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Percentage of Gross Spent on Fuel

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

  1. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,878

    Which ever. I don't have multiple crews yet...
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  2. seabee24

    seabee24 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 619

    Well it does make a big difference even if your a one crew company.

    For me, my dirrect fuel would be around 5-6 percent

    Then I have "overhead" fuel to cover my truck, mechanics truck, and mis. And that adds up to around 2% more
     
  3. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,878

    What is your gross if you don't mind me asking? You can pm if you'd like.
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  4. smokenjoe_10

    smokenjoe_10 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 98

    I run 91 no ethonal in everything 1500 5.9L. I averaged around 10mpg I spent a good 20%. Thats daily driver also I didn't add truck fuel in my taxes because it would have been so hard to figure mileage.
     
  5. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,331

    I think I'm between 6 and 8 percent. Haven't figured stuff for last year yet so not 100% sure.
     
  6. ToddH

    ToddH LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,197

    Last I checked - a few months ago it was 6%
     
  7. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,743

    16% here. Does not help our shop is 25 miles from where we work.
     
  8. Giovanni Giacomucci

    Giovanni Giacomucci LawnSite Member
    from PA
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    2 f 250 4 mowers and equipment 7% i only use 89 in mowers and equipment avg gas price here in PA in summer was 3.89 GAL
     
  9. clydebusa

    clydebusa LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,660

    10% here. Bought CNG 450 this last November, hope to bring down 2% or more.
     
  10. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 941

    I have that problem also. I'm trying something new this year. Rented a fenced parking lot where I can park my 1 ton truck and trailer. The fuel savings is more than enough to cover the lot rent.
     

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