Surprise shoutout

Morning Road Crew! We are kinda dragging our feet a bit before hitting the highway so that we don’t run past our 14 hour clock during tonight’s delivery in Georgia.

Last night, just as we were finishing up our broadcast with a FAQ session and spending time with you, another LIVE broadcast on YouTube was just starting. That broadcast was “Nick From Home”, a geologist from Central Washington University that has been teaching geology online for anyone that cares to join in. Nick Zentner focuses his classes around the State of Washington, and just last week spent time talking about the Vantage area. As you know, our website logo bridge is the Vantage bridge – so BigRigTravels sent him a little something! Watch the video below to see what it was and his shoutout to BigRigTravels. His live broadcasts garner about 950+ simultaneous viewers. You can check out his videos and broadcasts as well as his website. Many thanks for the mention Nick! Our shoutout starts at 7:40. (Dang editor wouldn’t let me start from correct timestamp)

Hours coming back

Good evening to everyone. Hopefully your Monday was a good one:)

We have our next TWO trips lined up. Since we do gain back abut 10 hours or so everyday the next few days, we are able to get back to driving – starting with a live loading appointment of 6am Tuesday morning. After we get loaded, we will begin broadcasting as we roll to our delivery. Then once the delivery is completed, we will start our second, longer trip.

Update…First day of summer

Good 3am early morning to ya. Welcome to the first day of summer! We are unloading at our delivery in Cheyenne, Wyoming. We do have our next trip set up but doesn’t load up until 10pm tonight. 42 degrees when we woke up at 1am this morning….and just last week Wyoming had 8 inches of snow!!

We arrived at the shipper early since our appointment is not until tonight at 1030pm. They no longer allow drivers to drop empty trailers until their load is actually ready. So, enjoy your Saturday and we will start broadcasting when we depart the shipper.

New trip

Afternoon everyone. We have our next two trips lined up. First one is posted but doesn’t deliver until very early Monday morning. We will head to Rochelle to pick up our load then spend a night at the house. Also, the new photography website now has the New Mexico galleries opened up!

Cottonwood and Dothan

Howdy! We are currently waiting for our next trip. While waiting, I just brought the Trip Journal up to date:)

So, our delivery appointment was 2200 last night but we arrived very early and parked on the street outside the delivery gate. I had read the horrible reviews left by other truckers about this location so was concerned it was going to be a difficult night ahead. As the storms came and went, a car pulled up about two hours before my appointment and told me to go ahead in and get a door. While they didn’t actually start unloading until the scheduled time, it was still very nice they came out and got me in a door early. Once they started unloading, we were back out on the street with signed bills in hand just two hours later. Not bad in my book!

As soon as we get more information about our next trip, I’ll let ya know! BTW, if you go to the Merchandise Store, please take note of the important message about International orders…. seems that New York is holding all packages both in and outbound from most countries.

Alabama Waits

Morning! We are currently waiting for any new freight bookings but I’m not so sure it will happen today. Lots of strange happenings lately that have turned “normal” upside down… As soon as I get notified about the next trip, I’ll pass along the information. Many thanks for the compliments and comments about the new Mash It Store. Orders are usually packed each weekend and shipped every Monday.


Howdy! Here it is just after midnight and I’m finally done for the day at 13.5 hours after we started this morning. Basically, we left from Belvidere and ran down to our shipper in Rochelle. We had to sit a bit then made a drop and hook delivery in Joliet, Illinois. After we got done with that local run, we headed to the Blue Beacon for a trailer washout. Then, we ran back to Belvidere to load once again. Just now got things all sorted and finished for the night. Let’s get a ten hour break in then hit the road towards our delivery in Opelika, Alabama!

Are You Ready???

The New Mash It Merchandise Store will open up at 2200 Central time June 2, 2020. That’s about 20 minutes from now!

The store has been rebuilt from the ground up. Tons of design changes and new products. Dynamic pricing when you buy several of an item since my biggest expense is shipping, I pass the savings onto you.

Search around for the new items and you just might something on sale!

Calendars are already printed and ready for shipping for the 2021 year.

Several new drinkwares available plus even more to come in the near future.

What’s in your wallet? I mean Pocket? Add the BigRigTravels Membership card to yours today! (I can’t use the slogan already taken)

While I do not anticipate any problems with the new store, if you happen to find a bug, just let me know using the new email dedicated to the store operations… you can find the address at the top of the new store if you forget.

Have fun, and look for savings in your cart! The store link has already been added back to the main website menu…