Percentage of Gross Spent on Fuel

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by JContracting, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  2. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
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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.
     
  4. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  5. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    Everything is diesel except for trimmers/blowers.
     
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think your doing good if your around 5%
     
  7. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  8. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm not done calculating yet. I'm sure I'll be near 11-12%.
     
  9. prezek

    prezek LawnSite Member
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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.
     
  10. seabee24

    seabee24 LawnSite Senior Member
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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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