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How Much Fuel Will a Semi Truck Hold?

Q-Dog’s diesel delivery trucks are always on the road!

diesel fleet fueling Charles county, md If you live and work near our home base in Prince Frederick or any of the surrounding Maryland counties we serve, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen our distinctive red-and-white Q-Dog delivery trucks on the road.

Of all the commercial fuels we deliver, perhaps the most popular one is diesel fuel. Many trucking operations count on Q-Dog diesel to keep their semi-trucks moving. Here’s a rundown of how semi trucks use diesel — and how much fuel they can hold.

Why is diesel an excellent option for commercial trucking?

We like to say that there is no “off-season” for diesel. To put it simply, commercial ventures run on diesel all year round. Farms and construction sites depend on off-road diesel for equipment and power generators. Municipalities, movers and other vehicle fleets count on undyed road diesel. Demand is always high.

Why is diesel so popular as a commercial fuel?

  1. Low sulfur emissions — Since the Environmental Protection Agency changed emissions standards in 2006, diesel has been an ultra-low-sulfur fuel, which has led to significant improvements in its environmental impact. It also reduces wear and tear on your diesel engine, lowering your maintenance costs!
  2. Better engine performance — Diesel engines are more efficient than gasoline engines. The reason is that diesel combustion contains 10 to 15 percent more energy. As a result, diesel vehicles can often travel from 20 to 35 percent farther on a gallon of fuel.
  3. Higher torque outputs — This gives vehicles with diesel engines better towing and overtaking power.

There’s no denying that diesel is more expensive than gasoline, but lower maintenance and higher engine performance and power add up to a better overall driving experience. This is particularly true of commercial semi-trucks, which need to stay on the road longer than personal vehicles.

How much diesel fuel does it take to fill a semi truck’s tank?

Generally, a semi truck’s fuel tank is between 120 and 150 gallons. Of course, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recommends only filling the tank to 95 percent. This allows for fuel expansion and prevents spillage.

With an average fuel economy of roughly 6.5 miles per gallon, your semi truck could log over 900 miles on a tank of diesel!

Q-Dog delivers premium diesel directly to your business.

Do you have a fleet of semi trucks that need regular fueling? Are you sick and tired of having drivers lined up at a gas station? Just think of how many work hours you lose each week with that annoying process.

Turn to Q-Dog for competitively priced commercial fuel reliably delivered by certified professionals. We will bring the diesel to you. Our state-of-the-art trucks are tracked with GPS, so you’ll always know how close your delivery is. We’ve been serving southern Maryland for nearly 80 years. You can count on us to dependably serve your business.

Don’t waste one more afternoon at the pump. Order fuel from Q-Dog today.