I Found Out The Secret

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PackRat's Comment
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Ok the secret is.........

Bobtailing for 200 miles ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Thatโ€™s a great way to do it!smile.gif

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Splitter's Comment
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I'll raise ya one.

KY to TX hauling beverage artificial flavors and additives.

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Met a Prime L/O @ the Antioch, TA, that got 11.4. Just ran lower midwest cause he lives in TN. He said he only drives @ 54 mph.

PackRat's Comment
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Met a Prime L/O @ the Antioch, TA, that got 11.4. Just ran lower midwest cause he lives in TN. He said he only drives @ 54 mph.

Running at lower speeds is definitely the number one contributing factor to an increase in mpg. I always try to run slow as long as the load timeline allows for it.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I won't even bother telling what my fuel economy is lol.

PackRat's Comment
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I won't even bother telling what my fuel economy is lol.

Oversized, flatbed, and heavy haul......Hmmmm....shocked.png Iโ€™ll guarantee it is not in the same ballpark as those of us doing box trailers.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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5 maybe 6mpg lol.

PackRat's Comment
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But thatโ€™s lots of free showers at the truck stops!rofl-3.gif

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I use Loves and Kwik Trip the most but you're right lol. Our 4 and 5 axle trucks average around 4mpg with the equipment they pull.

Splitter's Comment
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I use Loves and Kwik Trip the most but you're right lol. Our 4 and 5 axle trucks average around 4mpg with the equipment they pull.

Geez! What'cha hauling? Small towns?! Lol

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Keep in mind, mpg is only one aspect. The other is net fuel.costs. How many miles out of route did you drive? How long did you idle? What was the fuel.price? What state for the tax?

You can have great fuel mileage but if you arent keeping track of the other things, the fuel costs can be much higher.

For any of you Primates who dont know, we have a phone app feature that gives us the net costs per mile, and our rank in various categories.

Daniel started driving on Thursday, so he did just over 2000 miles and had a net cost of 5.2cpm, and got us ranked 7 on my fleet board and 433 in all of reefer. Yes, he drove slow lol. But i watched our fuel costs too.

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CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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