Across the Majestic East: The Boyd Bros. Guide to 15 Scenic Roads

Post Date - Jul 29, 2023

One of the biggest perks to being a professional truck driver is the view outside your windshield! While Boyd Bros. is headquartered in Clayton, Ala., our drivers enjoy routes over much of the eastern part of the country. Today, we invite you to join us on a virtual journey through 15 vibrant states. From Alabama's historic charm to West Virginia's mountainous beauty, these routes promise picturesque landscapes, popular tourist attractions, and historical landmarks that are worth seeing when you can.

Alabama & Arkansas: Southern Charm

Start your journey in Alabama, taking the scenic Talladega Scenic Drive or Alabama's Coastal Connection. Next, head towards Arkansas via US-278 W, offering beautiful views and less traffic. Don't miss the Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway!

Georgia & South Carolina: Coastal Beauty

Venture into Georgia via I-85 S, with its stunning Peach State landscapes. The Savannah Historic District is a must-see. Continue to South Carolina, exploring the idyllic Lowcountry along US-17.

Illinois & Indiana: Heartland Splendor

Travel north to Illinois via I-57 N. The Shawnee National Forest Scenic Byway is a sight to behold. Then, cruise into Indiana along the historic Ohio River Scenic Byway (SR-56).

Kentucky & Tennessee: Bluegrass and Smoky Mountains

Journey through Kentucky’s Bluegrass Parkway, then south to Tennessee via I-65 S, marveling at the Great Smoky Mountains. The Cherohala Skyway is a hidden gem!

Maryland & Virginia: Chesapeake and Colonial History

Head east to Maryland via I-68 E. The Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway offers breathtaking views. Proceed to Virginia, where the Colonial Parkway and Skyline Drive showcase rich history and natural beauty.

Mississippi & North Carolina: River Views and Ridge Vistas

Venturing south, Mississippi's Great River Road and Natchez Trace Parkway are unforgettable. In North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway is an absolute must-drive.

Ohio & Pennsylvania: Rustic Landscapes

Head north to Ohio via I-77 N. The Amish Country Byway showcases rustic charm. In Pennsylvania, Route 6 provides a panoramic tour of the Keystone State's diverse landscapes.

West Virginia: Mountain Majesty

Finally, traverse into West Virginia. The Highland Scenic Highway promises awe-inspiring views of the Appalachian Mountains.

Remember, while enjoying these scenic routes, prioritize safety. Keep well informed of weather conditions, adhere to road restrictions, and take regular breaks at rest areas or safe truck stops. Happy travels and enjoy the beauty of the Eastern U.S.!

Interested in getting paid to drive through these beautiful states? Boyd Bros. Transportation is hiring CDL-A flatbed drivers for a variety of opportunities. Connect with us to learn more.