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#158322 - 04/19/06 03:21 AM Fuel Surcharge
LearJet9 Offline

Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 196
Loc: Millis, MA USA
With gas at $2.70 on the way to $3/gal, we are about to add a fuel surcharge to all invoices. (service calls) Is anyone else adding a fuel surcharge, mileage or otherwise recovering gas costs?

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#158323 - 04/19/06 03:41 AM Re: Fuel Surcharge
mahlere Offline

Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 514
Loc: New Jersey
don't do that, that's your problem, not the customers

(sorry couldn't resist)

Actaully, we will. I have a friend who owns a limo company. They have a $12 surcharge on a trip from my area (colts neck) to Newark Airport to cover the extra fuel costs.

And people pay it.

#158324 - 04/19/06 01:12 PM Re: Fuel Surcharge
scameron81 Offline

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 80
Loc: Healdsburg, ca, USA
We add a $25 "truck charge" to all T&M and service calls per day to cover fuel and truck repair. Most people are pretty understanding of it. We also include in our bids but the customer just doesn't know it ;-)

#158325 - 04/19/06 02:05 PM Re: Fuel Surcharge
mahlere Offline

Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 514
Loc: New Jersey
sorry "scam"eron81, how can you justify charging the customers just to get to there house?

Sorry just couldn't resist.

#158326 - 04/28/06 05:57 PM Re: Fuel Surcharge
Joey D Offline

Registered: 10/10/03
Posts: 263
Loc: Arlington MA U.S.
Everyone complains about the price of fuel, even us, so I just charge more per job to cover it. It is just another item on the bill for them to complain about.


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