Friday, July 15, 2016

Which is the best city for a trucker to call home?

A recent article from Forbes unveils a study that ranks the best cities in the United States for a truck driver to live in.

The study by Sparefoot, which used information from Indeed.com, took into account such factors as the average annual salary, median home price, salary as a percentage of home price, and median annual rent to generate the rankings.

The top cities for truck drivers were listed as follows:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Charlotte, N.C.
  3. Columbus, Ohio
  4. Indianapolis
  5. Chicago
  6. Houston
  7. Kansas City, Mo.
  8. Dallas
  9. Louisville, Ky.
  10. Nashville, Tenn. 

According to the study, Atlanta ranked first in average annual salary at $64,000 and rent as percentage of income at 24.3 percent. Atlanta also had the highest percentage of truck driving job listings at 12.2 percent.

Kansas City ranked first in salary as a percentage of home price at 39.5 percent. Indianapolis had the lowest median home price at $115,000. Kansas City was the next cheapest at $119,000.

In order to believe this report, however, you must first believe that the statistics used by Indeed.com are accurate.

But what do you think? Is the Forbes article correct? Which is the best city in the United States for a trucker to call home?

11 comments:

  1. "Off Ramp" ParkerJuly 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    I wouldn't make any relocation decisions based on Sparefeet's expert analysis. As far as I'm concerned the best place to live is in a tricked out large car at the Iowa 80.

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    1. I would not live in any of the towns listed this survey is crap

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    2. I would favor the state with the lowest over all taxation of it's residents. I think Wyoming does well. Florida does well by this measure. When you add quality of life consideration the North-West does well. Thanks.

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  2. Intersection of two or more major routes that has small towns nearby is always good. I live in Dillsburg PA just 15 minutes by tractor to I81, I76, I83 and about a half hr more will give me access to I70, I78, I80. And this doesn't include all the US routes

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  3. There is way more to life than just how much you make and how cheap housing is.

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  4. There is way more to life than just how much you make and how cheap housing is.

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  6. Simple enough for me. A place to park my rig in the back yard. And neighbor that say glad to see made home safe.

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  7. Yep, I agree with Neil. We live in the U.P. of Michigan, but have neighbors that love us, welcome our truck, are close to the main roads to get out of town, and enjoy our "little home in the U.P." Have to travel a bit to get loads, but what the heck. We have family, grandchildren, and friends right here. Why move to any of those cities. Would be way too lonely for us.

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  8. Amazing. High crime, high taxes, conjustion, every last one of them.

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  9. None of those... Unless you enjoy crime, high taxes, and traffic when your home. I'll stick to West TEXAS.

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