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Old 01-14-2014, 11:39 PM
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Fuel cost

The only way to consider fuel cost or any cost for that matter is as a percentage of sales. Everyone has different customers, geography, economics, gas prices, equipment etc. so actual dollar amounts that companies spend on fuel are relevant only to them. Perfect Earth, Danmow and the others that have mentioned this before me are right on. Our fuel cost ran 5% of sales in 2013 and have historically run 3.5% to 5%. This is what you need to know for budgeting and pricing.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:58 AM
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I did about 11k this year. 9k for trucks and 2k for equipment
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:06 PM
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My fuel cost was $128,000
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:36 PM
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My fuel cost was $128,000
I got to see the receipts.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:42 AM
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Last year we spent $7500 on fuel... this year, with the upgraded truck, added equipment and another truck soon to roll out, I am expecting closer to $18000 this year.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:22 PM
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The only way to consider fuel cost or any cost for that matter is as a percentage of sales. Everyone has different customers, geography, economics, gas prices, equipment etc. so actual dollar amounts that companies spend on fuel are relevant only to them. Perfect Earth, Danmow and the others that have mentioned this before me are right on. Our fuel cost ran 5% of sales in 2013 and have historically run 3.5% to 5%. This is what you need to know for budgeting and pricing.

I came up with 6% for 2013.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:32 PM
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