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Fuel Surcharge #158322
04/19/06 05:21 AM
04/19/06 05:21 AM
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LearJet9  Offline OP
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Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 197
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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Re: Fuel Surcharge #158323
04/19/06 05:41 AM
04/19/06 05:41 AM
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mahlere  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 507
New Jersey
don't do that, that's your problem, not the customers [Linked Image]

(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.

Re: Fuel Surcharge #158324
04/19/06 03:12 PM
04/19/06 03:12 PM
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scameron81  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 75
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 ;-)

Re: Fuel Surcharge #158325
04/19/06 04:05 PM
04/19/06 04:05 PM
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mahlere  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 507
New Jersey
sorry "scam"eron81, how can you justify charging the customers just to get to there house?


[Linked Image] Sorry just couldn't resist.

Re: Fuel Surcharge #158326
04/28/06 07:57 PM
04/28/06 07:57 PM
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Joey D  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 259
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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