The report also analyzed rush-hour traffic congestion and average gas prices across the United States, some intriguing findings have emerged. West Virginia, North Dakota, and Maine topped the list for the lowest percentage of rush-hour traffic congestion, while Florida, Delaware, and New Jersey experienced the highest. However, the starkest contrast was between West Virginia and California, with a staggering 15 times difference in rush-hour traffic congestion!

Switching gears to average gas prices, the states with the lowest costs at the pump were Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, while Oregon, Washington, and Nevada experienced the highest prices. The most notable disparity was between Texas and Hawaii, with a 2 times difference in gas prices, placing Texas as the state with the most affordable fuel and Hawaii as the state with the highest costs.

View the report here.