BRT Trip Blog for Monday April 26, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 04/26/2021
    • Loading Location: Medford, Wisconsin
    • TYPE: Live Load
    • On Site Time: One Hour
  • Delivery Date: 04/28/2021
    • Unloading Location: Springfield, Missouri
    • TYPE: Drop Trailer
    • On-Site Time: 30 Minutes
  • Temperature: Fahrenheit/Celsius 35 Degrees F, 1.7 Degrees C.
  • Cargo Weight: Pounds/Kilograms 34,260 lbs. /15,540 Kg.
  • Cargo Hauled: Kraft Cheese Slices
  • Approximate Mileages: Miles/Kilometers
    • Empty: 69/111
    • Loaded: 826/1,329
  • Weather at Pick-up Location: Drizzle, Temperature 48 Degrees F, 8.9 Degrees C.
  • Weather at Drop-off Location: Overcast and humid.. Temperature 77 Degrees F, 25 Degrees C.
  • Additional Notes: Steve made good time and was able to deliver his load to one of the famous Springfield Caves; 27 hours early!
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BRT Trip Blog for Tuesday April 21, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 04/21/2021
    • Loading Location: Wausau, Wisconsin
    • TYPE: Live Load
    • On Site Time: 2.5 Hours
  • Delivery Date: 04/22/2021
    • Unloading Location: Groveport, Ohio
    • TYPE: Drop Trailer
    • On-Site Time: One Hour and 30 Minutes
  • Temperature: Fahrenheit/Celsius  65 Degrees F, 18.3 Degrees C.
  • Cargo Weight: Pounds/Kilograms  41,638Lbs. / 18,887Kg.
  • Cargo Hauled: Kraft Parmesan Cheese
  • Approximate Mileages: Miles/Kilometers
    • Empty: 100/161
    • Loaded: 614/988
  • Weather at Pick-up Location: Partly Cloudy Temperature 39 Degrees F, 3.8 Degrees C.
  • Weather at Drop-off Location: Partly Sunny, Temperature 47 Degrees F, 8.3 Degrees C.
  • Additional Notes: 
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BRT Trip Blog for Thursday April 08, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 04/08/2021
    • Loading Location: Mira Loma, California
    • TYPE: Live Load
    • On Site Time: Two Hours
  • Delivery Date: 04/11/21
    • Unloading Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
    • TYPE: Live Unload
    • On-Site Time: 30 Minutes
  • Temperature: Fahrenheit/Celsius; 38/3.3
  • Cargo Weight: Pounds/Kilograms; 32,910/14,927
  • Cargo Hauled: Fresh Restaurant Foods
  • Approximate Mileages: Miles/Kilometers
    • Empty: 59/95
    • Loaded: 946/1522
  • Additional Notes: The specified delivery appointment was scheduled for 6am… Unfortunately, nobody showed up until 8am. This accounted for an unnecessary delay on a day Steve could have slept-in for two hours longer.
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BRT Trip Blog for Wednesday March 30, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 03/30/21
    • Loading Location: Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
    • TYPE: Pre-Loaded Trailer
    • On Site Time: 30 Minutes
  • Delivery Date: 04/03/21
    • Unloading Location: West Valley City, Utah
    • TYPE: Drop
    • On Site Time: 30 Minutes
  • Temperature: -1 F
  • Cargo Weight: 40,083 LBS
  • Cargo Hauled: Pepperoni Pizzas and Hot Pockets
  • Approximate Mileages:
    • Empty: 85
    • Loaded: 1,689
  • Additional Notes: Original destination of the trailer to Modesto California was changed and given to a different driver because of a remaining hour shortage.
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BRT Trip Blog for Sunday April 25, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 04/25/2021
    • Loading Location: Menasha, Wisconsin
    • TYPE: Pre-loaded Trailer
    • On Site Time: 30 Minutes
  • Delivery Date: 04/26/2021
    • Unloading Location: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
    • TYPE: Live Unload
    • On-Site Time: 30 Minutes
  • Temperature: Fahrenheit/Celsius 0 Degrees F, -17.7 Degrees C.
  • Cargo Weight: Pounds/Kilograms 42,481 Lbs. /19,269 Kg.
  • Cargo Hauled: Bulk Cranberries
  • Approximate Mileages: Miles/Kilometers
    • Empty: 212/341
    • Loaded: 78/125.5
  • Weather at Pick-up Location: Cloudy, Temperature 37 Degrees F, 2.8 Degrees C.
  • Weather at Drop-off Location: Drizzle, Temperature 48 Degrees F, 8.9 Degrees C.
  • Additional Notes: None.
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BRT Trip Blog for Thursday April 15, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 04/15/2021
    • Loading Location: Lynden, Washington
    • TYPE: Live Load
    • On Site Time: 30 Minutes
  • Delivery Date: 04/20/2021
    • Unloading Location: Tomah, Wisconsin
    • TYPE: Live Unload
    • On-Site Time: 30 Minutes
  • Temperature: Fahrenheit/Celsius 0 Degrees F, -17.7 Degrees C.
  • Cargo Weight: Pounds/Kilograms 42,410 Lbs. /19,237 Kg.
  • Cargo Hauled: Bulk Cranberries
  • Approximate Mileages: Miles/Kilometers
    • Empty: 135/217
    • Loaded: 1,941/3,124
  • Weather at Pick-up Location: Sunny, Temperature 74 Degrees F, 23 Degrees C.
  • Weather at Drop-off Location: Cloudy, Temperature 34 Degrees F, 1 Degrees C.
  • Additional Notes: Steve was running up against the 70 hour clock throughout this trip. As always, Steve was able to make the delivery safely and made a scenic trip through North Dakota for the first time in awhile. Additionally, Steve took time from his busy schedule to meet up with two gentlemen in Butte Montana, our very own MT406, a BRT moderator and Jim Burg, another Road crew member along with his dog Finn. Steve also met up with another BRT moderator, Chris Bandini in St. Cloud Minnesota. Thanks for coming out to visit with Big Rig Steve guys!
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BRT Trip Blog for Wednesday April 07, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 04/07/21
    • Loading Location: Goodyear, Arizona
    • TYPE: Live Load
    • On Site Time: Two Hours
  • Delivery Date: 04/08/21
    • Unloading Location: Apple Valley, California
    • TYPE: Live Unload
    • On Site Time: Two Hours
  • Temperature: 58F
  • Cargo Weight: 29,696
  • Cargo Hauled: Ferrero Chocolates
  • Approximate Mileages:
    • Empty: 20
    • Loaded: 337
  • Additional Notes: None
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BRT Trip Blog for Thursday April 22, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 04/22/2021
    • Loading Location: Findlay, Ohio
    • TYPE: Pre-Loaded Trailer
    • On Site Time: One Hour
  • Delivery Date: 04/24/2021
    • Unloading Location: Menomonie, Wisconsin
    • TYPE: Drop Trailer
    • On-Site Time: 30 Minutes
  • Temperature: Fahrenheit/Celsius  No Refrigeration.
  • Cargo Weight: Pounds/Kilograms  39,675Lbs. / 17,996Kg.
  • Cargo Hauled: Various Campbell Soups.
  • Approximate Mileages: Miles/Kilometers
    • Empty: 112/180
    • Loaded: 600/965.6
  • Weather at Pick-up Location: Partly Cloudy Temperature 57 Degrees F, 13.8 Degrees C.
  • Weather at Drop-off Location: Overcast, Temperature 43 Degrees F, 6.1 Degrees C.
  • Additional Notes: Steve was able to get a well deserved one night layover in his hometown Friday night and drop the trailer in Menomonie Saturday.
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BRT Trip Blog for Sunday April 11, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 04/11/2021
    • Loading Location: Golden, Colorado
    • TYPE: Pre-Loaded Trailer
    • On Site Time: Two Hours
  • Delivery Date: 04/15/2021
    • Unloading Location: Sumner, Washington
    • TYPE: Pre-Loaded Trailer
    • On-Site Time: Three Hours
  • Temperature: Off
  • Cargo Weight: Pounds/Kilograms 39,643/17,982
  • Cargo Hauled: Alcoholic Beverages
  • Approximate Mileages: Miles/Kilometers
    • Empty: 24/41
    • Loaded: 1,320/2,125
  • Additional Notes: Trailer was dropped in Sumner and delivered to Everett by a different driver because Steve needed to arrive at his next pick-up location in Lynden on 4/11 not 4/12. The previous load had been changed to Friday 04/12. This would have caused Steve to sit for an additional day for nothing.
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BRT Trip Blog for Saturday April 03, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 04/03/21
    • Loading Location: Clearfield, Utah
    • TYPE: Live Load
    • On Site Time: Three Hours
  • Delivery Date: 04/06/21
    • Unloading Location: Phoenix, Arizona
    • TYPE: Live Load
    • On Site Time: Eight Hours
  • Temperature: -10F
  • Cargo Weight: 43,659
  • Cargo Hauled: Wendy’s (Fast Food) French Fries
  • Approximate Mileages:
    • Empty: 36
    • Loaded: 690
  • Additional Notes: Receiver made Steve wait for six hours even after he maintained a tight deadline and drove through the night to make the delivery as scheduled.
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