Daily Summary for 1/28/2023

BigRigSteve broadcast concluded for the day at 16:45 EST as we arrived at the receiver for delivery drop in Union City Georgia.

We rolled out of Kuttawa, Kentucky at 8:30am CST. Casey Mallory BRT road crew member predicted early on this morning that Atlanta would be the stopping point today which proved to be correct.

Stop for fuel⛽️ and coffee ☕️ at Loves ❤️ in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

January has been good month so far Steve noted we now are 142 gallons over Diamond level status for the month with four days to go. That is first time he has achieved going over by a substantial amount with more gallons yet to purchase this month. 

As we entered Nashville, traffic issues were addressed and ended up being non-issue today. Steve advised that a big rig passing was a million dollar cargo. Yes he noted it was load of eggs 🥚.

Somewhat prior to the climb up Monteagle Mountain Steve had a history quiz question on what event happened 20 years ago. You need to watch the stream back to find out the answer. We cruised past the runaway truck ramps as Steve gently guided the Blue Comet down Monteagle. We did pass two different big rigs that had overheated 🥵 brake issues after apparently going down the mountain too fast.

We rolled today across Kentucky into Tennessee with a short duck in and out of Georgia on I-24 (confusing due to the road being built going around the south side of the Mountain, prior to going into Chattanooga, TN causing the crossing of state lines) then back into Tennessee rolling on to I-75 in Chattanooga, eventually going south back into Georgia. 

Carterville, GA the sun was taken over by clouds where BRS said “where did the sun go! “ This also where our stop occurred to top of the trailer (refer) fuel tank prior to dropping at receiver for delivery. As predicted earlier in the day by a BRT RC members. (congratulations member you know who you are). Of course, also a cup of Loves coffee and by sounds more free promo Oreo cookies, along with the purchase of BRS fan favorite onions with side of hotdog acquired during the stop. There was a teaching moment which occurred on the issues of a big rig parking in grassy area outside of the truck stop as we exited out.

In Marietta, Georgia, the stop and go traffic of “Hotlanta “ began eating our ⏱️ time. Luckily traffic conditions improved as we went on.

Delivery was a drop on time (actually a day early). Woo Hoo! Steve was then going try and find safe secret parking spot for the night.

Numbers : we traveled the advertised 363 miles 584km to complete the balance of the trip today. Clocks 🕰️: the only one that counts is the :48 minutes remaining on the 70 hr as we arrived. Most of that will be needed to complete the drop and find parking. 

Gain back tomorrow morning approximately 10 hours:30 minutes.

Next trip starts tomorrow afternoon. Watch website for posting of next trip (BRS noted he will need some travel to get to the shipper) and status bar for updates and tomorrow morning the posting of Sunday song. 

Update Steve Bobtailed out to parking as it is easier to find parking without a trailer. Unfortunately it’s dirt lot that charges for parking. Steve will go back and get a empty trailer tomorrow morning before going to next shipper.

Welcome to Georgia!

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Daily Summary for 1/26/2023

Summary for 1/26/2023.

BigRigSteve is officially done broadcasting for the day at 15:30 CST today as Steve arrived at receiver on time (actually early) for delivery . We departed Grayson and traveled out through Kentucky across Indiana with mix of conditions, rain 🌧️mixed with sleet, found some snow ❄️ and eventually beautiful sunshine ☀️ as we traveled today. John259 was busy posting polls for the YouTube chat road crew audience as we went down the road. Steve noted we travelled through some areas today that used to be complete dead zone for signal, so it seemed to go a little better today. Covered 432 miles (695 km). Steve was pushing along to stay ahead of 70 hr clock this trip and was successful again. We did not address the clocks 🕰️ as they were still running as Steve went into the shipper. We do gain back approximately 9 hours and 55 minutes tomorrow. Next trip broadcast starts +/-7:30 ish am CST with 139 miles (223km) to next shipper which is a live load in Missouri and will be going to 🍑 state. Steve has since arrived at safe parking that you can view on snowman 24/7 Live camera on the website bigrigtravels.com. Welcome back to Illinois!

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Daily Summary for 1/27/2023

BigRigSteve officially done driving for the day 16:59 CST. Safely parked, Steve found the best spot in the lot. We will not be sleeping downhill. Believe road crew member Ryan Earles had the first stop the clock 🕰️! command. (Get yourself official road crew membership card in the store on website). An unannounced Road crew meet up occurred shortly after we parked as Steve was reviewing next assigned trips. Chris and (Gail or Gayle ) have been watching for two years, but we were out of BRTRC medallions . 🙁 literature was offered .

An impromptu watch party 🎉 began after meet up completed. Guess the chips game started for the chat road crew. 

Freaky Friday started 6:30am CST this morning left Pontoon Beach Illinois arrived early at shipper loaded an hour earlier than our 11:00am CST appointment time. Woo hoo! BRS had story time on first stream today around 8:00 am about experience that happened getting coffee this morning. Entailed a coffee and slurpy purchase. Second stream involved a Bear and hunting dog’s story along with safety tip when pumping gas ⛽️ in a Southern state. 🤔 There also was a rant on coffee. Steve also gave lesson on determining hours back.

Numbers: we covered 460 miles 740km today as we rolled across Mississippi River out of Illinois, into and back out of Missouri, back into Illinois and then into Kentucky. Steve mashed the 70 hr clock again today.

Clocks 🕰️ 2:38 left on the 11 hour, 2:46 on the 14 hour, 0:17 on the 70 hour. Eight day running total 3,044 miles 4,900km. Gain back tomorrow Saturday 8:00 hours and Sunday 10 hour :30 minutes 

> 363 miles 584 km to drop at delivery tomorrow in the Peach 🍑 state.

> Next two trips will get us back to world headquarters for time off. Next trip scheduled to pick up Sunday.

> Welcome to Kuttawa Kentucky

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Daily Summary for 1/25/23

Welcome to the new daily summary blog. BRS done driving for the day 16:16 EST ….up against 70 hr clock 🕰️  down to 0:02 minutes when we stopped the clock… Flying theWV called out stop the clock first…gain back 9hrs tomorrow…Casey Mallory  won the prediction of where BRS would stop 🛑 for the day. Numbers covered 304 miles 489 km today drop and hook at shipper ( Steve treats us again with camera was flipped so we could help him with rolling up the trailer landing gear ie…dollies) rolled out of Virginia and across West Virginia where we honked and waved at Greg Treadway (weirdo in the ditch) …432 miles 695 km to delivery tomorrow…. Clocks 🕰️ 4:20 11hr 5:51 14hr 0:02 70hr last eight days running totals  3,085 miles 4,964km ….Received diamond 💎 status at ❤️🧡💛 today…Do have next trip live load and drop at delivery more details tomorrow after delivery ( teaser clue Nashville & Chattanooga is on the next trip ) …No watch party… go to Bigrigtravels.com 24/7 live cam to watch snow man to see out front window of Blue Comet  …No alarm ⏰ clock tomorrow…..Time off will be coming up first part of February…Also of note we spent a Thanksgiving day with BRS here in this exact location in 2021 …Woo hoo….Welcome back all to Kentucky!

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