How Much Do You Spend On Fuel?

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FairyTales's Comment
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So I'm wondering how much people spend per week and or per month on fuel?

Old School's Comment
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Zero!

FairyTales's Comment
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? Company driver?

Zero!

murderspolywog's Comment
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Company drivers probly don't know how much they spend because, company's get a discount off the pump price you will never see. Not even the stations you are getting fuel at know how much it cost, your bill goes right to corporate HQ and the discount gets applied from there. So depending on what the discount is and what it cost for the fuel to get it into the ground is how much you really pay. I will tell you this I spend 55k on fuel in 2015

FairyTales's Comment
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I knew that about the company drivers.

55k!!! HOLY SKITTLES!

Company drivers probly don't know how much they spend because, company's get a discount off the pump price you will never see. Not even the stations you are getting fuel at know how much it cost, your bill goes right to corporate HQ and the discount gets applied from there. So depending on what the discount is and what it cost for the fuel to get it into the ground is how much you really pay. I will tell you this I spend 55k on fuel in 2015

Old School's Comment
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Yes, and don't you believe all these "fairy tales" you're hearing about how much greater it is being a "lease operator."

Those lease opportunities are not going anywhere anytime soon, the companies love having their employees take on all the expenses!

Learn the ropes as a company driver, let them absorb all your rookie mishaps. A few years later when you're feeling like a big shot, then you can work on losing your first fortune. smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

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FairyTales's Comment
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Haha. I am going company, after a year or so I might try lease. This company offers a 6 month lease with full warranty. Who knows.

Yes, and don't you believe all thise "fairy tales" you're hearing about how much greater it is being a "lease operator."

Those lease opportunities are not going anywhere aby time soon, the companies love having their employees take on all the expenses!

Learn the ropes as a company driver, let them absorb all your rookie mishaps. A few years later when you're feeling like a big shot, then you can work on losing your first fortune. smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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So I'm wondering how much people spend per week and or per month on fuel?

If you are a company driver, you will get a fuel card (COMDATA) so that your out of pocket for fueling is zero. However if you have a rewards card (which I highly recommend for every truck stop frequented) you accumulate points which can be used to purchase anything in that particular truck stop store, be it Loves, Pilot, TA, Petro, Mr. Fuel, etc. On average these trucks get about 7 MPG,...a solid 3000 mile week is roughly a $1000.00+ fuel bill.

C. S.'s Comment
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So I'm wondering how much people spend per week and or per month on fuel?

As a company driver? Nothing. As a lease or owner op, it depends how much you run, fuel prices, and your mpg. For example, a 3,000 mile week at 7.5 mpg is 400 gallons of fuel. If diesel prices were averaging $2.50/gal you'd spend $1,000 on fuel that week. If your company gives you a fuel surcharge then you'd make some (but not all) of that money back in your settlement. This is actually a pretty low amount to spend from what I understand, since that's a decent mpg rate and diesel prices are fairly low right now.

murderspolywog's Comment
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Fairy, your an adult so I am not trying to tell you what to do. But i would not do a lease 100% of the cost without ever owning something to me sounds financially unsound. You really want to be your own boss get a few years under your belt get some breakdowns see how much that cost and if you still want to be your own boss buy a used truck that does not break the bank. That's my thoughts.

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