Written on: June 12, 2023
Managing your truck fleet’s fuel supply is a demanding job. You need to make sure that the trucks are able to always have the fuel they need while keeping costs under control.
Mazzola Oil is here to help with our commercial fuel services, including fleet fueling and on-site fueling . We serve a wide array of Hudson Valley businesses that use semi trucks with fueling schedule tailored to each business’ individual needs. Our diesel fuel is top quality, and, because we are a local business, we have the flexibility and responsiveness to adjust when your needs change.
What kind of businesses use semi trucks? Many, including:
When it comes to managing the fueling for a fleet of semi trucks, you need to know some things about them. We’ve put together some information that can help.
Knowing this is crucial as it determines the amount of fuel required and the distance the truck can cover without refueling. The distance a semi truck can travel is determined by the size of its fuel tank. The amount of fuel a semi truck holds varies depending on the tank size. There are multiple sizes of fuel tanks. These are the most common.
Standard configuration semi truck tank – An average semi truck tank holds 105 gallons of fuel.
Custom-made semi truck tank – If your business requires traveling longer distances without stopping frequently for refueling, you might want to think about getting a customized fuel tank for your semi-truck. The usual sizes for customized tanks are 160 gallons, 260 gallons, or 400 gallons.
This is literally a case of your mileage may vary. These are some of the factors that determine how far your truck will get on a tank of diesel fuel before needing to stop and refuel.
How many fuel tanks the truck has – Some semi trucks are equipped with more than one fuel tank. This allows the truck to travel a longer distance without needing to refuel.
How much the fuel and the fuel tank (or tanks) weigh – The purpose of load standard guidelines is to ensure the safety of all individuals on the road. A typical gallon of diesel fuel weighs approximately seven pounds and a standard semi-truck tank, which may have multiple fuel tanks, can weigh roughly 735 pounds when full.
What the mileage average is for the truck – On average, a semi-truck can travel about 6.5 miles using one gallon of fuel. If a semi-truck has a fuel capacity of 300 gallons, it can travel approximately 2,100 miles before needing to refuel. Keeping trucks properly maintained helps keep fuel mileage higher while also helping to prevent breakdowns.
When you need diesel fuel for your truck fleet, Mazzola Oil is here for you with dependable service. Contact us today to find out what we can do for your business!