Howdy! We made our delivery early this morning and came right back to the same truckstop today. I did turn down two very horrible trips today but we will go ahead and do this trip tonight. Yes, it’s an overnight run with a 6am delivery Friday morning, but freight is very slim around here now. We do also have a backup trip after our overnight run and it actually has some good timing on it so we won’t have to fight the 70 hour clock this time. Ready for the Overnight Express ? Truck departs at 2030 Pacific time sharp!
Good evening to everybody from Bishop, California at the junction of US Highway 395 and US 6. I know it has been tough for you guys with the buffering and long periods of no signal to broadcast. I did record what I could fit on my phone though. The ride the last 30 minutes of Nevada and into California have been fantastic ending our day at the peak of the orange sun casts coloring the fields and mountains. Tonight we sleep on the side of the road sandwiched between the Sierra National Forest and Death Valley. We got 568 miles accomplished today and used all but 34 minutes on our 11 hour clock for today. This is why I went trucking – to drive through areas where there is no internet, no cell phone service, no cities, just a few very scattered old barns and homesites on dirt roads. We will start broadcasting from here in the morning and hopefully it will last awhile since the map shows more towns closer together as we approach the delivery.
Good afternoon from Washington! We have been so very busy building the new BigRigTravels Store from scratch and the last 24 hours I’ve made some great progress! 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there, especially mine. My mom always selects the Sunday Videos and this week our own YouTube Channel Chat moderator Mike1 picked one out as well so today you get a double bonus!
Happy Friday ya’ll! Just a quick update, first, we are currently broadcasting live and watching the truckstop action with a perfect view of the fuel islands at the Love’s truckstop in Prosser, Washington.
We were bobtail this morning because the delivery didn’t have any empties available for us but we have since gone and picked one up for us to use on the next trip. Because we only have 3 hours today and gain just five back tomorrow, we will take a 34 hour restart. Enough of this fighting the clocks!
The next trip is now posted but picks up Monday morning. It takes us through the backroads using US95 through Nevada and California. We have taken US 395 just once since we started back in 2006, so this will be a very special treat for me! The drawback is the more remote it is, the less ability to actually broadcast, but as usual, the snowman camera can still send a few pictures to feed your eyes and the GPS showing location as we roll….
Early morning to ya! We finally got rid of our load and delivered it safely. We have been running into our 70 hour clock every day. What should have been an easy two day run ended up stretching over three days, a 70 hour violation and night driving which I didn’t like! Regardless, it was a safe trip with some fantastic springtime views throughout the mountains in California. We dropped our loaded trailer but they had no available empty trailers so we are sitting bobtail at the truck stop until the bosses come in and decide what happens next. As of right now we only have 5.5 hours on our 70 and on Saturday we gain just another 5 hours so we will be very limited in what we can do. As soon as I hear of our next plan, I’ll let ya know.
Good Wednesday morning from California! We have been reaching and hoping to break the 1,000+ simultaneous broadcast viewers this year and we did it not once but two different times yesterday!! Our new official record from YouTube is 1,251! Wow, I know yesterday was a great day for driving with light traffic, mountains and springtime wildflowers but what else happened? It’s great to see folks spreading the word!
We are coming up short on our 70 hour clock again today. This morning we are starting off with only 6 hours and 8 minutes on our clock but do gain back 11 hours tomorrow. Let’s see what we can do today.
While we wait to unload at the first delivery, here is this weekend’s Sunday video.
We lost signal coming down Chiriaco Summit and found overnight parking at the Love’s truckstop in Coachella. We deliver Monday morning at 7am so once again we will have a very early start to our day. Great day today overall. Our first delivery was scheduled by the customer for today, but guess they forgot they were closed! Just before I was going to leave, one lone worker showed up and unloaded us.
We hit an all time official record of simultaneous viewers during today’s broadcast.
- Today’s Numbers…
- 120 miles left to final delivery
- 452.3 miles driven today
- 4hr48min left on 70hr clock
- Gain back 7hr11min after midnight
- 8.2 total trip average mpg so far
Howdy and welcome to Arizona. We started this morning about 330am by hooking up to our load at the shipper in Hyrum, Utah. We then headed South on Interstate 15 then jumped over Sandy Peak and the mountains then ran South of US Highway 89 through some amazing geologic formations, humongous mesas, and rich red rocks. We broadcast what we had signal for and hard recorded some areas.
We will leave here about 330am Pacific time so we can get to Flagstaff and Phoenix in time to make our first delivery. Here’s the numbers for today’s drive:
- 547.8 miles driven
- Parked with just 40 minutes left on our 14 hour clock
- We have 3hrs 43min left on our 70 hour clock but gain 11hrs Sunday morning to use.
- MPG for this trip so far is 7.7
Good Friday to everyone. We are currently sitting in line at the delivery location. Man, what a nice surprise this trip has been! I was fully expecting this trip to be run overnight because the original loading appointment wasn’t until 1130pm. Much to my surprise it was ready and waiting for us about noon so we were able to run this trip during banker’s hours 🙂
No next trip just yet, but we will see what happens as we get unloaded. As soon as I know what our next trip is going to be and our plans, I’ll let ya know.
Update… next trip is posted. We ran to the shipper in hopes it would be ready earlier that the 11pm scheduled time. Nope, it isn’t ready and they haven’t even started it yet. Since we started so early in Echo, Utah this morning for our previous delivery, we are running very short on the 14 hour clock. This looks like it will be an overnight run tonight. As soon as we get the call that the load is ready, we will begin our run towards California.
Quick shots of views I happen to see along my day…