United States transportation service providers are no strangers to crossing state borders. Freight shipping in the U.S. has become a massive industry thanks in part to improved logistics and a strong national infrastructure. Some companies now have the ability to move parcels across long distances, but not all states abide by the same laws, which makes it difficult for transporters to make sure they’re not in violation during any part of their trip.
Since states value drivers’ rights on different scales, we’ve taken the liberty to compile a list of the four states that provide the most friction when it comes to transportation:
New York/New Jersey: New York was recently voted as the worst state to be a driver by the National Motorists Association, thanks in part to a high volume and cost of toll roads and dense traffic, but New Jersey didn’t fall far behind at No. 3. Both states were found to have a high number of enforcement officials patrolling the roads as well, which creates a more tense atmosphere on the road. Another downfall the neighboring states had was they both scored low in terms of fiscal responsibility, meaning the high tolls weren’t exactly going toward fixing roads that needed repair.
Nevada: It’s bad enough that some transporters are on tight schedules and can’t fit in a trip to Vegas to hit the craps table. To make matters worse, the federal government owns more than three-quarters of Nevada’s land, meaning it’s largely off limits to economic development. According to the Pacific Legal Foundation, there are 43 moving companies in the entire state, and many of the Certificate of Necessity laws Nevada has makes it difficult for new moving and transport companies. Per Nevada law, an individual must prove that the proposed business is qualified, safe and financially fit.
Delaware: Besides the fact that not many people could point out Delaware on a map if they tried, the Diamond state is also known for its poor track record with transporters. Most of the East coast states have tolls and traffic, but Delaware has the second-highest fees for accessing public roads in the country, the National Motorists Association found – a fact that seems odd for the 49th largest state. The population density is the sixth-highest in the country per capita, and the state’s accessibility is far less convenient than others since Delaware is on a peninsula competing for land with the tail end of Maryland.
Let us know which US state is your least favorite to transport in!