Looks like gas is going to $4 a gallon

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by hughmcjr, May 2, 2007.

  1. hughmcjr

    hughmcjr LawnSite Member
    from Oregon
    Posts: 183

    It is looking like gas will go to $4 a gallon here in the next month. I have been running 4 and 6 cylinders trucks for years now and charge in the same ballpark as my competitors. They have to be using 10-40% more gas than I am on average. I sometimes think maybe I am looking at it wrong and should just run big rigs and pass the cost on, but then I think about the competitive pricing and would raise my prices. Europe does it with 4 and 6 cylinder trucks with engines that are even more efficient than ours with $6+ a gallon gasoline. They seem to get around just fine doing what we do without the big engines. Anyone going to do a fuel surcharge, raise prices and pass the cost on permanently or run smaller rigs if prices get like Europe?
  2. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    I planned for increase in fuel price. Worked into the price and budget. Will be see $4.00 a gallon. They were talking about that last year and it didn't happen. Maybe it will. However when the price goes up seems everyone cries that sky is falling.
  3. dodgeguy99

    dodgeguy99 LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 22

    i would NEVER go to anything smaller than a V8 because i doubt a 4 banger could pull a 24 foot enclosed trailer that i pull.
  4. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,257

    If gas is going to go up to 4 bucks i'm going to buy some selective oil stocks. No brainer.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Good, it seems to cure the traffic jams.
  6. Classified

    Classified LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 988

    so far diesel has only went up about ten cents. Finally it is cheaper than gas again! Im sure diesel will rise soon as well but oh well. Im going to start running my truck on WVO hopefully this summer.
  7. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,653

    Makes folks stay home :laugh:
  9. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    It won't happen. People still have to get to work, shop, and have fun once in a while. Driving habits might change, they might car pool more but they will not sit at home.
  10. garrettlawn

    garrettlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 94

    who cares about fuel prices.... its part of life get used to it.

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