State of the Interstates: Professional truck drivers weigh in

Posted at 10:36 AM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 10:36:56-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Nobody knows the roads better than those who drive them, so who better to ask about the state of the interstates here in Indiana than professional truck drivers? We set out to a truck stop to hear what drivers had to say.

One driver, Charles Glover, was very vocal about his concerns.

"You tear your truck up, you tear your front end, your tires,” said Glover.

Glover said he spends much of his time on the roads driving his semi, adding that the interstates here in Indiana are pretty rough.

"70, 69, 74. The whole state!" said Glover, when asked what stretches are particularly bad.

Glover said when driving between states, he notices a stark difference in road conditions.

"You go right across 70 in Ohio and you don't feel the lumps and bumps. As soon as you get to Indiana, there's potholes,” said Glover.

And, he pinpointed this even further: "Gary's highways are better than the capital."

He said here in the Circle City, only particular interstates get attention.

"They only fix certain highways. Certain highways to bring in the crowd that they need for the 500 or certain events that they have here,” said Glover.

Glover said he just wants work to be done—everywhere.

“Quit promising people ice cream, and they're getting straight milk. You can only milk the cow so far," said Glover.

If you notice any bad spots on the interstates, you should report them to the Indiana Department of Transportation. You can do that by calling 855-INDOT4U (855-463-6848) or by clicking here.