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Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by coryc_23, Jun 27, 2005.
thing of putting a gas surcharge on bill to off sit fuel cost any ideas on the best way to do that.
I'm considering charging a gas surcharge if gas goes over $2.10 per gallon. I'll probably charge one per cent of the cost to do their yard each time. $40 yard- 40 cents, which ends up being $1.60 to $2.00 on their monthly bill. This should cover the extra fuel cost. If gas goes back down I would remove it.
It's already $2.22 here and climbing
Why not just make it an even dollar? You have vehicle fuel to get there too. I imposed one last year with not one complaint. Equals a couple hundred extra dollars a month to offset fuel costs.
I have put one into my contracts for next year, missed out on it for this year. Luckily a station here just brought in some 85% ethanol blend for 1.80 a gallon. .45 cheaper than regular unleaded and it is 100 octane
Where's that at? Is it just 87 octane?
Last year I charge $2.00 an hour for anything over $1.50 a gallon. So this year I just absorbed that into their fee and added an additional $2.00 an hour over $2.00 a gallon now. Non one has sad anything againt it at all.
Better watch that ethanol crap!!!!!!!!
What we did last summer was...Put a $3.00 gas s.charge on everyone's bill. In the bill was a 1/2 sheet of paper explaining the situation. Out of 200 customers we had 1 guy pitch a b**ch. Seemed to work good for us, seems like the easiest way to go about such a thing. Good luck!
Ethanol is the best thing you can have as an additive to a four stroke engine.