If your travels take you along Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, you’ll pass through the town of Baker, CA, and the town’s most prominent feature, “the world’s tallest thermometer“. The World’s Tallest Thermometer is a 134-foot-tall commemoration of the record high temperature in the U.S., in nearby Death Valley — 134 degrees Fahrenheit in 1913. It is located at 72157 Baker Boulevard in Baker, California. It is visible from Interstate 15 in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. Photo by Kurt Graveley.
Life on the Road
Pictures of the interesting and beautiful sites our auto transport drivers encounter as they deliver vehicles all over the United States.
In the auto transport business you sometimes come across some rare vehicles, or at least vehicles that are not all that common in the United States. The Nissan Patrol of the 1960s is one such vehicle. The Nissan Patrol is a large four-wheel drive vehicles manufactured by Nissan in Japan since 1951. It was only available for sale in the US in the 1960s. Photo by Sam Nixon.
If you’re traveling down the I-15 outside Las Vegas, you’ll happen upon this one: the Seven Magic Mountains art installation. Seven Magic Mountains is the brainchild of Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone and features seven thirty to thirty-five-foot high dayglow totems made up of painted, locally-sourced boulders. Photo by Kevin Davis.
If you happen to be driving down I-84 ( which is also known as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway and travels east–west, following the Columbia River and the rough path of the old Oregon Trail from Portland east to Idaho) outside Baker, OR, you’ll come across the abandoned cement plant. The plant was built by Sun Portland Cement Co. in the 1920s to provide concrete for the construction of the Owyhee Dam. Pretty neat! Photo by Charlotte Rodriguez.
If you happen to be traveling through Idaho along US 95 near Riggins, ID, you’ll come across this little gem, The Little Salmon River. The Little Salmon River is a tributary of the Salmon River in Idaho, and is about 51 miles long and drains 576 square miles of land. It rises on Blue Bunch Ridge in the Sawtooth Range of south-central Idaho, close to Payette Lake, and from there it flows north towards Riggins, is nestled deep in a canyon at the confluence of the Salmon River and the Little Salmon River. Photo by Ron Kukus.
As our drivers travel the highways of America transporting cars for our customers they encounter all sorts of weird and interesting sights. Some are the natural wonders of the country, others are of the man-made variety. For example one of our drivers spotted this lighthouse on the prairie! While they are not everywhere, landlocked lighthouses are not as rare as you would normally think. There are a number of them throughout the US. Photo by Sam Nixon.
One of the benefits of traveling the highways of the US transporting cars for our customers is getting to see the natural and man-made wonders that dot the American landscape. If you happen to be on US Route 89 near the Utah/Arizona border, you’ll get to see one of the man-made sights, The Glen Canyon Dam. Photo by Kevin Davis.
Delivering cars for our customers takes J&S’s auto transport drivers to many different locations throughout the US. For example, this “traffic jam” one of our drivers encountered while delivering a vehicle to Big Sky, Montana! While traveling down US Route 191, a couple of Bighorn Sheep decided to make an appearance and tie up traffic for a few minutes! Photo by Kurt Graveley.
One of the benefits of transporting cars for J&S Transportation and the auto transport industry in general is you get to see the beautiful sights and vistas the US has to offer as your office! Our Life on the Road photo gallery showcases some of these images submitted by our auto transport drivers. For example this beautiful shot. Photo by Steven Covitt.
Beautiful vistas are just part of the perks of driving the highways shipping cars for J&S Transportation. For example this shot of Swan Lake, MT. The Swan Lake Area is host to numerous campsites including areas right along the lake. Swan Lake is also home to many lakeside homes. Photo by David Maxwell.