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Fuel Surcharge Examples

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Monty5186, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Monty5186

    Monty5186 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Hi All,

    I have decided to implement a fuel surcharge this year for the obvious reasons. I am however, unsure as to how I will be implementing this clause. I would appreciate some examples and advice from others as to how they implement their surcharges to get idea of what would be best for my business.

    I know there are a lot of forums about whether or not charge a fuel surcharge, I am simply looking for various ways to determine how to calculate a surcharge that would both ensure my customers understanding and the protection of my bottom line.

    Thank you all.
     
  2. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    I'm sure I'll get call a scrub or some will disagree with me but what I did last year was if gas was $4 a gallon or higher for 2 weeks or more out of the month I charged an extra $2 a month.

    this season I'm doing the same with one addition. if it reaches $5 a gallon for 2 weeks or more out of the month I charge an extra $3 a month.

    this way if gas doesn't reach those amounts my clients don't pay any more than last season.
     
  3. rollman

    rollman LawnSite Member
    from Bear DE
    Messages: 74

    Do you bill this as a surcharge listed separate or include it in the price ?
     
  4. Monty5186

    Monty5186 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Does anyone from CT have any advice?

    Thanks
     
  5. yardguy28

    yardguy28 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,463

    surcharge listed separately.
     

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