Company guys.. lightweights and fuel mpg bonus

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  1. WesternPlains

    WesternPlains Road Train Member

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    Is it realistic to get 3 cpm with a lightweight? If so, would make it 50 cpm. 47 to begin with. Interesting???
     
  2. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    I think 1cpm is realistic with fuel prices as low as they are now and if your getting around 8-8.5mpg. But I'm not sure what kind of fuel mileage the LW trucks are getting. I've heard they are the same and some say they are worse than a full size truck.

    I'm in the flatbed division though and don't meet many drivers in the reefer division or with LW.
     
  3. prosidius

    prosidius Light Load Member

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    I find the fuel mileage worse in a lightweight. It wasn't hard to get 10mpg in a condo but the stars have to align to sniff that in my lw.
     
  4. crocky

    crocky Medium Load Member

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    Are you FB as company or lease? If company do you get the miles to average in the $1k/week range?

    Assuming you don't mind answering.
     
  5. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Company driver and yes.

    Although, I think you'd make more money in a lw pulling reefer.
     
    crocky Thanks this.
  6. captjimmy

    captjimmy Light Load Member

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    If you’re in refer division, can you choose a condo or is LW a requirement?
     
  7. crocky

    crocky Medium Load Member

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    As company you can choose a condo,, but you get .05/mile less.
     
  8. captjimmy

    captjimmy Light Load Member

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    Still get fuel bonus though with condo correct?
     
  9. captjimmy

    captjimmy Light Load Member

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    @skellr, how many miles do you average a week? Do you do a lot of sitting and waiting?
     
  10. crocky

    crocky Medium Load Member

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    Yes, but the bonus isnt cut and dry like they show on Prime's website. The bonus changes each week based on the cost of fuel. I only stayed company a short time, my 1st week I was in top 10 for my fleet on fuel economy.. The bonus ended up being less than $100.

    Considering my entire time as company 90% of my loads were over 42k lbs, I stopped worrying about fuel mpg and just got to the reciever as fast as possible. Better chance of making more by getting a exta load in a week vs going slow to make a few extra pennies but Id still usally end up with a small fuel bonus.

    If you get lighter loads the fuel bonus might work out or maybe if you are on a dedicated route, but being max weight most of the time, throw in some hills and you arent getting good mpg no matter how slow you go.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
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