Thread: Gas prices
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by cubedmack View Post
How bad are the gas prices affecting your business and what are you doing about it?
What can I do about it?

I have to drive so many miles to get from point A to point B, I have X amount of customers to deliver my services to,
my truck gets 10 miles to the gallon, has a 30 gallon fuel tank, and takes super unleaded.

Hypermiling and driving with load helps, a ton of experience of driving trailered has taught me how to get
better fuel economy but the engine will consume a certain amount, no matter how finely I feather that
throttle it will not run on nothing.

So when it needs gas I pull up to the gas station, swipe a card, drop the nozzle in the tank, and fill her up.
There do exist ways that help a little, such as always filling her up, that helps save a little bit.
During working season that happens twice a week, sometimes three.

We're talking at least 50 but really 60-75 dollars, sometimes 80-100 but it really doesn't matter,
it costs what the pump tells me it does and it's not that I'm being a wise ass, it's that I just don't
see any particular options there.

Last edited by topsites; 04-10-2011 at 03:54 AM.
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