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Daily Summary for 5/9/2024

A Day in New Jersey

Big Rig Steve officially done at 16:08 EDT safely parked near Thomas Edison Service Plaza, Woodbridge Township, New Jersey. A road crew meet up happened after parking for the day including Railfan, CFH, Angel and Charles.

Big Rig Travels broadcast day began at 6:17 EDT near Knowlton Township, New Jersey.  Driving into the sunrise back on I-80 east, BRS resumed our trip to Perth Amboy, NJ.  BRS advised “scenic drive for ya” at 6:48 EDT onto US hwy 206.  It was slow moving at times due to morning traffic and light signals.

Arrived at the receiver at 7:51 EDT, BRS advised “we are not even late, how assume is that!”  In the door at the dock at 8:00 EDT waiting for our live unload.  Delivery complete at 9:42 EDT.  We begin our trip to the next shipper.

BRS ends up finding parking nearby and puts out the signal for road crew meetup.  A quick visit from Road Crew Mike at 10:10 EDT and then we begin again our trip to the shipper.

Arrival at the shipper at 11:12 EDT near Elizabeth, NJ.  There was lots of activity in the area.  BRS ends the broadcast.

Broadcast resumes at 14:45 EDT, BRS advised that he thought we’d want to see this.  Lots of heavy traffic rolling right in front of the Blue Comet as we are being loaded.  Status was changed to “on time to delivery” at 15:40 EDT.

Numbers:  about 350 miles km to receiver.  We covered 99 miles 159 km including two customers, rolling within New Jersey.

Clocks: 3:03 hours on 11 hr,  7:01 hours on 14 hr,  29:18 hours on 70 hr.  Do not gain back hours tomorrow morning. 


No alarm clock ⏰ tomorrow.   Delivery is a drop anytime we get there.  There is a planned fuel stop in Carlisle, PA tomorrow.  Snowman 24/7 was to be activated.  Choose the BRT YouTube channel alarm bell to receive notifications for the start of our broadcast.

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 New Jersey

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


  1. Thanks Ric-Rac for another summary report!! You are very important part of BRT and sure hope are appreciated for your reports!! Was a educational experience to watch all the trucks parade by Steve and to get some in-sight of what goes on a major dock operation of over seas intra-modal units!! thanks again!! Now waiting for next==MAsh-It !!!

  2. I was wondering if the busyness of the port was due to the bridge taken down in Baltimore. The Man in charge said that they would be sending some of their ships to New York.

  3. Still can’t watch Live Broadcast from your NEW website. Today I don’t get the “Sorry a Yiutube error occurred” it just jumps to the current location sign but NO live video!. Been several days since I got live video.

  4. Works now. Guess someone fixed it or random magic happened. Whatever, Thank You. You got rained on again today. Be thankful you didn’t drive into one of those Tornado zones that have been popping up a whole lot of places lately. Stay safe by the Grace of God. I don’t believe the Blue Comet is rated for uncontrolled flight, especially the Landing part.

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