ExpeditersOnline.com
Try Hours
Bolt Express
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3

    Sterling SportChassis Or Peterbilt 330 crew cab Fuel Mileage??

    Im currently Looking to get into a little bigger Unit then my dodge dually right now. Pulling my 42ft enclosed im getting roughly 12-15mpg at 65mph.


    Im throwing around the Idea of getting into something like a sterling sportchassis, peterbilt 330 crew cab, freightliner M2, etc and buying a 52ft enclosed trailer.

    The power options id take will be either a 8.3 Cummins, or C7cat.
    More then likely they will be hooked to a 6spd alison trans, But id get a stick trans if i can find one in these trucks.

    as for my rear end gearing id make it tall and give the truck long legs as i'd be doing the tuner programer,etc.


    Dose anyone have any experience or knowledge as to what kind of milage I can expect with these trucks pulling that kind of trailer?

    Or maybe someone with a straight truck could let me know what they're getting in there trucks with set up as mentioned above.

    anything helps!

    thanks!
    Mark

  2. Tractor Trailer O/O Needed! No Truck Age Restrictions!!!
    Nations Express
    Nations Express has an immediate need for single and team tractor trailer drivers and owners! Drive for a company that treats you with the respect you deserve and will get you the miles you want! Nations Express strives to make you a successful truck owner by listening to the driver and owners. We have an open door policy that lets you have a true say in the events and issues facing an owner operator, a fleet owner and drivers today. We Offer: Sign On Bonus! No Forced Dispatch Weekly Settlements Trip Pak and Transflo Scanning Satellite Communications 24 Hours Dispatch Company Paid Fuel Taxes Paid Dead Head Miles Com Data Fuel Card Mileage Bonus Safety Bonus Tire Program Fuel Discounts No Truck Age Requirement Rider Program No Pet Restrictions Paid Cargo Insurance New 53 Foot dry vans And most of all we offer you respect and the chance to become not just a driver leased to a company but a true partner in success!
     

  3. 1,487477,50801,8
  4. #2
    18K Member greg334's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    20,280

    Re: Sterling SportChassis Or Peterbilt 330 crew cab Fuel Mileage??

    If you are getting 12 to 15, stick with the dually. The others if they get 10, you are lucky. The offset in the cost of fuel alone would justify not getting a bigger trailer or upgrading to a larger truck. 2 to 5 miles per gallon over 100k a year adds up to a lot of money.

    The gearing is set according to the engine and trans combo, with the idea that the ideal "sweet spot" on the engine is generally around 1800 rpms for those smaller engines.

    As for which one, Cummins. Cat is ok, they don't make them any more and parts are getting harder to find with the same thing about proper servicing.

  5. 2,487488,50801,8
  6. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    3

    Re: Sterling SportChassis Or Peterbilt 330 crew cab Fuel Mileage??

    Thanks for the reply.

    I was reading and it seems the "common" mileage if around 8-9mpg.

    Now with all things considered I do have a heavy foot so I may get even less. who knows.

    but the extra 11ft of cargo space dose fit ALOT of stuff in my business. sometimes an extra few thounsand. over a 4000mile round trip I usually do a week, How much would the 4mpg difference really be in terms of fuel cost?

    Another thing I like about the sterling sportchassis in particular is the sleeper it can come with.


    Another option I was thinking is a toterhome set up with like a 10ft sleeping quarters. if the milage wouldent change. Why not bring all the comforts of home with me?

  7. 3,487537,50801,8
  8. #4
    18K Member greg334's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    20,280

    Re: Sterling SportChassis Or Peterbilt 330 crew cab Fuel Mileage??

    Never seen one so I don't know if they come with a sleeper or not.

  9. 4,487556,50801,8
  10. #5
    Moderator Emeritus Jack_Berry's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    some parking lot somewhere
    Posts
    3,570
    The diff between 12 mpg and 9 is 111 gal over 4000 miles. How much is comfort worth?



    jack berry & gracie berry
    2008 ford e-350 hcv
    ooida member 889111

    "the cure for rejection is-being able to see yourself as God sees you. It means announcing, "I am what God says I am, I have what God says I have, therefore, I can do what God says I can do". So even if you didn;t get off to a good start, you can still have a great finish"-Bob Gass

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/foru...r-threads.html

    http://www.expeditersonline.com/foru...n-threads.html

  11. 5,487679,50801,8
  12. #6
    LDB
    LDB is online now
    14K Member LDB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Texas, U.S.A.
    Posts
    14,773

    Re: Sterling SportChassis Or Peterbilt 330 crew cab Fuel Mileage??

    Buy a CAT engine if you want to be screwed by the manufacturer at any opportunity and spend lots of time visiting you local and not local service shops. Buy a Cummins if you want a pretty darn good engine and a little bit better fuel economy. What's the mpg worth? Simple arithmetic. Round numbers for simplification, 100,000 miles a year and $4 diesel.

    15mpg 6667gal $26,668
    12mpg 8333gal $33,332
    10mpg 10000gal $40,000
    8mpg 12500gal $50,000

    So, moral of that story is you guys who admit to lead feet are spending a lot of money unnecessarily as well as a lot more engine wear due to the higher rpm.
    It's okay if you disagree. I can't force you to be correct.

  13. 6,487849,50801,8
  14. #7
    Senior Member jaminjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Oh, USA.
    Posts
    3,437

    Re: Sterling SportChassis Or Peterbilt 330 crew cab Fuel Mileage??

    4000 miles a week, must be running out west.
    Quit trying so hard to be offended
    Credit for a correct looking response when using the Quote function belongs to an unnamed, but very articulate member of our forum, Thank-you

  15. 7,487966,50801,8
  16. #8
    Senior Member bluejaybee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Tennessee, USA.
    Posts
    639

    Re: Sterling SportChassis Or Peterbilt 330 crew cab Fuel Mileage??

    [QUOTE=LDB;487849]Buy a CAT engine if you want to be screwed by the manufacturer at any opportunity and spend lots of time visiting you local and not local service shops. Buy a Cummins if you want a pretty darn good engine and a little bit better fuel economy. /QUOTE]

    You are quick to jump on Cat and slow to explain that this is based on your own experience. Not everyone feels as you do about them.

    I like mine and have no problems finding parts (as suggested repeatedly by another poster on here) and have had very good service out of two different trucks with Cat engines. My 3126 in a Pete 330 w/9 speed averages 8.5 mpg. I try not run over 65 mph. No idea what my ratios are.

  17. 8,488200,50801,8
  18. #9
    LDB
    LDB is online now
    14K Member LDB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Texas, U.S.A.
    Posts
    14,773

    Re: Sterling SportChassis Or Peterbilt 330 crew cab Fuel Mileage??

    Yes, it is based on my experience where they denied warranty coverage when two shops both said it was definitely a warranty covered repair. It cost four grand when they finally paid a portion of it, bringing it down enough that a lawyer won't touch it and it would cost as much in lost time, expenses and fees to sue them and recover. I presume not every one of their engines is a piece of junk but I know some are and I know the company itself is unethical and will cheat you if they get the chance. I want nothing to do with potential junk and definite crooks. If you are satisfied with them good. Good luck in the future.
    It's okay if you disagree. I can't force you to be correct.

  19. 9,488232,50801,8
  20. #10
    Senior Member bluejaybee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Tennessee, USA.
    Posts
    639

    Re: Sterling SportChassis Or Peterbilt 330 crew cab Fuel Mileage??

    Quote Originally Posted by LDB View Post
    Yes, it is based on my experience where they denied warranty coverage when two shops both said it was definitely a warranty covered repair. It cost four grand when they finally paid a portion of it, bringing it down enough that a lawyer won't touch it and it would cost as much in lost time, expenses and fees to sue them and recover. I presume not every one of their engines is a piece of junk but I know some are and I know the company itself is unethical and will cheat you if they get the chance. I want nothing to do with potential junk and definite crooks. If you are satisfied with them good. Good luck in the future.
    I understand and have read many times before of how they treated you. But it is very unlikely that the poster will be buying a truck with a Cat product that has a warranty.

  21. 10,488260,50801,8

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
ExpeditersOnline.Com Copyright © 1999-2011 On Time Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
ExpeditersOnline.com © is a registered trademark of On Time Media, LLC

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2