good mpg?...11.5 empty, no lie

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by shatteredsquare, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Sorry I’ll take the write off and not want to blow my brains out running 60 mph all day but to each their own. Then again, I don’t do a whole lot of miles to begin with and barely use 2 tanks a week....
     
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  3. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    I wish I could do that. Between a customer's last minute request for a load, dispatch scheduling a pick-up at the plant and then getting it to the customer within their time frame, I've got no time to pick my nose. It seems every delivery is a keep the wheels turnin' kinda' load.
     
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  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Driver pick u up some "tub-o-towels" and clean that thing . Good grief. I cant hardly keep the outside of my truck clean for more than a couple hours. But the inside is spotless. Wonder what the rest of ur truck looks like ??
     
  5. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

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    Ummm I know that I’m kinda cynical but dragging an empty smooth bore those numbers are not that impressive.
     
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  6. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare Heavy Load Member

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    if i clean it something will break, it's fuzzy and comfy, hung lose and well lubed. where in tf do you see DD13/15 MPG go higher than 12??
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    For what its worth i can get 13mpg all day with an empty flatbed at 55mph
     
  8. Lyle H

    Lyle H Heavy Load Member

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    And dash display is only a rough estimate.
    Put a pen and paper to actual miles and gallons.
     
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  9. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Empty don’t pay much though. lol
     
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  10. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Dang, how would you know? I have no idea what my truck would get at 55 or even 65. It gets about 7.5 running over 70 with a van though so no complaints.
     
  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Well that is only going by what the computer says. Not sure how accurate its going to be . Bet you could get 8+ easily just by slowing from 70 to 60.
     
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