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The 7.3 Godzilla is a different animal, I didn't know they could be squeezed into a van (guessing cutaway E-350/450 DRWs?). 6.5 MPG is pretty lousy for even a loaded van, you guys must haul really heavy or tow, you're in old school 460 box truck MPG territory!
I think OP stated the fleet idles a lot these things at best are getting what 10-13mpg loaded? If they are idling a ton I can easily see fuel economy #s like that.
 

Spike555

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I think OP stated the fleet idles a lot these things at best are getting what 10-13mpg loaded? If they are idling a ton I can easily see fuel economy #s like that.

Ton’s ot idle time. Fully loaded. Almost no expressway. All city and country roads. Dirt roads. Frequent full throttle. On the road 10-12 hours a day 7 days a week. When on the expressway they are driven full throttle speed limited by the governor at 75mph. The drivers do not use the cruise.
Empty the smallest one is still over 10,000lbs empty.
The P1200’s weigh 15,000lbs empty and are shaped like a brick. These were not designed for fuel economy. They are designed and built for being on the road 24/7 delivering packages.
 

Spike555

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Rather than pulling the vans off the road for servicing, is there any capacity for someone to do it through the night when they are tucked away?
I wish, but no. We are parked inside a heated building and no work is allowed to be done on the vans while the are backed up to the conveyor belt.
The building is locked at 10pm and not opened again until 3am.
We only have 10 trucks, 9 brand new and one used. So a full time tech is not needed.
We are currently running the used one and two new ones, the others have not come in yet. One of the brand new ones that was at the decal shop has a blown motor, 80 miles on the odometer and no compression on two cylinders. And no engines to be had because Covid.
Four of our trucks are ready to be picked up from the dealer, which is 2 hours away. Then they still need the dash cams and decals before we can put them on the road.
So I need to find the time, between running a route, securing rental trucks until ours are on the road, to go get the new trucks and maintain the ones we have on the road right now.
I just worked on the used one today, did a PM and some other light maintenance and repairs. I did it in my driveway.
I still need the service records from the previous business for it so I can see what hasn't been done to it, like the rear diff being serviced. Or the transmission. Or the coolant changed.
 
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