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Example 1. Toronto – Indiana
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
39.7
(7.1 m.p.g.)
430 13 1650 yes 1 90
(55 mph)
9-axle
B-train
59
(130 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
39.7
(7.1 m.p.g.)
430 13 1650 yes 1 90
(55 mph)
9-axle
B-train
59
(130 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
47
(6.0 m.p.g.)
430 13 1650 yes 1 90
(55 mph)
9-axle
B-train
59
(130 000 lbs.)

Example 2.Within Alberta
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
60.7
4.7 m.p.g.)
470 18 1650 no 12–14 70
(44 mph)
8-axle
B-train
63.6
(140 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
59.4
(4.8 m.p.g.)
470 18 1650 no 12–14 70
(44 mph)
8-axle
B-train
63.6
(140 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
64.6
(4.4 m.p.g.)
470 18 1650 no 12–14 70
(44 mph)
8-axle
B-train
63.6
(140 000 lbs.)

Example 3. Brampton – Kingston
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
39.2
(7.2 m.p.g.)
370 10 1450 no 0 90
(55 mph)
8-axle
B-train
11.4
(25 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
38.1
(7.4 m.p.g.)
370 10 1450 no 0 90
(55 mph)
8-axle
B-train
11.4
(25 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
42.1
(6.7 m.p.g.)
370 10 1450 no 0 90
(55 mph)
8-axle
B-train
11.4
(25 000 lbs.)

Example 4. London – Windsor and Sarnia – Windsor
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
July–
Sept.
51.3
(5.5 m.p.g.)
430 15 1450 no 30 9560 mph) 8-axle
B-train
19.1
(42 100 lbs.)

Example 5. Thetford Mines – Montréal
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
42.3
(6.7 m.p.g.)
400 10 1600 5 95
(60 mph)
8-axle
B-train
18.2
(40 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
42.7
(6.6 m.p.g.)
400 10 1600 7 95
(60 mph)
8-axle
B-train
18.2
(40 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
47.1
(6.0 m.p.g.)
400 10 1600 10 95
(60 mph)
8-axle
B-train
18.2
(40 000 lbs.)

Example 6.Winnipeg – Vancouver
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
46.3
(6.1 m.p.g.)
425 10 1550 yes 13 100
(62 mph)
7-axle
B-train
36
(80 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
43.0
(6.6 m.p.g.)
425 10 1550 yes 13 100
(62 mph)
7-axle
B-train
36
(80 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
48.4
(5.8 m.p.g.)
425 10 1550 yes 13 100
(62 mph)
7-axle
B-train
36
(80 000 lbs.)

Example 1. Toronto – Indiana
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
47.9
(5.9 m.p.g.)
565 18 1350 yes 78
(48 mph)
4 axles 55
(121 250 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
47.9
(5.9 m.p.g.)
565 18 1350 yes 78
(48 mph)
4 axles 55
(121 250 lbs.)
Oct.
March
48.4
(5.4 m.p.g.)
565 18 1350 yes 78
(48 mph)
4 axles 55
(121 250 lbs.)

Example 8. Montréal to Points in Quebec
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
45.2
(6.2 m.p.g.)
430 15 2100 yes 90
(55 mph)
4 axles 56.6
(124 550 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
43.7
(6.5 m.p.g.)
430 15 2100 yes 90
(55 mph)
4 axles 56.6
(124 550 lbs.)
Oct.
March
51.6
(5.5 m.p.g.)
430 15 2100 yes 90
(55 mph)
4 axles 56.6
(124 550 lbs.)

Example 9. St.Mary's – Buffalo (80-percent loaded ratio)
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
44.8
(6.3 m.p.g.)
430 13 1550 no 5 90
(55 mph)
3 axles 32.2
(71 000 lbs)
July–
Sept.
43.4
6.5 m.p.g.)
430 13 1550 no 5 90
(55 mph)
3 axles 32.2
(71 000 lbs)
Oct.
March
51.3
(5.5 m.p.g.)
430 13 1550 no 5 90
(55 mph)
3 axles 32.2
(71 000 lbs)

Example 10. Toronto – Montréal
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
37.6
(7.5 m.p.g.)
400 10 1450 no 2 100
62 mph)
3 axles 30
(66 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
35.3
(8.0 m.p.g.)
400 10 1450 no 1 100
62 mph)
3 axles 30
(66 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
40.3
(7.0 m.p.g.)
400 10 1450 no 3 100
62 mph)
3 axles 30
(66 000 lbs.)

Example 11. Montréal – Toronto
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
45.9
(6.1 m.p.g.)
430 13 1650 no 17 100
(62 mph)
3 axles 36
(80 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
43.8
(6.4 m.p.g.)
430 13 1650 no 19 100
(62 mph)
3 axles 36
(80 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
46.4
(6.1 m.p.g.)
430 13 1650 no 17 100
(62 mph)
3 axles 36
(80 000 lbs.)

Example 12. Québec – Chicoutimi
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
45.5
(6.2 m.p.g.)
370 10 1200 yes 10 95
(60 mph)
3 axles 24
(48 500 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
47.8
(5.9 m.p.g.)
370 10 1200 yes 5 95
(60 mph)
3 axles 24
(48 500 lbs.)
Oct.
March
52.7
(5.4 m.p.g.)
370 10 1200 yes 3 95
(60 mph)
3 axles 24
(48 500 lbs.)

Example 13. Toronto – Windsor
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
33.2
(8.5 m.p.g.)
350 10 1350 no 16 75
(47 mph)
2 axles 11.4
(25 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
32.3
(8.75 m.p.g.)
350 10 1350 no 16 75
(47 mph)
2 axles 11.4
(25 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
34.6
(8.37 m.p.g.)
350 10 1350 no 18 72
(45 mph)
2 axles 11.4
(25 000 lbs.)

Example 14. Québec – Atlanta
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
38.4
(7.4 m.p.g.)
460 13 1650 yes 4.4 82
(50 mph)
2 axles 36
(80 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
37.1
(7.6 m.p.g.)
460 13 1650 yes 4.4 82
(50 mph)
2 axles 36
(80 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
39.1
(7.2 m.p.g.)
460 13 1650 yes 4.4 82
(50 mph)
2 axles 36
(80 000 lbs.)

Example 15. New Brunswick – U.S. Eastern Seaboard – Southern Ontario
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
July–
Sept.
38.7
(7.3 m.p.g.)
460 18 1550 no 10 68
(42 mph)
2 axles 38.6
(85 000 lbs.)

Example 16. Montréal – U.S.Midwest
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
35.3
(8.0 m.p.g.)
380 10 yes 5 90
(55 mph)
2 axles 16
(35 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
35.3
(8.0 m.p.g.)
380 10 yes 5 90
(55 mph)
2 axles 16
(35 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
40.5
(7.0 m.p.g.)
380 10 yes 5 90
(55 mph)
2 axles 16
(35 000 lbs.)

Example 1. Toronto – Indiana
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
34.8
(8.1 m.p.g.)
370 13 no 6 70
(44 mph)
2 axles 18.2
(40 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
33.7
(8.3 m.p.g.)
370 13 no 6 70
(44 mph)
2 axles 18.2
(40 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
37.6
(7.5 m.p.g.)
370 13 no 6 70
(44 mph)
2 axles 18.2
(40 000 lbs.)

Example 18. Rawdon – Montréal
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
35.3
(8.0 m.p.g.)
325 13 no 100
(62 mph)
2 axles 13.6
(30 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
31.4
(9.0 m.p.g.)
325 13 no 100
(62 mph)
2 axles 13.6
(30 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
41.5
(6.8 m.p.g.)
325 13 no 100
(62 mph)
2 axles 13.6
(30 000 lbs.)

Example 19. Toronto – Halifax
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
45.4
(6.2 m.p.g.)
350 10 90
(55 mph)
2 axles 19.1
(42 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
45.4
(6.2 m.p.g.)
350 10 90
(55 mph)
2 axles 19.1
(42 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
44.6
(6.3 m.p.g.)
350 10 90
(55 mph)
2 axles 19.1
(42 000 lbs.)

Example 20. Québec – Miami
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
52.9
(5.3 m.p.g.)
400 13 yes 110
(68 mph)
2 axles 36
(80 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
44.4
(6.35 m.p.g.)
400 13 yes 110
(68 mph)
2 axles 36
(80 000 lbs.)

Example 21.Winnipeg – Minneapolis
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
38.1
(7.4 m.p.g.)
430 13 yes 20 95
(60 mph)
2 axles 9.1
(20 000 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
35.5
(8.0 m.p.g.)
430 13 yes 15 95
(60 mph)
2 axles 9.1
(20 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
40.7
(7.1 m.p.g.)
430 13 yes 26 95
(60 mph)
2 axles 9.1
(20 000 lbs.)

Example 22. Toronto – Texas
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
37.6
(7.5 m.p.g.)
425 18 1350 100
(62 mph)
2 axles 11.4
(25 000 lbs.)
Oct.
March
39.7
(7.1 m.p.g.)
425 18 1350 100
(62 mph)
2 axles 11.04
(25 000 lbs.)

Example 23. Oakville – Sarnia
Time of Year Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km) Engine Size (hp) Total Gears Torque (ft.-lbs.) Add-Ons (heaters) Idling Time (%) Average Speed (km/h) Semitrailer (number of axles) Average Load (tonnes gross vehicle weight)
April–
June
33.3
(8.5 m.p.g.)
400 13 1450 10 100
(62 mph)
2 axles 22.0
(48 434 lbs.)
July–
Sept.
38.8
(7.3 m.p.g.)
400 13 1450 10 100
(62 mph)
2 axles 23.2
(50 992 lbs.)
Oct.
March
40.5
(7.0 m.p.g.)
400 13 1450 10 100
(62 mph)
2 axles 22.3
(49 107 lbs.)