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Fuel has gone up $0.30 in 5 days

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by naturescaretaker, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    With the current trend in fuel prices and the future looking to hit $3.00 per gallon by August, here are a couple of questions to think about.

    Do you have any plans to offset the cost of fuel to maintain your current level of profit or are you just going to earn less money?

    In percent, should fuel rise to $3.00 per gallon, how much will this impact your NET PROFIT verses planned net profit? Same goes for Gross Profit vs. planned profit.

    Are you considering a fuel surcharge like UPS, FedEx and the airlines do?

    Do you know what your operating costs of your mowers are and what might you do to improve their efficiency? I.E.: low lift blades rather then high lift thus reducing drag, etc.

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