If you own a trucking company, you need to know how much fuel your trucks use. This information is very important for finding the most profitable loads. About the rules of calculation, we will tell you today.
If you look at average values, semi-trailers travel about 6.5 miles on every gallon of fuel. However, this figure varies greatly depending on where you drive, how you drive, and the technical condition of the vehicle.
To do so, follow our instructions:
Now we come to the main point. You now have the opportunity to calculate your fuel consumption per mile. Ask for the current price per gallon of diesel fuel (as of this writing, it’s $2.10) and divide it by the number of miles your truck travels per gallon: $2.10/ 5.7=36.84 cents. When rounded upward, that’s 37 cents.
What is this for?
This information allows you to calculate to the nearest cent the profitability of any load for your trucking company.
Keep in mind that the miles per gallon of a truck will constantly change. This is due to vehicle maintenance, tires on the truck, and road conditions along the routes. Regular analysis of fuel consumption is a guarantee of choosing the right loads and setting the best freight rates.
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