Reefer fuel consumption

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mental Case, May 3, 2009.

  1. Mental Case

    Mental Case Bobtail Member

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    Feb 26, 2009
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    I was getting ready to pull dole containers from the port and was hoping someone can tell me how much diesel does a reefer burn per hour...wouldn't look good running out.No need in giving them ammo to break my b_lls cause i get that enough being a newbie.
     
  2. bigrigjoe66

    bigrigjoe66 Bobtail Member

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    Apr 26, 2009
    Valdosta,Ga
    I always topped mine off when I got truck fuel. Other times I topped off truck if reefer was at 1/4 or so but always get 50 gal or more for free shower.
     
  3. Praise365

    Praise365 Bobtail Member

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    Dec 11, 2008
    Pennsyltucky
    I've been out 2 days and never had a problem with running out.
     
  4. Kabar

    Kabar Road Train Member

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    Most times Dole wants the refer full or the won't take.
     
  5. Passin Thru

    Passin Thru Road Train Member

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    They only burn about .5 GPH and are shut off about 1/2 the time.
     
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