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View Poll Results: Greatest annual expenses?
Fuel 51 71.83%
Labor 43 60.56%
Insurance 19 26.76%
Equipment Maintenance 19 26.76%
Vehicle Maintenance 21 29.58%
Advertising 16 22.54%
Rent / Utilities 5 7.04%
Administrative Overhead 5 7.04%
Repairs 13 18.31%
Speeding tickets 0 0%
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:59 PM
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Top 5 expenses

Ok folks, pick your top 5 expenses on an annual basis. Let's see where we all stand in comparison. I'm sure labor and fuel are everyone's top or pretty close.

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Old 06-06-2014, 04:13 PM
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1. Fuel

2. Equipment Replacement.

3. Truck

4. Equipment parts

5. Psyco therapy <just kidding> everything else.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:13 PM
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Beer and hookers count?
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:17 PM
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Either people are paying way to much for fuel or not figuring in a wage for themselves. Labor, including your own wage, is always going to be your biggest expense.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:52 PM
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Solo operators will always say fuel. While people with more than 1 employee will say payroll. Kind of scewed results.
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Yeah, I should have noted that this for crew operations only.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:12 PM
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1. Labor (I thought this would be first on the list for everyone!)
2. Fuel
3. Truck/Equipment Maintenance/repair
4. Insurance
5. Admin overhead.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:39 PM
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I figured labor would be number one too except I didn't specific this was only for crew operations. Solos plus one guy could also spend more on fuel than labor but it would be close.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:34 PM
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Solos plus one guy could also spend more on fuel than labor but it would be close.
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How so? My salary alone is more than the company fuel budget for the year...........
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:42 PM
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Normally sole proprietors don't have a "payroll" expense. Normally you would just take pay out of the profits and your pay wouldn't be considered an expense.
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