Numbers dont lie.

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Echo5kilo, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. Echo5kilo

    Echo5kilo Bobtail Member

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    So my boss, with whom I love dearly. Is a techy gadget guy. He bought 6 2018 VNL 630's, 5 2019 VNL 740's. And 15 2020 Volvo VNL 740's in the 6X2 lift axle configuration. To pull food grade. He loves the tech. However after pouring over the data...We as a company are going back to a 6x4 and Duals.
    So in three years our entire fleet will be switched over trucks and trailers. I'm either way on it. Really. I like to think I can drive anything safely. But seeing the data from our reefer trucks, (6x4 and duals) and food grade trucks, (6x2 and lift axle) I see why.
     
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  3. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Road Train Member

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    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    Yeah, I I'm not understanding the point of this post......
     
  5. Echo5kilo

    Echo5kilo Bobtail Member

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    Basically wide base are wearing out on everything to the point of not being worth it. We're pulling tires with good tread depth due to irregular wear patterns. And the fact the 6x2's fuel savings isn't offsetting anything. My drives on my 2019 were taken off at 96,000.
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I'm shocked and appalled.
     
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  7. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    Interesting, I was considering going to singles for the summer, mostly for fuel savings.
    Did you talk to a tire tech to see the cause of wear? Possibly inflation or alignment?
     
  8. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    The truth about super singles, tire manufacturers figured one man can make a $800 tire in the same amount of time it takes to make a $400 tire.
    They then came up with the hype about how much they can save trucking company’s ,the bean counters bought it and the rest is history.
     
  9. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I've always wondered why if super singles are so good how come the distributors who make them Bridgestone/Firestone etc etc dont run them on their own trucks? Atleast not that I've seen...
     
  10. DUNE-T

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    I rarely see supersingles nowadays, the same as trailer tails. I wonder if skirts really do help with mpg
     
  11. Dave_in_AZ

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