What do you get for fuel mileage

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  1. Shawn19

    Shawn19 Light Load Member

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    Just curious what do you get for fuel mileage and do you run otr or city an what year your truck an what kind of engine just trying to compare to my truck.
     
  2. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    95 Pete 379, 12.7 S60.

    6.25 lifetime, platform freight.
     
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  3. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    2016 freightliner Columbia glider s60 Detroit 8.0 last year avg moving new trailers mid West and south east
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    2016 peterbilt , lifetime fuel mileage at 6.7 mph with 425xxx . Cm2350 isx 15 . Been trying to get some better fuel mileage out of this truck since i had it , is hard pulling flatbed , different shapes and sizes every load. This last load i only got 5mpg but it only went 400 miles. Load before that 2800 and did 7.2 all the way. Van is more consistent
     
  5. pavrom

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    2009 kw t660 c16 glider 6.0 @62 , 7.0 @70-71 pulling step deck
    3.55 gears 13 speed
     
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  6. Sani101

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    2006 Volvo VNL670 Cummins isx15
    6.3 average pulling dry van midwest to south Texas. Lots of 40k loads
     
  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    older mint virgin 2000 model freightliner governed to 63, Rockwell, Meritor Automatic 10. 515 Detriot

    took it from 16 miles to 210,000 in 10 months, husband wife team.

    7500 hours give or take, 85000 in fuel bought 6.7 miles to gallon. Once in a while she will get into the 7's routinely sometimes 8's

    A couple of times she stayed in the 9's when empty or extreme light ONCE in a while when I required it she will turn in 2150 miles with 6 gallons give or take 4 in both tanks out of 345 total.

    As long I get a minimum of 80 hours idling, precooling OR up to 1600-2150 miles on 345 gallons when not waiting for shipper, receiver or enduring a road closure etc.
     
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  8. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    Pete 379 midroof, 550cat, 13, 3.70, 24.5 rubber. 48 spread flat hauling 75-80k gross in appalachia mountains. 5 to 5.5 left laning all the time. 65-80mph

    Up to 6.5 deadhead right lane.
     
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  9. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Anyone besides my want to point out for the 100's time a 2000 515 Detroit didnt exist.
     
  10. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    '16 Freightliner DD15 12spd Autoshift.

    Run from NC to PNW with light loads (8-12k) but usually into a headwind 2/3 of the way.
    7.2 winter. 8.0+ warm months

    Coming back, loaded heavier, across the Rockies and other grades, that'll dip to 6.8 to 7.2 on average.

    Very little idling.
     
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