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Total fuel cost for reefer haulers

My total fuel cost (truck and reefer) is $0.68 cpm... I know this is high. My truck is in the low 60 cent range alone. I'm curious to know what other reefer haulers are averaging for total fuel cost. I haul a company trailer so can not control that... thx

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Hey Kevin, for both my reefer and truck I am at $.60cpm. I dont know what kind of reefer you have, but I have a Tk SB3sr+, it has a high a low speed on it. Where the solenoid is that puts the reefer on high speed I disconnected. I cut the ground to it and put a rocker switch there. Once a day I will put it on high speed for about 3-4min to burn out the carbon. I used to refill the reefer everyday about 30 gal (hot produce loads), now on low speed it burns 30 gal in maybe 3 days or so, much much much cheaper for me and haven't noticed any adverse effects as of yet.

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This year my combined fuel/reefer fuel cost are almost .72/mile, with the truck .67 of that. Last year my truck was getting better mpg, my average for 2012 was .695/mile combined.

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