Watch the video below to learn how to find the sweet spot for your engine to achieve the best fuel economy. 

RPM What RPM do you run your truck at?

Comments (10)

Bill McClusky

I have been in the trucking and construction equipment service industry for 23 years as a service technician, component rebuild specialist (engine, transmission, and axle), service department manager, instructor and consultant. I was a class 8 truck driver for 3 years pulling wet and dry tanks. I have been with American Truck Business Services for 4 years serving as a Business Consultant, Maintenance Consultant, and Instructor.

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Great video! For trucks with the DT12 auto, beyond road speed and rear end ratio, what more can we do to improve MPG?

July 20, 2014 12:57:18 PM

Still a bit confused,but I have good place to start.

May 22, 2014 22:16:15 PM

Thank you Bill Great info thank you

May 16, 2014 18:49:59 PM

Great video; thanks

March 19, 2014 9:00:09 AM

great intel clearer perspective on horsepower and torque

November 01, 2013 20:14:09 PM

Thanks Bill. I've only had my 2013 Cascadia for 3 weeks now and I'm dissapointed with my fuel mileage (7.65).I've been running at 55mph @ 1200 rpm.I'm going to try bumping it up to 1300 rpm and see what happens.Thanks

October 31, 2013 17:55:30 PM

I like how you used the bike as a substitution for a truck.

September 12, 2013 16:48:19 PM

Very Good article...

August 31, 2013 11:15:13 AM

Good article, I had it the other way around. My truck runs good at about 1300 RPM, but i can run it at a higher speed and get better mileage. Confusing

June 28, 2013 4:28:23 AM

Good video; very informative.

June 26, 2013 6:41:27 AM