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BRT Trip Blog for Tuesday: May 04, 2021

  • Pickup Date: 05/04/2021
    • Loading Location: Belvidere, Illinois
    • TYPE: Pre-loaded Trailer
    • On Site Time: One Hour
  • Delivery Date: 05/06/2021
    • Unloading Location: Corinne, Utah
    • TYPE: Drop and Hook
    • On-Site Time: One Hour
  • Temperature: Fahrenheit/Celsius -10 Degrees F, -23.3 Degrees C.
  • Cargo Weight: Pounds/Kilograms 13,964 lbs. / 6,334 Kg.
  • Cargo Hauled: Walmart Frozen Crossdock
  • Approximate Mileages: Miles/Kilometers
    • Empty: 189/304
    • Loaded: 1,384/2,227
  • Weather at Pick-up Location: Overcast, Temperature 59 Degrees F, 15 Degrees C.
  • Weather at Drop-off Location: : Sunny Temperature 82 Degrees F, 28 Degrees C.
  • Average Miles Per Gallon on this trip: 9.2
  • Additional Notes: Steve tackled two back to back 600 mile days!

5 thoughts on “BRT Trip Blog for Tuesday: May 04, 2021

  1. And I believed when Steve said he had 70 pounds of Lithium Ion Isotope

  2. Erick/Steve: What is Crossdock? I cannot find this word in the English dictionary.

    1. Ben, thanks for the inquiry.
      Cross docking is a logistics strategy when the carrier immediately unloads the cargo from an incoming container and then loads it directly to an outbound carrier, also known as from dock to dock. It is a practice that keeps supply chains moving in a productive, effective manner. Instead of a standard distribution center (DC), cross-docking facilities are more of a “sorting center”; a place where goods quickly pass through.
      Cross docking warehouses take far less storage space than a DC. The docking terminal consists of inbound and outbound lanes. So, inbound shipments go to a receiving dock and then the products go directly to outbound destinations on forklifts or conveyor belts or sorted and consolidated before making their way to outbound shipping. Usually, the goods spend less than 24 hours within a docking terminal.
      When doing a cross docking, products are taken from the original mode of shipment—truck, ship, airplane—and immediately repackaged and loaded back onto another mode of transport to be sent to the retailer. Sometimes there are products that are staged at the warehouse, but the goal is to move the product with minimal storage or handling.

  3. Hi Steve! About the local run…do you think you’ll be able to broadcast the local trip on YT tonight? And, why is the delivery site closed until Tuesday? Hope to hear back from you.

    1. It’s a 4 mile trip. By the time people tune in, we’d have to stop. That delivery is closed weekends

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