I ask this in the heavy equipment forum because I want to know pertaining primarily to excavating guys. I just would like to know if and how you guys bill for drive time. Does the clock start when you leave the yard? Do you typically just automatically figure it into the job price? If at all, do you just figure fuel into the job price or do you pay yourself for your drive time as well? I am just curious becuase I have a couple of friends in other trades that pay themselves nearly 70% of their full work rate for drive time. I asked one of them and he said it really depends on the trade. He didnt know about the excavating business and I dont know either so thats why Im asking. So far I have just been charging for my fuel cost if its more than a 10 mi. drive (10mi./gal) and have just been working that into the job costs. For me its typically no more than 15 to 20 mi. and usually less.