Gas mileage

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  1. dnice2136

    dnice2136 Bobtail Member

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    I have a 26ft FreightLiner with a Cummings ibs engine and 100 gallon tank. How many miles can I drive on both tanks being full.
     
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  3. Grouch

    Grouch Road Train Member

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    Many factors figure into this. But a "ball park" answer is 500 miles and this is a conservative answer. You might do better. Why don't you go and fill it up, load the truck with the typical load that you will be hauling, run 300 miles, stop, fill it up again and get your calculator out and figure the mileage. Bingo, you got it!!
     
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    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Hi dnice( Denise?) Sounds like a rental truck, and has 2-50 gallon tanks( I doubt 2-100's) No fuel gauge? Since it's a small truck, it will get better than a semi, which average about 7-8 mpg. I doubt you'd get 10mpg, but use 8 to be safe. I'd say, at around 700 miles, I'd start looking.
     
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    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Nobody can give you anything other than a very vague estimate. Way, WAY too many factors in determining fuel economy.
     
  6. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Hi Dnice......So, in trucking, it's refered to "fuel" not gas, and it's a "Cummins" engine, not a "Cummings". So I would guess you have a 26 ' straight truck which will probably get around 8-9 mpg. Are you new to the Biz ? Don't be a stranger !
     
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    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Don't make them feel bad, as an old timer, I grew up thinking, there's nothing wrong with calling a Cummins a Cummings. Columbus vibrator too,,:biggrin_25514:
     
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