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Old 01-17-2013, 11:48 AM
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Percentage of Gross Spent on Fuel

Whether it be fuel for trucks or offroad fuel, I'm calculating my #s from this year and am not done yet, but I'm interested in seeing what others spend on fuel.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:55 AM
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Around 11%
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:20 PM
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This is interesting. I think I'm at 9% for 2 trucks and all of my equipment. Always looking for ways to lower this as its one of the biggest expenses after labor.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:35 PM
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I should have also added, what kind of trucks (gas/diesel) and on average what's the mpg?
For what I have calculated into my P&L so far, I'm at 6%. Only 1 truck and I avg 8-9 mpg and maybe 10 if a good amount of driving is highway. The best I have gotten was 12 and that was on a trip to the motocross track & back that is 140 miles away with just my bike in the bed. If I'm towing my toy hauler I get 7.5-8.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:58 PM
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Everything is diesel except for trimmers/blowers.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:32 PM
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I think your doing good if your around 5%
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:12 PM
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8% in 2011. I still have a little data entry for my 2012 numbers.

2003 Chevy 2500 HD 6.0L pulling an open 6 x 12 with 52 rider and 48 walk behind and sometimes pulling 7 x 12 dump trailer. I plow too and burn a lot of gas doing so but also make a pretty good rate plowing. There's a little diesel in there for my landscape tractor too but that's minimal compared to the rest. And that's truck and all equipment as well.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:23 PM
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I'm not done calculating yet. I'm sure I'll be near 11-12%.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:42 PM
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10.2%. 2 Dodge 2500 trucks. 5.9 gas in both. One with enclosed trailer 7-8 mpg. Other open trailer slightly better, but not much.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:47 PM
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Just to clarify? Are you only talking dirrect fuel, used only by the crew?

I think 5-6%
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