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Daily Summary for 2/19/2024

Big Rig Steve officially done for the day at 13:09 CST safely parked at BRT World Headquarters in Belvidere, Illinois.

Title: Delivery and a trip home

Big Rig Travels broadcast day began at 9:10 CST at Sapp Brothers in Peru, Illinois.  Rolled across the street to Speedway for coffee.  Back onto I-80 east at 9:23 CST, continuing the final leg of the trip to Joliet, IL.  

Arrived at the receiver at 10:30 CST, check in occurs and it is then learned from BRS that the live unload was changed to a drop.

BRS said at 10:42 CST, “drop trailer? How awesome is that?”

Status is changed to Bobtail Bob, to home for time off the truck at 10:50 CST.

As we roll towards home, BRS advised that we had averaged 8.3 mpg for the entire trip.  “Pretty good”.

Arrives at Love’s near Hampshire, IL at 12:10 CST, fuel for Blue Comet. Then BRS takes backroads of US 20 to BRT World Headquarters. He points out things of interest along the way.

Numbers:  0 miles km to receiver/shipper.  We covered 159 miles 255 km rolling within Illinois.

Clocks:7:33 hours on 11 hr,  9:34 hours on 14 hr,  8:28 hours on 70 hr.  Would have gained back 1:28 hours tomorrow morning. None of the clocks matter since we are going on off time and will restart at 70 hours.  Love’s status is 61 gallons to Gold for March.  We averaged 13.1 mpg as Bobtail Bob today.

No alarm clock ⏰ tomorrow, off time.   Steve advised return is 2/26, but subject to possible change due to freight.  Watch status bar and BRS Twitter/X for updates.Choose the BRT YouTube channel alarm bell to receive notifications for the start of our broadcast.  Steve has several planned projects during his downtime.

Welcome to the constantly growing Big Rig Travels family. Big Rig Steve is glad to have you as part of the family.

Another good day for Big Rig Travels.

Welcome to Belvidere, Illinois!

Please post comments anything of importance or interest of today’s trip that was not included or feedback for Steve about todays broadcast. 

Yes, if you have missed today you can replay some or all of today’s trip. Choose the YouTube channel tab on Bigrigtravels website and while you’re at the website check out the BRT store for BRT merchandise.