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Daily Summary for 9/15/2023

Big Rig Steve officially done for the day clock stopped at 21:28 CDT safely parked at receiver near Whitewater, Wisconsin in position for our 4:30 🕟 CDT live delivery appointment. No broadcast until we have some hours back to make trip back to BRT Headquarters tomorrow for off time.

Title: “Decisions Decisions”: A “Very Productive Day!”

Big Rig Travels broadcast day began early day yep alarm clock ⏰ was in play at 4:13 EDT near Franklin, Indiana southbound I-65 heading to next shipper.

4:33 stopping for coffee at Loves ❤️ used to be an “old stinky Pilot/ Flying J.”

6:35 EDT arrival at shipper near Louisville, Kentucky (no camera flip) found on-site parking. Sky was beautiful as pre-dawn was occurring. 6:39 driving clock stopped, we had :03 minutes left on 11 hr clock. BRS noted “What do you think of that, so we take a split as we did not have time for a full break. So we are going to take a nap 😴 and check in a little bit“. BRS ended broadcast advising we would turn on 24/7 live snowman ⛄️ camera.

12:54 leaving shipper. Status changed to on time to delivery .

13:17 I-264 view of downtown Louisville, KY including the KFC Yum Center.

13:20 crossing Ohio River, welcome back to Indiana.

13:35 Exit off I-65 near Memphis, IN to stop at Loves again, this time to visit Cat 🐱 Scale for mass/weight check and adjust the trailer tandem back a bit as we are heavy on them. Coffee refill also acquired.

15:13 Loves near Whitehead, IN fuel for Blue Comet along with windshield wash and coffee refill.

17:17 Gary, IN northern terminus I-65 and onto I-90.

During our 30 minute mandatory break BRS said “Decisions Decisions.“ Do we stop here? or press on to delivery? After a phone call to find out receiver had on site parking, we continued on to the receiver.

Numbers: 0 mile 0km to the receiver, we covered 534 miles 859 km rolling into and out of Kentucky, back through Indiana, across Illinois and into Wisconsin. 8-day running total is 2,963 miles  4768 km.

Clocks :  0:09 hours on 11 hr,  1:10 hours on 14 hr, 17:33 hours on 70 hr. Do not gain back any hours tomorrow morning. We are 158 gallons away from Loves Platinum status for October. 

A very productive day after delivering and reloading, driving through Chicago rush hour and reaching delivery destination. We visited three customers today.

Another good day for Big Rig Travels

Welcome to Wisconsin 

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 as 2024 BRT calendars are now available for purchase. 

2 thoughts on “Daily Summary for 9/15/2023

  1. Enjoy your well deserved rest time Steve, you certainly earned it.

  2. Steve ,
    Enjoy your well deserved time off.. Hope to meet you while I’m on vacation next week .. wife and I will be in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin ,and Illinois on our way back to St. Louis.. We plan on visiting your town on our way home .. Thinking about stopping at that ice cream place that was shown in your heritage days video.. God bless .. You are the man !!

    Scott DeVita

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