How Much Is The Cost To Fill Up A Dual Tank Semi Truck?
In December, NewsCenter 7 spoke to one semi-truck driver who said that filling up his tank,
which holds between 120 and 150 gallons of diesel, costs $900 and $1,100.
In a typical U.S. diesel tank, the price for filling a truck that has one 120-gallon tank is
about $360, or $900 for long-haul trucks that have two 150-gallon tanks.
When looking at average fuel mileage of 18-wheelers with two 150-gallon tanks, a long-haul truck could go
as far as 2,100 miles on one set of tanks. Drivers must carry large amounts of fuel, as
the average miles per gallon (mpg) of a semi truck is just 5.6 mpg.
We can expect to see 7 miles per gallon in diesel trucks under the current US regulations, at about a 15c/mile service charge.
If you have a truck with a 50-gallon tank, and gas is an average $4 per gallon,
then you are looking at $200 per tank before turning those keys over.