When you look at the big picture.........fuel, all fuel, could be $5 gallon and it wouldn't really matter. It is a minor expense in this industry. Yes, more so if you're mowing etc daily but I don't see where it would be hard to round up a few extra bucks a day. When I got my International, fuel was at $2.89 for months and now is $4.00 per gallon. I get 8mpg in that truck and lets look at 1,000 gallons of fuel. @ $2.89 = $2,890 @ $4.00 = $4,000 1,000 gallons X 8mpg = 8,000 miles.......say thats 6 months of driving I'm looking at an extra $1,110 over 6 months. Say there are 20 working days per month X 6 months = 120 days $1,110 / 120days = $9.25 per day. Now lets look at the day to day stuff. You forget a tool and have to drive back to get it......need 2yds more mulch to finish the job........have rain cut you short a 1/2 day......need a new tire..........oil changes..........get stuck in traffic losing production time..........say you're billing $50 per man hour x 3 guys held up just 30min in traffic = $75 you lost.........I can make one mistake and lose several hundred dollars instantly on a job. That extra $9.25 per day.......I don't care nor give it the time of day to waste thinking about. Its NOTHING. I am setup on a fuel network here recently with Quarles and I save about 15 cents per gallon on fuels. Its handy to me where they're located and I can save a few bucks........especially now that I can run off road diesel in the Bobcat that I buy from them. I get a bill at the end of the month, pay it and I'm done. So over the course of teh year I'll save a decent chunk of change that I in turn look at that small savings as a free tank of fuel here and there. Just a thought............fuel, don't worry about it. Your time is better spent on maintaining your equipment and doing your job. Feel free to add, I know there are variables and different businesses etc but whatever I do will not effect the fuel market and I must simply pay whatever it is and keep moving.