First off, I'm curious if anyone else is doing/has done something like this. With the national average of 87 octane right at the $2 mark right now and the same for diesel, I enacted in June a fuel surcharge for maintenance customers of 2%@$1.75+.25% every $.10 increase so now prices are at $1.95, I am charging a 2.5% surcharge on mowing but it is costing me a fortune to now fill up my diesel truck for landscaping and I'm thinking of adding a surchage for my landscpaing work since to fill up my F-350 is now over the $70 mark up from $50 just two months ago. The reason I left it off landscaping work was diesel prices were steady until the last month and they shot up $.40 and this really makes a difference. What I was thinking was adding a 1% fuel surcharge to all landscaping bids to cover this since I have had no problems with adding it to my mowing customers. This way for every $1,000 in landscaping work, $10 will go to the fuel surcharge which is an average day for landscaping and this should be sufficient to make up the difference. As with any other major increase in landscaping work that shoots up rather quickly, I think that it is unfair and stupid to keep absorbing this cost. Once prices stabilize and it is known if they will stay at this level for the long term or lower themselves back down, the surcharge will become apart of normal business expenses and be built into the bid. PS I think that itemizing this out defines that prices for our work have to go up for now and this will distinguish a little bit of our profit margins to customers as a legit expense.