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FUEL EXPENES
Posted Mon, Aug 16 2010 07:02 AM CST
CHAD WHITMER
Posts: 9

What does o/o running there own authority avearge a week on fuel cost? Based on around 3000-3500 miles?

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Posted Mon, Aug 16 2010 09:35 AM CST
CHRIS BRASHEAR
Posts: 1

$2100.00(4.8mpg)

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Posted Tue, Aug 17 2010 01:28 AM CST
CHAD WHITMER
Posts: 9

That gives me an ideal truck is a 2000 379exhd flattop 600 cummins 18speed with a 50ft spread axle north carolina to indiana

 

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Posted Tue, Aug 17 2010 07:16 AM CST
BOBBY WEST
WEST CATTLE CO.
LOWELL, OH
740-517-3423

Posts: 37

There are alot of factors to determine fuel cost. Loaded versus empty miles, where you are running, type of truck and engine,etc. For myself...I'm old school. I have a completely redone 1993 379exhd Peterbilt. It has a 425 3406B Caterpiller. I pull a 53' spread and mainly run from West Virginia to Kansas and Nebraska. Also do some north-south hauling when I'm out there. I normally average about 4.8-5 mpg. In a 3500 mile week I will burn roughly $2000 in fuel. Hope this helps.

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Posted Tue, Aug 24 2010 06:34 AM CST
TROY GREINER
Posts: 16

That's alot of motor if your pullen feeder pigs outa carolinas. But sounds sharp. My avg @ 5.4.mpg w/ 500 hsp 3: 36 and 18 spd   keepen at 70 or less. fuel ranges to .70 and up pr mile. Of course now one seems to pay the fuel surcharge to the truck anymore always seems to disappear in the rate for them to milk 20% off you and say here is your check. RIGHT 

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