MPG?

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by nightowl, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. nightowl

    nightowl Active Member

    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    43
    I know Estes runs PeopleNet and was just wondering what it shows for your average MPG each night. I have PeopleNet at my current employer and I usually get 7.0 - 7.4, sometimes a little more sometimes a little less depending on the circumstances. I just wonder this because we’re told that turning our trucks up would send fuel mileage skyrocketing. I can’t believe we’re getting that much better fuel mileage than you guys are with your trucks turned up....
     
  2. Frootloop

    Frootloop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    332
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I get 7.0-7.5 with a glider kit on a bid run on flat ground. My buddy at RL carriers claims his gets similar MPG running 5 mph faster than I on a regular basis.
     
    nightowl likes this.
  3. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Automatics get les MPGs from my experience. 10spd manual with about 75k gvw I can get 7.5-8 with just a few hills.
     
  4. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Of course I use cruise control as much as I can.
     
  5. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,780
    Likes Received:
    8,157
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The only way I can even sniff a 7mpg day is pulling vans or empty set.Quite a few hills and a couple mountain pulls on my run,though.Usually low to mid six,depending on weather and weight.
     
  6. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    You have a cummins or a maxxforce?
     
  7. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,780
    Likes Received:
    8,157
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Cummins..
     
  8. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    When you pull hills do you rev to high hell or keep it around 1.5k? Progressive shift or no?
     
  9. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    292
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Cummins 10 spd. Hilly terrain half the trip. 6.8-7.5 depending on how heavy I am. Usually over 7 pretty consistent. Truck runs 67 on cruise and I can bump it up to 69 for a few miles to get around the ABF drivers a little quicker. I shift around 1500 and run it up to 1600-1700 on steep hills if I'm heavy.
     
  10. M3ATY

    M3ATY ┏(-_-)┓┏(-_-)┛

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Loaded I'm usually right around 7.3 at 67mph for a majority of my trip. If I'm empty or have a light van I've seen it get up to 8.3.
     
  11. nightowl

    nightowl Active Member

    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    43
    I didn’t really think the extra few miles an hour would make a big difference in MPG’s....
     
  12. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I’m thinking it doesn’t. If it did why would Estes bump them up like that?
     
  13. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    But then again this outfit does a lot of things that make me scratch my head. Right side of my head is bald.
     
  14. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

    Messages:
    1,751
    Likes Received:
    2,082
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Stop complaining, I carry my dandruff in my pocket!
     
  15. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I carry Velcro
     
    seabreeze likes this.
  16. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    292
    Trophy Points:
    63
    We tried out some Freightliners with 15 liter Detroit motors. Mine was set to 67 and got almost 8mpg every day and pulled like crazy. I don't know what they didn't like about them but we're still stuck on these ISX Cummins. Better than the Volvo motors at least. And the MaxxForce motors but a 4 cylinder gas motor would be better than those.
     
  17. nightowl

    nightowl Active Member

    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Estes bumped their trucks up in 2000 because of terminal 029. The mileage and cost was also their excuse before that though. I also figure if it made that much of a difference in cost, UPS would not run their trucks the way they do. They are one of the biggest cost efficient company there is.
     
  18. NiteVizion

    NiteVizion Active Member

    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    94
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Yeah but they turned them down to 65-66 about 5-6 years ago and turned them back up last year.
     
  19. Frootloop

    Frootloop Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    332
    Trophy Points:
    63
    What do you mean turned up because of 029?
     
  20. nightowl

    nightowl Active Member

    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    199
    Trophy Points:
    43
    But 65-66 was still faster than they were prior to 2000, and the fact they turned them up higher proves to me that there’s not much difference in the MPG....
     

Share This Page