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Marek
07-05-2006, 09:54 PM
looking at a new International with a dt 466 does anyone know a ball park of what to expect mpg wise?

DBL
07-05-2006, 10:29 PM
i have a part time job as a tow truck driver and we have 5 internationals sll the dt 466
1 2003 manual
1 2005 auto
1 2005 manual
1 2006 auto
loaded the manuals are getting about 9-11mpg it actually has a setting on the tacometer for knowing this and the autos are getting just a tad less thatn that and its more loaded but i havent looked at it for a while but next time i work which is 3-11 on friday ill let you know

FearThisDeere
07-06-2006, 10:08 AM
DBL: On a side note, do you need a CDL to drive that size of a tow truck. I have been thinking about doind some part time towing and most companies around here run trucks about that size. I need to know if I should expect to get a CDL (which I might just do anyway). Thanks!

Dirty Water
07-06-2006, 10:43 AM
DBL: On a side note, do you need a CDL to drive that size of a tow truck. I have been thinking about doind some part time towing and most companies around here run trucks about that size. I need to know if I should expect to get a CDL (which I might just do anyway). Thanks!

If the truck is rated over 29k lbs gvw, or has air brakes, you need a cdl.

Technically, if you got one that didn't have air brakes, and had it derated to 25 k lbs you could drive it without a cdl, but don't get stopped by the DOT over weight or your be real sorry.

lwcmattlifter
07-06-2006, 01:26 PM
If the truck is rated over 29k lbs gvw, or has air brakes, you need a cdl.

Actually it's 26001 lbs and heavier to require a CDL.

lawnmaniac883
07-06-2006, 02:56 PM
I would just get a CDL and not worry about it.

tthomass
07-06-2006, 03:24 PM
i've got a class A.........they're easy to get, if you fail then well, you prob shouldn't be driving anyway

FearThisDeere
07-07-2006, 03:17 PM
Yeah I know about the 26,001 and the air brakes, but would some compainies make you have a CDL to drive a truck that say is 20,000 GVW? Is that legal to make someone get a CDL if it is underwieght? I will probably get one anyway as soon as I get a second.

DBL
07-08-2006, 05:48 PM
DBL: On a side note, do you need a CDL to drive that size of a tow truck. I have been thinking about doind some part time towing and most companies around here run trucks about that size. I need to know if I should expect to get a CDL (which I might just do anyway). Thanks!

no you dont need a cdl or not ive been doing this for about 1.5 years and all i needed to get was a medical card and airbrakes endorcement

DBL
07-08-2006, 05:50 PM
but back to the mpg all weekend ive been driving the new 06 auto and loaded i was only getting about 5 or 6 mpg i dont know if the meter is right or not but thats what i was getting

Marek
07-08-2006, 10:22 PM
5-6 would suck my 550s are getting 7-9 and was told I could expect to see 9-12 with the 466.Will check with my brother in law he owns a big septic service and runs alot of big trucks.He wants me to go look at the Petes and Freightliners.