Another first truck thread, hauling fuel, what do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by newkid916, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. newkid916

    newkid916 Bobtail Member

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    Looking for some suggestions. Ill be hauling fuel with it and if I keep it possible flatbed work in the future.

    Now Ive driving mostly freightliners with the DD13/15, petes/KW with the paccar mx13 engines, and a couple Cummins isx. all with 10spds but I didnt know the rear gears. They tend average around 6-9 mpg. I live in California also.

    Ive been doing my research and trying to decide if I should get a DD13, cummins isx or D13. I dont want any parts with the paccar engine haha

    I dont have any experience with Volvos but all the research I've done said the D13 is a solid engine, so I've looked at those cause they are priced pretty well. Also it will be a day-cab, I don't know if that changes things or not.

    Right now I am leaning towards the DD13/15 for the price of parts and availability of parts also. The DD seems pretty durable with proper maintenance and all the common issues Ive read about seem like easy fixes I can do to save me some money in shop cost but still not sure

    so after all that I still want some of y'all's thoughts.
     
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