Crossing state borders is a rite of passage. Whether you have a destination in mind or not, crossing a state line encourages you on your journey. Maybe it’s because you’re closer to your final destination, or maybe it’s because you’re further from your origin; either way, you know you’re moving.
In some places state borders are drawn by rivers or mountain ranges. In others, it’s a line of longitude or latitude. Sometimes when you cross the border, you find yourself in another time zone. State lines can define which sports team you pull for or how you like your barbecue.
When we took the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel on a Victory Lap as Motor Trend’s twice-consecutive Truck of the Year, we crossed a lot of state lines (2400 miles will do that). From Detroit to L.A., there’s a lot to see. Monuments, cities, deserts and long open roads. Most of these states come with a lot of differences, but there’s one thing they all have in common: Ram Truck owners are loyal and are confident in the capability of their trucks.
It doesn’t matter where you’re from or where you’re going. When you’re crossing state lines in a Ram Truck, you know you’re heading in the right direction.