What is a truck's MPG and fuel capacity?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by hopeful eyes, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Casper the Friendly Cummins Powered Cascadia = 7.2 mpg @ 730,000 miles lifetime.
    Average cruising speed 60-62.
    Fuel capacity = 200 ( usually run on about half tanks due to heavy steer axle )

    Blackie = 7.8 mpg @ 404,000 miles lifetime.
    Average cruising speed 64-65.
    Fuel capacity = 220

    Dry van freight. Both trucks equipped with APU.
     
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  3. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Yes you can. But don't do it.
     
  4. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Heavy Load Member

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    Just curious how many mpg were you thinking they got?
     
  5. hopeful eyes

    hopeful eyes Medium Load Member

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    15.
     
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  6. Blue Zombie Trucker

    Blue Zombie Trucker Light Load Member

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    80,000 lbs.
     
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  7. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Heavy Load Member

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    Most pickups average 20 and they’re only 4-5k lbs. So anything above 6 loaded is amazing
     
  8. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    My 3/4 ton 2009 Dodge on the freeway gets 18. Most of the ime its only 13-14 and I am keeping it at 50 mph. Now it will probably only get 10 as it has a 8 foot snow plow on the front end.

    5.7 Hemi with 5 speed automatic Dodge side.jpg
     
  9. hopeful eyes

    hopeful eyes Medium Load Member

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    I love that truck.
     
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    My single screw daycab holds 150 gallons and got 7 mpg over the last 2 days.
     
  11. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    300 gals and I've seen 6.5 mpg average on mostly flat ground.
     
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