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?