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Daily Summary for 7/9/2024

Two trips

Big Rig Steve officially done at 15:21 EDT safely parked near the Pilot in Erie, Pennsylvania in paid parking.

Big Rig Travels broadcast day began at 4:13 EDT leaving Jonestown, PA with our new load on a short trip.

At 4:59 EDT stream resumes at the Flying J near Carlisle for coffee.

Arrived at Mechanicsburg, PA at 5:17 EDT at the receiver.  Second in line waiting for them to open at 5:30 EDT for his 6:00 appointment live unload.  Finally get through gate at 5:56 EDT.

Stream resumes at 7:11 EDT after the unload, he returns to the Flying J to find a battery, then blowout the trailer before the next load.  Shipper is on the other side of town to pick up a preloaded trailer that is ready and waiting early.

Completed the drop and hook at the shipper at 7:51 EDT.  At 8:41 EDT he reports he is extremely heavy, and hoping he is not overweight.

Arrived at the CAT scale for weight/mass at the Petro near Carlisle at 9:08 EDT.  “Well now…” BRS adjusts wheels and back onto the scale. “Woohoo!! 33480, 33980, wow, that’s legal.  One shot, fixed it, cool beans.”

Welcome aboard at 9:27 EDT the longest road trip ever.  At least not overweight.

Several tunnels in route to Erie, PA, almost one after another.

New stream at 11:51 EDT near Mount Pleasant, PA.  Stopped at the service plaza near Hunker, PA at 11:56 EDT.

Stopped at the Love’s near Slippery Rock, PA for fuel at 13:36 then back only I-79, was able to get hot dog with red onions too.  

Spotted road crew JDub near Saegertown, PA at 14:48 waving from overpass.

Numbers:  1.5 miles to receiver.  We covered 411 miles including, picking up a load, delivered a load and picked up another.

Clocks: 1:34 hours on 11 hr,  1:24 hours on 14 hr,  57:55 hours on 70 hr.  Do not gain back hours tomorrow morning. 

8:00 EDT delivery, live unload tomorrow.  Choose the BRT YouTube channel alarm bell to receive notifications for the start of our broadcast. Check out Bigrigtravels Road Crew facebook page to see pictures captured from other road crew.

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 our continued stay in Pennsylvania.

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 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. 

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